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NaH2O

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I don't drive to work per se....just do the shuttle mom thing. The gas prices just plain suck GRRRRR!!!!
 

Stang69

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I live about 2 blocks from my work i walk sometimes but others I just drive. I noticed in another toen here gas was 2.33 a gallon now UGH!



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Llarian

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I'm becoming more and more thankful that I can walk to work lately. Sadly though, my family doesn't get to see much of my anymore, since even the short trip from Seattle to Portland to visit my sister is >$60 in gas alone right now.

I filled up the tank yesterday at the low low price of $2.67/gallon. (92 octane)

Not a good time to own a sports car.

-Dylan
 

Fly n Reef

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I only drive about 5 miles to work about twice a week. I guess this is another perk of the airline biz.
I don't know how all these folks that moved to the burbs and driving to their jobs are doing it.

Llarian -not a good time to own a SUV either, I have both and unfortunately the sports car stays parked right now. :(
 

Beeba

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My husband drives 72 miles one way to work. When gas prices were down a little two years ago he sold his Honda Civic which got 40-45 mpg to buy a Toyota Tacoma. Boy is he paying for that now. Gas costs more than the monthly payment. I only drive two miles to work and that includes dropping my daughter off at school so I don't really feel the sting too much.
 

Witfull

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i drive about 30+ one way. i had to park my V8 monte carlo and got a lil 6 cylinder beretta. what a savings that was,,,,,i figure it will pay for itself within the year.
 

MzWeazelle

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1 mile each way. Takes longer to warm up the car than it does to get there. Would only be half that if there was a bridge over the river at the end of my block!
 

Desolas

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My car is easy on gas, so I only have to fill up every two weeks. My commute is short, about 25 miles total in a day, so it doesn't really bother me throwing $20 into the tank. Granted in November it was only $14 to fill up, I'm just glad I'm not a sucker in a SUV or Truck. Friend of mine commutes from Everett to Burien daily in a Ford Explorer, she's paying nearly $300/month for gas. Insane.
 

Alice

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I drive a little car but only have about a 12 mile drive RT; thank goodness!
 

Mushroom Boy

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10 miles round trip each day, but after this Friday - 0! I'm getting laid off and man am I looking forward to taking the summer off :D.
 

Gina

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I drive about 6 miles each way to work. But, I drive a pick up truck so, gas mileage isn't that good. The gas prices have not had an affect as far as work goes but, does limit the amount of running around.
 

big t

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I drive about 6 miles each way to work. I have a huge truck that gets about 14mpg. I am planning on selling it for other reasons then gas prices so I will be picking up a motorcycle that will get 50mpg :D
 

DonW

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big t said:
I will be picking up a motorcycle that will get 50mpg :D
Tom,
Most bikes dont get that great of miliage my gsxr only gets about 25mpg, my wife ninja 250 gets 45 mpg.
I should be looking for a smaller truck $100 to fill up is crazy but I only have a 10 minute drive to work.

Don
 

big t

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My old 2000 GSXR 750 used to get about 50mpg on the road, I am planning on a CB919, or something similar, so maybe it won't be that great, but it will definately be an improvement on the $550 payment + 14mpg around town in my truck.
 
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