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Old 25 May 2004, 12:04 pm
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Default PT Now For Leisure Driving Only!!

Well, with the gas prices continuing to increase with no end in site, I have decided to let the PT sit more than I drive it. Decided this after I filled up on Sunday...$35 and some change to fill up.

I have put the '86 Honda Civic (my daughters car when they decide to drive) as my primary mode of transportation. The Civic gets +32mpg as opposed to the 18-19mpg that the Cruiser gets. I don't look as cool driving it, but that's all right, my credit card bill is going to look better.

The PT will be my weekend car!
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Old 25 May 2004, 12:09 pm
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What is that about 2.30 a gallon?
Somehow I see a surge of hybrid sales in the near future.[]

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Old 25 May 2004, 02:08 pm
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I ran a cost benefit anaylsis to decide whether or not to buy a beater. Factoring in change in octane and mpg increase...Id have to buy a beater, pay insurance on it and pay general upkeep for less than $1100 a year.

Looks like its cheaper to drive the GT

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Old 25 May 2004, 02:27 pm
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Azptcruiser is lucky he has a daughter that DOESN'T drive much. Plus he gets to use the car until she needs it, how sweet is that!!!
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Old 25 May 2004, 04:06 pm
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And the Honda doesn't take high-test, does it??[:I]
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Old 25 May 2004, 05:03 pm
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The Honda definately does not take the premium grade of gasoline. And the Cruiser does not run very good with anything less than premium...lots of "pinging" that the PCM somehow cannot overcome.

With only (yeah only) paying $430 per year for liability and the car being in very good shape (belonged to in-laws, who towed it a lot behind the motor home) and as it was just sitting anyway, it seemed like a good plan.

So, now that I am driving it, I am certain my daughter will definately want to get her license (she is almost 20 and a junior in college without a license, go figure!). In fact she has already stated that very fact! So, I may only be driving it through the summer until she goes back to school...we'll see!
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Old 25 May 2004, 05:27 pm
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Gosh, and here I was all happy that I went out and got me a snappy GT that gets 18mpg compared my 69 Mustang and 68 Polara wagon I've been driving for years that each get 10mpg!
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Old 25 May 2004, 09:05 pm
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Gee,you guys have it good. Converting our litres to gallons we are paying almost $4.00 a gallon in Canada.I'm not too worried yet,I'm only paying about $15.00 more a week for gas right now. All my driving is on the highway.
I'm just glad I'm not driving one of those big honking SUV's
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Old 25 May 2004, 09:08 pm
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[8D]You got to do what you got to do. Gas prices here are at $2.55 a gallon. I also drive now only out of necessity. But for now I wouldn't trade the PT for a car for better gas mpg. Consider, Safety,& Comfort are worth more to me, other wise a motorcycle would be the way i'd go. When your on a budget these higher prices are tough, but where their's a will their's a way. And the way I figure I adverage at 18 miles a gallon, it still only cost me 14cent a mile to drive. And if more than one person is in the car divide again per person. Safety, Comfort, Convence, Style. Enjoy the ride.
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