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JT

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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2008 12:01:00 AM

How do you think your personal petrofuel consumption compares to the average?
Far above average
Somewhat above average
About average
Somewhat below average
Far below average
n/a (I don't use any petrofuel)

Post your thoughts about this poll below.
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leveit2clever
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Message Posted: Jun 22, 2009 1:19:59 PM

average joe
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MnSwede
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Message Posted: May 9, 2009 10:10:47 AM

Somewhat below average
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tutusun
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Message Posted: May 8, 2009 1:15:22 PM

About average
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ried
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Message Posted: Apr 26, 2009 11:43:56 PM

less than average
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Z51Corvette
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2009 12:49:28 AM

It depends on the time of year. I could give a better answer, if the national average was stated in the question.

I would say, somewhat below average... on the whole.
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higginbotham194
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2009 4:10:39 PM

Less than average.
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gasman14
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2008 10:56:43 PM

average
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Blubberpuppy
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Message Posted: Dec 19, 2008 9:50:15 AM

average
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nyuknyuk49
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2008 12:52:42 PM

about average
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hcivic
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2008 12:51:04 PM

Somewhat above average
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Stevedog
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2008 9:01:41 AM

I'm the most average guy I know
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mStutz
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2008 8:36:58 PM

Far above average. I drive a Toyota Prius and it gives me a solid 47 mpg. I have driven from Valencia CA (LA area) to Laughlin NV and have recorded 50.2 mpg for the 280 miles.

Wonderful car.... best one I've had (of the 14 new ones that we have bought)
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Z51Corvette
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2008 8:59:49 PM

Far below average...
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Quazar911
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Message Posted: Oct 3, 2008 12:16:12 AM

Somewhat below average
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gasman14
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2008 10:16:38 PM

About Average
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kitkat1313
Rookie Author California

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Message Posted: Sep 21, 2008 11:35:34 PM

Way more than I should be consuming, at least for a PT Cruiser, I'm only averaging about 11 MPG.
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gasman14
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2008 10:42:23 PM

Below average
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dongo50
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2008 4:19:27 AM

below average
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rschnoor
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2008 11:46:47 AM

average
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Dinogam
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2008 11:45:00 AM

About average.
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cincindie
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2008 5:07:44 AM

About average.
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gasguy555
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2008 7:08:47 PM

far below average
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gasman14
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2008 5:57:54 PM

I drive somewhat average
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recjr
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2008 2:55:19 PM

far below average
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dental man
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2008 5:27:10 PM

Somewhat below average
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tutusun
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2008 4:53:09 PM

About average
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Dorkchop
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2008 11:22:58 AM

Below average.
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JLYNCH85
Rookie Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2008 8:37:17 AM

im driving atleast half of what i did a few years ago
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intrvvder
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2008 12:24:10 PM

99 % of work related driving. Use other means of transportation for personal matters.
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OKRifle
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2008 11:19:37 PM

About the same.
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NakedDriver
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2008 11:06:31 PM

ə i would estimate that i use a lot less.
i am retired, own one car which gets over 30mpg, and while i drive a large amount in a year, most of it is highway driving. ə
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Lou08
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2008 11:03:38 PM

Below far. I'm retired and car sits in parking lot.
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cbudgie
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2008 9:34:24 PM

Driving more slowly, as well as combining errands, has helped much to lower gas consumption.
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444F350
Rookie Author Virginia

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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2008 9:03:54 PM

I would guess the US average driving to be about 50 miles per day (350 miles per week). I would say that I drive about 200 miles per week driving to and from work and doing errands. I try to consolidate my trips as best as possible. My work driving is about 40 miles per day or about 200 miles per week.

For personal driving, I use about 10 gallons of gasoline per week.

For work driving, I use about 15 gallons of diesel fuel per week.

Overall, I think I'm below the average in both categories.
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Bill313
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2008 7:41:14 PM

Far below average
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xololady
Sophomore Author Tucson

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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2008 6:25:59 PM

I have close to a 50 mile round trip to work but drive a car that gets about 25 miles to the gallon. I usually do shopping on my way home so don't use a lot of extra.

xololady
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EMA505
Rookie Author Kentucky

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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2008 6:14:32 PM

i have a 100 mile round-trip commute; therefore I use far above average during the workweek. on weekends, i may not drive at all.
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travelzonecente
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2008 5:34:07 PM

I am running around less these days than last year
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chui
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2008 5:30:17 PM

about aveage
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gator2002
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2008 3:54:07 PM

about average
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Boonebuggy
Veteran Author New York City

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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2008 3:41:59 PM

Below average and probably far below. I live in NYC and drive little.
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WISEGASIL
Rookie Author Chicago

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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2008 3:25:58 PM

i don't know what average is???? how many gallons per week? both my cars have good mpg (25 & 20) .... and my wife & i minimize our driving.
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ejs36
Rookie Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2008 1:54:16 PM

Above average. We have weekly normal, then weekend trip in motor home. Burns diesel at about 7-8 mpg. Takes a number of galons and a piece of change.
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pwu101
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2008 1:39:43 PM

Below average.
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bobjeep
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2008 12:56:19 PM

far below average.
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imcruizn
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2008 11:12:31 AM

everyone should lower theirs
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robertvandyke
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2008 10:56:18 AM

i am below average until the winter then the wife makes me very much above, i have a fireplace in the house but she does not like me using it very much
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bareilly
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2008 10:30:37 AM

far below average
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Lengas
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2008 9:05:32 AM

Summer - average. Winter - below average.
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99dakota
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2008 8:54:14 AM

Somewhat below average
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