Gas Prices Down, SUV Sales Back Up?

By: Dana Arquilla
By: Dana Arquilla

Just a month ago, it wasn't any big deal for you to pay more than $3.00 a gallon for gas. Now that price is down to $2.26 a gallon.

Drivers are finally getting a break. When gas went up earlier this year, people started shopping for smaller, more fuel-efficient cars, but that's apparently changing as well.

Three popular Internet car shopping sites report drops in the number of inquiries on gas-electric hybrids and other fuel efficient cars.

Some local car dealers may start to see a change as well.

Jesse says gas prices will need to drop another 30 cents before the dealership sees a big increase in SUV sales, but those who go with the larger vehicles may end up second guessing the decision.

While gas prices may get as low as $2.00 a gallon by the end of the year, experts say it will most likely go up another 75 cents in the spring.

Experts say you may see prices dip to $2 a gallon in the coming weeks, but expect a return to much higher prices in the spring. One thing's for sure, we probably won't ever see the days of a dollar a gallon gas again.


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