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JT

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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2009 11:33:50 AM

How has the recession impacted the amount of fuel that you use in your vehicle?
I use more fuel now
No impact
I use less fuel now
N/A

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achung53
Veteran Author Orange County

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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 10:24:14 AM

I use less fuel now
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HFAJR0034
Champion Author New Mexico

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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2011 9:09:16 AM

NONE
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bigetan
Sophomore Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2011 12:39:25 PM

no
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randyt58
Champion Author Atlanta

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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2011 11:39:19 AM

recession does not dictate use of gas for me. have to buy, cut elsewhere which further screws up the economy
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googlee
Champion Author Montreal

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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2011 8:09:59 AM

No impact
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jwalkerh
Champion Author Louisiana

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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2011 1:28:19 AM

Not much, I don't do excessive driving , just to work and school.
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pcprof
Champion Author Austin

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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2011 1:16:05 AM

I use less fuel now
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green_lantern
Champion Author New Jersey

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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2011 11:23:26 PM

No. Drive 35 miles one-way, so not change in usage.
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777Aviator
Champion Author St. Louis

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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2011 10:39:07 AM

n
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HardeepWA
Champion Author Tacoma

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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2011 5:15:28 AM

No impact.
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wrunner
Champion Author Virginia

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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2011 5:44:53 PM

No impact, but I driver slower than usual - 50 in a 55.
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Nicanite
Champion Author Flint

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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2010 1:14:26 AM

Use less
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pjhbac
Veteran Author Montana

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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2010 5:52:43 PM

Less
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april4
Champion Author Virginia Beach

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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2010 7:17:11 AM

No impact
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dongo50
Champion Author West Virginia

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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2010 10:50:33 PM

No impact
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g747
Champion Author Mobile

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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2010 10:33:01 PM

Yes it has.I plan my trips more efficiently to accomadate my schedule.
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bja0030
Champion Author New Mexico

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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2010 11:31:48 PM

NONE
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SAVEITIL
Champion Author Chicago

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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2010 1:15:56 AM

I use a bit less fuel now
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HFAJR0034
Champion Author New Mexico

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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2010 12:19:56 AM

NONE
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bja0030
Champion Author New Mexico

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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2010 10:14:14 PM

none
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TAT36
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2010 12:13:48 PM

Yes, less trips out to eat. Just running errand trips are now planned to make several stops on one trip that may have taken several trips before.
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LonghornBubba
Champion Author Houston

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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2010 11:20:07 AM

No impact
still have to work
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LXH18
Champion Author Los Angeles

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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2010 4:07:10 AM

I use less fuel now.
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BobD2009
Champion Author Long Island

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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2010 6:43:06 AM

I conserve as much as possible.
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GT2er
Champion Author Toronto

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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2009 12:21:14 PM

I use less fuel now. I take the motorcycle more often and drive the Jeep less. More for preference and conservation than due to recession.

[Edited by: GT2er at 11/12/2009 12:22:15 PM EST]
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HFAJR0034
Champion Author New Mexico

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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2009 2:15:04 PM

NONE
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TAT36
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2009 1:53:02 PM

My vehicle uses the same amount of fuel when I drive it, I am just driving less so I am using less fuel overall
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saturn96
All-Star Author Indiana

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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2009 4:09:46 PM

no impact
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saturn96
All-Star Author Indiana

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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2009 4:09:25 PM

no impact
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DonKofAK
All-Star Author Anchorage

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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2009 10:00:47 PM

There's hardly been any impact. If I have the resources and I'm willing to use some of them on transportation, why should external issues affect what I'm doing?

If I'm afraid of losing earned income, I could curtail expenditures, reallocating the money to savings to bolster my reserve fund, but sooner or later I'll have to invest that money -- where do I want to invest it? Am I better off spending it to get what I want today or shall I defer consumption today in favor of investing for the future?

If everybody quits spending and hoards the cash, economies collapse.

Think about the consequences. Those who say, "the sky is falling" are the cause if the sky actually falls. Do you want to be part of the problem or the solution? Cut back a lot; somebody else loses a job.

Perhaps the best thing to do is spend your money wisely -- and the effect spending has on the economy is a consideration.

[Edited by: DonKofAK at 9/3/2009 10:02:23 PM EST]
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Becca198326
Rookie Author New Hampshire

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Message Posted: Aug 21, 2009 3:54:31 PM

i USE AS MUCH AS i CAN WHEN I PAY FOR MY GAS EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS THESE DAYS
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2granny
Champion Author Michigan

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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2009 12:36:21 PM

I use less fuel now
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finch2dancandy
Rookie Author Georgia

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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2009 12:26:00 PM

Greatly I do less driving for leasure. Most of my driving is getting to and from work and do errands like shopping and other things. I like to go out hiking find different places to explore but can't do that as much now.
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shera79
Sophomore Author Bakersfield

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Message Posted: Jun 2, 2009 4:41:26 PM

use the car less but really it doesnt affect it much lol
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gooddealgirl
Rookie Author Orlando

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Message Posted: May 21, 2009 10:50:22 PM

First, I am not sure this is just a recession.
I drive significantly less. Every time, I get in the car, I am thinking about which route will require the least amount of stops as I live in Orlando and we have lots of lights unless you want to pay big money for toll roads. I am seeing less of my friends which has impacted my life negatively and I have even changed my church due to the fact the drive was to far. So, my world is getting smaller and I am trying to adapt. Last time prices were so high (and they are usually the highest in the state because of our amusement parks and don't drop until late Sept. thru Thanksgiving); the prices of other goods and services were not so high so you could take your grocery money and household money and apply to gas, not so now, now I spend less on food (hey I lost weight) and clean with cleanser, bleach and window cleaner - everything is on "sale" (I mean a real sale) for me to buy it anymore.
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beelome
Rookie Author Dayton

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Message Posted: May 21, 2009 8:43:55 PM

no way would it even come up
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MnSwede
Champion Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: May 19, 2009 2:08:51 PM

I use less fuel now because I can't find work
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LonghornBubba
Champion Author Houston

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Message Posted: May 19, 2009 8:53:27 AM

No impact
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jaguar01
Rookie Author Austin

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Message Posted: May 18, 2009 2:17:21 PM

It has no impact...in fact we purchased a new luxury SUV that gets 15mpg when gas prices were at 4/gallon. Sure I spend a little more on gas to drive it, but I got a $10k discount when I bought it because of the high gas prices.
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leveit2clever
Champion Author Cleveland

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Message Posted: May 18, 2009 12:43:49 PM

This recession hasn't affected the way or amount of my fuel purchases.
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MnSwede
Champion Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: May 10, 2009 3:47:36 PM

I use less fuel now
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pam11
Rookie Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: May 10, 2009 2:23:29 PM

I use less fuel now & I know a lot of people that do to.
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cheapSF
Rookie Author South Dakota

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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2009 7:33:42 PM

I use the same amount of gas as normal. I can not afford to not use my car with my commute all the way across town. I am totally for the "bike to work" day or week or month ... but unfortunately it is not practical for me. True, I do not like the high gas prices. But my car only runs with unleaded fuel. I can't wait until I can purchase a solar run or electric only vehicle.
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zigzag2
Rookie Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2009 1:41:47 PM

In realtiy, I still use the same amount of gas. Driving for necessities is a necessity. Visiting your aged mother is a necessity. But it does help when gas is cheaper
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ConnieJP
Champion Author Oklahoma City

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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2009 5:30:56 PM

I stay home ALOT more, now.
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John021109
Rookie Author South Carolina

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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2009 7:25:08 AM

No impact
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OTISFL
Champion Author Pensacola

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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2009 2:11:32 PM

I use less & manage my errands much better than before the recession.
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bogas_56
Rookie Author Winnipeg

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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2009 1:32:08 PM

I use about the same amount as I had before the recession.
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93Saturn
Rookie Author London

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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2009 8:48:18 AM

I actually relocated closer to work, so 80% less gas now.
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gator2002
Champion Author Calgary

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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2009 8:56:36 PM

not really
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