View Poll Results: Have gas prices changed your driving habits?
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No, I drive the same and just pay.
Yes, I cut back on needless trips and consolidate.
Yes, I drive a lot less and even change plans to save fuel
Yes, I have parked or sold a vehicle because of high gas prices.
02-10-2008, 11:43 PM #21
damn thats a good idea with the golf cartPETE
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02-11-2008, 12:32 AM #22
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- Jan 2008
- Sarasota, FL
Back on topic..
yeah...gas is a pain. Filled my tank for $105 last month.....and 3 days ago for about $80, so its getting better...i think
I average about 15.8 according to the DIC, so I guess I just need to lighten up the right foot a little and get 16.8!
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02-11-2008, 12:36 AM #23
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- Santa Margarita
02-11-2008, 12:39 AM #24
I've switched over to E85 completely and it's $2.97 in Los Angeles. Burns faster than gas, but my AV runs like a dream on this stuff. It's getting warmer, so I'll be riding my motorcycle more in the Spring/Summer, but I drive the AV every chance I get.What can I say, I like my toys BLUE!
02-11-2008, 07:34 AM #25
We live in the country and we drive seperate vehicles as we work odd hours. We do go for a weekend ride every week and that's entertainment for us, which if compared to whatever else one must do for entertainment it's still pretty cheap comparitively. I won't plan more driving trips but I won't plan less either. No matter what it costs, I'm gonna buy it as I don't like horses enough to ride one. It's sad that it has to cost so much as I burn 2 gallons a day just going to work and back.
02-11-2008, 07:49 AM #26
I use my burban as a commuter during the winter. During the warmer months it's mainly used for trips to the local Menards or Home Depot run or the occasional "Can you help me move this?".
It has 189,xxx miles on it and when it comes time to get rid of it, I'll miss it... Anyone know of a good, reputable place that could restore it back to its original glory?
1988 Chevy Surban 1/2 ton 4x4
1965 Chevy Corvair 2 dr. coupe
02-11-2008, 07:54 AM #27
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- Dec 2007
- Boone, IA
I am glad to say we have changed our driving habits; but not because of the prices, just to conserve.
Our Suburban is and always will be only a trip vehicle that we drive only 5 over the speedlimit instead of our normal 10-15.
I walk my errands much more. My wife and 1 year old will once the temperatures warm up.
I think our biggest savings is planning ahead: buy groceries for the week or more, buy enough nails, screws, etc. when planning a fix-up project.
I work at an equipment rental store and frequently see/hear people do this, especially sales reps: Leave their pickup or van running then complain about gas prices. You know the type.
Kind of like an employee who complains he can't make ends meet, but misses work by leaving early and taking additional days off.01 Suburban 2500 LT 4X4, 8.1L
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02-11-2008, 07:57 AM #28
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- Sep 2007
- Southern Ohio
Didn't sell my Tahoe, but, I bought myself a factory program 2005 Impala that gets 30 mpg!!!
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02-11-2008, 07:57 AM #29
I get 30mpg with my Regal, so I use that for my daily work commute - but I only work 10 miles from home, so $30 will last me nearly 2 weeks. I take the Sierra to work on the occasional Saturday I go to work, only because I miss driving it. I never intended to drive it alot, but ... I tend to use it less knowing it only gets 15mpg. The Tahoe is my wife's vehicle - she uses it for everything she does: work, stores, kids, etc. She only works 4 miles from home, so it's not bad.
All in all, we only pay about $100 a month in gas. The only time it bothers me is when I want to go on vacation in the summer and I have to drag the trailer for 2000 miles at 9mpg and $3.50 a gallon. THAT stinks! But you plan ahead and save up because it's STILL worth the money for the two weeks of MUCH NEEDED stress relief.
My neighbor bought a CNG pickup, so he's only paying 65 cents a comparable gallon ... BUT he's now got a car payment of $350 a month on top of that. Doesn't make much sense to me, but ... OK.CJ
Pleasant View, UT
1998 Tahoe LT 4dr 4wd
2004 GMC 2500HD CC / SB
02-11-2008, 08:17 AM #30
I answered No, I drive the same and just pay.
I ride this baby as a daily driver, gets about 48 mpg.
Only take the truck when it is raining or a bit chilly.
When I take the truck, I don't feel the price of fuel pinch too much
JG2003 Silverado 1500 4x4
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