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Are You Driving Less Because of Gas Prices?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by larry2375, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. Apr 17, 2011 at 11:54 PM
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    larry2375

    larry2375 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    a gallon of reg. gas here is $4.39 and i'm finding that i'm not driving my truck as often as i used to. when i first got my truck, i'd go for a cruise just for the hell of it. now i just stare at my truck through my window just to admire it and see if my a**hole neighbors are up to no good. dumbass dinged my truck and cost me $120 for pdr. how much is gas around your area and are you guys still driving the same amount?
     
  2. Apr 17, 2011 at 11:56 PM
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    04LTtacoma

    04LTtacoma Well-Known Member

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    Heck no!

    Got to drive to work and to the dunes! Gas prices will never keep me from driving my taco!!!!! Muahahahahahaha!
     
  3. Apr 18, 2011 at 12:16 AM
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    MJonaGS32

    MJonaGS32 MJ on a GS

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    Yes I'm driving it less and less. My mom only lives a mile from me, so I borrow her car to commute sometimes. I also take public transportation when I can. But once summer hits, I'll be taking a buttload of camping trips and make up all those miles I would have drove with my truck.
     
  4. Apr 18, 2011 at 12:18 AM
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    KalamaKid

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    same shit as everyone else
    Stopped going to the gym... Just running in the neighborhood on the off days now...
     
  5. Apr 18, 2011 at 12:20 AM
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    808TRDTaco10

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    Nope. Yeah gas prices won't stop me from driving my Taco either, since it is my DD. Well, for me its either the Taco or 4Runner and actually, I think the Taco gets slightly better gas mileage, according to my scangauge.
     
  6. Apr 18, 2011 at 12:38 AM
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    WhatThePho?

    WhatThePho? Greg Graffin 2016

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    Yup, going to get a beach cruiser and use that for local transportation.
     
  7. Apr 18, 2011 at 12:43 AM
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    ColtsTRD

    ColtsTRD .....

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    I don't drive it any less than usual...When my wife and I go on longer road trips we usually take her Yaris which gets great gas mileage so...
     
  8. Apr 18, 2011 at 12:50 AM
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    larry2375

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    that's ironic. just got my wife a used yaris. that car is awesome on gas, that's what were using to get around. it's actually saving me money on gas, great little car except for all the girlie accessories she put on it.
     
  9. Apr 18, 2011 at 12:53 AM
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    JdMeF9SiR2

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    yes im glad i have a bicycle to get me around town :p
     
  10. Apr 18, 2011 at 1:33 AM
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    Highland Logan

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    We aren't driving any less. But after 12 years with the Mazda B3000, the Tacoma has much better gas mileage. We also cashed in our Petro Points (points card from national gas station here in Canada) that we accumulated over the past 12 years which gets us 5¢ off a liter for about the next 1300L.

    Frank
     
  11. Apr 18, 2011 at 2:46 AM
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    bisdak10

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    Ever since i got mt 1991 Toyota MR2 Turbo last oct 2010 my truck became a weekend warrior. i made my MR2 my DD. i get about 24 smiles/per/gallon.
     
  12. Apr 18, 2011 at 2:54 AM
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    RogerRZ

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    I bought mine because of high gas prices. I went from a V8 to a girly 4 cyl (this is what my buds say--they all drive F250-350). So far, my fuel savings have been around 13 cents per mile. I'm all for power, but I'm more for saving money heh heh...
     
  13. Apr 18, 2011 at 4:29 AM
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    o5iiawah

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    Same here, driving my taco more due to the high prices.

    25.5mpg on my last tank.
     
  14. Apr 18, 2011 at 4:50 AM
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    SuperTacoma

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    I am trying to drive less. I drive the Taco as needed but I try to combine my trips to make it worth taking.
    I use the other vehicles more because they get better mileage.
     
  15. Apr 18, 2011 at 4:54 AM
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    crf69

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    ummm yeah
    yes.....my 97 nissan altima has seen alot of duty lately.
     
  16. Apr 18, 2011 at 4:56 AM
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    tx_shooter

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    I have always used my truck as a DD for work and I have a motorcycle I ride for everything else. Gas prices hasn't really had any effect on how much I prefer to ride the bike.
     
  17. Apr 18, 2011 at 5:14 AM
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    Gregman

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    Not going to get much sympathy from us Canadians. Right now we're paying $1.28/Liter (Canadian). Considering the current exchange rate is $1 Canadian = $1.04 US, and 1 gallon (US) = 3.7854 Litres, that works out to $5.04/gallon (US). How do you like that for price gouging considering that we make a lot more gasoline than we use in Canada and are the largest exporter to the US? Its frustrating to say the least, but like everyone else I know the thing to do is to cross the border to get some relatively cheap US gas or suck it up buttercup.
     
  18. Apr 18, 2011 at 5:18 AM
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    paintdiddy

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    I'm cutting back as much as I can. We take my wifes truck on weekends.I'm doing at least $100 a week in gas
     
  19. Apr 18, 2011 at 7:46 AM
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    TomaGirl

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    I sure am!! I get dropped off with my bike now and make the commute home every night. I save the cruising for the weekends when I pull my pop up to go camping. :)
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  20. Apr 18, 2011 at 7:55 AM
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    DEEVON911

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    Its 3.79 around me, not as bad as yours. I'm not driving less so much, but I have slowed down. People fucking tailgate me now, and I'm not really going that slow. Fuck it though, I'm saving gas. I need a bumper sticker that says "if your tailgating me I'm saving your ass gas!" They just make me slow down more anyway!:D
     
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