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Capitaldawg71
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2011 12:50:31 PM

I know i do , drive more slower and shorter trips.
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eyegotgas2
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2015 8:10:39 AM

I may drive a bit slower.
Houckster
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2015 3:52:15 AM

I always drive to get the most miles out of a gallon of gas regardless of price.

As for the State Farm plan, I found it was a ripoff. While you get a discount for the first year, the second year you have to pay the company to monitor your ride and the cost, at least in my case, was about the same as the discount.
mnrick041
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2015 8:31:50 PM

I put it over 200 miles a week just to work and back and basic stuff that I need to do.

I drive as little as I can (1) because of gas prices and (2) because I have a device in my car from State Farm that tracks my mileage (among other things) and the less I drive the more I can save.
twt
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2015 2:53:40 PM

No. If you have to drive for employment so be it.
retiredssgt
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2015 8:37:36 AM

Yes! I try to limit the number of extra trips I take once I get home.
BCNU
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2015 5:54:06 AM

nope
xmstr
Sophomore Author Michigan

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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2015 7:11:27 AM

yeah, i'll try to keep my highway speeds under 80 when gas prices are above $3/gallon
JoeKing
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2015 1:11:07 AM

no
Mininana
Champion Author New York

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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2015 8:20:19 PM

nah, I've always had a light foot except when time was of the essence... did a lot of newspaper work, usually pressed the limit on deadline
contiki
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2015 7:13:37 AM

Never.........
poetdog73
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Message Posted: Jan 4, 2015 12:04:02 AM

no
BartandLisa
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2015 10:00:45 PM

No
GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2015 2:07:00 PM

No just like I don't change because of lower prices.
heyman_31036
Sophomore Author Georgia

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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2014 10:33:38 AM

Even with lower prices now drive the same as higher but use Gas Buddy to an advantage for fill-ups,,
contiki
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2014 6:18:50 AM

Never......
GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2014 12:21:01 PM

No
PatAZ
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2014 12:44:49 PM

No I don't
dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2014 9:32:02 AM

I did change what I drive, type of vehicles, and tailored my habits, way back during "1999" as fuel prices rose above $1.00 a gal. Yes I still stick to the found economy newer habits.

When fuel prices rose above $3.50 a gal. I only drove vehicles that could obtain 30+ MPGs, and cut back use of any others that didn't. All vehicles driven less due to retirement, that's much less mileage per year total.

contiki
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2014 7:40:09 AM

Never.....
Mikeyy1960
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 7:10:17 PM

nope i drive for fuel economy no matter how high or low prices are
dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 10:15:13 AM

Well I don't take my performance vehicle out much until fuel prices drop to $2.50 gal, seldom anyway. No dancing on the Go Pedal yet.
Jackson126
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 9:12:04 AM

no
OilerFan
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 7:09:27 AM

I changed a long time ago.
contiki
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 7:02:44 AM

no.............
contiki
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2014 7:42:22 AM

Never......
PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2014 10:21:29 AM

No
Heavyblaze
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 10:28:23 PM

NO
stoihor
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 7:06:26 PM

no.
thomnrosie
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2014 12:06:47 PM

With fuels on the rise, you bet I change my driving habit.
RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2014 5:51:30 AM

no
mybigtruck
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2014 3:05:53 AM

nope. no changes in behavior
Sugarshaneo7
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2014 5:22:56 PM

sure
contiki
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2014 8:25:44 AM

Never............
Mikeyl
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2014 10:35:51 AM

I try to group errands and places we go so weren't not driving all over the place all the time.

I also work from home as often as possible, so I have no gas use on my commute.
46chief
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2014 10:31:06 AM

Sure do!
trkerjim
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2014 12:52:34 PM

All i do is try and combine as many trips as i can at one time. Doesn't help much but it saves more time than anything else.

[Edited by: trkerjim at 8/4/2014 12:53:03 PM EST]
WilhamClouse
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2014 11:04:20 AM

not really
GLM4205
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2014 10:01:15 PM


I only drive when I have to, no joy rides
dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2014 7:14:13 AM

I keep more following distance when traveling highway, suburbs, and shopping routes. Often stay out of the speed lanes, because traffic there stays grouped close and there is much braking when the faster packs(several vehicles trailing close), approach the slower ones.

Quit often the real Zoom'r will cause one, two, or three of the group to break over into the slow lane then causing a driver to go off cruise to keep decent safe following distance. Steady speed then becomes changed and then does use up more fuel in order to resume.

When there are slower mergers involved(large vehicles often loaded trucks)ETC. the risk of anyone's error increases. Driving just on the pedal becomes a must be for safety and steady goes against the fuel-tank economy.

Multilane routes handle the problem much better with the mergers......
contiki
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2014 6:56:12 AM

never......
twt
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2014 4:41:55 AM

No, I don't.
ace12012
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 6:31:00 PM

no.
carinthuist
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 11:54:58 AM

yes slower speed
jorobins538
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 9:59:25 AM

I was never a really aggressive driver to begin with - so not much of a change
OilerFan
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 7:07:09 AM

of course. less aggressively.
randy3116
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 5:44:10 AM

when prices rise above a set point, then I implement additional measures to conserve fuel
Boyrr
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 12:23:31 PM

i only drive when I have to, no joy rides
PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 9:51:44 AM

No
MertieMan
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 8:18:57 AM

I tend to stay within the speed limits and drive more conservative .
badbobKY
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 9:33:46 AM

no
BCNU
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 6:48:54 AM

no
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