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Thread: New Job so New DD
03-27-2012, 05:35 PM #11
Congrats on the new job! I recommend taking a look at the cleanmpg.com site. They can really help you increase your mpg with the "new" ride.
03-27-2012, 08:01 PM #12
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For those of us that remember the gas crunch of the 70's remember the real difference then was gas simply wasnt available, remember seeing lines of cars around the block waiting to get into one or two stations that still had fuel they were pricing as high as they could get away with.
Now the fuel is there its simply being priced high because of speculators on the stock market trying to milk the public for every dollar they can.
Something I dont understand is if every major petroleum company is pumping, shipping, refining and selling their fuel how the heck are the speculators getting it from the companies and then selling it back to them at a higher price?
As much as I dont like govt. regulation and intervention this situation begs for somebody to oversee and put in some controls, but trusting the govt. is probably to much to ask for since many of their political pacs are financed by donantions from big oil and with the higher prices the govt. itself is bringing in more tax's than ever before. So the public gets it from both sides.
Remember next election who really helped you out and who didnt, dont be fooled by empty promises look at the track record and vote accordingly. It's time to clean house on both sides of the aisle.
Since I have a 64 mile commute to work I cant wait for better weather to start riding my bike again, 52mpg definately beats the 18 I get with my new truck and the 14 I was getting with my old truck.
03-28-2012, 12:33 AM #13
Congrats on the new job. And yeah, it will be more common. I've been fighting the idea of getting a commuter for quite a while, mostly on the basis of "What was the point in getting the LTZ package if I'm not going to spend time in it?" We'll see how long that works. But it's worked so far.
To Be Completed (Eventually):
6" BDS Suspension lift | KingShocks Front and Rear Coil Overs | 4.56 Gears | 35" A/Ts (TBD) | Cervinis 07-12 Silverado Ram Air Hood | Fab Fours Front Winch Bumper (CS07-H2051-1) | Fab Fours Full Size Rear Bumper (CS07-W1850-1) | RX-2 Series Main Grille (Black) | Line-x Bed and wheel wells | Skid Plates | Rizor Automated Tonneau Cover | Custom Bed Insert | RBP RX-3 Series Nerf Bars | Kenwood Excelon DNX9990HD | JL Audio Stealthbox (2x500RMS) | JL Audio HD 1200/1 Class D Mono Amp | JL Audio C5-653 Components (Front) | JL Audio C5-650 Components (Rear) | JL Audio Slash v2 300/4v2 Class A/B Amp
03-28-2012, 12:43 AM #14
ohhh phew...I thought you were going to say that you no longer had your truck. Glad to hear the car was merely an addition and that you are still a proud chevy owner! Congrats on the new job. Once the weather gets warmer I too will be adding another commuter vehicle to the road to help save a little gas money.
@Red Z71 Max
Well as far as downsizing...me being the not so smart one..just had to have a truck. went from a 42 mpg car to a 14 mpg gas hog, I still love her more than my car though! and she hyper-miles good in neutral when going down a hill, lol
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03-28-2012, 09:03 AM #15
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2002 Chevy Silverado & 1995 Ford Bronco
02 Silverado: 50K miles, 20" Motto Rims, Flowmaster 50 Series
95 Bronco: 160K miles, 4" Superlift, 33/12.5/15 Mickey Thompson
01 Civic: 75K miles, DD
03-28-2012, 09:04 AM #16
as much as it pains me to say it, the wifes malibu may get drove more now. usually when we go someplace we take the truck just cause i liek driving it and its more roomy, but the car does so much better on mileage.
2011 GMC Sierra SLE 5.3 Z71 4X4 Stealth Gray Metallic
Tow mirrors - Diablew Tuned - Flowmaster Regular 40 - Ready Lift 2.5' lift - BFG LT A/T K/Os - Carr Light Wing - TruckLite LED lights - Optima Red Top - 50% Front Window Tint - Line-X bedliner - Aidaid MIT - Tekonsha P2 - ARS Billet Grill