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mickeyrv

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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2012 8:21:28 PM

I thought driving across town to save on gasoline prices was a smart thing to do. Then I realized that when you look at the whole package. Wear and tear on the vehicle plus tires, Oil changes, maintenance, life of vehicle, insurance, etc. It literally costs arounnd 30 to 45 cents per mile ( or more) to drive your vehicle. Unless you can offset the real cost of driving with gasoling savings, You are just kidding yourself and spending more $ in the end.
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John_Doe
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 2:45:17 AM

no
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WEDDY
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 9:36:43 AM

Never
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Awing1
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 9:28:47 AM

No, you are not saving with that.
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Jackson126
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 7:29:29 AM

no
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 1:40:22 PM

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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 8:47:31 AM

No
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chipperd1
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 3:15:25 PM

Nope
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Jackson126
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 7:41:53 AM

no
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 1:45:39 PM

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carinthuist
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 11:24:37 AM

no
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twt
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 5:48:04 AM

Duh, DUH.
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Awing1
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 11:03:48 AM

no crazy
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weddy11
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 9:53:41 AM

No
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contiki
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 6:55:08 AM

Never.....
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 6:31:57 AM

Nope
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 9:57:10 AM

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twt
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 8:18:36 AM

Duh, how long did it take to figure this one out?
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 10:08:51 AM

no
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 9:31:20 AM

Never
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trkerjim
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 7:59:52 AM

no not cost effective
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OilerFan
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 7:52:49 AM

THe cost per mile doesn't make it worth that. Driving across town for gasoline is a loser deal.
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RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 6:08:17 AM

no
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WilhamClouse
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 12:59:48 AM

I live in a big city. A drive across town is a waste of time and money.
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luvmyrv
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 7:21:37 PM

a short distance yes...across town...no.
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 3:53:01 PM

N
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 12:39:00 PM

no
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no
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 9:35:44 AM

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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 9:00:46 AM

no
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 7:16:39 AM

Never in the Life
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2014 3:18:00 PM

I have before. Small town here.
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2014 10:20:55 AM

Yes but my town is probably much smaller than yours.
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2014 9:40:28 AM

Never
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2014 6:41:21 AM

No.........
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2014 5:00:16 AM

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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Oct 3, 2014 9:44:45 AM

Prices out of the State look tempting for a weekend jaunt to "Aunt Mary's"

Note.... I did buy My vehicle to drive, necessary or not, I want to be able to cruise it, haul with it, wax it, shed it, and I only want to fuel it because I must.

So that fueling part, owning part, is an predictable variance, I then may want to get rid of it(sell it). A golf cart could be an advantage for my lifestyle, rather than rising other expenses, My bicycle hasn't cost me a dime since I bought it new, other than a few low cost mods = total $15.00

Seldom across town, pays off, but I have on occasion because some stores sell only items that are found daily competitive. Others have the hard to find items for DIY'ers That's Me..... Love it! We have two stores like that over there.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Oct 3, 2014 7:14:51 AM

Never..........
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 11:07:18 AM

no
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contiki
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 8:07:06 AM

Never.....
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RealtorJeff
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2014 1:30:19 PM

You are right Mickey V, best to check GB and the next time you are in that area, fill it up. Google AAA on what it costs to operate a vehicle, it is really closer to $.90 per mile now, when you factor in all the insurance, gas, oil, tires, etc. Just like you said.
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twt
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2014 3:39:15 AM

Dumb, waste of gasoline.
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krazkar
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2014 11:43:29 PM

Unless I am near, it is not worth it.
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2014 3:43:55 PM

yes
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2014 11:36:52 AM

no
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PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2014 8:28:36 AM

I usually have a reason to be in the area of less expensive gas, or close enough when I need to fill up.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2014 8:07:35 AM

No..............
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