Its never been a better time to own a Geo metro. Fuel prices are down for unleaded and propane is chasing right behind at half the cost.
Its simply amazing and what we have all been waiting for. I know its not permanent but for the next few months we get to ride out this ocean of low cost domestic fuel. As OPEC manipulates the cost world wide to drive there competition out of business by making fuel prices to low by not slowing their volume and allowing the world market to be saturated in excessive crude. Check out prices of oil barrels from OPEC and look at the yearly graphs (OPEC).
History shows that every time a world power has manipulated the cost of foreign oil it has virtually doubled the price per barrel from the date they started manipulating. This started at $105 to $110 a barrel so it has a lot of room to get blown through the roof. If you don't own oil buy it now as it is cheap and is going to be driven to a new outlandish price when OPEC is ready and has destroyed most or all of its competition.
The scary thing is they are driving the market lower and still making more profits than ever. This allows them to truly at some point set the barrel very low quickly and kill other oil companies to the point they cant ever get back in the business.
I expect a new order when OPEC slows its production and all the other smaller oil companies have hung up there hats including some governments like Brazil that tried to cut OPEC out.
I don't think they will destroy world markets with $8 a gallon gas but I do think they liked the price close to $3/$4 a gallon at the USA pumps. I don't believe they will shock the market all at once but bring the cost up a bit slower than they lowered it.
I truly believe were about to experience a couple decades of price control from OPEC that runs fuel $3 to $4 gal .
For those of you that made the switch to dual fuel and now are buying propane as it drops to record lows your simply buying fuel as if it were back in the 70's and 80's.
I know I'm enjoying it more than ever right now as my monthly fuel bill has never been lower. In fact I'm building a propane tank mount that allows 20 or 30 gallons of fuel. I'm getting so use to not driving to the gas station and or buying fuel any more that the 10 gallon tanks of propane just seem to small. I'll now have 1350 to 1750 miles of range. It seemed at first to be way to over kill but now after having the option I cant imagine not having it. Were almost a $50 bill gets you almost 1500 miles.
Its just amazing and I just pushed passed 12k miles on the same oil change and my oil sample came back that it was not ready to be changed yet. If I was paying $40 for an oil change that alone has just saved me $160.00 and it looks like were going to be able to go a couple more at least. The oil still looks new its just the best thing ever. I cant imagine if you were using a super high quality oil synthetic you may never need a oil change? I'm looking into buy a oil centrifuge designed to clean oil on semi trucks to add in but the lab that tests the oil says its not necessary and most likely a filter change every other oil change should be fine. If i can save $400 or more a year on oil changes in 30k miles so be it. That is a huge chunk of my propane bill!!!!! FREE FUEL I LOVE IT!
Use this time Geo geeks to spend that saved fuel money on upgrades for when the price goes back up. The shop has never been busier and I'm working on a new better MPG engine. A engine built just for commuting with virtually nothing in the car but you a tall ratio transmission and over size tires.
I am loving driving around for almost free again! If your not driving a Geo get one and if your geo is not getting its best gas mileage get it fixed so you can reap these rewards.