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Never letting go regardless. 38 71.70%
Maybe, if gas prices keep going up. 5 9.43%
Close to letting go...Oh, so close. 0 0%
I don't worry about it since my HEMI and I are weekend warriors. 10 18.87%
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:50 AM   #1
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askibum02 and his trade to stop shelling out hard earned money to pay the gas pump bill got me to thinking. I wonder who else out there knows they’re are taking a hit because they drive a HEMI as their daily driver and yet are in it for the long haul or on the verge of a trade? Face it, all the big toys (Dodge, Ford, Chevy, Toyota & Nissan) are great when it comes to cab space we enjoy and the “Zip” it take to move ‘em. When it comes to mileage, they are like throwing a brick into a stiff wind. We claim victory when we jump through the mod hoops and find a mile or two increase over what we had before. This is great, but it is still a hard fought war behind the greed at the pumps! Less than a year ago we heard talks about gas prices hitting $4.00 per gallon. Since we are close to that magical number, talks now are looking into the foreseeable future of $6.00 per gallon. Of course excuses will pop up about war in the Middle East, the closing of the oil pumps in the west and finger pointing over the Keystone Pipeline to name a few. Myself, I believe we are being herded like cattle into boxcars (Public transportation), leaving only the rich to afford this privilege of transportation in the end. Eh, it’s just a guess on my part and the local rumor mill. So! Who else is on the verge of “Letting Go” and saying “Bye” to their truck? I know it’s a “Tough Decision!”

BTW – I am contemplating it, a year or two after I have all my big stuff moved. I know I’ll regret it and wish I didn’t. We’ll just have to wait and see which direction gas prices move.

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Old 11-17-2012, 02:57 PM   #2
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Well I will keep my truck as long as I can get gas. That doesn't mean that at some time I wont stoop to driving something else for economy's sake. Out here in the real world a truck is a necessity. To much equipment to be maintained and transported. I own 3 trailers that would work, and do for many things, but like I said "a truck is a necessity". As long as I can I will keep a truck and it will be a HEMI.

BTW...I know several people that sold their trucks because of gas prices and took a bath. You can buy a lot of gas for what you loose in a trade or sale. Several had to buy another truck within a year or two. For some a daily driver, of the ricer variety makes sense but you not hauling much in one. In many cases it's smarter to have another vehicle for daily use and hang on to a truck for when it's needed, or for fun if you can make it work.

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Old 11-17-2012, 03:19 PM   #3
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:30 PM   #4
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My truck is paid for and mainly driven for shopping trips and medical appointments as well as the occaisional sightseeing trip, so it will be around for a long time.
The wife has her 4 cyl. Eclipse for her to get to work and do her running around and I have a company truck and company credit card to keep it full ( 50 gal tanks and 10mpg)for making a living.

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Old 11-17-2012, 04:49 PM   #5
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Truck has been paid for for a long time, being retired and not needing to drive alot it would make no sense to dump it trying to save on gas. Plus I still have several motorcycles that need riding and are excellent for running errands.
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:20 PM   #6
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I voted the "weekend warrior" option. I drive my Mazda four days a week and take the Ram for our Friday "Geek lunch" crowd. I'll keep the Ram until it becomes a money pit and then I'll trade it on another Ram. Too much need for a truck to be without one.

It's a rare circumstance where buying a second vehicle will really save money.
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:30 PM   #7
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:58 PM   #8
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:59 PM   #9
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I'm not even a weekend warrior, a once every 3 months warrior at best, only thing I'm contemplating getting rid of the truck for is another hemi
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:59 PM   #10
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I have to agree with MikeHTally.

I have put maybe 100 miles on my truck in the past 6 months. I bought a Honda Civic and I am actually saving money every month and still have the truck to play with.

The only way I am getting rid of my HEMI is if I find a gomango 2wd Quad cab with low miles and it would still be hard to let go.

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