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Old 03-03-2011, 11:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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FE aside, how far do you drive?

Miles or KMs per week, month, year... ?

I know the point of the great FE quest is to save fuel, but in some ways it`s a bummer to drive so little since I don`t get much chance to experiment or see results. Even at my mediocre mileage (a bit over 30 MPG), I`m at a quarter tank in my truck and haven`t filled up since Jan 10th. Yes it`s good that I haven`t been burning much gasoline, but honestly, the "game" aspect of improving my economy is getting a bit boring. My scooter is doing "better" because the tiny littletank at least lets me see how I`m doing every 150 miles or so (and those miles are going by quicker than my truck`s miles). Does anybody else here wish for more driving in order to get more "play" (filling more tanks)?

My daily transportation is mostly by bicycle. I pedal to work every day (any weather) and do midweek catch-up or restock shopping by bicycle. Once a week (sometimes two weeks) I do more of a stock-up shopping trip, usually in my pickup, but lately it`s been on the scooter as long as the roads are dry. Appointments "in town" have usually been by bicycle provided I have plenty of time on whatever day, by truck otherwise, now mostly covered with the scooter.

I didn`t track miles or MPH until last Oct, but going by when I changed my oil, it looks like I put about 6,000 miles on my pickup last year. In December, I bought a large motorscooter. The jury is still out on how that will affect the miles I put on the truck and on how many miles the scooter will see, but offhand it looks like the truck will be down to about 2500 miles per year and the scooter will probably get around 5000-6000 this year, most likely less after (if) the novelty wears off.

EDIT: I don`t want to give the wrong impression- those are my solo miles. Whenever my wife and I go anywhere together, it`s in her car, which does see a lot of miles. We do have to track miles in her car (for tax purposes), but I have no way to determine how many of the 7200 "personal" miles it saw last year were with me driving or as a passenger.

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Old 03-03-2011, 11:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 03-03-2011, 11:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I don't know how many miles I drive, but the last time I got gas was a couple of months ago.

I've not kept track for awhile but will start the next time I get gas.
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Old 03-04-2011, 12:18 AM   #4 (permalink)
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it always seems the less you drive the less you should have to care about efficiency, if you only drive 10 miles a week 35mpg is going to look the same as 20mpg because of how little it affects you
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Old 03-04-2011, 05:39 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by bdesj View Post
Even at my mediocre mileage (a bit over 30 MPG), I`m at a quarter tank in my truck and haven`t filled up since Jan 10th.
My daily transportation is mostly by bicycle.
In December, I bought a large motorscooter.
Nothing wrong with that - using a method of transportation adapted to the purpose is good.

I've done 29.362 km in the past year - 18250 miles.
I hardly ever use the car on short hops in-town.
If that happens, it's usually in combination with a longer trip or my regular commute.

Next week the city council will cut traffic through the city, which means I'll need to drive all the way around it, and will instantly add 10 km - 10% , some 6 miles - to my daily commute. So much for driving less

In addition, traffic jams are expected just to get out of town ; and it means getting out on a big road (PSL 56 mph) with a still-cold engine.
I'm likely going to feel it in the MPG and total fuel used.
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Old 03-04-2011, 10:25 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Saying that it doesn't matter as much what kind of mileage you get if you only drive a little is not really true, it's almost the same mind set that says that a hybrid SUV is good because it gets better mileage then a regular SUV even tho it's never used as a utility vehicle.
I drive about 9,000 miles a year, filling up about once a month, I try to get the best mileage I can even tho I drive less then some other people.
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Old 03-04-2011, 10:46 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Old 03-04-2011, 10:58 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Just got a new job and I'm happy to say I now drive 3770/yr or 73/week there and back yearly vs 11k/yr at my old job. I should only need to fill up about 8 times a year, and I'm very happy about that.
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Old 03-04-2011, 11:25 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I drive my Yaris 22,000km/year and another 8,000km/yr on my variouse motorcycles...for a total of 30,000km/year. If my average speed is 60km/hr then I spend 500hrs/year driving and if I average 50km/hr then I spend 600hrs /year driving! My commute to work is an 84km round trip, which consumes 70 minutes of the day.
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Old 03-04-2011, 11:34 AM   #10 (permalink)
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