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View Poll Results: Would you sell your car/truck/suv for a more fuel efficient vehicle?
Yes 6 18.18%
No 10 30.30%
I already drive a fuel effecient vehicle 17 51.52%
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Old 09-25-2008, 01:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Anybody thinking about selling to cut back on fuel comsumption??

Hey Everyone, I don't know if this is the right category to post this in, but I'm curious to know how many people are thinking of selling their cars/trucks/suv's to buy a more fuel efficient vehicle?

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Old 09-25-2008, 02:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I will work with what I have.
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Old 09-25-2008, 04:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'd like to trade my civic in for something like a diesel yaris but i'd get nothing for it! No, i'll be scrapping mine! Thought of restoring it but don't have the time.

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Old 09-25-2008, 06:22 AM   #4 (permalink)
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depends on how much u drive and how much u owe on the car/truck
with my truck it has been paid off since 2003. and with hypermiling get ~30mpg with my 4x4. so no y trade it.
hell i also have a 09 tacoma 4x4(bout 20mpg, wifes)) and a 07 camry se(mine) and just drive them with no fuel savings in mind.

now if u drove a tahoe got 13-15 mpg, and could get close to even for it then yes if u could stand a smaller car, if not just learn how to drive and enjoy.
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Old 09-25-2008, 06:36 AM   #5 (permalink)
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No - I come from a family of who would "drive them to dust".
the Altima has been paid off for a few years now - looking to drive it for another 3 - 4years ( or as long as it goes before it dies)

But when i DO need a new car - my #1 criteria is going to be FE.
by 2010 there should be a buch of cool hybrids / electrics on the market so i wanna make this last until then.

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Old 09-25-2008, 06:56 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Hey Ya'll,

This thread was started over on the Tacoma World forum. Here's the link:

Anybody thinking about selling because of gas prices?? - Tacoma World Forums

The original poster mentioned a Smart Car, and they talked trash about it. It is an interesting thread.


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Old 09-25-2008, 08:10 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I have thought about picking up something different, but I really do love my old a-bodies. I plan to keep them going as long as I can.

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Old 09-25-2008, 10:28 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I'm still waiting for the car industry to come out with a car that has better FE on the highway than mine, so the selling argument is mute at this point.
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Old 09-25-2008, 02:00 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I've already sold my less efficient motorcycles, a total of 3 motorcycles, a moped and an electric bicycle, in order to buy my electric car, I also plan to sell my 1983 civic because it only gets 41mpg, and keep working on my other electric car.
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Old 09-25-2008, 02:14 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I believe both my cars are fairly fuel efficient already, but I'd definitly like to upgrade if I could.

I'd sell my Matrix to get a Prius if I could find one reasonably priced. I'd also think about selling the Paseo for an Insight, again the price differential is too large for me atm.

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