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View Poll Results: How many total miles do you commute every day?
0-10 (0-16 km) 19 30.16%
11-25 (16-40 km) 12 19.05%
26-50 (41-80 km) 11 17.46%
51-75 (81-120 km) 12 19.05%
76+ (121+ km) 9 14.29%
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Old 12-11-2008, 06:23 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Red Rover - '01 Nissan Altima GXE
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24 miles roundtrip - in Atlanta 'Burb traffic...
Somedays ( like today - heavy rain) - it feals like 50 miles one way..
if i leave early enough i can make it to work in 30 min.

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First Milestone passed - 30 MPG (city) 5/15/08
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Old 12-11-2008, 09:32 AM   #22 (permalink)
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chevynova - '88 Chevy Nova
90 day: 31.84 mpg (US)

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Currently I'm at 32 miles round trip, 5 days a week. I checked the 26-50 box. My girlfriend and I have carpooled to work every day for the last 2 months or so, so my miles/day/person is 16.

I'm a consulting engineer so before two months ago (as far back as May) I was driving to a different location that was ~35 miles each way and my girlfriend was driving the same 8 miles each way everyday in her car. That's brings me down to a m/d/p of 43! yikes.

In May we moved 45 miles closer to our jobs (and bought a house!) before that we had to drive two cars; her trip was ~50 miles one way, and mine was ~80. That was our worst m/d/p average at 130!

Luckily we both had efficient cars for most of those. My girlfriend bought an 02 Civic shortly after starting her commute, while I drove an '88 Nova that did alright (32mpg with a/c), then when we moved I bought a new FIT, and I'm doing pretty well with that (~34-38).
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Old 12-11-2008, 10:31 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
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Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

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90 day: 55.44 mpg (US)

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I'm in the same boat as jamesqf: work at home; mostly use the (gas) car for recreation/travel.

So "zero" would be my answer.
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Old 12-11-2008, 10:35 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Evil Pumpkin - '08 Scion xD RS 1.0 #1633
90 day: 35.45 mpg (US)

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90 day: 51.5 mpg (US)
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130 miles a day, roughly 2400 miles a month.

2 hours each day spent in my car .... my ipod hates me ...
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Old 12-11-2008, 11:16 AM   #25 (permalink)
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CPT SLO - '93 GEO Metro plainjane
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I'm down to up to down to up to

I used to live in Richmond and commute to Norfolk
122 miles one way
I moved to Norfolk and kept the same job dropping my commute to
10 miles one way.
I took a job in Virginia beach going up to
14 miles one way.
I moved to Virginia beach dropping my commute to
3 miles one way .
(add silly music here)
And now for something completely different
I went and took a job in Norfolk that makes my commute
13 miles one way.
So I am looking for a house in Norfolk ( but I don't think I can get my wife to move) to lower my commute yet again.

When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity.
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Old 12-12-2008, 05:13 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Aegean C - '17 Honda Civic LX
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11+, just barely. 5.6 miles each way. I have to drive right over a mountain. Now that it's getting cold I am getting about 22-23 mpg going in and 25-26 going home.

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Old 12-13-2008, 10:02 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Mini Box Truck - '05 Scion Xb
90 day: 32.87 mpg (US)

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90 day: 36.2 mpg (US)

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7mi rt. I bike it in the summer around 2 out of 5 days.
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Old 12-13-2008, 10:40 AM   #28 (permalink)
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TANK the fifth - '02 Chevrolet S10 Crew Cab 4x4 LS
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About 57 miles round trip when I get to head straight to work and back.

Usually add about 3-4 painfully slow, stop and go, and sit and idle miles on school days when I drop off 2 of our 3 kiddos(youngest rides with mama). So I try to really take it easy for the rest of the commute after I take them.
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Old 12-13-2008, 01:39 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Commute, what's that?
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Old 12-13-2008, 01:52 PM   #30 (permalink)
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That's when you hop into a 1 1/2 ton machine and battle traffic and the elements while spewing out carbon dioxide to get to a job so you can earn money to do things like own a 1 1/2 ton machine that exists mainly to get you and only you back and forth between your home and your job. It's the cool thing, everybody's doing it, you should give it a try!


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