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Old 04-08-2006, 10:54 PM   #11
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Mileage

About 250/wk in my car plus 50-400 in rentals.

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Old 04-08-2006, 11:38 PM   #12
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about 1500miles a month.

about 1500miles a month.
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Old 04-08-2006, 11:43 PM   #13
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32 miles a day for me, 5

32 miles a day for me, 5 days a week. That is 16 miles to my campus, and 16 miles back, 85% highway at roughly 55 mph.

Add in recreational trips on the weekends, and my mileage total is about 7,000 miles per year.

The Suzuki Sidekick I'm using is a guzzler. Gets about 20 mpg if I drive in granny mode at 55 mph or so(After all, I save the fast driving for fast cars). I hate that damn thing, slow, ugly, dies all the time at stoplights, very vulnerable to crosswinds, guzzles gas, is very costly to keep running, and sounds like crap. My Ford Contour is currently not running, which got better fuel economy even with lead foot driving(and 0-60 in 7 seconds courtesy of V6 + performance chip + higher rev limit, and has seen 130). But with over 150k miles, it's about dead and probably only good for scrap at this point. The Triumph is being converted to EV, but was the fastest AND most fuel efficient car of the three(and will be again with time). That thing got over 30 mpg!

If your commute is under 50 miles a day and you rarely take trips over 60 miles, there is no reason you can't drive an EV other than the initial conversion cost and work involved in the build. That is indeed why I'm not yet driving one, but hopefully will be this summer. Done right, the savings can be tremendous.

I'll also have upgrading it to high performance electric V8 killer to look forward to over the period of a year after its initial incarnation as a slow, humble commuter. "But officer, I couldn't have been going 150. 'Tis just a forklift motor and batteries." I swear, if I ever end up dying prematurely, I'll make damn sure it is in that car.
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Old 04-09-2006, 07:15 AM   #14
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Daily Monday through Friday

Daily Monday through Friday commute is 31 miles on one route (faster speeds, save time, bad FE)
The other route is 32.5 miles (all rural roads, slower speeds, better FE, a little extra time)

Weekends we normally drive the TL.
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Old 04-09-2006, 06:05 PM   #15
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i work at home, and i've

i work at home, and i've driven *very* little in the last month. since my last fill-up (march 4?) about 180 miles. it'll go up in the summer. road trip season.
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Old 04-09-2006, 06:55 PM   #16
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Relax, take your time Metro

Relax, take your time Metro... The only way I can catch you on the gaslog is if you don't drive. Less than 1mpg currently between us, but your recent tanks kick mine!
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Old 04-09-2006, 07:22 PM   #17
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career avg is 5k miles a

career avg is 5k miles a month
may 2000 to present...
i didn't work last year from august to december
i should be up toward 400k total

i've consumed 8372 gallons of gas at an estimated 43mpg avg.
at an avg of $1.58/gal i've spent $13,228 on fuel
those are all very conservative estimates...
if i took the time to do the hard data i'd probaby be a bit ahead of these numbers...
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Old 04-09-2006, 07:23 PM   #18
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glad to see you've surpassed

glad to see you've surpassed the retired firefly #1, xfi. i was all over the map with that car. it was pre-scangauge.

the irony of getting really great FE lately, of course, is that it's going to take me even *longer* to get to my next fill-up! (not bragging, just pointing out a fact.)
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Old 08-01-2010, 03:07 PM   #19
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Re: How much does everyone drive?

IT'S ALIVE AGAIN!!!

40 miles/day round trip--18 miles to work, 22 miles home, 5 days. likely less than 10 miles the other 2 days. that will soon change as i will be moving slightly closer to work. i'm hoping the round trip miles saved, plus being in city limits nearer to shopping, gym, etc will be significant.
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Old 08-01-2010, 05:45 PM   #20
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Re: How much does everyone drive?

Not much, for the past few years I've been doing 8,000 to 10,000 miles/yr.
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