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Old 11-08-2014, 02:15 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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I just got a new 2014 at the start of the year.

I have 16,000 miles and on target for 19k to 20k a year.

What are you putting on your car and is 16 to 20k the new 12k to 15k?
I averaged less than 8k per year on my Hyundai. So far I've put 160 miles on my Prius in 7 days.
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Old 11-09-2014, 09:09 AM
 
Location: USA
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3,000 miles or less a year. Honestly I really don't like to drive but I don't live in an urban area where public transit is not possible. I keep my car on a battery maintainer to keep it juiced when I'm not using it for extended periods.
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Old 11-09-2014, 09:55 AM
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Location: Central TX
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About 8-9k.
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Old 11-10-2014, 04:08 AM
 
Location: Houston/The Hague
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I live in Europe and cycle everywhere. I literally go months without driving or using public transportation. No fan of the trams/trains, but I do miss driving.

Back in the states I drove up to 10-12k miles/year (back when I had a ~17 mile commute each way, plus a 400 mile round trip home every couple of months to visit family). After I moved to within 3 miles of work, I cut this number roughly in half.
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Old 11-11-2014, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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I don't believe that. Austin is a tiny city - only about 5 miles wide. You shouldn't have to drive more than 1 mile to go shopping anywhere in town.
Haha!
Nope, afraid not. I'm in the NE part of town which some consider "Not Austin". North of 183, the city kind of fans out. It's about 4-5 miles from my apartment to work (really, not that far). I usually cut to the West side of Austin to the Arboretum to hit up the new Trader Joe's there. That area has Whole Foods, Sprouts, and a Target as well.
I suppose the downtown grid might be about a mile across, but there's more to the "Austin City Limits" than just downtown.
If only it were a mile to everywhere instead of 10-11!
But hey, at least diesel's only $3.29/gallon right now, and it beats the 40 miles each way my dad did in Missouri back in the day!

-T.
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Old 11-11-2014, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Nice to see I'm not the only one puttting a lot of miles on, but also to see how it varies.

i saw the tdi mention desiel seems great for gas milage how is it for the wallet?
Diesel does tend to be higher these days, but it all depends...
Some folks get 60 MPG on their VW TDI Diesels, and diesel engines get great ratings for reliability. Fewer moving parts and all.
I think I'll come out well on top in the long run, knock on wood. In the meantime, I gotta say, I love the "boost" that my baby turbo gives me for pulling out into traffic!

-T.
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Old 11-11-2014, 11:31 AM
 
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I have 11,000 miles on my Honda CRV. I bought it in February 2013 and it has a lot more miles than it would have if there weren't a couple of circumstances where I did a lot of driving I wouldn't normally do for a few months.

I love to drive, but I work at home so the extent of my driving is post office, grocery store, bank, Costco, to visit adult kids, etc.
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Old 11-14-2014, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Central CT, sometimes NH.
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Averaged 32,000 a year past 5 yrs.
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Old 11-15-2014, 09:08 AM
 
Location: McKinleyville, California
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I average just under 5000 miles a year on my truck. I am a gardener and most of my jobs are within 2 miles and a few are over 5 miles and one is 12 miles away. I often do as little as 200 miles in a winter month and sometimes maybe 25 miles on some weeks. I bought my truck in July of 2005 and it has almost 46,000 miles on it and I should hit 50,000 when it turns 10.
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Old 11-15-2014, 09:24 AM
 
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My daily commute is 16 miles round trip. Going for groceries twice a month takes me 4 miles outside my commute route. It's rare that I travel outside this path. I'd guess about 5,000 a year.
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