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Posted: 8/31/2005 3:35:02 PM EDT
...on selling it off, and getting something more gas efficent?
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 3:36:57 PM EDT
I'm not selling, but I now plan to keep my 89 Bimmer that is getting about 34 on the highway.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 3:37:56 PM EDT
I lost my Chevy Blazer last year and drive a Honda Accord now...


I'll never complain about the lack of power again... I'm sailing high at 26 MPG


- BG
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 3:38:36 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 3:39:27 PM EDT
My 99 Suburban is gonna be put up for sale. I am thinking of getting a nice motorcycle and a cheap car with a good a heater.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 3:40:07 PM EDT
No way am I selling my 05 dodge ram with a hemi.........I knew what i was getting into when I bought it....if it gets bad enough I'll drive the tractor or 4wheeler to work
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 3:40:12 PM EDT
I've been looking for an F-250, and the prices are looking better all the time.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 3:40:42 PM EDT
I have a 96 S-10 that gets about 16mpg in the city. I normally shift at 2700rpm, but now I'm going to knock that down to 1400 unless I'm on a hill. I can pull 22mpg if I drive very moderately in the city.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 3:41:02 PM EDT
The 'Burban is paid for and the market is soft. It'll sit.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 3:43:46 PM EDT
If I drove a truck or SUV and lived in a flood plain or hurricaine zone I would be looking at a lift kit and a snorkle kit, not a smaller car.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 3:48:30 PM EDT
I moved in March, a big part of the reason so I could cut down on travel time and costs. Instead of driving many hours a week I have only spent 15 minutes in my car since March. Walk everywhere now. This obviously isn't an option for many people but I'm happy with the decision I've made. Also getting healthier and fitter from the exercise.

The excess cash will go into paying off the principle on my home loan faster.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 3:49:21 PM EDT
Not selling my toys...But am thinking seriously about buying either a compact car(50mph) or motorcycle to drive to and from work. Of course if I decide on getting a ricer I will most certanly tint the windows Can't be caught in one
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 3:50:48 PM EDT
Good luck selling big trucks and SUVs...people are getting raped tryin to trade 'em in right now.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 3:52:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Jfor:
My 99 Suburban is gonna be put up for sale. I am thinking of getting a nice motorcycle and a cheap car with a good a heater.



I'm not (planning) on selling the Ford Explorer just yet. I like the option of 4wD too much (emergencies)However I DO believe I WILL be looking into a motorcycle, I rode 1 for 5 years went to the store, etc... on it and to work, even in the winter, that's why God made snowsuits! Yeah, sometimes I HAD to drive just 45MPH so I didn't get too cold, but it's really not that bad. And Ohio has pretty sucky winters.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 3:52:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/31/2005 4:20:09 PM EDT by zeekh]
My wife just bought a Nissan Sentra ( Tuna Can ) So I'm going to drive her Chevy Prism that get about 2x the milege my truck gets.

ETA: We bought the car because she has been wanting a more reliable ( read:newer )car. Not because of the gas prices. I only drive 4 miles to work and could walk or bicycle if need be
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 3:53:17 PM EDT
Yeah, it is not very hard to find a good price on a 4x4 and it is getting better all the time.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 3:53:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/31/2005 4:01:01 PM EDT by WildBoar]

Originally Posted By mobius:
...on selling it off, and getting something more gas efficent?



Not me. 6 person family here. My Town and Country is a requirement. My Pathfinder is worth the milage as well. I can drive over medians wheneer I want, park in places a car cant, and I cant take it down the back road to my house without worring about it bottoming out.

I never made it a point to make wasteful trips anyway.

ETA both vehicles are paid off and I own them so $400-600 a month of car payments is not worth it. Heck its still cheaper to drive these even if they only got 10mpg vs 2 car payments @ +$300 each a month+gas.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 3:56:21 PM EDT
A Jetta TDI @ 50mpg would be nice, but I can't afford it.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 3:57:07 PM EDT
I'm not.

Selling my paid for 1989 Jeep Grand Wagoneer that gets 10mpg and uses a full tank of gas per week at a now cost of $60 to buy a brand new Toyota that gets 30mpg and would use about $20 a week but would cost me $350-400 a month doesn't even make economic sense.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 3:58:30 PM EDT
I have a 3/4 ton 4x4 Suburban, and wouldn't part with it if gas was $5 a gallon. I love my tank.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 3:59:55 PM EDT
I'm keeping my Suburban.

Link Posted: 8/31/2005 4:01:29 PM EDT
After seeing what happened in N.O. ???

The SuperJeep is staying put!
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 4:01:44 PM EDT
Only way I will be getting rid of my truck is for a nice new one
I knew it wouldnt be cheap to feed when I bought it.....I didnt expect this, but I made my bed, I have no problem lying in it.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 4:02:19 PM EDT
It took me forever to find a nice used 3/4 ton 4x4 chevy for pulling/hauling. I need it so it's not going anywhere. However, it'll sit until I need it. I drive a company truck for work so that's not an issue.

My wife's truck is a '03 Blazer that gets 20 mpg. I almost wish we had her old junk '93 Beretta back so we could enjoy THAT gas mileage again. We're going to stick with what we have for now. What it would cost to trade to a vehicle with better mileage could buy a lot of gas.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 4:05:30 PM EDT
got rid of mine 2 weeks ago....Now in a Honda Element
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 4:07:27 PM EDT
Nope not selling my Dodge, but I will be starting to make Bio-deisel!!!! Very sooooon!



Travis
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 4:08:32 PM EDT
People that have plenty of money do noy care about gas milage.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 4:09:37 PM EDT
I'll keep my 6 cyl. Grand Cherokee, after driving on I-285 in Atlanta for years and seeing what remained of small cars in accidents, no thanks. Great gas milage but no protection.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 4:10:35 PM EDT
nope
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 4:10:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mobius:
...on selling it off, and getting something more gas efficent?




Never.... All my vehicles/4wheeler trucks are running on homebrew Biodiesel except my Murcie but I only drive the car on a very very good day, once or twice a month on limited runs around the city.

Link Posted: 8/31/2005 4:11:49 PM EDT
Any of you with eyes bigger than wallets that own a 2004-2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited and don't want it, let me know :)
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 4:12:41 PM EDT
I'm actually thinking about buying TWO slightly used gas guzzlers at a hell of a discount.

Then, I may get a motorcycle to drive while gas prices are high.
I figure if I use the bike enough, and drive the new V8's half the time during all of this, I will still come out pretty good.

A better plan than getting raped on selling something with a V8, and getting raped on buying a tiny car witha puny engine that everyone wants at the moment.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 4:13:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By go3:
Any of you with eyes bigger than wallets that own a 2004-2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited and don't want it, let me know :)



Get the 04, Jeep fucked up the 05's with stupid IFS. I know I know...it's for the children...of soccer moms.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 4:14:26 PM EDT
My truck is a mini truck, so it already gets pretty good mileage. The only thing it needs is another paint job (this would be the 4th).
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 4:16:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sam1963:
People that have plenty of money do noy care about gas milage.



I dont have plenty of money, but I dont have car payment either.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 4:17:01 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 4:17:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WildBoar:

Originally Posted By sam1963:
People that have plenty of money do noy care about gas milage.



I dont have plenty of money, but I dont have car payment either.




BIG +1
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 4:18:44 PM EDT
If I knew I could get rid of it now, I probably would sell it. I'm almost to the point of being willing to take a loss on it as well. I owe somewhere around 10 on it.

I want another 4 cylinder Toyota pickup.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 4:21:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/31/2005 4:21:34 PM EDT by gaspasser]

Originally Posted By sam1963:
People that have plenty of money do noy care about gas milage.



People who have to drive in the snow belt need to get to work...sometimes before the plows come out. Not all of us have plenty of money, but a VW Golf wont go through 15" of new snow.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 4:21:42 PM EDT
1000 Miles a month, at 15mpg (or so in the truckie) @ $3 a gallon equals about $200 a month in petrol.

1000 miles a month at 25 mpg (in something else smaller) @ $3 a gallon = $120 a month or so in petrol.

Truck is paid for, is reliable, and is comfortable. It suits my needs and I cannot see getting a new car for $80 bucks a month in savings.

If it were 5 years ago, I would be thinking differently as $80 a month back then would have been a significant portion of my income then.

If we get to the point where fuel is $5 a gallon, I will consider getting a runaround car for local commutes and grocery getting etc.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 4:22:38 PM EDT
2 suburbans here and I plan on keeping them.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 4:23:49 PM EDT
My 4x4 90 Blazer (full size) w/ 350ci sits in the driveway all week long. Luckily I drive a company truck and the Blazer is for weekends and towing duty. I filled the company truck today and the pump shut off at $75.00 and I only had 3/4 of a tank.....
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 4:24:15 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 4:24:32 PM EDT
Just traded my wife's van in on an SUV.

Link Posted: 8/31/2005 4:25:50 PM EDT
Not selling but the wife has parked her Trailblazer and is now driving my Camaro.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 4:26:39 PM EDT

I'm keeping mine. I hate cars and couldn't get by without at least one truck. I don't drive that far to work anyway, so I could drive a tank and it wouldn't kill me.

As for paying for the other longer trips, I guess I'll cut back spending other non essentials to cover it.
I guess one less box of cigars a month should just about cover it.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 4:27:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/31/2005 4:27:54 PM EDT by Specop_007]

Originally Posted By atomicferret:
A Jetta TDI @ 50mpg would be nice, but I can't afford it.



Thats what we have.

And the Expedition sits most of the time too. Still take it out to blow the cobwebs out of the exhaust though.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 4:28:02 PM EDT
I'm not going to tade in my CR-V (23mpg) for something better, but once it finally is time to put it out to pasture, I'll definitely be getting something in the 35+mpg range.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 4:29:36 PM EDT
The only thing I do now thats different is I drive at 75mph instead of 95mph on the hwy.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 4:31:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sam1963:
People that have plenty of money do not care about gas milage.



+1
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 4:45:33 PM EDT
I don't have plenty of money for gas but if anyone wants to sell me their 2002 to 2005 Tahoe I might be interested. I know this doesn't make sense but I'll buy your Tahoe.



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