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Old 12-20-2011, 08:03 AM   #11 (permalink)
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2338 on fuel for the iS so far, for 15383 miles.

in your numbers that's $3655 for 10 months...

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Old 12-20-2011, 08:10 AM   #12 (permalink)
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It's $1500 or so, but i pay 7-9$/gal over here. That family would have to sell their organs if they wanted to drive around that much in Europe.
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Old 12-20-2011, 08:45 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Pretty ridiculous !

Despite our far higher (double) fuel prices, I've spent 1,922 USD on fuel over the last 12 months - which include the harshest, longest winter in many years.
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Old 12-20-2011, 09:26 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Spent $209 CAD on gas and ~$9 for electricity to go about 5680 km (3529 mi.) in the fleet this year.

But I'm not typical, Murrican, or a family!

EDIT PS: my cost per mile for insurance (particularly) & maintenance drives me a bit nuts though.
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Old 12-20-2011, 11:08 AM   #15 (permalink)
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well for those under the average there are still those above.

I averaged around $500 a month, and that equals $6,000 for the year
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Old 12-20-2011, 12:24 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Closer to $400 than $4000, though I don't bother to keep track. $20 in the Insight every 3-4 weeks, sometimes longer. Probably a couple hundred in the Toyota pickup the last couple of months, but since most of that was burned hauling firewood that'll replace maybe $2K in heating oil over the next couple of years, I'd call it a win.

Also have to figure that the average includes the neighbor down the road (Mr. Richard Head, as he's known in the neighborhood - we're a formal crowd :-)) who idles his oversized diesel pickup for 15-30 minutes every morning.
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Old 12-20-2011, 10:13 PM   #17 (permalink)
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About $750 so far this year. But I've only driven my truck less than 7000 miles, with another almost 5000 miles on my bicycle.
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Old 12-21-2011, 07:57 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Short supplies keep gas prices rising in Calif. - Yahoo! News

I wonder what the typical Uhmerican (sorry, spelled it wrong before!) will spend in '12?

The stories about the Cali fuel price spike are immensely entertaining. Either they find the biggest retards to interview and quote for the stories... or most of the people are just that stupid. "Ohhhh, it's over $100 to fill my SUV." "Ohhhh, I'm going to buy gas one gallon at a time." "Ohhhh, I'm going to put on an extra 100 miles driving around looking for a lower price."

As entertaining as the stories are, they pale in comparison to the blog posts, where it is evident that the ratio of posters with functioning brains vs mush is running about 1:100.
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:11 AM   #20 (permalink)
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... it is evident that the ratio of posters with functioning brains vs mush is running about 1:100.
Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that. -George Carlin

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It's killing our pocketbook. You can't budget for it because you don't know what it's going to be. You just have to put in less. Instead of a half-tank, you put in a quarter-tank.
If people are running their budget so thin that a 70 cent increase in fuel prices ruins them, they were destined for ruin all along.

I save money by purchasing used vehicles from a private party, find the cheapest fuel with the GassBuddy app, and just generally avoid spending money in the first place. For example, I've never bought a bottle of water while in the States.

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