Gas Rankings

By: Ashley Edlund Email
By: Ashley Edlund Email

Beatrice Clebert's old expedition was tough on her wallet.

Clebert said, “I was paying 100 dollars to fill up my truck, I decided it was time to get something more economical.”

That was two years ago, and Clebert can only imagine what she would have paid today.

Clebert said, “Oh my god, I would have filled at least 2-3 times already. I just filled my car once to come and just once to go back and I still have gas left over.”

But she isn't a trailblazer. Dealers in the circle city say you won't believe the number of people they get on their lots looking for a trade

Mazda General Sales Manager Billy Pfalzgraff said, “Trades in or customers coming in probably in a week, 30-35.”

Alabama, Florida and Georgia all made the list for most consumer benefits when it comes to cars and paying for gas.

But drivers aren't settling for sky high prices, even after they've traded in their gas guzzlers.

Clebert said, “I think it's ridiculous that we're paying this much for gas, when I first moved to the south, I was paying about a dollar 77 seven years ago and right now we're paying 4 dollars and that's ridiculous.”

Dealers say they just don't see gas prices going down, and are filling their lots with cars they know will sell.

On our used side we've cut back on buying the bigger stuff, we try to stick with the smaller 4 cylinders with the better fuel economy

Still, anything customers like Clebert can save is enough.

Clebert said, “It's a 60 dollars saving, and keep in mind that I was filling at 100 dollars maybe two to three times a week.”

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  • by jellybean Location: cowarts on Apr 20, 2012 at 09:27 PM
    I hope it keeps going up, maybe it will slow people down,I ride a bike and i,m always having close calls with crazy drivers in thier big SUVs who think they own the roads. Maybe gas will go to $8 a gallon,If that does happen you will see people start doing things like,Spending thier kids college funds,or cashing out thier 401k savings. Who knows a gallon of gas might be sold by a gas dealer on the streets,the same way drug dealers do now.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 20, 2012 at 07:14 PM
    You have to have a list of what to do now. When you go to town do as many things possible.We pay some on our bills before they are due because we don't want to get stranded and can't make it into town. We used to take our electric bill into town but we send it now.We go to town maybe 2 or 3 times a month.We can't afford to drive this gas guzzler anywhere thats it's not life or death to go.We've learned home is the place to be.
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