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Since I'm laid up I decided to see how much more money I have spent on gas from 2002 to 2004. I didn't have any records from 2001 since I had a Quicken melt down.

I drive a 1998 Honda Civic HX. 2 door coupe.

2002
Miles driven: 19,231.7
Average MPG: 39.2
Total cost of gas: $635.60
Cost per mile: $0.0330496

2003
Miles driven: 20,385.0
Average MPG: 39.6
Total cost of gas: $717.27
Cost per mile: $0.0351861

2004
Miles driven: 20,094.8
Average MPG: 41.2
Total cost of gas: $739.05
Cost per mile: $0.0367781

I can't explain the jump in MPG for the year 2004.

According to this information I spent $41.09 more for gas in 2003 than 2002.
I spent $71.71 more for gas in 2004 than I did in 2002.

Now I understand that my Honda probably gets better mileage than a lot of vehicles out there. I just hear so many people saying that they won't be taking a vacation (driving) because the gas prices have hiked. :rolling:

If you divide out the total increase in gas expenditure for 2004 vs 2002 by 12 months, it only equates to a $5.98 increase/mo.

Just thought someone might find this interesting.

I can't say that all of my figures are scientific fact but, I gave her a good college try. (ok, Jr. college):grin:
 

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You know what I hate, when people say crap like "if you have to ask what kind of gas milage it gets, you're not in the market to buy one." How bout, maybe I am and I'm just not a dumbsh*t? Or like "people who buy muscle cars dont care about mpg" ect ect.

Anyway, I think the highest gas prices I've paid in the last 2-3 years was $2.05-$2.15ish for the cheap stuff. A couple weeks ago it dipped all the way down to $1.55 just across the border in MO (typically 6-10 cents cheaper due to taxes) but now it's back up to $1.70ish.

I probably shoulda got a Civic HX instead of my Ranger, the only times I've really used my truck as a truck (done something I couldn't of done in say a civic) was doing things for other people....that's really some bullsh*t if you think about it. :808993-banghead:

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I know it cost me a bit more , i drove about 25k a year at 17mpg average in my Explorer . If i didnt need a truck/suv to tow my toys to the track , i would have had a civic or something more efficient.
 

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I decided (for now anyway) that I would only be transporting my bike to the track somewhere around 12 times next year.
I've got a hook at the local Enterprise Rental center. They usually charge me about $130.00 to rent a brand new truck for 4 days.
I think if I did the math I would easily find it costs me less to rent a truck when I need it than it would to buy and maintain a truck of my own.
 

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I cut my driving my truck back as far as possible, to only about 4,000 miles a year, so the gas doesn't hurt like it did before. I ride my bike about 15,000 miles a year so it does still sting when it takes $10.00 to fill it up, gas prices around here haven't been below $1.89 and as much as $2.10 (and thats for regular). Makes me glad I only live about 5 blocks from work.
 
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