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Old 04-05-2011, 05:25 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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Last time gas prices were this high, I changed how I drove to increase my mpg. It got to be a habit. I acelerate softer, take foot off gas sooner for coasting, no drive thru ATM nor fast food, and try to plan trip for no left turns. Only things in trunk are tiny air compressor and California duster. I've also learned the timing of the traffic lights for my daily drive to work.
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Old 04-05-2011, 05:49 AM
 
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My town is not congested enough to take those kinds of measures to improve gas mileage. My wife and I have already been driving as little as possible to save gas. I am now considering getting a motorcycle to save on the gas.
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Old 04-05-2011, 06:01 AM
 
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No.

I can't.
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Poway, CA
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Gives me an excuse to ride the motorcycle more, but otherwise no. My commute's minimal and I don't drive a whole lot outside of that. But when gas spiked the last time and my commute was 68 miles one way, I definitely slowed down on the freeway. By setting the cruise at 65 and not 75, I was averaging 3-4 mpg better per tank.

Mike
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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What fun is driving when I have to hyper mile ...

Gotta pay to play.
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Old 04-05-2011, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Southwest Michigan/Miami Beach Miami
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No not really..
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Old 04-05-2011, 09:37 AM
 
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No...... I still drive my Big block Monte as often as the weather allows and there is no point in soft footing that thing. Other days I drive my pick up. Gas prices will come down and right now $4 a gallon isn't hurting my one way or the other. I'd give up buying lunch one day before I gave up driving my cars or changing my habits.
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Old 04-05-2011, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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no
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Old 04-05-2011, 10:25 AM
 
Location: FLG/PHX/MKE
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No.
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Old 04-05-2011, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Default Have you changed your driving habits due to gas prices?

No.

But that's because for years I've been driving to minimize gas usage. I only fill up once every two-three weeks.
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