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Old 11-23-2014, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Great Lakes region
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Most people don't care about cost of travel,......
Personally, I find that kind of short-sightedness irresponsible, but whatever floats your boat. Sure, some jobs are further from home so what do you do? Take a closer, less paying job. Not just to save wear & tear on your vehicle, but wear and tear on yourself and your family. When I was young, I moved while in my sophomore year of college, and my new home was over an hour away from the nearest college. I could have commuted, but I chose to quit and take a menial labor job 6 miles from my home. Now, I earn $10 an hour rather than what I could have earned had I pursued my degree. Never regretted it for a minute. It's all about priorities, and in my opinion, happiness comes before money.
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Old 11-23-2014, 02:14 PM
 
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If that is what you place value on, more power to you
Yes I value putting food on the table vs wear and tear on my car
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Old 11-23-2014, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Great Lakes region
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Yes I value putting food on the table vs wear and tear on my car
Plenty of food on my table, house & vehicles paid for in full, no balance on my credit cards, etc......there's more than one way to live, my friend.
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Old 11-23-2014, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Great Plains
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Plenty of food on my table, house & vehicles paid for in full, no balance on my credit cards, etc......there's more than one way to live, my friend.
Food for that for your narrow minded rant. Most of us buy cars to get us down the the road. It is not an investment. They are meant to driven. If you want a ten year old car, expect it to have miles on it.
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Old 11-23-2014, 03:34 PM
 
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Plenty of food on my table, house & vehicles paid for in full, no balance on my credit cards, etc......there's more than one way to live, my friend.
I'm glad it's working out for you. But don't be surprised that people choose a higher paying job than saving wear and tear on a car

No one I knows would ever turn down a lucrative job/career just because they want to save wear and tear on a car
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Old 11-24-2014, 02:11 AM
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Old 11-24-2014, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Great Lakes region
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Food for that for your narrow minded rant. Most of us buy cars to get us down the the road. It is not an investment. They are meant to driven. If you want a ten year old car, expect it to have miles on it.
Legitimate questions are not narrow minded. If you check my Op, I was merely asking how people can possibly put that many miles on a vehicle. Still seems odd to me, but oh well.........................
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Old 11-24-2014, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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I just have to vent my puzzlement - how the hell do vehicles get so many miles on them??? Husband & I have been looking at used vehicles lately, 10 to 12 year old SUV's mostly, and I'm amazed at what dealers consider "low miles" for a 10 year old vehicle. Anything over 100,000 is high miles, in my book! My car is 7 years old and has 44,000 miles on it. Husband's truck is 9 years old and has 80,000. How on earth do ten year old vehicles get 150,000 miles on them - do the owners just drive them around in circles to watch the odometer turn over for entertainment?!?!
Actually, you didn't merely ask. Your last sentence could be construed as a bit insensitive to what others have to do to make ends meet. If I started a rant about how can old cars have so few miles on them, that's a legitimate question. If I added "what do they do, sit home all day and do nothing". it changes to being accusatory. expect distance drivers to then defend themselves.
Vermont is a rural state. Many people drive distances for jobs, appointments, or shopping. I'm not one of them, but I get it. Why it bothers you is beyond me.It you spent more time on the road, you'd have less time to worry about others.
On another note. A contractor that visits my workplace has a 6 year old truck with 350,000 miles on it. Still looks like new as it's well maintained and mostly highway miles. He sees no reason to trade anytime soon.
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Old 11-24-2014, 08:06 AM
 
Location: East TX
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I have to agree with the above post by harpoonalt as the OP begins with admitting it is a rant, rather than a question, and closes the original post with a rather cynical statement with added emphasis.

For some of us, the ideal might be to walk to work and enjoy our small town living, as it sounds you enjoy. Unfortunately, the cost of living has increased fairly rapidly and the available jobs have dwindled even as the salaries are compressed. For many, commuting longer distances just to remain employed has become a necessity.
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Old 11-24-2014, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Great Plains
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Legitimate questions are not narrow minded. If you check my Op, I was merely asking how people can possibly put that many miles on a vehicle. Still seems odd to me, but oh well.........................
No, there was no legitimate questions. It is even titled a rant.

If you think it through, people drive. A car is a tool. Sorry it seems odd that someone would use a tool for its intended purpose.
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