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Old 09-28-05, 11:18 PM
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I may be getting tired of mediocre gas mileage....

Currently I get around 19-20 in town and 24-26 on the hwy. This is tiresome. I have actually started to look at large pickups to replace my Honda Element. I love the Element. It is huge inside. My parents had to use it to get a new washer home becuase it wouldn't fit in their Jeep Grand Cherokee. It has great power. With the manual, I can screech the tires going from 1st to 2nd. It has great head room, and even better leg room. More leg room in back than any car I have ever been in.

And yet, the redneck in me yearns for a huge pickup with crappy mileage, and my wife riding in the middle of the bench seat even when we are the only two in the truck. I want power to pull stuff, and I don't even have stuff to pull. I want a V-8 just because the huge thing needs it to get to 35 mph. I want a crew cab so that I have a fairly worthless truck bed, yet still have a truck.

Or maybe I should just let the "new car bug" pass me by again.
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what about a diesel? it would give you plenty of torque down low, and is fairly fuel efficient.
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I've thought about that. But I hear that short trips are not good on them, and I generally only put about 10,000 miles on a rig per year. My commute is under 2 minutes.
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"How about a 6000 SUX?" (hopefully not too obscure of reference)
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Originally Posted by UWSarge
"How about a 6000 SUX?" (hopefully not too obscure of reference)

I don't want a car.
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Why don't you just build a refinery on your property?
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try this
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Originally Posted by kvrdave
I've thought about that. But I hear that short trips are not good on them, and I generally only put about 10,000 miles on a rig per year. My commute is under 2 minutes.
short trips aren't good for any car. it doesn't allow the oil to warm up to normal operation temperatures. you'd be more suceptible(sp?) to sludge if you never drove it more than 2 minutes each trip. but it isn't a big deal so long as you take longer trips once in a while.
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Originally Posted by kvrdave
My commute is under 2 minutes.
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That's sweet.
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Originally Posted by kvrdave
That's sweet.
Until you realize his gas powered fan gets only 3 miles to the gallon.
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....just ride a damn horse....
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Keep your Element, you damnded dirty hippie!
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Your commute is under two minutes?

Why don't you just walk?
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very roomy, indeed.

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Originally Posted by Cameron
....just ride a damn horse....
Yeah, you should have plenty of these by now. I'm sure wifey can spare one for your commute.
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Originally Posted by D.Pham00
what about a diesel? it would give you plenty of torque down low, and is fairly fuel efficient.

Diesel would be a good choice. Don't worry about short trips, just maintain it correctly.

I have a buddy with a Ford 250 diesel and he gets around 25 on the highway. Not bad at all considering how big the damn thing is.

and you need a gun rack on the back window too. Gun racks don't look right in Honda Elements


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Why don't you just build a refinery on your property?
With Diesel, he could Buy one of those kits that allows you to turn old Mcdonalds french fry oil into diesel.

You would out-hippie bfrank if you had this setup

http://pathtofreedom.com/pathproject...iodiesel.shtml
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Originally Posted by funkyryno
Your commute is under two minutes?

Why don't you just walk?

I tried that for awhile, but I found that when clients wanted to see a house out of town, it was an all day affair.
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Raise your rent to pay for the gas. I'm sure your tennants will understand.
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The price of gas isn't really bothering me. I don't like paying for it, but it hasn't affected me. If there were a place to buy bulk vegitable oil around here, I'd buy a big Dodge truck, though.
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Originally Posted by kvrdave
And yet, the redneck in me yearns for a huge pickup with crappy mileage, and my wife riding in the middle of the bench seat even when we are the only two in the truck. I want power to pull stuff, and I don't even have stuff to pull. I want a V-8 just because the huge thing needs it to get to 35 mph. I want a crew cab so that I have a fairly worthless truck bed, yet still have a truck.
I've often discussed with my friends just why in the hell people drive pickup trucks when they don't do anything that requires a pickup truck. Now I know. They're just idiots.
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plenty of torque down low


But I hear that short trips are not good on them


How about 6000 SUX?


under two minutes
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Originally Posted by Numanoid
I've often discussed with my friends just why in the hell people drive pickup trucks when they don't do anything that requires a pickup truck. Now I know. They're just idiots.
You don't need a sword to wound me, sir, your words cut deep.
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Originally Posted by kvrdave
You don't need a sword to wound me, sir, your words cut deep.
Oh, sorry, I meant lovable idiots.
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I'd vote diesel as well. Really good gas mileage, plus I think they spit out quite a bit more pollution than regular engines, so you won't have to feel like a hybrid-driving hippie.

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