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What are You doing...to cope with high fuel costs???

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by JK5, Mar 21, 2005.

  1. JK5

    JK5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I just bought a 92 Honda Accord....to drive to work.:D
    Driving a c2500 and a k5 was costing me $60-100 a week.
     
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    Nothing, still driving the company truck:D
     
  3. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Being unemployed keeps my commute distances WAY down...... :blush:


    Creates a few "other" problems though.
     
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    Fortunately I have a company vehicle and company credit card buys gas except when I use the vehicle for personal use like on weekends. K5 is a second vehicle.
     
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    I actually figured out that the MPG difference between my commuter car and my K5 was about $20 a week. For that, it might still be worth driving the K5 to me.
     
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    JK5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    How many miles is that??
    This is my first week with the car..not sure what I'm saving..
    With a 70 mile ride...I should see more than a $20 savings.

    It must be nice to have a company vehicle...
    The company I work for...stopped doing that a couple years ago..
     
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    Ratch is lucky he just drives to the train station and catches a ride into the city. I drive a short distance so it costs me like $40-50 a week and a half. After school I might transplant a diesel or buy a commuter.
     
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    Organize & budget.

    One trip out for work & shopping.

    We also have an 88 Honda but I fit it like a sardine. Gerri drives it 99% of the time.

    I just drive around like the Road Warrior crunching small cars and stealing their "juice".
     
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    I have 40-50 mile roundtrip M-F. My jeep only gets about 18mpg thru all the mountain roads. I'm just waiting for the mornings to warm up a little more than I will be driving the motorcycle. It gets 50-60mpg
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    I stopped reading the total on my gas reciepts. :D
     
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    I drive a lot less.

    I used to use about 60 gallons/month. Now I'm down to around 40 gallons. Pretty much spend $100/month on gas.

    At the current rate, I'll be getting myself a dualsport bike so I can afford to commute to school. It pretty much costs me $1 every time I start my truck. I could get to school on a dollar if I had a bike.
     
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    Mow you're talking. That's exactly what I have

    bike1.jpg
     
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    Company truck with gas card. I only have to use my $ for gas in it if I want to use it for a trip or something.

    As for my vehicles, I spend about $50/mo on gas. When summer comes, that will go up with my F350 towing my slide in camper & K5 into the mountains though:frown1:
     
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    EXACTLY. They cost like nothing to insure, even for young people. For years my parents wouldn't let me get a bike (to ride on the road, I raced dirtbikes years ago) and now that I don't want one they don't have a problem with it. :rolleyes:

    Funny thing is... when I was 17-18 they wouldn't let me buy a 600cc crotchrocket but they had no problem with a shortbox standard cab S10 with a 383 and a two stage 250 shot of nitrous on it. :screwy: Now that was a deathbox. Because it was so short it was a nightmare once it got loose. It's a good thing I was running a manual valvebody or else I'd probably ended up in the ditch when it was raining a great many times. :whistle: I figure I had a better chance of being red asphalt in that than on a small bike.
     
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    Yup, I got one of those too. KLRs rock. Use it all the time for getting around. I highly recommend one. Also, having the motor on the K5 taken apart saves ALOT on gas too! We take Tamara's honda when we go out anywhere as well.
     
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    The daily driver is a 2000 Oldsmobile Alero GLS Coupe. 3.4 V6. I still use 91 octane in all our vehicles. So we're paying aprox. $30.00 every week to week and a half.
     
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    Sucking it up because ive been out of work since last June, and have to get to school. Im burning up my TSL's because i can squeak another 1.5 mpg out of the truck with them on, and it adds up. Now that its warming up i need to go find a good source of WVO so i can afford to go to school the rest of the year.
     
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    Drivin, my facy monotone 2003 Malibu

    First vehicle I've owned where I have forgotten to put gas in it, becasue weeks go by.
     
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    Have A DD that gets 26-28 mpg. Gotta love those 4 banngers. K5 just sits as of now, but will be out in 11 days muhhhahahah
     
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    If gas gets too high I might have to take the 540" out and put a six banger in the rig:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:
     

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