Cheaper Oil: Back to Gas Guzzlers?

Crude prices are down more than $30 in a month. But consumers won't be buying big SUVs again, analysts say

Oil prices are on the skids, down nearly $33 per barrel from a July 11 high of $147.27. Meanwhile, the national average of a gallon of gasoline has dipped by 30¢ in the past three weeks, now at $3.81. While analysts don't agree on where prices will go from here, there's a widespread belief that recent behavior changes—from driving fewer miles to buying smaller cars—are here to stay.

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