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Old 02-04-2015, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Whereever we have our RV parked
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I was curious about this. I started to wonder, if you're an active sort if you might actually be putting on more miles than usual running around having fun, traveling, rather than slaving away in the old salt mine?
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Old 02-04-2015, 02:39 PM
 
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We put 18,000 on in 18 months.
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Old 02-04-2015, 03:10 PM
 
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I've driven only 36,299 miles on my F150 since August 2010 when I bought it, or 6,611.8 miles per year or 18.1 miles per day. (If I have calculated correctly.)
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Old 02-04-2015, 03:16 PM
 
Location: NC
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Maybe 20000 per year. More than while working.
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Old 02-04-2015, 03:23 PM
 
Location: WA
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Two cars... total about 10K miles a year.
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Old 02-04-2015, 05:31 PM
 
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I have been retired for 4 years and spent more than half of that time traveling in an RV. The RV is just hitting 60k miles.
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Old 02-04-2015, 07:20 PM
 
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I have tracked the mileage on MY car but never tracked the personal miles on the DW's work vehicle or all the miles I have put on the Hertz rentals. My guess would be 24,000+ miles easy last year. Maybe less this year depending on how many trips to the Midwest are planned.
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Old 02-04-2015, 10:34 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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At the moment (pre-age 60)

I luv to drive long distances, If I had my choice, I would live in WY and drive a lot!
but... I don't have my choice, so...
annually...
drive ~30k miles in USA (If I were in the USA more of the time, that number would greatly increase)
~100k miles on international trips

Age 70- age 80, I would expect 50 - 60k USA and 40k International

I'm glad my dino fuel cost is zero.
I'm an alternative fuel burner for last 30+ yrs.

So much for the 'Jetson's' (flying cars). I guess I will miss enjoying that era.
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Old 02-04-2015, 10:55 PM
 
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While working, dh & I had long separate commutes to work, 50 round-trip miles a day for him, 30-50 for me, so 400-500 a week combined, or 20k-25k miles a year.
Our mileage doing routine non-work routine activities hasn't noticeably changed since retiring.
But we travel extensively, primarily road trips. I don't have the numbers, but we probably drove 14k-20k travel miles last year. I doubt we'll do that many miles this year, but who knows? We just returned from a 6-day 1100-mile trip, and the year has barely started.
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Old 02-05-2015, 06:05 AM
 
Location: Duncan, Oklahoma
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We bought a new 2008 Toyota Corolla the year before we retired in 2009. It now has 170,000 miles on it. You can figure the average number of miles we drive it. We love our little car as it gets about 36 miles to the gallon.

We have gone on a couple of long vacations in the Corolla. We visited Savannah, Georgia, and many places along the way there. We went to Colorado and explored the state. We also take frequent day trips and sometimes 2 to 3 day trips around our state. Those little trips are fun for us and we've been to some interesting places in Oklahoma. We still have many places around the state we want to visit. Longer car trips around the USA are planned for later this year.

We like to travel by car. Travel was one of the things we most wanted to do in retirement.
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