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Unread 01-31-2011, 02:48 PM   #1
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Gas guzzling wrangler

hey i got a 98 tj and am fed up with these gas prices..... wondering if there is anything i can buy for my jeep to get better mpg?

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Unread 01-31-2011, 02:50 PM   #2
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Unread 01-31-2011, 02:51 PM   #3
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Unread 01-31-2011, 02:56 PM   #4
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wondering if there is anything i can buy for my jeep to get better mpg?
yeah! it's called an economy car.

Heck! my v8 4 door tundra gets better mileage than my jeep by quite a bit
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Welcome to wonderful world of driving an offroad vehicle on the street. Best mod is to pick up a beater Civic or in my case a motorcycle, when things get tight for a few days.
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I run the Ford Focus mod and it gets me 35 mpg.
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Unread 01-31-2011, 05:27 PM   #8
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i got a 2002 Hyundai elantra, a second car is never a bad idea. when the jeeps outa commision or im driving far distances out comes the elantra. plus beating on that car is fun lol.


of course putting smaller tires on it, and regearing will help quite a bit if a second car is not something you can attain easily. but generaly a beater car is cheaper then re gearing
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<-09 Honda Accord. Only gets 26 or so, but it beats the hell outta driving the Heep on a daily basis.
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Unread 01-31-2011, 05:57 PM   #10
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How far are you guys driving that makes owning and maintaining a second car worth it?
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Unread 01-31-2011, 06:18 PM   #11
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How far are you guys driving that makes owning and maintaining a second car worth it?
400+ miles a week in my 249,000 mile '94 Accord commuter, 28mpg is a very good thing...
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Unread 01-31-2011, 06:21 PM   #12
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How far are you guys driving that makes owning and maintaining a second car worth it?
I put about 100-125 miles a day, five days a week on either the Jeep or the Focus. The main reason I kept my Focus when I bought my Jeep was because it was paid for, and it gives me flexibility time-wise when I want to work on my Jeep. Its also a much better highway cruiser on road trips. I'm not saving any money. My Focus is worth more than my Jeep, so if I sold it I could buy a LOT of gas.
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Unread 01-31-2011, 06:46 PM   #13
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There are many more benefits to owning a second car than just mpg.

You can do more to and have more fun in a vehicle when you don't have to worry about how you're going to get to work on Monday. I've had two vehicles since I was 19 and three since I was 25.

As a secondary vehicle my insurance (full coverage) on my yj is only like $28 a month. So there isn't much expense for me in owning two.
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Unread 01-31-2011, 07:10 PM   #14
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There are many more benefits to owning a second car than just mpg. You can do more to and have more fun in a vehicle when you don't have to worry about how you're going to get to work on Monday. I've had two vehicles since I was 19 and three since I was 25.

As a secondary vehicle my insurance (full coverage) on my yj is only like $28 a month. So there isn't much expense for me in owning two.
Agreed, my accord has many benefits over my Jeep that keeps it in my stable.

1) MPG (of course)

2) Security. When I go into Portland, or anywhere else iffy, I'd much rather park my turdbox accord with no attractive qualities in a dark lot, -over my thief magnet Jeep.

3) Driveability. It's much more comfortable and easier to drive in town with stop and go traffic.

4) Room. I can actually fit more stuff in my accord than the Jeep. Plus it obviously is better suited for hauling people around as well.

5) Piece of mind. As OCS12 said, It's nice to have something else to drive when working on Jeep projects. But more importantly to me, It's nice to have a reliable secondary vehicle as backup if needed. I also have a full size Bronco, but I wouldn't consider it efficient, reliable, or daily drive it anymore...
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I got rid of my 99 dakota 5.2 5 sp. 16mpg and
got my 94 4.0 3sp auto,
70 mph on interstate 193mi used 10.5 gal.
did I mention I love my stock YJ?
of course round town and dirt roads I get ?, more gas when it gets near E

gf has 07 pony 25+ mpg hiway but won't trade her!

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