Right now I drive 2 minutes to work in my '04 Cavailer - 33mpg highway
Needless to say, I don't spend much on gas.
In the next week (I hope) I am hoping to get a job offer, at a better job but its about 50 minutes away, each way just cruisin at 65mph
Cavailer would help save me on gas...but I could always buy a house closer to work...but I'm not sure I like the area's where I could live....so I might stick with that 40-50 minute drive...
So....keep living where I am now and spend the extra few grand a year on gas/oil/tires. Or move closer...say 20 minutes away....buy/build a new house
The OTHER problem I'm running into, my mother's vehicle is about on it's last leg. I'm in a situation where I can give my mother my Cavy, and then get a new vehicle for myself.
....but what? Anything good on gas, looks like sh*t. I really need to get a truck, for hauling a car trailor, etc... and I mean a truck truck like a 2500HD (diesel?). I would think a diesel truck would be able to take the wear and tear of the drive no problem for a long time....but diesel is already at over $4 a gallon and its not even summer yet...
So I'm pretty cluster f*cked on this one.
What do you guys think I should do?
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2007 C6 Z51 - ECS Car - 730rwhp
2006 GMC 2500HD - Tow Truck
if you like where you live, stick with the commute in your cavalier. if you start hating the drive that much, you could start looking for a closer job, or an area that you might prefer to move to. what about family? is it going to be a problem for you to lose that extra 1.5-2 hours and be 50 minutes away if an emergency arises?
my commute is the worst and i'm thousands of miles away from home.... flew from california (home) to minnesota (work) for a few days. then flew from minnesota to kansas (office) and drove to texas (work) where i've been for the last few weeks. then i gotta commute back home by driving to kansas and flying back to california.
i'm sure i got the longest commute, but i only gotta do it once every couple weeks.
I don't mind commuting, as long as there isn't any traffic. I hated my old situation, where it would take 40 minutes without traffic, one way. Then it would be like 1 hour 20 minutes if I did it during morning or afternoon rush hour.
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1992 Lexus SC300, 5 speed, 76k miles . . . .
Originally Posted by trilkb
Last time I walked into an auto zone an employee told me "have you tried to google it? I dont even really work on cars"
Its like having a vegetarian as head chef at a steak house
I'm 100 miles each way. 1.5 hrs if I beat the traffic, almost 2 hrs generally, each way. It sucks. I have a toyota corolla that gets 38-40 mpg but it has a bazillion miles & I have to change the oil every 3-4 weeks. I need to move closer to work but don't really want to live anywhere around there.
I'd like to have a VW Jetta TDI. Should last 350-400k miles & get around 50mpg.
85 Iroc drag car, 572 BBC, 5.88 @ 121 mph N/A, so far
98 Z. Lid, kooks LTs 3600 yank, custom cam ready for install.
I drive a 05 chevy express van to work every day. It has a Lq9 6.0 and it costs $180 a week! Round trip for one day is 130 miles, this is with the truck full loaded with all of the drywall tools. The truck is stock, I am planning full exhaust, CAI, and tune to help the mileage out.
2002 T/A WS6 M6 - Corsa - Short Shifter - SLP Flowpack - Eibach Springs - 10k fogs - 9006 10k conversion -
2001 Corvette Z06 14K miles - Lowered on factory bolts- P&P TB - Vararam - Nitto 555R DRs SOLD
2001 T/A M6 H/C/I/E SOLD "From time to time, the tree of Liberty must be refreshed with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants..."
I drive about 100 miles a day on these british roads, but decided that it was time for something somewhat comfortable, 4 doors, something that got no attention, and needed extremely minimal maintenance, easy on gas, CHEAP, and reliable.
I ended up with a Euro Spec Honda accord with a 2.0. Costs about $40 to fill up and gets about 350 miles total. I bought it for $250, needed a head gasket and a new radiator. a used $30 radiator, a $50 headgasket, and about 8 hours of work and i had a decent work car.
If your mechanically inclined towards general mechanical maintenance, (Dont say "well i dont touch nothing other than GM") you can pick a nice car with a bad motor on ebay for almost pennies.
Problem fixed... well it did for me...
1996 Camaro Z28 CRM
Ls1/T56 swap in progress with a bunch of goodies