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knicks125
03-09-2005, 09:11 AM
<B>How many miles do you driving a week, on average (include all driving purposes, work, school, shopping, errands, etc)?<p>Are you concerned about the rising gas price?<p>Are you driving less because of the rising gas price? If so, how much less would you say, on average?<p>Any other related items please also discuss...thanks!<p>Go....</B>

Santeno
03-09-2005, 09:13 AM
I drive maybe once or twice a week. and when I do it's rarely more than a few miles at a time, so no, gas prices don't affect me much. Now that rise in subway fares, that's a killer...

knicks125
03-09-2005, 09:17 AM
I'll go first <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I drive about 200 miles a week, for all intensive purposes<p>I am not concerned about the rising gas prices, it's something you have to deal with. And I'm not changing my driving style (or get a more gas friendlier car) to alleviate the gas price increases.<p>I am not driving less.<p>Gas prices have gone up at least 10 cents over the past few weeks <p>EDIT: Santeno beat me to it...so I'm second <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>In addition to regular commuting to work, I also drive up to Rochester and back once in a while (close to 700 miles roundtrip), although I have found the friendlier sky of JetBlue to be a lot better...$100 round trip, 55 minutes to Rochester defn. beats close to 12 hours of driving (to and back) <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by knicks125 at 11:25 AM 3/9/2005</i>

knicks125
03-09-2005, 09:22 AM
yeah mta will always tell us they are losing money, regardless of how much the fares increase...<p>Santeno, do you park your car in the city, or elsewhere? One of the biggest problems I found, when I was living in the city, the monthly parking is similar to a car payment (average about $400/ month - garage). Although I never had such problem, I sold my car when I was living in the city <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0">

Santeno
03-09-2005, 09:53 AM
I have private parking. but yes you are right. Parking can get ridiculously expensive. in some parts of the city, especially in the area around 59th and 5th, I have seen parking spots go for close to $2,000 a month.

Nick
03-09-2005, 11:40 AM
Gas prices in So-Cal are pretty bad...but they haven't seemed to affected me much, or my parents for that matter...my dad drives on average around 500 miles a week, my mom a little less...I drive maybe around 100 miles a week, but it's mostly city driving so I get horrendous gas mileage in my truck...I filled it up half way one day, barely drove at all the next day when i went to start it up I was down 1/4 a tank...but yea...the gas prices blow, but they don't tend to phase our family even with all our big v-8's...

zwei Biere bitte
03-09-2005, 10:14 PM
<br><B>How many miles do you driving a week, on average (include all driving purposes, work, school, shopping, errands, etc)?<p>I actually ride my bike to school, which makes up to be about 30 miles a week. Weekends is usually about 25-45 miles.<p>Are you concerned about the rising gas price?<p>No. IMO, it will make consumers buy more fuel efficient cars and use more public transit, walk, bike, etc. <p>Are you driving less because of the rising gas price? If so, how much less would you say, on average?<p>No. <p>Any other related items please also discuss...thanks!<p>I honostly think that we Americans need to stop our dependence on cars. For instance, I live about 3 miles away from school, and I bike everyday. I see kids who live less than 1/4 mile from school, and it disgusts me to be honest. Although at least one other person here uses public transit...<br>Go....</B>

Nick
03-10-2005, 12:54 AM
well, that is a hard thing to stop dependence on...it would be one thing if everyone worked a few miles away from home, but my mom and dad work about 50 miles away from home...people like contractors are always traveling to different places...it's hard to not be dependant on cars...in new york the public transit is great...the public transit in California isn't so great though...(atleast in the So-Cal area anyways...) unless you are looking to get mugged or shot or you are below the poverty line...cars are a necessity...

Dan J.
03-10-2005, 05:26 AM
Where I live in TN we don't have public transportation no subway or train service so if you want to go anywhere your choices are walk or drive. Walking is out of the equation because everything is too far away to walk to. I'm luck that I just moved my office home so I don't have to get out everyday and drive to work and back, but I still manage to drive around 300+ miles a week. It's the price I pay for having a fun car to drive on curvy 2 lane roads.

mzoltarp
03-10-2005, 06:58 AM
I drive 150-200 miles a week. I'm not concerned about gas prices because I drive a Hyundai XG which routinely gets 23-24 mpg in mixed driving (stop and go and freeway) and my wife drives a Honda Element which gets 18-20 (gas hog for a 4 cyl but she loves it). My next car will be a Mustang GT. The one thing that amuses me is the number of people on this site for car nuts advocating that we all abandon cars, use public transportation, and save the world. In the USA we have the right to choose. If I want to drive a 5mpg Hummer H1 or a 40+mpg Civic Hybrid, it is my choice. Freedom of choice allows for a wide range of transportation options. Public transportation--in theory--is a good idea, but in practice is ridiculous. I have visited a friend in San Fran who has to go to the supermarket every other day because you're limited to shopping for as much as you can carry. I can hit the supermarket and Target once every 2-3 weeks because I have a car that will transport things. The very reason I prefer Los Angeles to San Francisco is that in LA mobility is infinitely easier--even with traffic on the 405--because with a car I am unlimited in where I can choose to go.

knicks125
03-10-2005, 07:00 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mzoltarp</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I drive a Hyundai XG which routinely gets 23-24 mpg in mixed driving (stop and go and freeway)</TD></TR></TABLE><p>being a such big car, it gets great mileage <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">

MontrealMustang
03-10-2005, 10:46 AM
<i>How many miles do you driving a week, on average (include all driving purposes, work, school, shopping, errands, etc)?</i><p>I drive about 200 to 300km a week (about 185 miles)<p><i>Are you concerned about the rising gas price?</i><p>Depends on how high it goes. Right now it's 85 cents a liter in canada. Which is about 2.68$ a gallon USD. It's supposed to go all the way up to 3.65$ a gallon. At that price I'll be glad I live within walking distance of my job, because everything else is 2 to 4 hours away on foot hehe.<p><i>Are you driving less because of the rising gas price? If so, how much less would you say, on average?</i><p>Not driving less, but I did build a Mustang with a 2.3 Turbo to save on gas. I wanted a V8, but the 20mpg just killed the deal. The turbo gets about 27mpg.<p><i>Any other related items please also discuss...thanks!</i><p>Yeah, I wanna try to build an alcohol powered Camaro with a 350 and fuel it with moonshine. TAKE THAT OPEC!!!

Superfresa
03-10-2005, 04:39 PM
I ride my bike aproximately 120Km/week (aroound what, 65, 70miles??) and drive arround 160-180Km (90-100miles) a week.<p>I am concerned about fuel prices. No I don't drive less now. I can't.<p>I'd like to point out that american cars are going to kill the world, so I hope fuel runs out before that.

KebabGud
03-10-2005, 07:20 PM
i have not driven that mutch latly.. 100km (60 miles?) or so the last week<p>oh and i laught at you americans (that inclueds Canadians) and all your whining about gass prices..<br>try living a year in europe and that lets see you whine..<br>we pay 2-3 times what you pay.. bu F ho..<br>and we dont whine .. i am mad now.. and i dont know why! and that makes me MAD!..<p>im ok now..<br>no im not concerned about the rising gas price.. its not really rising here.. <p>no im not driving less because of the rising gas price.... thats all<p>and no i dont have any other related items to discuss...<br>but i can give you the price on 1liter of gas i norway right now..<br>and thats in dollars: 1.6 dollars for 1 liter, thats 0.264 gallons, so 1 gallon in norway costs 6.2 Dollars... right? .. anywho...<br>who wants to whine now?<p>ohh and yes.. Norway is still the riches contry..<br>

MontrealMustang
03-10-2005, 07:36 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Superfresa</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I'd like to point out that american cars are going to kill the world, so I hope fuel runs out before that.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I beg to differ. European and American cars all have extremely complex and expensive anti-pollution devices. It's the cars in other countries that are running around unmuffled and spewing black smoke. New cars today are so clean that the air coming INTO them is usually dirtier than the air coming out the tailpipe. It's even gotten to the point where committing suicide by sitting in the garage and letting the engine run is impossible. You'd run out of gas before killing yourself. So 'Merkin cars are not the big culprits of pollution on the planet.<p>As for fuel consumption. Meh... you can run cars on a million different fuels. If it's not gasoline, it'll be something else. Besides, I doubt the earth misses fossile fuel deposits.<p>So "Killing the world" is a bit of a harsh comment. Cars cannot kill anything... well, except for old ladies who cross against the light.

zwei Biere bitte
03-10-2005, 10:03 PM
OK, I understand that some people need cars, such as contractors, long distance commuters, etc. I just don't see why people around here drive F-150s, even though all they need is a Camry or something like that. I mean, I see people around here driving Ford Excursion V10 Diesels around town, when all they need is a Civic. Also, it just pisses me off when I see students at my school who live 1/4 mile away driving to school, just makes no sense at all.

Soul Man
03-10-2005, 10:34 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>zwei Biere bitte</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">OK, I understand that some people need cars, such as contractors, long distance commuters, etc. I just don't see why people around here drive F-150s, even though all they need is a Camry or something like that. I mean, I see people around here driving Ford Excursion V10 Diesels around town, when all they need is a Civic. Also, it just pisses me off when I see students at my school who live 1/4 mile away driving to school, just makes no sense at all.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>worse than driving a quarter mile to school is driving to school at all, i mean there is a free bus. i mean i understand driving if you have to stay after school for something or go early, or if immediately afterschool you need to go do soemthing, like go to work, or if your bus is extremely crowded, you need to bring in a project or something, but past that i dont see the reasons why youd drive to school all the time, except on fridays, which kind of falls under the second reason i stated, because fridays, stuff just randomly pops up and you know itd be a hassle to have to go home then drive back somewhere.

knicks125
03-16-2005, 07:53 AM
Gas prices might reach all the way up to $3.00 this summer <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><A HREF="http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=109&STORY=/www/story/03-16-2005/0003200753&EDATE=" TARGET="_blank">http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-...DATE=</A>

Nick
03-16-2005, 12:42 PM
they already have....I drive on PCH every day and pretty much all gas station prices are above 3 bux a gallon....but keep in mind we are spoiled compared to the rest of the world...the rest of the world especially europe has prices similar to ours, except they pay in litres not gallons...

LoneWolf
03-17-2005, 01:31 AM
How many miles do you drive a week, on average (include all driving purposes, work, school, shopping, errands, etc)?<p><B>Between me and my wife, about 500 miles</B><p>Are you concerned about the rising gas price?<p><B>Concerned, angered, frustrated, etc.</B> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/angry.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Are you driving less because of the rising gas price? If so, how much less would you say, on average?<p><B>We live "in the sticks" but work in town, so driving less is not really much of an option. To make matters worse, we work opposite schedules (she works during the day, I work at night) and in towns in opposite directions from home, so we can't carpool either. Best we can do is consolodate/minimize shopping trips.</B>

knicks125
03-21-2005, 02:13 PM
FYI - Gas prices hit record highs and are expected to rise<p><A HREF="http://www.detnews.com/2005/autosinsider/0503/21/autos-123047.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.detnews.com/2005/au...7.htm</A><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/angry.gif" BORDER="0">

KebabGud
03-21-2005, 08:42 PM
cool .. here the price now has droped to a record low...<br>its now $5,8 for a gallon...<br>im happy ........

knicks125
03-22-2005, 06:40 AM
really that must be nice <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0">

MontrealMustang
03-22-2005, 07:00 AM
*Quietly Brews Racing Quality Alcohol Fuel* <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icon11.gif" BORDER="0">

Santeno
03-22-2005, 09:52 AM
Maybe now we'll start seeing some of the high content space maximising compacts that are so popular in other parts of the world.

Charger
03-22-2005, 10:00 AM
This summer is going to suck for me. My truck gets 9-14 miles per gallon. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/crying.gif" BORDER="0">

Nick
03-22-2005, 12:16 PM
If I end up buying a bike (I now have my eyes set on a YZF-R1) as far as gas prices go, I should be content...

mzoltarp
03-24-2005, 07:20 AM
I am continually impressed with my XG300's mileage. It gets the same mileage as the 98 New Beetle I owned and is infinitely faster. The Element is a major disappointment. Yes for an SUV it does well in mileage, but it's hardly a stellar example of Honda thriftiness.<p>I love the discussions about why do people drive X when all they really need is Y? People can drive whatever they choose to drive and should not be judged. However, if a person drives a gas hog, he should not complain that gas prices are high. <p>Fact: If gas were as cheap elsewhere as it is in the USA, then others would tend to drive more powerful and or larger vehicles. People tend to drive the most car they can afford. If gas is $5 a gallon I'd want a Civic. My next car will be a Mustang V8 and I will not moan and groan when gas prices go up. It goes with the territory. You make your vehicular choice and live with the consequences.

knicks125
03-24-2005, 07:27 AM
I agree...I don't know why people complaint so much about the gas price, especially recently with the sudden increase...I mean no on forced you to buy gas hog cars.<p>I don't consider my cars to be gas hog, neither do they have good fuel economy, but I don't care about prices, a ten cents increase is not worth complaining about, even if the price does go up to 3.00/gallon, which they are speculating for this summer, I will still drive the same way, drive the same distance, i think it's something you can't avoid, unless, you can make you own, that'd be cool <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Also, even with the increase, the gas prices in US are still well below prices in some countries, so I further don't see the need to complain, although most europeans drive disel, that's something else we can get into another day, not relevant to this topic <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">

Krypton
03-24-2005, 08:11 PM
I still enjoy the lowest prices in the country, a little bit more than 1.90 here

Santeno
04-28-2005, 11:30 AM
I got this on an e-mail today:<p>Just a little humor to help ease the pain of your next trip to the gasoline pump... Think a gallon of gas is expensive? This makes one think, and also puts things in perspective. Compared with Gasoline:<p>Diet Snapple 16 oz $1.29 . $10.32 per gallon<p>Lipton Ice Tea 16 oz $1.19 ...........$9.52 per gallon<p>Gatorade 20 oz $1.59 . $10.17 per gallon<p>Ocean Spray 16 oz $1.25 . $10.00 per gallon<p>Brake Fluid 12 oz. $3.15. $33.60 per gallon<p>Vick's Nyquil 6 oz $8.35 . $178.13 per gallon<p>Pepto Bismol 4 oz $3.85 . $123.20 per gallon<p>Whiteout 7 oz $1.39 . . $25.42 per gallon<p>Scope 1.5 oz $0.99 .$84.48 per gallon<p> AND THIS IS THE REAL KICKER...<p>Evian water 9 oz $1.49..........$21.19 per gallon?! $21.19 for WATER - and the buyers don't even know the source. (Evian spelled backwards is Naive). So, the next time you're at the pump, be glad your car doesn't run on water, Scope, or Whiteout, or god forbid Pepto Bismol or Nyquil.<br>

anonms
04-28-2005, 04:46 PM
Toyota Prius: 47 miles per gallon, approximately $20 every two weeks to fill about 8 gallons.<p><br>Yay.<p><br>And plus, the local Costco now has a gas station. YAY! Now we can save even MORE money on gas or get 92 at Costco for price of... 87, I think it is.... elsewhere.<p>WHOOPEEEEEEEEEEE!!!