What is higher, your car payment or gasoline bills?

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Poll ended at Tue Aug 07, 2007 1:38 pm

My car payment.
My monthly gasoline expenses.
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Postby sftiggee » Fri May 11, 2007 11:58 am

Esteban wrote:My vehicle is paid off and, cross my fingers, still has some good years to go. It gets about 18-22 mpg. with no trailer. Gas, today $3.55 a gallon, costs more. I wish a Prius could pull a teardrop. 40-45 mpg. pulling a teardrop would be sweet.

a VW TDI can pull a teardrop, and still get good mileage doing it. Mine is an automatic, gets around 33-35mpg normally, and 25ish mpg when towing my 1200 pound tear. if you get a stick, you'll get 45-47mpg normally.
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Postby NW_Subie » Sat May 12, 2007 4:48 pm

No car payments so gas is always higher. Running around $3.40/gal. At least I'm not in G.B. @$10/gal.
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Postby Miriam C. » Sat May 12, 2007 7:34 pm

No car payment yet :roll: Now that my son's car is fixed I should get by on less than $10 a week cause I got no where to go till June. ;)
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Postby Laredo » Sat May 12, 2007 8:39 pm

Got 18 mpg out of the Ram this last tank. $65.00 worth of gas yesterday. I fill it up every 3 weeks.
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Postby mwatters » Sun May 13, 2007 7:27 am

I'm likely to get hung for this but...

Car payment(s) are higher by a long shot. Two different payments being made (2001 Dodge Van and 2003 Mazda Minivan). Gas expenses however are basically negligable. I filled the tank on the Van about a month ago. Prior to that, the last time it was filled was in the fall. My wife fills the Minivan and I don't know how often it's filled. Most of my driving is handled with a 50mpg 250cc motorcycle and I don't even fill THAT very often.

It all comes from living in a small (but not tiny) town. My office is 1.1 miles from home (on the odometer), ALL significant shopping/resturants/etc are no more than 5 minutes away. The only reason we leave town is for movies (Our moron mayor shoved the only theatre out of business). As a result, the majority (vast majority actually) of our gas usage/car miles are used on camping trips and 2 or 3 trips a year to visit my mom (350 miles away).

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Postby Dixie Flyer » Mon May 14, 2007 1:06 pm

Right now it's the car payment by a nose.

Anyway you cut it though, GA$ I$ KICKING MY A$$!! :x :x :shock: :shock: :x :x
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Postby ob1canola » Sat Aug 18, 2007 8:11 pm

wow I am suprised at all the tdi owners with teardrops.
I too have a 03 tdi gets 43mpg about 38 towing the td.
payments are definitly higher ..car will be paid off in march.
costa about 40 bucks to fill it but only twice a month.
I am going to try to keep this car for awhile but
we will see..diesels tend to last longer than gassers but the
rest of the car is the same as a regular vw golf..
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Postby Podunkfla » Sat Aug 18, 2007 9:40 pm

Nissy 1995 -- paid for (Nissan hardbody)... Like Geron.
Great little truck and I think it is good for another 100,000 miles.
Just sold a '97 Geo that got 47 mpg... Prolly shoulds kept it?
But, I find a deal on something little and cute like a Miata convert or whatever?
I buy used and pay cash... have been for many years.
Most of the time I ride the scooter... 45 mpg is just fine with me. :thumbsup:
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Postby moto403 » Fri Aug 24, 2007 1:47 am

I pay on my van and my truck and still can't top my monthly gas expense. if i put out less than 250.00 to 300.00 per week i'm doin good.

i do lots of driving
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Postby Europinz » Wed Sep 05, 2007 1:05 am

My cars and trucks are paid for so it is certainly my gas payments especially here in Europe. Luckily in Luxembourg we have the cheapest rate of all European countries so I only pay $ 6.75/gallon. In Germany for example people pay $ 8.1/gallon. (These are the prices for high octane gasoline).


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Postby bobhenry » Thu Nov 08, 2007 2:50 pm

I know this is an old thread but Just before the Florida trip 4 weeks ago we did the unthinkable. I traded in my 2 Dodge vans for momma's new
( well 05 Scion). I then sold the Dakota outright and bought a Suzuki Esteem ( Hell I never heard of them either ). I bought it from a buddy.
It ran great and was comfortable inside for this fat man
(after I got it put on).
The Scion is 35mpg highway and the suzuki has an overall average on 4 tanks of fuel of 46.8 mpg overall driving. I just went from $360 a month to $90 on just my trips to work.

I felt so unamerican giving up on the U.S. Auto makers but there is a point you gotta say enough and we were there. We drive 90 miles a day combined and almost couldn't afford to work anymore something had to give.

I still want an electric vehicle thought ....... :thumbsup:
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Postby signs » Thu Nov 08, 2007 8:37 pm

I have spent over $200 just this week at the pump, If my payment was higher than my gas I would have to be driving some sort of high prices exotic car.

I work as a field tech and cover 2.5 states, drove over 1400 miles in the last 3 days.

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Postby traveler » Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:58 pm

Don't have a car payment. Just too cheep to buy a new one. I can buy alot of food with what I would pay for a new vehicle. :D
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Postby S. Heisley » Tue Jun 10, 2008 9:18 pm

The bike in that picture should be called a "Suicide Bike"! One would have to be very careful of where the safety valve is letting out its steam!

Good One! :D
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Postby Walt M » Tue Jun 10, 2008 9:20 pm

no car or truck payments here either. However Diesel is crazy.
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