Love, at $120 a tank

Love, at $120 a tank

There are 75 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Jul 5, 2008, titled Love, at $120 a tank. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

John Ayodele of Nigeria recently became the proud owner of a used Hummer. He went through his daughter, a grad student living in Maryland, to buy it from a Perry Hall plumber for $24,500. Ayodele, an ...

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Moon otter

United States

#1 Jul 5, 2008
Good luck you morons.
What does gas have to do, get to eight bucks before you morons realize that you are wasting precious fuel which could be used to make reliable, renewable energy. I have no sympathy for you.
zzz

Baltimore, MD

#2 Jul 5, 2008
I hope the kids aren't in the vehicle when the Hummer owner gives the finger to other drivers who give him funny looks. What a wonderful example it sets for his children! I hope they don't grow up to be just like their clueless father, but they probably will.
donnie

Frederick, MD

#3 Jul 5, 2008
The Nissan and Toyota V8 trucks get 14 mile to the gallon,so don't buy these which are also 20% off.Some even more.their sales are off between 35 and 45 % for June 2008.American made are not the only gas hogs.Just anti American news print.
donnie

Frederick, MD

#4 Jul 5, 2008
ALSO, This is the season to vote out the Anti Americans who do not want the USA to drill for oil on any USA controlled area.In America ,we still can drive what we wish and can afford. There are Morons who think they can control everyone elses buying habits. Everyone doesn't live in low cost housing either.Practice what you preach.Socialists what everyone one to live the same way.Ours is begining with liberals.
Fred

Croydon, UK

#5 Jul 5, 2008
It costs near $200 dollars to fill up my Bentley, and over $1000 for the yacht, we need to bomb Iran and get these gas prices lower or god forbid, I might have to buy a stupid tiny european car
time to sell the pig

Washington, DC

#6 Jul 5, 2008
He's the problem and the collective mind set behind what conservatives really believe and that is I can do what ever I want. What a freaking child, you can't do anything you want and you should be taxed to death if you want to drive a car like that. Doing what you want while knowing that you shouldn't is anti-American.
westside

Baltimore, MD

#7 Jul 5, 2008
Actually, the ones who are anti-American are those who want to risk destroying some of the last pristine wildlife and coastline areas in the USA to drill for oil that even the most optimistic estimates say will only decrease the price at the pump by 2 cents per gallon and will not enter the supply chain for at least five years. These are the same politicians who have stood in the way of increased fuel efficiency standards and more funding for alternative energy research every step of the way. Just think of all the jobs that could be created in America with the innovation we'll need to transition away from oil. Think of the workforce we'll need to invent and implement all these technologies. It's all being held back by politicians bought and sold by the oil industry. Time to vote those anti-Americans out of office this season. The drive toward energy independence *WILL* be the next economic boom for the USA...I'm just not sure we'll have to be in denial that oil is over before we get over it and get the American economy back on top again.
ann

Rosedale, MD

#8 Jul 5, 2008
Hummers and the people who love them. That's what makes this country great. Hey, if a Hummer floats your boat; go for it. And if you have trouble off-loading it when your wallet's drained think creatively. Plant that baby right up to the door frame and voila' - bunker.
Alexander Hamilton

Springfield, PA

#10 Jul 5, 2008
Why all of this hummer hate? If people want to pay extra for fuel on a 10MPG vehicle so be it!
I will drive my 35 MPG civic and spend my extra money how I want to.
But that's right we have to dictate how people act and think too.
cadjamie

Nottingham, MD

#11 Jul 5, 2008
there is no reason to own one of these in town. that is one thing that will be good out of the gas rise is people like this and people who think they need a modified bus to haul around their one-two kids!
Keys

Baltimore, MD

#13 Jul 5, 2008
Poor Margie. She's so jealous of what others have she has to stoop to insults. If only there were a greater understanding of this country (Life, Liberty and the Pursuit...). If one can afford it why can't they have it?

I whole heartedly agree we need alternative sources of energy. I can't wait for the first production level electric car - I'm first in line (as long as it looks like something other than an egg). But I also realize that most of our electric plants are coal fired. That is why I'm an advocate for nuclear energy (although we are the Saudi Arabia of coal it is still finite). All you libs LOVE Europe so much but you fail to admit the success they've had with nuclear power plants.

I also know that it will take more than 5 years to develop most of the proposed alternative sources. In the mean time we still need energy. Oil will have to do until the other sources are developed AND the infrastructure is in place to supply it.

As usual this board is filled with folk who probably have never left Maryland (OK so you went to he Bahamas). But if you do your research (based on fact) you'll find that, in the western world, oil drilling and ecology peacfully co exist and in som cases the environment has even thrived. At the end of the day though I would like to see a push to move us away from oil - kinda like Kennedy's push to land us on the moon - we can do it.
Sell It In Mexico

Saint Clair Shores, MI

#15 Jul 5, 2008
The Mexican Federal Police love SUV's and in particular Hummers. In an investigation several years ago it was discovered that more then half of their vehicles were stolen in America.They were delivered to the Mexican Federal Police with the full knowledge they were stolen. This being the case perhaps Hummer owners could strike a deal with the Federales and dispense with all the VIN details. And remember that gas down there is barely half the cost as here!
helix

Woodstock, MD

#16 Jul 5, 2008
I seriously don't understand the psychology of hummer owners. Every once in a while some will argue about needing to go "off-road". Pure baloney. These monstrosities are driven virtually without exception ON A ROAD, IN A CITY, WITH ONE OCCUPANT, ON EVERY FRIVOLOUS ERRAND.

Moreover, by being so damn huge, they present a disproportionate risk to other vehicles in a collision.
Lenn Sakata

Holly, MI

#17 Jul 5, 2008
Lenn Sakata thinks Ron Miles is troglodyte. Lenn Sakata reminds Ron Miles that dump trucks and work trucks actually serve utilitarian purposes as efficiently as possible, while he merely tools around to and from his job as a minimally skilled opportunist. Lenn Sakata gives Ron Miles the finger back. "Sit and spin, Ron Miles," says Lenn Sakata.
Mike

Sykesville, MD

#18 Jul 5, 2008
Just reading some of these comments makes me want to buy a Dodge Challenger R/T to go along with my 05 Mustang GT. Nothing is wrong with "American" cars and SUVS. It's that we as a people sat on our hands and did nothing as watched as a variety of things have pushed up gas prices beyond reasonable levels.
Keys

Baltimore, MD

#19 Jul 5, 2008
Helix - why do you need to understand MY desire to own what I want? Who are you to place yourself in a position to APPROVE my vehicle choice. I happen to agree with you that the Hummer is a gas guzzler - I would never own one. I would also never own one of those so called Smart cars - get into an accident in that with anything larger than a 10 speed bike and it's curtains. But you know what - I don't need to understand someone elses motivation for wanting one - it's America (for now) buy what you want.
Alan

Baltimore, MD

#20 Jul 5, 2008
Hey, if you can afford it and want it, GET IT. I traded in my SUV for a sporty Legacy GT (not fuel efficient but way better than my SUV), but I still wear Gucci shoes and LV belts. It is just a question of priorities and what you value.
anon

Corona, CA

#21 Jul 5, 2008
never saw the purpose of the humvee, unless you're in Iraq; (and I drive a pickup, as is needed for company business.) Humvee is ultimate poser vehicle; no function or utility. the limbaugh of vehicles; fatheaded, lots of noise and gas, no real purpose in this lifetime...
Fake-Name Guy

Perry Hall, MD

#22 Jul 5, 2008
He drove absurdly too much car, AND he's a mortgage broker? It's only two facts, but I wonder if this guy's ever made a good decision in his entire life.
Attila the Hon

United States

#23 Jul 5, 2008
You live by your own selfishness, you die by your own selfishness!

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