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Old 07-08-2009, 11:25 AM   #11
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Don't strain anything trying to justify SUV commuting!
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Old 07-08-2009, 11:51 AM   #12
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A bit of a commuting snob? You know you could be driving a Geo Metro, Ford Festiva, VW Golf TDI or riding a motorcycle instead of that gas wasting Tempo. For shame.

Maybe DK can't add the expense of another vehicle at this time.

I've been watching CL for the Golf and hope to get one ASAP, but I'll only buy cash as the credit market sucks. I'll have the cash to get one as nice as I'd like maybe sometime fall of 2010. Till then I'll try to get the best MPG I can with my vans.
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A bit of a commuting snob? You know you could be driving a Geo Metro, Ford Festiva, VW Golf TDI or riding a motorcycle instead of that gas wasting Tempo. For shame.
Or a Chinese-made scooter.
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Old 07-08-2009, 06:45 PM   #14
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My commute is between the bedroom and the home office!

I just can't justify using 5,000 lbs of equipment to move a 200 lb payload.

Can anyone?
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Since when do people in America have to justify anything?

When our government starts, I will. Until then
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Old 07-09-2009, 08:57 AM   #16
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To each their own we should be inclusive here, not exclusive. I would be ecstatic to get 20mpg in my car as well, and I make no apologies for what I drive. Good job in the Durango!
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Old 07-15-2009, 04:33 PM   #17
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I know, some of you are saying "so what I get 35+ regularly" but I got my first over 20 tank today while traveling back to Albuquerque. It was 20.51mpg in a 5000 pound SUV sporting a 5.9L V8.

It was an ideal tank to be honest. No hills or anything, keeping with the speed limit (holiday weekend so no speeding), and I got 86 octane at the lowest altitude I could find it.

There were, however, a bunch of small towns requiring me to slow down to 35 and then speeding back up.
That's impressive for vehicle that big!
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I just can't justify using 5,000 lbs of equipment to move a 200 lb payload.
well i'm no where near 200!
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I think we should be more encouraging. Let him do the math, and maybe he will see a better way to commute.
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Old 07-15-2009, 06:44 PM   #20
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How many years does that take?
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