A new low...

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by jharkin, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. jharkin

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    ... In mileage that is. I changed the oil on my car this morning and when I looked at the maintenance journal I see the last time I did was last April!

    That's only 5000 miles in a year. I've never put so few miles, not that I'm complaining ;)

    Of course we do a lot more in the guzzler hauling the kids around but that's another story.
     
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    Wow Jeremy I am envious of that low mileage/year. Just under 500/day for me whem I am going back & forth to the patch per vehicle. The only guy I know that wants to trade fuel bills with me owns a fleet of bulldozers & other earth equipment. I am inclined to decline his offer.;) Seriously good on ya. I shake my head at how few people I see even in this day & age with these fuel prices actually car pooling. Petty sad when the crews in the crew cab trucks are the most efficient commuters on the highway.
     
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    My Ranger is similar, I put less than 5K a year on it. 1994 and only 56K miles. Our 2006 Prius has 32K, so about the same. Looks like we need to get out and about more.
     
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    This is my little RSX hatchback... All I use it for anymore is commuting, which is 30mi round trip. And I often telecommute on Fridays. I've been averaging 30-32mpg and filling up every 2 weeks or longer.

    Our other car is a pilot and it gets 2-3x the miles at 17mpg. Thirsty but such a useful vehicle.
     
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    Sheez. I bought my Jetta with 80k on it in 2010. It now has 127k. That's just in that car. I have another car, a truck and 2 Jeeps... and for a while I had another truck too. My 98 Ram has 234k on it, bought it in 05 with 140k.

    I burn enough diesel that I have a 275gal tank at home that the fuel company fills so I don't have to mess with fuel stations.

    I usually change the oil every 25k in the diesels. Only thing I change "often" is in the race car and I'll do that after every couple races.
     
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    wifes 2010 Challenger just turned 5000 last month, she only drives it on sunny dry days
     
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    I guess my nine miles a week average is kinda wimpy. >> I have to keep driving the Suburban because anything else the gas would go bad before I used a tank full.

    But after a 90 mile a day round trip commute for 20 years I will live with it.
     
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    When we (wife & me both on active duty in the Navy) lived in Virginia, she and I bought ourselves brand new cars in 1999. A Jeep Grand Cherokee for "me", and a cute Mercedes CLK-320 for "her". Within a year I retired and she was transferred to the Naval Academy in Annapolis. So all of a sudden I had no commute whatever, and hers jumped to about 120 miles/day until she retired in 2003. After our move to Oregon in 2007, we sold her car in 2010 with its pretty much expected 140,000 or so on it. I just got rid of my 14 y/o Jeep about 3 weeks ago with around 70,000 on it. Having a damn job takes a real toll on a person's car. ;lol Rick
     
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    Every new car I have bought for myself in 37 years, except for the Suburban, ended up being commandeered as "her car" within a year. And I ended up with hers. If she hadn't become disabled the same year I bought the Burb she probably would have taken it too. :confused:
     
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    Marsha was petite, and she was never completely comfortable in the Jaguar XJ6, the Camaro, the Blazer, whatever. In '98 I searched high & low for a nice little coupe for her, and there was the CLK-320 to be released in '99. It was perfect. She loved it, and only took my Jeep when weather (4WD) was an issue.
     
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    Here's my ride bought it new fall of 2001 just turned 310k gonna have to update my sig. IMG_07110001.jpg
     
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    Jeremy;

    Isn't it nice? The car I drive for commute only gets about 5000 miles a year as well. It's nice eh? My wife is staying home with our 2 young ones for another couple of years so the family car only gets about 10000 miles a year.

    I dread moving in a couple of years and having to possibly drive 50-100KMs one way!

    Frozen: Tis the life of the oil patch eh? lol I don't want to hijack the thread but I see Suncor just cancelled their $11 Billion upgrade! THat's gotta hurt the economy slightly...I hope it's not too bad!
     
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    I hear ya on the mileage, Jeremy. I only put on around 4-6,000 miles a year on nowadays. Rewind 16 years ago, I put that much on in a MONTH......

    I used to drive over 1500 miles a week just traveling back and forth to work. All because of a blonde-haired doll-baby I call my wife. I couldn't stand being away from here. We've been together ever since!!
     
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