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I'm a cheapskate, pure and simple. It is for the money. 51 65.38%
I love the environment. I want to save the world. 14 17.95%
I want to be number one. I love watching my MPG #s climb! 11 14.10%
It makes great party conversation. I also like bragging at the pump. 2 2.56%
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Old 06-13-2007, 09:51 PM   #1
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Poll: What drives you to get good mileage?

Please elaborate on your answer if you feel the need to.

Perhaps you have many reasons for pushing your FE to the limit. Maybe your reasons have changed over the years.
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Old 06-13-2007, 10:00 PM   #2
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Money.

To elaborate I drive a car that got 15MPG and was going to start driving over 1000 miles a month. Which equates to about 200 dollars a month. More than I wanted to spend on gas! at 24MPG I have now cut that down to 125. With a little more work I can cut it down to below 100 dollars a month. All that with little to no actual modifications (Tune up and "nut behind the wheel" tune up).
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Old 06-13-2007, 10:00 PM   #3
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Damn... so I make a poll and then have trouble answering it myself!!! I was really torn between the environment and the numbers. After thinking about it, I have never really thought about how much pollution I am preventing by getting good FE. I DO know exactly what my fuel consumption is though! Saving the environment is just a great side-effect of striving for good FE. Really close for me, but in the end, the numbers get first place.
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The environment! Blar!
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Old 06-13-2007, 10:27 PM   #5
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LOL but im a cheapskate. money dont grow on trees and i could give less of a crap to the environment... sure im not gonna go dumping all kinda of stuff into the ground but when a $100 emissions part breaks on my car, its either being yanked out or plugged up....(some emmisions BS hampers mpg a tad...)
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i live in East L.A. ... nuff said.
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Environment. And what Clencher said.

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Hmm, maybe a little bit of a couple of those. I like the brag and wow factor when people ask me what mpg I get. Also, I'm all about saving a little money on gas, considering I commute 64 miles a day. Hell, if I could fill my Civic up for $10 like I could back in the '90's, I'd still be driving it like I stole it! They still get great mileage even then. Not really concerned with the environment all that much and definitely not into hugging trees. It was here before us and it will be here long after we're gone.
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I don't want to give any more money to this sow than I have to.


I second that emotion! Big Oil doesn't need any more of my $ than necessary.

It's all about $ to them. It's all about $ to me, too. My $ dang'it!
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where is the "all of the above" button.

It was a hard pick, but I chose the money button.
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