55 MPH Good or Bad Idea...

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  1. Konrad Pierce

    Konrad Pierce Village Idiot 2.0

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    Houses aren't an ever-diminishing finite resource. We can always build up or down, and I haven't seen a city hall yet that hasn't eventually been bought out by the appeal of multiplying their income from property taxes ... highrises keep on growing. Oil puddles keep on drying up. The automotive makers just keep on churning out more vehicles, and the consumers just keep on buying 'em up.
     
  2. Dngrsone

    Dngrsone One Serious Wiku

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    I drive 55. It keeps the mileage in my Prius between 48-52mpg, and I am much more relaxed while driving.

    Also, it can be entertaining to watch people in the rear-view mirror have aneurysms, even though I'm in the slow lane (or, on rare occasions, second-to-slow lane whilst passing a vehicle crawling along at 50mph). [​IMG]
     
  3. Konrad Pierce

    Konrad Pierce Village Idiot 2.0

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    I've found it can be immensely entertaining to drive a car that entirely lacks a rear-view mirror ;)
     
  4. New Cell

    New Cell Unleashed Enigma

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    In the old days I would give you a rep point :eek:
    Nevertheless, my primary car is an 06 sl500 and it offers an undefined love of driving...However, I also drive my Toyota tacoma truck for even better looks and gas mileage......:D
     
  5. Konrad Pierce

    Konrad Pierce Village Idiot 2.0

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    Ah, the Old Days.

    Nostalgia's pretty good ... but it's just not what it used to be.
     
  6. countrydirt

    countrydirt Mobile Evangelist

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    My habits have changed:
    1. Moved 20 miles closer to work
    2. Stopped driving diesel pick-up
    3. Bought a motorcycle
    4. 17 y.o. son voluntarily riding bicycle to work
    5. Planning to combine trips-even in a small town.
    6. Shop online when possible to avoid 100+ mile trips to the city.
    7. Drive at 55-60 max most times-minimum of 10% fuel savings over 65-70
     
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