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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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PatAZ
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2014 12:44:49 PM

No I don't
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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.

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

Never.....
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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
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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.
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Jackson126
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 9:12:04 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

no.
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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.
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RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2014 5:51:30 AM

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

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

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

Never............
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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.
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46chief
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2014 10:31:06 AM

Sure do!
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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]
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WilhamClouse
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2014 11:04:20 AM

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


I only drive when I have to, no joy rides
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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......
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contiki
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2014 6:56:12 AM

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

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

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

yes slower speed
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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
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OilerFan
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2014 7:07:09 AM

of course. less aggressively.
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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
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 12:23:31 PM

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

No
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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 .
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badbobKY
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 9:33:46 AM

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

no
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hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 6:24:59 AM

No way Jose!!
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randy3116
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 5:37:31 AM

yes
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Jmac2008
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 1:03:30 AM

No
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 11:28:55 PM

I just keep more following distance in the shopping zone traffic, others zoom around at times only to slam on their brakes and wait at the red lights ahead. Often behind others waiting.

I believe it was Semi-Steve who posted >>>> "how Red does Red have to be?" before the driver lets off the go pedal and then saves fuel by a coast down and saving the brakes/waiting.

Probably not his exact words but that is how I perceived the message post effects/habits.... I might add passing/acceleration for a SLAM Stop usually an a wait, soon to be repeated....(it's their gas) Nice!
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PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 8:48:28 AM

No
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contiki
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 7:09:41 AM

Never.........
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 9:48:55 AM

I only drive when I have to
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forresj
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 8:51:01 AM

Yes, I reduced my driving 80%. I walk more. I don't drive much anymore. I currently put only 4500 miles on my car in the last 3 years.

I'm not interested in throwing money away.

[Edited by: forresj at 7/19/2014 8:53:43 AM EST]
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contiki
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 7:43:11 AM

Never...........
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lwood655
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2014 8:12:48 AM

no i drive the same
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Houckster
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2014 11:30:14 AM

US412 writes: No need to change. Prices are not too high, this is the new normal, what you voted for. Open your mind to the reality that is today. Now is the time to fully embrace the continuing "Fundamental Transformation of America", the destruction of the middle class family so necessary for totalitarianism to succeed. Life is hard, you struggle so, we alone know how to help you so just put us in charge and we will take care of you. Sound familiar?
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Well, I've had my fill of silly for today.

As for changing the way I drive due to high gas prices, I haven't changed at all. I'm always trying to get the best mileage I can whether gas is $1.50 or $5.00. Remember about 20 lbs of CO2 are added to the environment for every gallon of gas that's consumed.
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hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2014 6:43:32 AM

No way Jose!!!
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us412
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2014 11:50:36 AM

No need to change. Prices are not too high, this is the new normal, what you voted for. Open your mind to the reality that is today. Now is the time to fully embrace the continuing "Fundamental Transformation of America", the destruction of the middle class family so necessary for totalitarianism to succeed. Life is hard, you struggle so, we alone know how to help you so just put us in charge and we will take care of you. Sound familiar?
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rmw10rpw
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2014 8:40:02 AM

no
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contiki
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2014 7:21:36 AM

Never........ever.....................
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