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Old January 4th, 2008, 07:08 AM   #21
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I have been surfing the metro's for sale for a while.

I dd my 1/2 ton pickup and by my calculations of 100+ miles per day I figure that I can pay off a metro and cover the insurance in about 3-4 months of driving. After that it pays its own insurance and the trucks insurance.

As soon as money allows and the timing is right I will probably pick one up.
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Old January 4th, 2008, 07:20 AM   #22
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I did dd my 95 yj w/4cyl 32" tires 50 miles one way to work every day, @ 16miles to the gallon when my rear leafspring "exploded" my wife told me it was time to upgrade so now its a 2004 stratus that get 32-35 miles /gal i bought it used with 36k on it. the payment is less than the gas i was spending per month, also the HEAT works.
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Old January 4th, 2008, 07:39 AM   #23
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Bought a 97 lumina this year and put my truck in storage was driving it once a week till winter hit.Now the tranny went out of the wifes tahoe.So for now the trucks out of storage and the wife refuses to drive a car.
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Old January 4th, 2008, 08:20 AM   #24
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In '05 when gas first touched $3/gal I bought a '97 Escort with 58K on the clock. It was under $3000

At that time I used $2.50 a gallon and even with more insurance and keeping the Jeep it took about 1 year to pay for itself. Now 18 months later it is all good. We now use only about 10 gallons per week for normal stuf and if we need something with more room we take the mini van aka looser cruiser.

Still use the jeep XJ for weekend warrioring and hauling junk and trips for ice cream.
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Old January 4th, 2008, 08:27 AM   #25
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Where are the pics of................

Chris and his focus?!
Shawn and his metro?!
Dana and his yugo?!
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Old January 4th, 2008, 10:20 AM   #26
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I commute to Sterling Heights daily from Lansing. I used to drive a chevy tahoe (17mpg) so I downsized to a 2-door Cherokee (21mpg) but that was back when gas prices first shot up so I traded down for an '01 Focus Wagon (28mpgs). Now I'm driving an '01 Hyundai Elantra (31mpg). It's been a great daily driver. It's comfortable, has a nice stereo, has side and front airbags, and get's 30-31 mpg even when I'm going 75-80 with the AC on.

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Old January 4th, 2008, 10:32 AM   #27
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its good to be a car hauler..... i drive my car to work and i park it there until i need it at home! a tank of gas can last me atleast a month
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Old January 4th, 2008, 11:02 AM   #28
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im gona get a saturn or something and put the jeep on one of those seasonal insurance plans. it cost too much to drive it to class pluss road trips are shitty in the four banger jeep on 33's.
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Old January 4th, 2008, 11:03 AM   #29
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Im an American I drive the biggest gas suckinest vehicle I can find. I eat red meat and drink like a fish. I support all the unions that make all my purchases of American products outragious.
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Old January 4th, 2008, 11:06 AM   #30
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Im an American I drive the biggest gas suckinest vehicle I can find. I eat red meat and drink like a fish. I support all the unions that make all my purchases of American products outragious.
good for you!
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Old January 4th, 2008, 11:12 AM   #31
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I finally bit the bullet last June and bought an old Saturn SL1. In place of my 5.2 ZJ I'm saving a lot. Although both are paid off, I'm saving in insurance and gas. I put the Jeep in storage until I need it, then I call my insurance agent:tonka: and put full on it when i need to drive it or take it out.

Hell, my horse's cost more per month than the Saturn. And talk about gross emissions.........good lord!
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Old January 4th, 2008, 11:15 AM   #32
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I downsized too. But I got a motorcycle. That was a while ago, and I've already made my money back on the good fuel economy it gets (about 55).
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Old January 4th, 2008, 11:17 AM   #33
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I guess I'm doing just the opposite.
I'm selling my DD saturn because I'm moving to a chevy Tahoe. Biggest part for me was the safety of my family. When it's "your time to go, it's your time to go" but at least I know if that does happen, they had a better chance in a bigger vehicle in a crash. Plus, 2 adults and 2 kids in an SL2 is a little tight

Safety was my major concern for the change. Plus it's nice having a DD that can tow and haul the kids.
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Old January 4th, 2008, 11:17 AM   #34
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Don't be mean or I'll make you go to church!
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Old January 4th, 2008, 11:18 AM   #35
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i've always drove beater's. I could afford a new car but, what's the point old or new it serves the same purpose. I currently don't own a vehicle I payed more than $1800.
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Old January 4th, 2008, 11:43 AM   #36
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I drive my 2500 Chevy about 8-10 miles a day. Comes out to about $40 a week in gas. If I have to drive more then that, I steal the wife's Rodeo. Gas prices do suck, yesterday I got it on sale for $3.23 per gallon.
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Old January 4th, 2008, 12:06 PM   #37
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So, who else have finally "thown in the towel" with gas prices and have downsized?
Me...my wife took a transfer in May. So now she drives 19k miles a year just for work instead of 2600. So I made her park the Suburban and we picked up used cheap Saab 9-3. Gas mileage went from 12mpg to 25mpg. To bad the car has cost us $2500 in repairs since spring
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I am not fed up with gas prices because i only fill up my xj once a week since my commute downtown isnt bad at all. I am however fed up and done with pumping gas. Yesterday I had a horrible day because of having to stop at the gas station. I pulled in the gas station to fill up and when i stepped out of my jeep it was into a huge puddle of gas. I had gas on my shoes and on my nice suit pants. It was horrible.
So... from now on mschaffer pumps my gas every Sunday. He almost always does it, but he will get no breaks from now on :tonka:

I think my xj gets terrible gas mileage but getting it for as cheap as I did, and having no car payment or full coverage insurance makes up for it.
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Old January 4th, 2008, 12:26 PM   #39
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I have been surfing the metro's for sale for a while.

I dd my 1/2 ton pickup and by my calculations of 100+ miles per day I figure that I can pay off a metro and cover the insurance in about 3-4 months of driving. After that it pays its own insurance and the trucks insurance.

As soon as money allows and the timing is right I will probably pick one up.
Does that make you gay?
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I am not fed up with gas prices because i only fill up my xj once a week since my commute downtown isnt bad at all. I am however fed up and done with pumping gas. Yesterday I had a horrible day because of having to stop at the gas station. I pulled in the gas station to fill up and when i stepped out of my jeep it was into a huge puddle of gas. I had gas on my shoes and on my nice suit pants. It was horrible.
So... from now on mschaffer pumps my gas every Sunday. He almost always does it, but he will get no breaks from now on :tonka:

I think my xj gets terrible gas mileage but getting it for as cheap as I did, and having no car payment or full coverage insurance makes up for it.
mschaffer pumps my gas every Sunday. :tonka:
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