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What are you gonna do?

A. Ignore it, pay through the nose, and whine?
B. Park the $50,000 truck and drive a pedal bomber?
C. Sell the truck and keep the clown car?
D. Slow down/hypermile?
E. Mod for MPG?
F. All of the above
G. Some of the above


As for me: D (as always) and E.
 

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the price sucks but i cant go without fuel so i dont wine about it. spring to fall i ride my cycle witch gets 52 mpg hand calculated, so unless it raining or im dragging the trailer the truck usually sits.
 

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well if u had money u could buy the machine to make the fuel and then ud have no worries right genius u might lose some horspower
 

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Well i have been swithcing between the car and the truck, which has cut me from $100/week to $50/ a week in diesel.. but really we all just gotta whine about it and pay. ive been trying more and more to stay off the skinny, but sometimes its too tempting...
 

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Yeah it sucks! I drive an avg of 550-650mi/wk. Most of my construction work is rural. Used to tow my trailer most every day, run about $250/wk in fuel.
Last fall i bought a 93 nissan hardbody truck that gets 25mpg. So now i tow my trailer to the job, leave it and drive the nissan the remainder of the time, then use the diesel to pull trailer back home or on to next job.

I try to drive the nissan as much as possible!
Sucks driving the lil turd, but its about impossible to recoup fuel cost otherwise.

So I guess answer is B.
 

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B for me, but I did that regardless of fuel price.
Since the wife got a new ride, I got her old car so my pickup stays parked unless we need to tow or haul.
 

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Well, the car is bought and paid for. Insurance costs me under $200/year. License is about $80/year. This money is recouped in just a month in fuel savings. As for maintenance, every mile I put on the car is one that I don't put on the pickup, and the car has far cheaper maintenance costs.
Guessing these savings are multiplied for 06VT365 due to the number of miles he puts on.
 

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well ive done it defore it work very well but everybody makes fun of me cuz i drive a monster truck then im driving a crx ahahaa i love them tho 100 month 40 gas wassup i be hustle all day lol not good for picking up women haha
 

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well if u had money u could buy the machine to make the fuel and then ud have no worries right genius u might lose some horspower
Again, was this directed at me?
 

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I drive my beater regardless of fuel costs. Don't see the point of driving a 1 ton diesel 70 miles a day for no reason. Especially when it takes $100 plus oil changes
 

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Are you really saving any money by the time you pay for the maintance and tags,insurance on both trucks.
With fuel at 4.00/gal vs gasoline at 3.30/gal the nisssn saves me $30/day in fuel when I drive it instead of my f350.

If I average 3 days a week of driving it that amounts to $4,680/year. Based on 500 mile week...which is my minimum. The Nissan cost me $600 and tags are 35/year. Insurance is under 200/year.

I save in maintenance too...$18 oil change every 5,000 miles on Nissan vs $120 for diesel with synthetic.
not to mention wear and tear on the diesel is waaay more to fix then the Nissan when/if something does break.
I wish I could drive my diesel everyday, just can't afford to anymore.
 

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Noticed the price increase yesterday when I filled up: $3.99/gallon. Gonna stock up on veggie oil.
What?! It's over $5.00/gallon here....

Yeah it sucks! I drive an avg of 550-650mi/wk. Most of my construction work is rural. Used to tow my trailer most every day, run about $250/wk in fuel.
Last fall i bought a 93 nissan hardbody truck that gets 25mpg. So now i tow my trailer to the job, leave it and drive the nissan the remainder of the time, then use the diesel to pull trailer back home or on to next job.

I try to drive the nissan as much as possible!
Sucks driving the lil turd, but its about impossible to recoup fuel cost otherwise.

So I guess answer is B.
I had one, wish I never sold it. Bought it for 300 bucks drove it and sold it for 500 with over 300,000 miles on it.

Right now I work two miles from the house so the diesel usually sits while I drive my 150...but that gets 8mpg. I'm in the process of getting a new job which will be out of the county so...

...I bought an old Civic real cheap. :doh:
 

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Again, was this directed at me?
must be...........

As for me it is B, D and E .... I have 84 Mercury Lynx with a 2.0L diesel engine. 39 to 47MPG depending on how you drive.

And I mod the pickup so when I need it for work I can still get better then normal MPG... Still a work in progress though..
 

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I am blessed to have a job that keeps me at home 90% of the time. When I do travel, if it is much more than a day trip I rent a car (company paid). With fuel prices going up I will likely go through the hassle of renting a car for even day trips.

I have been casually shopping for an early 2000s TDI to use for travel instead of renting a car.
 
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