Just did a quick calculation with Sarah on how much gas is over here. When we rent a car, we are paying between 1.06 and 1.10 pounds per UK liter. If you do the conversion this comes out to $6.91/gallon (US).
What are you guys paying back home now? Something like $2.70?
Would your driving habits change if you had to pay almost $7/gallon?
Think we would get some more fuel efficient cars? Real public transportation?
Remember the summer of 2008 when the US national average went up to $4/gallon and everyone freaked out?
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I feel your pain. When gas is “cheap” here, it costs us over $80 to fill our tank. You’d better believe it changes your habits. In fact, our car caught on fire a few months back (I know!), and we went a month without a car, and despite Auckland’s terrible public transport, we were just fine. I never would have thought that possible when we left the US.