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Old 05-17-2011, 09:17 PM   #61
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You haven't ever had to within a tight budget, have you?

I owned a Honda Civic and it's reliability was fantastic. And I'll bet you I make a lot less than you. I know all about living on a tight budget. No cable TV. No phone. And making a bowl of macaroni & cheese and a big salad last a week. And not turning the heat on until the middle of January or the AC on until middle of June to save electricity.

Oh yeah, I know all about squeezing a quarter out of a nickel. I've been poor. Ever tried to live on $250 a week BEFORE taxes???
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Old 05-18-2011, 04:11 AM   #62
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My roommate & I rarely turn on the a/c or heat. I work in a dry cleaners, she works in a home improvement store. Both of us are used to it being hot or cold. In the winter the heat is set on 55, and in the summer the a/c (when its on) is usually set at about 85.
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Old 05-18-2011, 04:54 AM   #63
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Pffftttttttt... I eat a steady diet of government cheese and live in a van down by the river!

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My roommate & I rarely turn on the a/c or heat. I work in a dry cleaners, she works in a home improvement store. Both of us are used to it being hot or cold. In the winter the heat is set on 55, and in the summer the a/c (when its on) is usually set at about 85.
Sounds like my ideal roomate! lol.. I don't run the heat or A/C any time of year in the house.. In the car, I run the heat only when the engine is warmed up since it's "free heat" so to speak and I only run the A/C when the ambient temperature exceeds my body temperature and I physically can't take the heat but even then I use it sparingly.
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My roommate & I rarely turn on the a/c or heat. I work in a dry cleaners, she works in a home improvement store. Both of us are used to it being hot or cold. In the winter the heat is set on 55, and in the summer the a/c (when its on) is usually set at about 85.
I have my limits. Heat stays off until middle of January. Then I turn it to 60. Sometimes I splurge and go for 62. A/C stays off until middle or late June. Managed to keep it off all of July last year because it was unusually cool. Still, when it starts baking here like it usually does, A/C gets set at 75. No way could I take 85 in my own home. I don't mind the cool of the winter, but I can't sleep when I'm sweating in the summer!!!

BTW, time to get this thread back on topic. Sorry for sending it astray. If you gotta have a hatchback, I'd go for the Mazda 2 or the Ford Fiesta. They look great and get great mpg. Honda Fit seems to be a crowd favorite but they look dorky to me.
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Old 05-23-2011, 10:25 PM   #67
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So did you ever decide what car to buy?
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Old 05-24-2011, 07:16 AM   #68
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I will be getting a silver 2012 Elantra mt with the AC package. It should be at the dealer sometime in late June. They are no longer making the 2011s and there are none in my area except for one bronze with beige interior which I don't care for. I will be paying about $650. under sticker, the actual pricing for the 2012s isn't available yet but mine will be about $300 more than the 2011 price. I think a louder horn is the only change on the mt! Hopefully I will get excellent fe on my commute. Time will tell. Hopefully I get the car.
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Congratulations on your very well informed choice. Best wishes for many, many miles of safe, happy and fuel efficient driving.
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Excellent! Here's to hoping you get great MPGs!!!
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