Sorry, my geography isn’t too good. What I meant was that from my limited view of world economics, Americans have cheap fuel hence the V8′s that don’t go round corners. Therefore, if they’re complaining that their fuel is expensive, it must be very expensive!
The first one is a photoshop of the same damn picture we’ve been seeing for the past several weeks. We also saw it around the end of 2008, which was basically a retread of the one we saw in September 2005 following Katrina that said “ARM” “LEG” “FIRSTBORN” or whatever. Seriously… slow day in the ‘news room’ again?
I could fill my tank for 30 bucks, too, Lulz, up until recently. I’m shocked by how much it’s gone up. I don’t know how this compares with the American price of petrol, but we’re currently paying almost a $1.50/litre. It hurts.
Or at least a car with a small tank. I have a small car with a 14 gallon tank, but at least on that 14 gallons I can go almost 500 miles, so I’m not too bad off in that respect. It’s worse if you have an SUV or large truck where 14 gallons might get you 300 miles.
saffer, when I was in Jo’burg I suspected gas was expensive, but I could never tell for sure because I was too lazy to do the gallon/liter conversion.
Unless I’m calculating something wrong, in order to completely fill up for $30 (with gas costing ~$3.50 as it does now) you would have to have less than a 9 gallon tank. What car has that small a tank?
Oh are they not? I’d love to hear what other people pay. My cousin was over from Oz recently and thought the whiskey was cheap so bought a couple to bring home. I only buy wine or cider so don’t really know!
curly, did your cousin get it duty-free? I don’t buy it either, but a bottle of Johnny Walker at a liquor store here costs around $40, and that’s not the good Johnny. But everyone’s definition of expensive is different, I guess.
#25, when I left Jo’burg gas prices had increased, I’m not sure how it is there now, I’m still in The States, and it seems slightly higher here; it went from $2.09 per gallon when I first came to $3.75ish now.