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Old 07-12-2009, 10:34 AM   #1
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A mile saved is a mile earned

As of yesterday, I've now had my car for a year and put 9,694 miles on it. Since my warranty is 100k or 10 years, I had a goal of keeping it under 10K. If I weren't in a rural area it'd be much lower and now that I have a baseline I'm going to add "relative mpg" to the spreadsheet I track my fuel economy on. This will simply use last year's mileage data and this year's fuel data to compute an mpg. Imperfect, I know, but it should help keep me motivated about saving miles.

Oh, yeah, I saved $237.46 on gas (vs the EPA combined mileage) over the year, although that doesn't include my first tank, which I didn't log. It works out to about 90 gallons, or 2.53 cents / mile. Not a lot, but more than the cost of the mods and SG2.
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Old 07-12-2009, 08:18 PM   #2
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Good work.

My two newer cars have about 18,000 miles put on each of them per year, but there are three different drivers competing for them......in fact, the B 200 is just leaving with my three kids, they're going to see Bruno......
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Friend of mine suggested I use gallons per week as a metric for mileage reduction. He uses that himself as he recalls some source or other during the 70s oil shortage calling on Americans to stick to 10 gallons a week or less. Definitely be easier to compute than my relative mpg, but I sort of like the idea of using the same metric type (mpg) than switching to gallons. Not that I have to choose; I'll toss them both on this year's spreadsheet page.
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I could almost do that, but I drive 55 miles per day, minimum. ~25,000 per year...
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