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Old 08-12-2017, 10:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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New commuter

Hey everybody,

Longtime lurker, first time caller...but I made it here
I recently traded in my company vehicle (and gas card) for a new position within my company. I am now driving about 600 miles per week. I have been getting 22.3-23.5mpg out of my pickup truck (epa rated 14/19), but I wanted to save a little more money than that so I picked up a '97 civic auto (i know, I know, I wanted a 5-speed too, but my wife can't drive one...and that's all I'm going to say about that).
My commute is close to 60 miles each way mostly flat, 2 lane state roads, 8 stop signs and 4 stop lights. And I drive about 5 miles round trip on lunch to go to the gym (no showers at work or I would just bicycle). 25ish miles of my drive is at ~60mph, the rest of the drive offers me a little more flexibility in speed and driving style, so I will get to work on that a bit.

I'm looking forward to getting a little more involved with everybody here on ecomodder.



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