I need some help?

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Real Estate Sales Representative with Island Sotheby's International Realty R(S)54927

I need some help?

 

Okay I think I am going green. My wife and daughter are recycling. I am starting up my vegetable garden and I am in the process of planting 18 papaya trees. So I am adjusting to the market as I see it.  Do you get the feeling our lifestyle is changing as we have known it and it will never be the same. Will we end up driving these little bubble cars that go 30 miles an hour but they get 100 miles per gallon.  Air lines tickets are going through the roof not a good sign.  Good news is that Opec and other sources of oil production are pumping out more oil and prices might drop.

I was talking to a friend that just came back from China.  She said everyone there is driving big Lexus and BMW'S.  Gas is not an issues for them with there new wealth.  Well it looks like our wealth is being suck out of the American people with high gas prices and food prices rising. So I am in the process of adjusting my life style as many Americans are doing right now.

So here is my question that I need help with. I am looking for that perfect real estate car that gets 30 to 35 miles per gallon and looks good to haul my clients around town. I would really like to hear from the rain community on great suggestions to help me find that good looking, fuel efficient automobile.

Mahalo,

Steve

 

 

 

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Steven C. Nickens R(S), GRI,ABR

Island Sotheby's International Realty

The Shops at Wailea

161 Wailea Ike Dr.

Wailea, Maui, Hi 96753

www.nickensmaui.com

Cell: 808-280-2208

Email:nickens@maui.net

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Jan Huchteman
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Hi Steve:

I am looking for a new car, too, while thinking about gas mileage and comfort for my clients, but at the same time, sporty looking.   I have been renting cars for a couple of days at a time to make sure I really like what I buy.  You might try that.   I am leaning toward the Nissan Altima.  Check out the reports on edmunds.com.  It has impressed the experts who are now rating it higher than the Accord and Camry.  Good Luck!   

May 26, 2008 05:32 PM
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Steven Nickens
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Island Sotheby's International Realty

Hi Jan,

The Altima is looking so far like my first choice other than the horse and buggie.

Steve

May 26, 2008 08:56 PM
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I heard something pretty interesting the olther day. If you track the dot.com bbom, there was a bubble and when it busted prices dropped by almost 75%. There was a housing bubble and when it is all said and done, prices may drop by as much as 75%. There is also an oil bubble. Look for prices to drop, significantly? I don't know. I think I heard this on the radio, but I can't remember. Maybe it is just wishful thinking? Thanks

May 27, 2008 11:23 AM
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Carol Lee
Realtor - Agoura, Oak Park, Westlake CA Homes
Dilbeck Real Estate

Interesting reading in this post.  I have a honda CRV that gets 23-25 MPG, has almost 100K miles on it, is paid for, and runs like a dream.  I also have 2 teenaged male drivers.  Insurance sucks.  Though I would love a hybrid ( I have always thought the Prius was cute, even before it was cool), I just can't justify the cost of a new car when this one runs so well.  As someone above said, need to look at the total picture, and see how the numbers pencil out.

We all need to think about how we can go greener, and hybrids are one way.  Here ingreater Los Angeles, as in most cities I imagine, it is rare for anyone to drive less than 70MPH on the freeway.  If we went back to 55 PMH on  the highways as we did in the 70's it would improve the gas situation, as well as safety.

While many disagree, I think if we all do our little bit, it adds up.

May 28, 2008 12:09 AM
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Steven Nickens
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Island Sotheby's International Realty

Carol,

I agree the total picture will be different for each of us. With oil in demand in the world it is not going to get any better. So I am looking at adjusting.

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