RE: [hreg] Demise of SUV's
- I have one of these - what an awesome truck - the problem is that I can't go through the Taco Bell drive thru.....Just Kidding on having one - I did drive one a while back and it was an awesome adventure -> Big tires, Big truck, a BIG tank and yes it had a big sticker - $115,000.......Mike
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Subject: [hreg] Demise of SUV's
Considering what's happening in that segment of the Detroit racket, I remember seeing that there was going to be an SUV built on this pickup truck platform: http://www.internat ionaltrucks. com/StaticFiles/ internationalTru cks/pictures/ CXT-4.JPG
I wonder whatever happened to it...
- We are all Human beings here together. We have to help one another, since otherwise there is NO ONE who will help.
- All countries need NO REGRETS strategic policies regarding every non-renewable resource, including water.
- Plan ahead seven generations -- reduce all your consumption, and eliminate waste.
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Keeping the house cool this summer...
Sierra Clubers Cheer up: Alternative energy is around the corner
Posted by: "evelyn sardina"
Sat Jun 14, 2008 4:43 pm (PDT)
Correct me if I am wrong but algae is a derivative of coal....
William stangfam@swbell. net> wrote: I am excited about this!! After long discussions about "what is fossil
fuel" it seems we do not need to wait for millions/billions of years to
make plant life and algae into fuel!! Isn't that exciting? The links
below are quite interesting and I'm hoping for some good input.
http://www.latimes. com/news/ science/environm ent/la-fi- greencrude29-
http://www.sapphire energy.com/ mediacenter/ press_release/ 1
Maybe instead of this;
http://www.american solutions. com/actioncenter /petitions/ ?Guid=54ec6e43-
Posted by: "Garth & Kim Travis"
Sat Jun 14, 2008 4:46 pm (PDT)
Put some water out in the sun and wait, you will soon have lots of
algae. Ask anyone with a swimming pool.
evelyn sardina wrote:
> Correctme if I am wrong but algae is a derivative of coal....
Posted by: "evelyn sardina"
Sat Jun 14, 2008 4:59 pm (PDT)
I plug in my rice cooker and my stone bowl slow cooker. I make chicken fricase and rice. The chicken fricase has potatoes and carrots. I make rice and beans in my rice cooker. I put the timer on and go about my business. In a few hours I have an entire meal and a nice cool house. I unplug everything and take it inside as soon as I am finished eating to avoid forgetting it is out there. I only do this if it is not rainning ( I have a coverd patio ) but just in case. Of course a solar cooker would be ideal, but this works really well for us. Happy summer.
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Posted by: "Solar Energy"
Sun Jun 15, 2008 10:11 am (PDT)
As a petroleum consultant, I believe the high gas prices is here to stay. By December we will know more if we're reaching Peak Oil. In any case, I believe we'll reach Peak Oil any where between 2009 & 2015.
Peak oil is the point in time when the maximum rate of global petroleum production is reached, after which the rate of production enters terminal decline.
by 2020, we many never see an SUV (especially the V-8s & larger) on the streets again.
What does this mean? It means: find alternative energy. Wave goodbye SUVs and hello alternative energy.
US News & World Report
Cars Hurt Most by $4 Gas
Tuesday June 10, 1:26 pm ET
By Rick Newman
Call it the revenge of the little guys. With gas prices officially cresting $4--and running higher in many parts of the country--American drivers are finally downsizing in big numbers. Overall auto sales are down about 8 percent so far this year--but sales of large cars and trucks have plunged 23 percent, according to J.D. Power & Associates. There's no mystery behind the shift: Buyers clearly believe high gas prices are here to stay, and are desperate to cut their gas bills.
Among the cars piling up on dealer lots, here are some of the biggest losers:
Hummer. Sierra Clubers can go ahead and cheer: Hummer sales are down by 36 percent so far this year, the biggest drop among a single brand. Sales of the smallest Hummer--the H3, which averages about 15 mpg--have fallen even more than the brawnier H2, which gets a meager 10 mpg or so. Consider some painful Hummer math: With gas at $4, it costs about $120 to fill the tank of an H2, and then you can only go about 300 miles before forking over another $120. No wonder General Motors is considering offloading the whole division.
Nissan Titan. This pickup has never caught on like its American counterparts, and sales are off 45 percent for the year. But even the venerable American brands are hurting. Dodge Ram sales are off 27 percent; Chevy Silverado sales, 26 percent. Sales of the Ford F series, down a mere 19 percent, look healthy by comparison.
Jeep Commander. That thing got a Hemi? Better hope not. The big V-8 engine was a hit back when gas was $1.50, but sales of the Commander--city mileage with the optional Hemi: 13 mpg--have plummeted 48 percent so far this year. Other SUVs are in bad shape, too. Sales of virtually every midsize SUV have fallen by double digits, and there's now such a glut that some dealers won't even accept an SUV as a trade-in.
Chrysler. That deal to lock in $2.99 gas was supposed to move some metal in a tough market, yet Chrysler sales are down 19 percent for the year--with a 25 percent drop in May, when the $2.99 deal was supposed to be luring buyers. The hulking Chrysler 300, a huge hit that supposedly redefined American muscle when it debuted in 2004, now looks as passé as tail fins: Sales are down 31 percent.
Saturn. General Motors has revitalized this division's entire lineup, with enticing new right-size vehicles like the Outlook and Vue crossovers and the Aura sedan. But buyers aren't, well, buying it. Sales are down 20 percent.
Toyota Avalon. Yes, even Toyota is struggling in segments, and while the Avalon sedan is more spacious than the popular Camry, there's only one engine choice, a six-cylinder. That's one reason sales are off 33 percent, a lot more than slightly smaller sedans that come with a four-cylinder option. Sales of every other large four-door are down, too, as the family sedan shrinks. It was nice while it lasted.
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