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post #16 of 60 Old 06-13-2008, 01:35 AM
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i'd be glad to pay $4.15 for gas, its $4.55 here right now. great. and to think, yesterday it was LITERALLY 10 cents cheaper. went from 4.45 to 4.55 over night. horrible.

congrats on the new car though.. thats for sure the way to do it.

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post #17 of 60 Old 06-13-2008, 02:05 AM
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How much is a litre gas right now in the states? Here in Austria 1 liter is about EUR 1,4 (about 2,1 USD) and still rising. And gas mileage is 17 litres / 100 km. So it is becoming a more and more expensive hobby riding a 4,0 Litre Jeep nowa days. But fortunately my XJ never meant to be a dd to me. I gave my Toyota Landcruiser J9 3,0 TD to my wife, she is mostly driving our children and driving less then me in total. I took her Corolla to drive to work and quick shopping. This compensates higher gas mileage of my Jeep. So fortunately we did not have to spend additional money to acquire a dd. When I bought the XJ my wife said I should better sell off the Corolla, we do not need three cars...but I insisted to keep the Corolla. Was a wise decision at the end.
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post #18 of 60 Old 06-13-2008, 06:30 AM
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I have only had to fill my Jeep up once yet since I bought it so I have no idea what its gas mileage is. Hopefully I am one of the lucky ones to get 18-20.
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post #19 of 60 Old 06-13-2008, 06:46 AM
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Assuming we don't do a trip anywhere, I burn about a tank a week @14MPG, so about $4K a year at current prices. It would probably more or less break even to have a DD POS that got twice the mileage--add the cost of the car, the insurance, and other overhead (tires/inspection/oil changes/repairs). Of course I'd still run the Jeep on most weekends, and during the snowy winter. I really don't think it's worth it--at least I can be glad the Jeep gets clost to twice the 8 MPG on Premium my Bronco did (hard to believe that was my DD for a few years).

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post #20 of 60 Old 06-13-2008, 08:08 AM Thread Starter
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How much is a litre gas right now in the states? Here in Austria 1 liter is about EUR 1,4 (about 2,1 USD) and still rising. And gas mileage is 17 litres / 100 km. So it is becoming a more and more expensive hobby riding a 4,0 Litre Jeep nowa days. But fortunately my XJ never meant to be a dd to me. I gave my Toyota Landcruiser J9 3,0 TD to my wife, she is mostly driving our children and driving less then me in total. I took her Corolla to drive to work and quick shopping. This compensates higher gas mileage of my Jeep. So fortunately we did not have to spend additional money to acquire a dd. When I bought the XJ my wife said I should better sell off the Corolla, we do not need three cars...but I insisted to keep the Corolla. Was a wise decision at the end.
Pardon my French, but we here in the States shouldn't really be b*tching about $4.15/ gallon gas when people in Australia are paying close to $8/gallon, or $11/ gallon in the UK.

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post #21 of 60 Old 06-13-2008, 10:39 AM
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My father works for Shell Oil Company. I've got news for you... gas will not stop at $4.15. In 25 years in the oil industry, my dad has seen one price decrease in the early 80's... everything else is, and will continue to be, in the other direction. The best we're ever going to get is periods of time where it manages to hold relatively steady.
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post #22 of 60 Old 06-13-2008, 10:41 AM
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I enjoy owning and driving my XJ but, the price of gas is annoying. In addition to the XJ I have a '95 Grand Prix that I drive about half the time. It has a small six but it gets better mpg than the lifted Jeep. The problem with it is that it seems I have to put some money into every couple of months to keep it on the road. Right now it's leaking oil pretty good (externally from the head gasket) and I don't want to put a lot of money into it. Bottom line is it's days are numbered. Next year I will be in a better place money wise and I may get something better as a daily driver. Considering a Patriot or maybe a Subaru Legacy 2.5 5-speed, at least they have awd. Even then I will keep the XJ.

$4.00 plus for gas is CHEAP when compared to those down under and around the world. We do seem to be spoiled here in the U.S.

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I've been driving the wife's 92 Accord as a DD, she doesn't drive much so she's been driving the XJ when she needs it. I drive a little over 100miles/day and the Honda gets between 30-35mpg on the hwy. The only down side is that the car has 237,+++ miles on it and it does require some minor maintenance to keep on the road. Luckily we just rented a house only 15mins from where we both work so that will certainly help once we move in, in a week.

We have talked too, about getting maybe an old Del-sol or Civic or something so we can both have something fuel efficient to drive. That way we can park the Jeep and just use it for the weekend warrior trips to the mountains and what not. What makes it all worse is that the Jeep is not paid off yet and it will be awhile. I still think two small car payments would be cheaper than running the Jeep all the time. Neither one of us want to get rid of it, we love it too much. I think she loves it more than I do.

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post #24 of 60 Old 06-13-2008, 02:35 PM
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Pardon my French, but we here in the States shouldn't really be b*tching about $4.15/ gallon gas when people in Australia are paying close to $8/gallon, or $11/ gallon in the UK.
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post #25 of 60 Old 06-13-2008, 02:44 PM
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and the brakes are always too touchy
Oh so this is why asian people are bad drivers. Behind one in a corrolla the other day, right blinker on for the past mile doing 25 in a 45, and SLAM the brakes every damn second. Gotta pass them up.

I would never bring myself to drive an econocar of any kind and look like a fruitcake while driving it. Its worth the gas prices to be driving something normal, like my 12mpg XJ.
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It's an expression used to excuse cursing in the US. I used the word "*****ing" in that post. Kind of hard to understand I guess. But no, definitely not French.

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My wife and I share her Honda Civic for work commute. At $35 and a weeks worth of driving both ways, 40miles to and from work, its a gold mine. My wife drives 20 miles to and from work.

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her civic now reads, " this car sucks, i'd rather be driving my Jeep ". REPLACE Jeep with Civic. lmao

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post #28 of 60 Old 06-13-2008, 08:14 PM
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i might be one of few that is trying to get my xj running again because it gets about 14mpg! my car that i use for my daily driver gets about 9mpg (78 chrysler cordoba) so needless to say i really want to get the jeep going to i can get up into double digets for the mpg number!

and congrats on the toyota buy... but i have to ask when are you going to lift it? hahah
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Oh so this is why asian people are bad drivers. Behind one in a corrolla the other day, right blinker on for the past mile doing 25 in a 45, and SLAM the brakes every damn second. Gotta pass them up.

I would never bring myself to drive an econocar of any kind and look like a fruitcake while driving it. Its worth the gas prices to be driving something normal, like my 12mpg XJ.
That's just ignorant on your part. Econocar... economy... economical... prudent... sensible: all these things are absolutely terrible things... Maybe you should consider what the costs of our ignorant misuse of energy will be like for our children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Long after you've lived a happy life, purposefully staying away from those economical cars, others will get to pay for such mistakes.

And honestly, don't poke fun of other races, it's really childish.

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post #30 of 60 Old 06-13-2008, 09:22 PM
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i might be one of few that is trying to get my xj running again because it gets about 14mpg! my car that i use for my daily driver gets about 9mpg (78 chrysler cordoba) so needless to say i really want to get the jeep going to i can get up into double digets for the mpg number!

and congrats on the toyota buy... but i have to ask when are you going to lift it? hahah
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You're talking about people driving compact cars being fruitcakes... But no one thinks you're cool driving around in a Chrysler Cordoba!

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