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I Really Miss Good Fuel Economy

Posted in Chevrolet, Domestic Rides, General, Rides by MrAngry | February 12th, 2012 | 3 Responses |

Chevrolet Cruze

This past weekend I took a little trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles and back. That’s 400 miles there, 400 miles back and about 300 around town miles. At first I was going to take my ’68 Charger and stretch its legs a bit, but at 10 mpg and after figuring out that it would’ve cost me over $500.00 in fuel, I decided against it. Then I considered taking my Dodge Magnum SRT8. However at a combined mpg of 16 mpg that would’ve run me over $300.00. My solution? I rented a Chevrolet Cruze from Hertz for $85 for the weekend, used my own insurance and spent a total of $120 in fuel. So, for just a tad over $200 I got there and back without using any of my own cars.

Damn… I really need to think about updating my garage.

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3 Responses

  1. sam says:

    I live fuel economy. I will retire with the $ saved. I only drive stick and rev the uknowwhat out of um so its still kinda fun.

    • Willhelm says:

      The advantage to driving stick, at least for fuel economy, is the opportunity to minimize revs and in doing so get better fuel economy. haha I don’t mean to ruin your fun though, by all means rev the shit out of it. That’s what I do too with my stellar 90hp SUV.

  2. Ladon says:

    I would rather pay the extra $100 and have more fun driving the SRT8.