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New Job so New DD

Discussion in 'The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat' started by ChromeSilver02, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. Goldie

    Goldie Active Member 1000 Posts

    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.
  2. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Super Moderator Staff Member Platinum Contributor 1000 Posts

    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.
  3. Jeremy09LTZCrew

    Jeremy09LTZCrew New Member 1000 Posts

    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.
  4. AMac

    AMac New Member ROTM Winner

    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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  5. Thanks Steve, but I am glad to see that more and more people are getting jobs and that I am one of them. :happy: Hopefully this trend will continue

    Thanks, it does seem that other people are doing it if they have alittle extra money which I think is smart for traveling back and forth to work

    Thanks Sgt, 33 mpg in a V6 is really good but electrical problems are frustrating but driving only 60 miles a week isnt too hard on your wallet even driving a truck. Your next project sounds great maybe start a thread on here about the build but its going to be hard staying out of the boost haha

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    Thanks goldie, I did take a look at that website last night, it seems like it has tons of info!

    Thanks Jeremy, I understand what you mean about buying the truck and then not using it, but in my case I'll always need a truck and I want to keep this truck for a long time so to beable to do that I'll dont want the wear and tear of traveling to work everyday. So keep this car for 5 or so years and sell and buy another one. But of course everyones situation is different

    Haha no worries I would never get rid of my truck to buy a car, I even kept my Bronco lol. But getting a commuter is a great idea and will save enough on gas maybe it will pay for itself over the years lol



  6. Sierraowner5.3

    Sierraowner5.3 Active Member 1000 Posts

    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.

    Alex

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