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JT

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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2008 12:01:00 AM

Do you plan to do less driving this summer due to the high gasoline prices?
Yes
No
Not sure
Not applicable/don't drive

Post your thoughts about this poll below.
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pugman
Champion Author St. Louis

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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2009 11:39:41 AM

I will drive the same this summer as I drive a fuel efficient diesel that is still getting 58+mpg on the highway.
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ried
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Message Posted: Apr 26, 2009 11:31:37 PM

I didn't go out very much.
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gasman14
All-Star Author San Diego

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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2008 10:35:50 AM

Yes
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Blubberpuppy
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2008 10:28:22 AM

No - I will drive the normal amount for me.
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Quazar911
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2008 12:53:11 AM

No-not at all
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gasman14
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2008 10:26:09 PM

yes
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desparado367
Rookie Author Atlanta

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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2008 12:28:18 PM

Yes and No

My RV trailer is parked for the summer and may just have to stay there for a few more months.

I use my new Honda Goldwing converted to a trike for most trips around town now....have a little trailer for whatever I buy....and at around 80 MPG I feel I can go and do whatever I want...but I still combine trips as a lifelong habit.
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pugman
Champion Author St. Louis

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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2008 10:52:52 AM

Driving a fuel efficient diesel makes it easier to drive anywhere you want, when you want.
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catchme08
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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2008 11:14:44 PM

yes
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Z51Corvette
Champion Author Austin

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Message Posted: Sep 23, 2008 10:50:09 PM

No... I did not PLAN to drive less...
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rjr54
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2008 10:27:49 PM

Actually drove more . . . it is way, way cheaper to drive, even 2000 Km. (rather than fly, or take a train, or take a bus)
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gasman14
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2008 12:12:25 PM

yes
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Panama19
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2008 6:26:57 AM

No
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dongo50
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2008 6:21:24 AM

summer's over.
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pugman
Champion Author St. Louis

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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2008 10:40:19 AM

Well the wife is back and it only took 2.5 tanks of fuel for the whole trip! That's 48.9mpg for 1498 miles on 30.5gal of diesel. Not too shabby for a 5yr automatic old stationwagon!
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Terryanne44
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2008 1:51:19 AM

Yes
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Terryanne44
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Message Posted: Aug 15, 2008 1:50:17 AM

Yes
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firemanjones
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2008 5:41:18 PM

My trips at home have been curtailed, but I still drive to North Carolina every two months to get away
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narcar1973
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2008 9:44:42 AM

I already drive as little as I can.
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Dorkchop
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2008 11:20:36 AM

As little as I can.
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2008 12:10:30 AM

Yes
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2008 12:10:25 AM

Yes
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2008 12:10:19 AM

Yes
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2008 12:10:14 AM

Yes
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2008 12:10:08 AM

Yes
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jrhine1
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2008 5:22:52 PM

Yes I will not be going anywhere for vacation.
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catchme08
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2008 11:11:08 AM

yes
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pugman
Champion Author St. Louis

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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2008 10:55:10 AM

The wife is driving to Columbus, Ga. (from St. Louis, Mo.) later this month and since she gets about 45mpg on the hwy, we figure she will go thru about 3 (13gal) tanks of diesel for the round trip. The route she takes makes the driving distance 641 miles and at 45mpg, she could make it all the way on one tank as the wagon holds 15.5 gallons.

At $4.50 a gallon for diesel that comes out to $175.50 for the round trip. She is driving her wagon so luggage is not a problem and since she likes to shop, there are several malls along the way.
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kingdick
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2008 10:37:22 AM

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I have cut back on the miles I drive about 30% savings

I have reduced my speed now 55-60 from 70-75 MPH 25% savings

I avoid Ethanol and use Real gas (no Ethanol) 12% savings

Overall I have reduced my Gas Consumption from 1000 gallons in 2006 to 500 gallons projected for 2008.

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Ethanol as a general fuel is a HOAX !!!
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If everyone would do the same, demand would surely FALL.
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rivasj19
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2008 4:56:58 PM

yeah i have no other choice
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pugman
Champion Author St. Louis

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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2008 9:21:46 AM

When you drive a fuel efficient diesel like I do, the price of fuel does not cut into your wallet as much. So far I have not cut back on my vacation plans as it is still cheaper to drive then fly.
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Panama19
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Message Posted: Jul 4, 2008 1:11:08 AM

Yes
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Quazar911
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Message Posted: Jul 4, 2008 12:59:58 AM

Yes
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matman01
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2008 3:12:03 PM

I will drive my Jeep less and my Harley more
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roadkillGA
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2008 2:39:51 PM

Yes. I can now finish projects with a good excuse.
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EagleEye16
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2008 10:11:41 AM

Yes, no doubt about it.
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Spirits
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2008 10:06:39 AM

Yes definately
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c47
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2008 7:28:10 AM

Yes, no vacation.
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rjr54
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2008 10:09:13 PM

No, but we did change the destination. Instead of going to Nova Scotia we are going to Pennsylvania. We will save 0.25/litre, $1.00/gallon. Gas is so cheap in the USA.
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radarman
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2008 10:29:35 AM

Yes, I have no choice.
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gasisoutrageous
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2008 1:33:50 PM

This is an obvious yes to me. I do not have school this summer, so my parents don't have to drive me to school. I guess I just get to sit back and watch the crazy weather around Lansing as well as the ever-rising gas prices.
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ponyup
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2008 11:15:26 AM

Just to work and back.
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LonghornBubba
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2008 11:08:49 AM

can't
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pugman
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2008 10:36:42 AM

No. I am going over to E-town, Ky (from St. Louis, MO.) for the weekend. I plan on seeing my sister's new horses (3 of them just had colts!) and spend some time with my parents too.

When you drive a fuel efficient vehicle as I do, you do not have to worry about the price of fuel as much.
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pkhdonovan
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2008 6:22:38 AM

yes - down to bare bones trips
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c47
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2008 6:19:19 AM

yes
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radarman
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2008 10:19:18 AM

I have to. I can't afford any "luxury" driving.
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jd808080
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Message Posted: Jun 1, 2008 11:56:07 AM

Yes, other than on vacation
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misstweety
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Message Posted: Jun 1, 2008 10:03:58 AM

yes
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radarman
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Message Posted: Jun 1, 2008 8:58:15 AM

I have too!
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