High Def Forum - Your High Definition Community & High Definition Resource

Go Back   High Def Forum - Your High Definition Community & High Definition Resource >
Rules HDTV Forum Gallery LINK TO US! RSS - High Def Forum AddThis Feed Button AddThis Social Bookmark Button Groups

Car Forum Talk about your favorite cars, setups, garages (got pics?)!

Anyone altering their driving habits due to outrageous gas prices?

Reply
AddThis Social Bookmark Button
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-21-2008, 04:41 PM   #346  
F91
Plasmatic
 
F91's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Port Orchard, WA
Posts: 2,624
Default

Bonneville dam is the perfect spot to create hydrogen fuel. During off peak hours, the excess electricity generated can be used create the fuel. Hydrogen can also be extracted from propane and other natural gas..
The problem is developing an infrastructure to distribute a new and different fuel. Oil companies aren't interested and the venture capital needed to roll this stuff out ain't there.
The future is electric. It's also solar, tidal and wind generated technologies powering your plug in.
F91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2008, 04:43 PM   #347  
F91
Plasmatic
 
F91's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Port Orchard, WA
Posts: 2,624
Default

BTW- Unotis- Your projected gas costs for the upcoming 8 years. Are you basing that on 3.28$ for the next 8 years? That seems pretty optimistic, gas here is 3.49 right now.
F91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2008, 09:51 PM   #348  
Bazinga!
 
Good To Go KC's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Kansas City, KS
Age: 57
Posts: 686
Default

We have two F-150's. One is a 4wd that gets a whopping 14 mpg and the other is a 6-cylinder 2wd that checks in at 16. Haven't changed any habits, still gotta get to work. Won't be getting anything more fuel efficient in the near future. Luckily the 2wd is a company truck that the gas, insurance, tags and property tax is paid for. We also have a '99 Ranger that mostly sits in the garage (it gets 18-20).
Good To Go KC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2008, 08:47 AM   #349  
HD Fan
 

Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas
Posts: 1,023
Default My changes

I bought a Honda Fit to replace my Dodge Caravan and am trying to take off from lights, etc a little slower. The Fit is so zippy compared to the Caravan that I was killing my mileage with fast starts in the beginning.
SLedford is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2008, 12:56 PM   #350  
High Definition is the definition of life.
Thread Starter
 

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 7,120
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SLedford View Post
I bought a Honda Fit to replace my Dodge Caravan and am trying to take off from lights, etc a little slower. The Fit is so zippy compared to the Caravan that I was killing my mileage with fast starts in the beginning.
That's kind of a benefit from ricer gearing, which Honda's seem to have. American vehicles seem to rely on torqier engines coupled to a transmission with taller gear ratios and a higher stall torque converter. Honda seems to enjoy coupling torque challenged engines to a transmission with very short, almost sprinting like gear ratios. Those Caravans seem to have pretty tall gearing anyway.
junehhan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2008, 10:16 AM   #351  
Ever Eddy
 
edders's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,455
Default I wish

I think the biggest impediment to better mileage from existing vehicles is the loose nut behind the wheel. It's also the hardest thing to change.

Ed
edders is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2008, 11:32 AM   #352  
High Definition is the definition of life.
Thread Starter
 

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 7,120
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JustEd View Post
I think the biggest impediment to better mileage from existing vehicles is the loose nut behind the wheel. It's also the hardest thing to change.

Ed
LOL, how true

It is pretty interesting how everyone at least around my area seem to treat the stop light as some sort of "tree" at the drag strip. It seems like the moment it hits green, everyone guns it to get a better position so that they can cut someone else off about 500 feet later.
junehhan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2008, 02:18 PM   #353  
Ever Eddy
 
edders's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,455
Default Right

Quote:
Originally Posted by junehhan View Post
LOL, how true

It is pretty interesting how everyone at least around my area seem to treat the stop light as some sort of "tree" at the drag strip. It seems like the moment it hits green, everyone guns it to get a better position so that they can cut someone else off about 500 feet later.
AND have to stop again a block away because they went to fast for the timing of the street lights. Makes me and the wife LOL.
edders is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2008, 12:49 PM   #354  
gpt
High Definition is the definition of life.
 

Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 390
Default

Last summer I drove my 5.4 liter F-150 4x4 work truck the way I always drive and ran out on purpous to see 314 miles on that tank.

The I filled it up again and never let the tach hit 2k when taking off or stomp on the gas ect and got 375mile to that tank.
A 61mile increase per tank with air conditioning on.

I brought gas and made sure that I was on backroads when it was time to run out.

Recently I got 395 miles on one tank without air conditioning while driving like the elderly, and made it to a gas station

I am still getting rid of it soon for a 4 cylinder work truck, and yes my driving style has changed for good most likely with gas prices being what they are.

Just wait until a hurricance comes whithin 100 miles of an offshore drilling platform or refinery.
All it will take is 40 mph winds and they will have an excuse to charge 5-6.00 a gallon for months.
gpt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2008, 08:24 AM   #355  
US Coast Guard -retired-
 
scootski's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Northshore Lake Superior, Minneosta, USA
Posts: 692
Talking

i bought a scooter and get 100 MPG with it...
i use that most of the time in the spring/summer/fall
scootski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2008, 10:27 AM   #356  
High Definition is the definition of life.
 
admo's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2008
Age: 47
Posts: 765
Default

I've made only minor changes in the way I drive. For example, I won't accelerate as fast as I can to cruising speed (except when entering highways), and I will slow down more graduley as I come to lights. I haven't done much reading on hypermiler tips, so this is the extent that I noticible have done.

That said, I usually get about 300 miles betwen fill-ups. I drive a 2001 VW Passat 4 cylinder. Imagine my shock when the odometer read 360! I had assumed that perhaps I had forget to reset it, but when I checked the in dash computer thing, it was reading my average mpg for the last 360 was 26! I usually get 21 to 23. I can't account for the increase, but it was welcomed. I had one medium sized trip on the highway that I could think of, but I usually have several shorter ones, so I don't think that could account for all the difference. Hmm, I did just go over 100K on the car, perhaps its in eco mode or something...
admo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2008, 08:53 AM   #357  
My plasma is High Def.
 

Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 7
Default

peoeple will continue to drive what they want no matter what happens. me personally i had bought a toyota yaris about 2 years ago for the fuel economy 40+ high miles per gallon. But it was like driving a go-cart on steroids so i traded it in about a month or so ago for a nissan altima still get good gas milege but not like the yaris .. at least i can fit into this one lol
thor1979 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2008, 01:40 PM   #358  
The Bringer of Balance
 

Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 11,350
Default

True I still see ppl driving new full sized SUVs and gas here still is over $4 per gallon. While walking home from train station the other day, I saw this guy just aimlessly driving around in his huge lexus suv...hoping to be seen by all obviously.
Cygnus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2009, 07:26 PM   #359  
My plasma is High Def.
 

Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 6
Default

yes
skeet96707 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2009, 08:05 AM   #360  
US Coast Guard -retired-
 
scootski's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Northshore Lake Superior, Minneosta, USA
Posts: 692
Lightbulb

Let's rattle the cage here....
BUY A MOTORSCOOTER !
scootski is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Go Back   High Def Forum - Your High Definition Community & High Definition Resource >
AddThis Social Bookmark Button
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


to Anyone altering their driving habits due to outrageous gas prices?
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LCD TV Monitor Panel Prices on the Rise eHDMI High Definition News & Informative Articles 1 08-24-2006 03:02 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:51 PM.



Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004 - 2018, MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands