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RONALD777

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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2012 12:37:06 PM

Would you rather own a huge gas guzzling pickup truck or a little bitty gas sipping car?
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rick_evans
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2013 8:08:49 PM

I'm happy with my sipper and the sipper before and the sipper before. Let's me waste money on things other than gasoline.
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thirstyV8suv
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2013 7:32:49 PM

As my screen name implies I drive a V8 truck-based SUV. It's got way more power than I need but as Tim the Tool Man Taylor used to say "more power"
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Madridjoe
Veteran Author Lancaster

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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2013 7:26:59 PM

i drive a Silverado, have no interest in driving a small car
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FrankLee1
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2013 3:20:53 PM

grampi = spot on.
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grampi47
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2013 2:37:29 PM

"Still wrong answer. My (former) F-250 got 10 MPG with 6,000 pound trailer. About 15,000 pounds total, truck, trailer, motorcycles, gear. Thats the same *efficiency* as a 3,000 pound Prius getting 50 MPG. And (5) Priuses could not perform the task my truck was performing and if they could then 5 drivers would have been needed."

Yeah, but the efficiency of the F250 is gone when it's driving around empty and only getting 15 MPG...and this is what they do most of the time...

[Edited by: grampi47 at 7/16/2013 2:38:19 PM EST]
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Barthasgas
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2013 7:33:26 PM

gas sipper
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pkrpro
Champion Author San Bernardino

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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2013 5:16:21 PM

if i needed a truck i would have one. My friend has five kids so there is no way he can drive something that gets good gas mileage. I am single so no need for something so big
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Louloulou2013
Sophomore Author Dayton

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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2013 2:33:57 PM

Gas sipper vs. gas hog, if all else is equal.
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Mikeyl
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2013 1:49:22 PM

This is not a fair question. It depends on what your situation is.

If you're just cruising about town doing errands, then the "little bitty gas sipping car" might be better. But, if you need to haul stuff or have a business, then the "huge gas guzzling pickup truck" might be a better option.

The end all, be all is NOT about gas mileage, it's about the right tool for the job.
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GrumpyCat
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2013 1:03:09 PM

"wrong question -- even full size vehicles today can be efficient"

Still wrong answer. My (former) F-250 got 10 MPG with 6,000 pound trailer. About 15,000 pounds total, truck, trailer, motorcycles, gear. Thats the same *efficiency* as a 3,000 pound Prius getting 50 MPG. And (5) Priuses could not perform the task my truck was performing and if they could then 5 drivers would have been needed.
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GrumpyCat
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2013 12:59:41 PM

One of each.
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petromonitor
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2013 11:50:32 AM

Car
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Zig0
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2013 11:28:51 AM

car
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Wanda127
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2013 10:48:55 AM

I want in between. I want a fuel efficient car with descent get up & go & enough room for the people & things I need to put in my car.
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dassfg
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2013 10:22:50 AM

wrong question -- even full size vehicles today can be efficient
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ricebike
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2013 9:57:43 AM

as a commuter, gas sipper

as a people hauler, minivan

pickups/boxvans needed for cargo hauling which i rarely do
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bluenvoy
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2013 9:12:12 AM

Neither. There are a lot of good rides in between what you have described.
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lwood655
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2013 8:43:18 AM

depends on what I need to do sometimes a truck or suv or a sleek convertible with top down
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Banjoe
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2013 8:32:02 AM

Truth is that I would love a line up of vehicles that would match any mood I'm in.
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rmw10rpw
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2013 8:19:06 AM

I really love my Fusion
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33gort33
Champion Author Indiana

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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2013 8:04:55 AM

Depends if my job needed the gas guzzling truck or not.

I would not own a truck just to have one.

As a wise motorbiker once told me : it's a lot more fun riding a small bike fast - than a fast bike slow.

Ditto for small cars etc.
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WilhamClouse
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2013 7:56:17 AM

Something in between. I drive a pick-up everyday, but some days I would like to drive something a little smaller.
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Gil43
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2013 7:53:35 AM

I use my truck as a truck everyday
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ronbo2010
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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2013 1:38:17 AM

Its like asking if I had the cake to myself would I just have a piece or everything. :-p I would have a piece, please.
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estroh
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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2013 12:28:32 AM

Given only these 2 options the sipper would be preferred. But there are more options out there
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kwela
Sophomore Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2013 10:04:30 PM

No way I want a gas guzzling pickup. Nor a tiny gas sipper. There are many choices in between, so its not a valid question.
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frugalshopper
Veteran Author Syracuse

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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2013 9:58:45 PM

I prefer a sipper.
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RJ35126
All-Star Author Birmingham

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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2013 2:44:41 AM

neither. Id like a midrange with better handling & traction than my 94 Buick. But, Im not willing to pay for it.
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PatAZ
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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2013 6:03:46 PM

It's more fun to lie when it is a silly question.
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gus8441
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Message Posted: Jun 30, 2013 9:03:13 PM

little bitty
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RONALD777
Champion Author Houston

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Message Posted: Jun 30, 2013 7:45:13 PM

I like my gas guzzling pickup truck.
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Calinda0530
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2013 8:34:29 AM

I'm proud of my guzzler.

I love love love my Expedition. Nary a problem since I got her. I still exceed the MPG posted on her price sheet, especially on the highway.

BUT

I want some of that technology that they're now building into vehicles....
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FrankLee1
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Message Posted: Jun 20, 2013 5:37:08 PM

blkwolf You must be reeeeaaaaalllly proud of your guzzler, huh.
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EvPv
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Message Posted: Jun 20, 2013 4:14:25 AM

a sipper.....with a good stereo ;)
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ronbo2010
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Message Posted: Jun 20, 2013 3:14:40 AM

Anything with power is good. :-)

[Edited by: ronbo2010 at 6/20/2013 3:15:20 AM EST]
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jack4141
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Message Posted: Jun 20, 2013 2:30:48 AM

Nope
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gus8441
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Message Posted: Jun 20, 2013 1:21:59 AM

neither
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erik73
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Message Posted: Jun 20, 2013 1:02:31 AM

neither
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blckwolf
All-Star Author North Carolina

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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2013 7:37:32 PM

A pickup truck. They are far more useful than some mini-death trap that isn't even fun to drive!

[Edited by: blckwolf at 6/19/2013 7:38:00 PM EST]
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MoneyLA
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2013 7:15:47 PM

A PICKUP TRUCK!
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valby
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2013 5:28:38 AM

I own both now.
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mybigtruck
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2013 4:08:49 AM

I own and drive either of 2 gas guzzler trucks daily. Wife drives a mid-size sedan. No little cars in this household. LOL
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dvc2
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2013 12:15:22 AM

I already own both.
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TriniB
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 10:23:42 PM

I prefer midsize.
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xbAG
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 10:19:59 PM

a smaller car.
right now I have a Scion XB. It gets decent milage.
now that I am retired I would like a smaller car.
however that will probably not happen.
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Houckster
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 10:01:08 PM

I have a pickup truck that I love because it meets all my needs while getting reasonably good mileage. A person should buy the minimum vehicle that meets his/her needs.
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priver
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 9:27:32 PM

Yes, of course I Love U..
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contiki
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 8:18:32 PM

My wife owns a Civic that gives good mileage....

I own a mid-size Honda Accord that give good mileage.....

I sure don't want a gas guzzling pickup truck......
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PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 5:36:04 PM

How about somewhere in between.
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Calinda0530
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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2013 5:28:33 PM

I have a large SUV because I do a lot of cruising; and need room for my luggage.

After retiring, I find that I drive a lot less; approximately 5000 miles a year (not including drives to-and-from Florida from Texas.)

I used to go out every day; not anymore. I take a list with me on those 2-3 days that I venture out. The rest of the time, my SUV is in the garage.

One tank of gas a month works for me....
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