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Old 09-16-2011, 09:30 AM   #1
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a friend of mine follows this guy that does comics. he did one on gas savings recently and sent it to me.

http://www.xkcd.com/951/

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Ah, but where am I going to find a 5 minute minimum wage job that involves something I enjoy (like driving my car)?
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Ah, but where am I going to find a 5 minute minimum wage job that involves something I enjoy (like driving my car)?
Really REALLY slow drag racing? I doubt the sponsors would pay much.
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Re: funny comic

The comic has a mouse hover caption on the site.

Don't know how to copy it, but the quick and dirty is that for the average car, every mile gone one way to save 1 cent, burns more than was saved.
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40 mpg 1 mile == 0.025 gallons * $3.50 == $0.0875...

So in a 40mpg car, at $3.50 a gallon, almost 9 cents per mile. Meaning for every mile you drive, to recoup your costs, you need to get 9 gallons of fuel.
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Even if you were driving.... let's say a 2010 Honda CBF 125 that you can hypermile in and get 161.6 mpg, it still costs 2 cents to go that extra mile.
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And it costs much more. I don't know much about that particular bike, but with ours, maintenance actually costs more than the fuel they burn. And there's the purchase price and papers, taxes, insurance (though the last two is tricky, because they're for years, not miles).
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