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Old 06-01-2009, 06:45 PM   #1
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Default gonna have to say good bye to my sube for awhile :(

So my current job takes me 62 miles from home. with the gas going up and the hour+ i have to drive this means a lot of money thrown away on gas. Gonna switch the wifey my car with her '01 saturn grocery getter special. driving her car to work i can save at least 140$/month not driving my car. damn!!!
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:25 PM   #2
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Tough times call for drastic measures, i wish your suby the best of luck with your mistress!
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:35 PM   #3
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Switching cars with your wife is not something I would call drastic.
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:40 PM   #4
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$140/month saved?

Let's see, 120miles x 20 days = 2400 miles.
2400/25 (I'm guessing you get roughly 25mpg, maybe better) = 96 gallons
96 x 2.60 = average cost of roughly $250 in fuel.
So, to save $140/month, assuming that you use premium in the Subie and not in the Saturn... means that the Saturn gets a chunk over 50mpg
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Old 06-01-2009, 08:59 PM   #5
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the saturn gets about 35 mpg's

my car seems to get no better than 23mpg

correct me if my math is wrong so here we go

my car (all numbers rounded up)

for 5 days of work =620 miles/23 mpg=27 gallons x 3.00/gal=about 81$ a week for gas

saturn 620/35=18 gallonsx 2.75/gal =about 49$
81-49=32x4=128


okay so i was off. i was thinking more cuz i often have to work saturdays, so add more miles in there basically.
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Old 06-01-2009, 11:42 PM   #6
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Happened to me as well. New job means 100 mile roundtrip commute. So I bought a beater, a 2003 Pontiac Vibe with an automatic tranny. I average 32-35mpg. But I still drive the Subie on Fridays
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Old 06-02-2009, 12:03 AM   #7
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Switching cars with ANYBODY is drastic...poor guy...
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Old 06-02-2009, 12:20 AM   #8
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especially a Saturn
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Old 06-02-2009, 09:25 AM   #9
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I am glad to hear that I'm not the only one driving the @#$% out of my Subie (110 miles daily)! Sorry to hear your not going to be driving your car but it's smart to be saving the $$$ in this economic climate.
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Old 06-02-2009, 10:04 AM   #10
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Switching cars with your wife is not something I would call drastic.

^What he said............
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Old 06-02-2009, 12:24 PM   #11
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What kinda milage are you getting in your scoob?
I am fully catless stage 2.5 and I get about 25+ MPG. ON my last tank of gas, I was able to squeeze 310 Miles out of it

When I had my turboXS RFL bov, I was only getting about 250 miles out of 1 tank of gas. After swapping to the Stock BPV, my milage increased 50+ miles. Thats pretty significant.
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Old 06-02-2009, 09:54 PM   #12
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^^^ weird. i haven't really looked into much of my stock turbo components. maybe i'm due for a tune up or something. seems i'm getting typical mileage though. how was your new bpv different?

ya know, the saturn isn't THAT bad. sure it's not as quick or smoooth, but it's power everything, comfprtable, enough, and drives well. i can't complain for what it is you know?
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Old 06-02-2009, 10:07 PM   #13
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I get around 350+ to a tank on the highway, close to 29mpg. In the city and doing random pulls and hitting the go pedal often I get 300+ miles every tank. That is at 18.4 psi. My fuel economy went up after my last tune. My tuner said my mileage would be great, since he manipulated my afr's into a near perfect range, and made sure they were at the right place while going about 70 mph. Get a pro tune and you'll see the difference. I bought the car protuned, and it got decent mileage, then went up another 20 or so whp and get my current mileage.
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Old 06-02-2009, 10:10 PM   #14
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I do 140 miles round trip 5 to 6 days a week in my WRX. I usually get 26-28 avg mpg depending on how I get on it. That's on an XPT Stage 2 map.
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Old 06-02-2009, 10:12 PM   #15
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protune? interesting! i could revtronix chip it, but a tune would be a long reach.
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Old 06-02-2009, 10:18 PM   #16
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don't worry man your not the only one, i have a job that requires me to drive 160miles round trip so i bought a 93 honda civic ex hatchback. Not the fastest thing on the planet considering i was used to passing those slow people with no problem at all. Now the wind holds me back. but it makes driving the subie that much more of a treat
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Old 06-02-2009, 10:28 PM   #17
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i agree with desertrat21 with the way he thinks ...sooo i dont drive as far as some of you guys ! (only 25 miles one way so 50 miles a day 5 days a week ) and i still got me a little beater a 1990 crx hf and it get like 30 miles to a gallon but it makes driving my subaru that much more fun to drive
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Old 06-03-2009, 10:17 AM   #18
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Yeah really I get almost 26 with my 08 STi.... but after a tune from 555. hahah it was only getting like 18 before
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Old 06-03-2009, 10:19 AM   #19
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I'm just glad gas isn't back up to nearly $5 a gallon like last year; that was brutal on my pocket...
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Old 06-03-2009, 01:47 PM   #20
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So my current job takes me 62 miles from home. with the gas going up and the hour+ i have to drive this means a lot of money thrown away on gas. Gonna switch the wifey my car with her '01 saturn grocery getter special. driving her car to work i can save at least 140$/month not driving my car. damn!!!
what i used to do when i had a long commute was leave my S2000 at home, drive my corolla to work, then when i got home from work i would go on a local joyride in the S2000. that way, you get to save on gas and then relieve the stress of work by going home and joyriding in your toy car. you can still enjoy your Subie.
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Old 06-03-2009, 03:32 PM   #21
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I'm just glad gas isn't back up to nearly $5 a gallon like last year; that was brutal on my pocket...
true, but its going up steadily
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