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Posted: 12/10/2003 5:56:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/10/2003 6:00:17 PM EDT by TexRdnec]
after my little rant on the sierra club in a related topic i thought it would be fun to do a little math. yes, you heard me right, FUN to do math...................

ill explain how. just to piss off the pointy headed little bitches there i've taken the total miles on my truck, rounded them off to 82,200 miles. i then divided 82,200 miles by my mileage, 9.5MPG and came up with roughly.............

8,652 gallons of gas!!!!!!!!!!

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH­AHAHAHA

now you play

Link Posted: 12/10/2003 6:01:05 PM EDT
52,000 miles 20 mpg 2600 gallons
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 6:01:25 PM EDT
I just bought a new truck (Yes I got the Nissan) 24 Gallons Take that you tree huggers!
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 6:03:09 PM EDT
I just bought a new truck (Yes I got the Nissan)
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and i though our talk did some good.........::sigh:: [;)]
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 6:06:00 PM EDT
89 Range Rover, 323,642 miles, 14 mpg, uhh, uhh, (sound of punching keys on calculator) 23,117 gallons (gas, not oil). CW
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 6:08:29 PM EDT
As you might know, I enjoy big numbers. So it's just natural that I was attracted by this news release from the University of Utah, "Bad Mileage: 98 tons of plants per gallon." "A staggering 98 tons of prehistoric, buried plant material is required to produce each gallon of gasoline we burn in our cars, SUVs, trucks and other vehicles." For a reasonably efficient car, riding 25 miles per gallon, this translates to 4 tons of prehistoric plants per mile, or more than two tons per kilometer. The research paper also mentions that everyday, we are using the fossil fuel equivalent of all the plants growing during a whole year just for our cars.
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 6:10:28 PM EDT
48,000 miles at about 16mpg roughly... 3000 gals of fuel! MUUAHAHAHAHA!! i DO have a heavy foot, just ask Tex! [;D]
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 6:12:23 PM EDT
As you might know, I enjoy big numbers. So it's just natural that I was attracted by this news release from the University of Utah, "Bad Mileage: 98 tons of plants per gallon." "A staggering 98 tons of prehistoric, buried plant material is required to produce each gallon of gasoline we burn in our cars, SUVs, trucks and other vehicles." For a reasonably efficient car, riding 25 miles per gallon, this translates to 4 tons of prehistoric plants per mile, or more than two tons per kilometer. The research paper also mentions that everyday, we are using the fossil fuel equivalent of all the plants growing during a whole year just for our cars.
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waaaaa
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 6:20:19 PM EDT
Originally Posted By hielo: As you might know, I enjoy big numbers. So it's just natural that I was attracted by this news release from the University of Utah, "Bad Mileage: 98 tons of plants per gallon." "A staggering 98 tons of prehistoric, buried plant material is required to produce each gallon of gasoline we burn in our cars, SUVs, trucks and other vehicles." For a reasonably efficient car, riding 25 miles per gallon, this translates to 4 tons of prehistoric plants per mile, or more than two tons per kilometer. The research paper also mentions that everyday, we are using the fossil fuel equivalent of all the plants growing during a whole year just for our cars.
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relax...its cool..i make up for it by using an electric weed-eater instead of a gas powered one. if more people followed my lead..then EVERYONE could drive SUVs.
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 6:28:34 PM EDT
Beer.......it's cheaper than therapy.
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And gas!
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 6:37:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/10/2003 6:41:39 PM EDT by Synister1]
93 Cherokee w/129000 = 9214 gallons. that is a very rough math estimate, living in the winter zone uses more.
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 6:39:26 PM EDT
Heh. Looking at ~6600 gallons for my truck, and ~2300 gallons for the wife's car. That's a lot of dead dinosaurs, man.
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 6:59:15 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DzlBenz: Heh. Looking at ~6600 gallons for my truck, and ~2300 gallons for the wife's car. That's a lot of dead dinosaurs, man.
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Bah. Maybe half a brontosauraus and a handful of minisaurs. A real man can claim at least 6 brontosaurs all by hisself.
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 7:04:14 PM EDT
2,265,466 tons. Anybody have a weight to brontosaur conversion factor handy? CW
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 7:22:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/10/2003 7:23:24 PM EDT by gribble]
Now for the real math. Take the number of gallons you have used, and figure out how much you could have saved by buying all of your gas at the same time you bought your vehicle. The hard part there is remembering how much you've spent on gas at different times.
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 7:27:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/10/2003 7:31:56 PM EDT by fight4yourrights]
1. been driving 22 years 2. probably averaged 30,000 per year 3. probably averaged 20 mpg [b]33,000 gallons of dinofuel! maybe another 24,000 gallons for the wife 57,000 gallons * 98 tons = 11,172,000,000 lbs[/b]
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 7:32:32 PM EDT
I'm a lightweight... only 700 gallons through my new baby so far (21k mi/30mpg). But I've racked up 21k mi. in one year, so I'm trying to do my part! [BD]
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 7:37:53 PM EDT
Im about 5200 Gallons for my SS Impala, at 73000 miles hard to tell. Gets like 12 city and 28 highway. I dont even want to try to figure the 78 trans am.
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 7:43:40 PM EDT
387.5 Gallons That is for ARFCOM related "Road Trips" ONLY. [:D] As for total? No Clue. I know over a million miles (just on vacations/roadtrips in 20 years) average between 18-25mpg
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 7:46:09 PM EDT
This thread just goes to show you that we should just take over the middle east and keep the oil for ourselves.
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 7:50:23 PM EDT
Originally Posted By brasspile: 387.5 Gallons That is for ARFCOM related "Road Trips" ONLY. [:D] As for total? No Clue. I know over a million miles (just on vacations/roadtrips in 20 years) average between 18-25mpg
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So let's say 1million miles, 21 mpg: 47619 gallons 9,333,333,333 lbs of plants
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 7:56:26 PM EDT
Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
Originally Posted By brasspile: 387.5 Gallons That is for ARFCOM related "Road Trips" ONLY. [:D] As for total? No Clue. I know over a million miles (just on vacations/roadtrips in 20 years) average between 18-25mpg
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So let's say 1million miles, 21 mpg: 47619 gallons 9,333,333,333 lbs of plants
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Hmmm, at today's prices, that is only about 10 transferable M-16's. Now, ask yourself, would you rather have 10 16's, or a ton of cool memories and pictures? hmmm, One Transferable 16 is worth 933,333,333.3 pounds of plants. No clue what the "brontosaurus conversion" is...
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 8:36:01 PM EDT
92 Blazer with 201,000 and 13mpg puts me at 15,461 gallons.
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 8:42:13 PM EDT
62K miles, at 14MPG 4429 gallons...just doin' my part [:)] (that's just on the ONE car... heheh)
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 8:46:12 PM EDT
180000 miles (i'm working on it) at about 28mpg = 6429 gallons. No trucks yet, though, mostly small econoboxes. Truck coming very soon. Ghasltly old Suburban it looks like. Will be sure to make the 350 burn a quary of oil a week while i'm at it.
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 8:49:22 PM EDT
only 1,340 gallons here[:O]
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 10:20:11 PM EDT
Do we get to count lifetime miles? Hell, I'm in the 2M+ range. At probably 16 mpg average (sports cars in the mix) that makes over 12,250,000 tons of plants or a fair amount of dino dung. CW
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 10:39:31 PM EDT
Let's see, my Toyota Carolla gets 33MPG. 110,000 miles=3,333 gallons. If gas is $1.50, I've spent $4999.50. Roughly the cost of my car. Not bad. Go Carolla.
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 10:44:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/10/2003 10:47:27 PM EDT by cluster]
137000 / 19 mpg = about 7210 gallons hell screw the plants 7210 * avg $1.30 a gallon = about $9,373 ... DAMN! isnt the tax on gas about 40¢ ? $9,373 * 40¢ = $3,749 in gas tax... that translated in arfcom : avg porn rental = $1.99 $3,749 / $1.99 = about 1884 rentals.. wow with the gas tax money ive paid the .gov has deprived me 1,884 porn rentals!!!!!!!!!!!! now that hurts. [:D] edited to add: ERRRR!!! 2IDdoc I wanted do te the first to put a $ figure to it.. guess a type too slow [:)]
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