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Old 05-21-2007, 09:11 PM   #1
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Official bitch about gas price thread

Can I make an "official" thread?

Anyway, here's the topic:

How much do you drive each week, what mileage do typically get, how much is the price currently where you are, and how high would it have to get for you to radically change how or how much you drive?

I drive about 400 miles a week, and gas is about 3.40 here and now in southern Indiana.
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Old 05-21-2007, 09:28 PM   #2
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You work for Mobil don't you?

I think I paid like 3.23 for unleaded at the local Chevron. I put high end unleaded in mine. I could probably save about .09 but 'eh it's a nice station.
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Old 05-21-2007, 09:33 PM   #3
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I drive 400 to 500 a week....gas is $3.359 now.... and I bought the Yaris so I can continue, I actually drive much more now.
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Old 05-21-2007, 09:36 PM   #4
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$3.09 here and I drive less even though I have a Yaris.
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Old 05-21-2007, 09:37 PM   #5
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I drive about 300 miles per week and gas has been around $3.40/gallon for a few months now. I am averaging about 48.5 miles per gallon and have already made radical changes to the way I drive, which is why I am called a hypermiler.
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Old 05-21-2007, 10:09 PM   #6
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I avg 50 miles a week.

I'm still on my first tank looks like I'm expecting 40 mpg.

I ride my bicycle to work and run errands every chance I get, it's win-win, save gas and exercise.

2.99 / gallon locally... I've never paid over $3 in my life but I think it's gonna happen next fill-up.
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Old 05-21-2007, 10:32 PM   #7
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I conserve gas in other ways . I don't cut my grass any more . I fish from the shore instead of a boat . Consolidate errands . Use other peeps gas . I sold my tour bus . I take more than 1 girl on dates now . Take trash to dump myself . Drag my deer out of the woods instead of using 4 wheeler . Just to name a few .

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Old 05-21-2007, 10:32 PM   #8
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About 320mi/week. Last tank was $2.97 a gallon.
Since my new job, which is further away, I've been getting better milleage (38.5mpg) because most of it is highway.
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Old 05-21-2007, 10:35 PM   #9
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I conserve gas in other ways . I don't cut my grass any more . I fish from the shore instead of a boat . Consolidate errands . Use other peeps gas . I sold my tour bus . I take more than 1 girl on dates now . Take trash to dump myself . Drag my deer out of the woods instead of using 4 wheeler . Just to name a few .

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Old 05-21-2007, 10:44 PM   #10
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Try spending $ 4.50 a gallon, that what it works out to here. I drive in 5th gear doing 35mph.
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Old 05-21-2007, 10:52 PM   #11
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Try spending $ 4.50 a gallon, that what it works out to here. I drive in 5th gear doing 35mph.
Holy Pheck, that even hurts me and I don't foresee myself driving up there any time soon. I guess public transportation is well used around the city?
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Old 05-21-2007, 11:33 PM   #12
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It seems like we have it easy here in Tucson, gas is at $3.02 at the Chevron I go to. I usually drive around 300 miles a week, but I was recently transfered and now work about 5 miles away from home so hopefully that will help some. I average around 34 mpg, but it's all city driving. I've only been on the freeway twice since I've had my Yaris.
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Old 05-22-2007, 12:26 AM   #13
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In Metro Vancouver (BC) we're paying around $1.30 Canadian per liter (there's 3.83 L in one US gallon). The Canadian dollar's around .90 USD now so that's damn close to $4.45 or so per gallon!!!

The recent Toronto post claiming $4.50 is not only inaccurate but particularly galling as they're paying, on average, 0.15 to 0.20 LESS per liter that we are in British Columbia.

I traded my RX-8 in for my Yaris two weeks ago and couldn't be happier. I think Chino Charles' avatar says it all. The guys on this forum are MUCH smarter than the average bear.
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Old 05-22-2007, 05:18 AM   #14
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Surprisingly, we pay more or less the same as in the US for gas, prices for my last tank about a week ago calculates up to $3.20 per gallon
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Old 05-22-2007, 06:44 AM   #15
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Honestly, whatever gas costs, we all are going to pay less than most of the population to drive. Just be glad you're not in Europe where it IS $7 per gallon
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Old 05-22-2007, 07:04 AM   #16
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200 miles a week for work, plus MAYBE 20 (tops!) on the weekend. Paying at the pump about $2.95-2.97. I experimented last week and drove the entire week going 60mph (for work) and just filled up this past Friday on my way home. $28.00 to fill it and I got 41 mpg. I know some of you get more but this was a first for me. I stayed at 60-65, started off slow at traffic lights, coasted in neutral etc. to see if I would get better mileage and I did. I averaged before 35-38.
I'll be riding the bike (motorcycle) soon, so I'll have to see which gets better mileage...the YARIS or the HD. I could ride a bicycle (got 38 of them) but it'll be a little to far for me to ride, plus on a hiway?!
I know people need "trucks" for work, BUT this is getting really crazy! I don't know how they are going to do it....or anyone else as a matter of fact.
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Old 05-22-2007, 10:43 AM   #17
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As far as the frequency of pump-hitting, I am spending just as many trips to the pump as when I had my gas guzzling truck, but im just putting upwards of $30 bucks in the Yaris as opposed to $95 in the truck!
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Old 05-22-2007, 10:52 AM   #18
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Honestly, whatever gas costs, we all are going to pay less than most of the population to drive. Just be glad you're not in Europe where it IS $7 per gallon
Maybe if it was that high then there wouldn't be so many SUV's, a plus
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