Well considering oil is a very finite resource, one that people use for many applications and value, along with the fact that we are using it at a rate that will cause us to run out of most viable sources in less than 50 years, I would say that the price of oil is generally going to go up.
Of course we all know that using oil has a greater negative effect than increasing our dependence on it, and in my opinion we should hop off this resources dick as soon as possible, no matter when the source is going to run out.
I don't own a car, and my opinion could change if I ever do, but I love seeing the price of gas go up; in my mind it makes the price more accurate to the full cost of using it.
It may even be true that we need to keep using oil to maintain or increase our 'quality of life' but the way I see it, we've been using extra energy that is not sustainable. Ever since we used more energy than the sun gave us in one year (sometime in the 80's or 90's) we have been living in a dream world than cannot continue. Maybe we don't all deserve to have a car, or to travel. The problem is that everyone feels so damn entitled to these things, because if the guy beside me gets all this cool shit why shouldn't I. Pretty lame if you ask me.
Consuming =/= contentment.