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post #1 of 118 Old 05-15-2008, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
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Gas prices caused you to drive your XJ less?

I can for sure say that I drive my XJ less now that gas has gone over $3.50/gal. Even with my 4.10s delivering better than stock city mileage, being a college student, I just can't afford it. Luckily I'm close to campus so I can ride my bike to class, downtown, the quicky mart for beer, or walk to the bars.

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post #2 of 118 Old 05-15-2008, 02:34 PM
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I like driving too much. I think it will take about 4.50/Gal for me to really cut back.
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post #3 of 118 Old 05-15-2008, 02:36 PM
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I dont drive my XJ during the week, i leave that up to my trusty rustbucket DD that gets 26.5 MPG. My XJ is more of a weekend warrior some may say.

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post #4 of 118 Old 05-15-2008, 02:39 PM
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yeah, i personally backed 'er down ALOT... i used to go four wheeling at the drop of a hat and without too much thought of where to go but now i have to plan and do all that thinking stuff takes alot of the fun out of it... curiously though, can anyone please explain why diesel is more expensive than gasoline when diesel is supposed to be a by product of gas production and not even close to being as processed as gasoline... oh that's right... for the money... o.O just kinda makes me sick
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post #5 of 118 Old 05-15-2008, 02:55 PM
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nope, drive it the same, well actually when i go more then half an hour i like to take my sisters WJ, but to school, work or errands i usually take my XJ

We have a lot of jeeps...and other toys....that is all.
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post #6 of 118 Old 05-15-2008, 03:05 PM
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Honestly, while I'm not happy with the current state of fuel prices, it really hasn't caused us to change much, as far as driving habits go. None of our vehicles get stellar fuel economy really, but we don't really do a lot of "non-essential" driving in the first place, and most of the places we go anyway (restaurants, Wal-Mart, Lowes, Autozone, etc) are almost all with a few miles of our house. Our wheeling trips have been really cut back lately, but that's due more to having a baby now vs the cost of fuel.

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post #7 of 118 Old 05-15-2008, 03:08 PM
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gas could hit $10 a gallon and Id still drive it. Ive put so much time and effort into making it "mine" that I cant stand not being able to drive it.
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post #8 of 118 Old 05-15-2008, 03:12 PM
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I drive the same amount, but I'm going to dowsize from my 33s to some 31s real soon.
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post #9 of 118 Old 05-15-2008, 03:18 PM
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I guess I have cut back, I don't go on long trips as much as I have in the past. Also, I wait and go out for several things at once, rather than several trips.

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post #10 of 118 Old 05-15-2008, 03:22 PM
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Ive cut back on driving, But im wanting to regear, but its so F'in Expensive, im wondering if i should just throw the 1000 bucks into my tank.

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post #11 of 118 Old 05-15-2008, 03:24 PM
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Sorry to say I drive the same I live 16 miels from owrk so no bike riding for me, LOL, but compared to my old hemi ram, it is like driving a chevy metro.... LOL
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post #12 of 118 Old 05-15-2008, 03:34 PM
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Right now I have a beater that I drive whenever it rains ( handles a little better than the XJ with M/T's). It's not so much because it gets better mpg ('95 GP with the 3.1 V-6) but more because it less wear and tear on the XJ. The bad thing is that the beater has a decent oil leak that might be the head gasket and I do not think I want to dump a whole lot of money onto it at this point.

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yeah, i personally backed 'er down ALOT... i used to go four wheeling at the drop of a hat and without too much thought of where to go but now i have to plan and do all that thinking stuff takes alot of the fun out of it... curiously though, can anyone please explain why diesel is more expensive than gasoline when diesel is supposed to be a by product of gas production and not even close to being as processed as gasoline... oh that's right... for the money... o.O just kinda makes me sick
AAaaactually it's because diesel is refined more than in the past. Due to the low sulphur emmission laws and clean air requirements, it takes a lot more to clean the diesel up now. It's processed more than gasoline now, so it costs more. Lame eh?
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post #14 of 118 Old 05-15-2008, 03:45 PM
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I can for sure say that I drive my XJ less now that gas has gone over $3.50/gal. Even with my 4.10s delivering better than stock city mileage, being a college student, I just can't afford it. Luckily I'm close to campus so I can ride my bike to class, downtown, the quicky mart for beer, or walk to the bars.

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post #15 of 118 Old 05-15-2008, 03:48 PM
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AAaaactually it's because diesel is refined more than in the past. Due to the low sulphur emmission laws and clean air requirements, it takes a lot more to clean the diesel up now. It's processed more than gasoline now, so it costs more. Lame eh?
well that makes sense. seems pretty crazy though. i remember just a few years ago everyone was switching to diesel because of the price being lower and now it's just the opposite.... but thank you for the answer. i've been really starting to wonder about this country of ours :P
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