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Old 03-13-2007, 02:37 AM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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ahahahahahaha. I drive a toyota echo that gets almost 37MPG. My drive to work is 4miles one way. My drive to school is 11miles one way. Costs me about 20$/month to fill it up. I go to work five days a week and school about two times a week.

*points and laughs at all SUV owners*
I drive a Honda Accord, and still pay $50 at the pumps!! Though my commute will soon be only 1/2 mile, so I'll have ya beat on that...

But on the subject of SUVs, I shake my head whenever I see a Hummer with temporary plates... which is still surprisingly common! I understand keeping one you already own, but why would someone buy a new SUV right now?? It's a free country, but they lose their right to whine about gas prices - LOL.
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Old 03-13-2007, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Shallow alcove hidden from the telescreen
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I drive a Honda Accord, and still pay $50 at the pumps!! Though my commute will soon be only 1/2 mile, so I'll have ya beat on that...

But on the subject of SUVs, I shake my head whenever I see a Hummer with temporary plates... which is still surprisingly common! I understand keeping one you already own, but why would someone buy a new SUV right now?? It's a free country, but they lose their right to whine about gas prices - LOL.
With a one-half mile commute, please say you won't still drive!

Definitely agree on the Hummer ("bummer") take. Even if one CAN afford to fuel an in-your-face monstrosity like that, knowing everything we now know about SUV's contribution to air quality (or lack of it), the mid-east oil situation and polar ice-caps melting, the question that comes to my mind every time I see a new Hummer is, "are you really that self-centered?" The answer is probably, "yes!"
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Old 03-13-2007, 05:33 PM
 
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Not at all bad! But at those distances you could ride a bike, hardly work up a sweat, and pay $0.00 to fill up. Or, to quote a Mr. Ken Kifer, by cycling you'd get around "seven miles per banana."
http://www.kenkifer.com/bikepages/index.htm (broken link)
Yea I could do that. I used to take the bus before I had a car. Worked out great.
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Old 03-14-2007, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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With a one-half mile commute, please say you won't still drive!
Actually, I'm still debating on that, for two reasons... one is that it's not the safest neighborhood, and since I often work nights, it might not be smart to walk home after work. The other reason is that I'm planning to go home at lunch, to eat & walk my dog, so walking would take up half my lunch break... I have bad knees, so can't ride a bike or jog/power-walk. I'd love to not drive, especially since parking is sometimes a b----, but we'll have to see!
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Old 03-14-2007, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Missouri
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I paid $2.39 in Springfield this afternoon to fill my Tacoma 4x2, it cost $23. I fill up about once a month and last time it was around $2.
I don't know why the prices are so different between Missouri and California. Someone's making a LOT of money and it's not the gas station owners.
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Old 03-14-2007, 02:27 PM
 
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That is one of many reasons why I am buying a Hybrid this summer.
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Old 03-15-2007, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Working on relocating
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$2.35 northern Detroit suburbs...

Roma,
You rock! Hybrids rule!

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Not at all bad! But at those distances you could ride a bike, hardly work up a sweat, and pay $0.00 to fill up. Or, to quote a Mr. Ken Kifer, by cycling you'd get around "seven miles per banana."
That's my idea of 'fuel economy'...I'm thinking of it as my warm-up for the day since I ride 20-40 miles/day Hmm, maybe I'll just bike to work once I move
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Old 03-15-2007, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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2.30 in Fort worth and then drove a few minutes and saw a station that was selling regular unleaded for 2.08...gotta love Texas!
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Old 03-18-2007, 12:39 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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I paid $3.08 yesterday, which seems to be the lowest price around here. The real joke is that I went to get gas last Thursday, and gasped at seeing $2.81. I thought, "This is ridiculous. This station is owned by an extortionist." As a result, I only put $10 in. I probably could have saved myself $3 if I had just filled up then!

However, I'm grateful to drive a Toyota Corolla (even if it is automatic!) and I commute 12 miles to work one way.
The cheapest I've seen in this area is $2.99/gallon for 87 octane at my local ARCO. Thankfully, I also drive a Japanese subcompact (Mazda Protege), and my drive to work one way is 7 miles. I usually fill up once a week (Saturday or Sunday), and my tank is usually just getting to the halfway mark by then.
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