Economy Car

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  1. GoT

    GoT Strength and Honor Tip Jar Donor

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    I bought a used car with aftermarket cruise control on it, never seemed to work right.

    Hope your experience is better cause I do like me some cruise control.
  2. Deuce Wayne

    Deuce Wayne Damnit, I cant find my driving moccasins anywhere!

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    Wait, I always thought cruise control used more gas for some reason?

    Hmm... may have to start using it again if not.
  3. GoT

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    not sure about mileage, but it sure is nice on the interstate
  4. Deuce Wayne

    Deuce Wayne Damnit, I cant find my driving moccasins anywhere!

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    Just looked it up. Apparently it using more gas is just a myth- it always uses less.

    Damn. That sucks to find out so late. haha
  5. SawdustMan

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    Yeah I had always heard it used more as well. Just found out a few months ago that it wasn't true. Better late than never. I now use it all the time on the interstate (except in the rain and stop-and-go traffic).
  6. Daves not here

    Daves not here Camp Fodder

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    lol @ the fools that believe that it's cheaper to own a gasser
  7. VolnTitan

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    Not sure anyone saying it is cheaper to own a gas guzzler....
  8. Smash

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    Well, TCO-wise, it has been cheaper for me to own a gas than an equivalent diesel model.

    The gas model was $6000 cheaper, and costs $300 less in yearly taxes.
  9. GoT

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    yearly taxes???

    you have to pay some sort of privilage tax to own a car?

    And diesels are more of a privilage?
  10. Smash

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    Yup, you have to pay a yearly "green" tax, based on how you car's milage is. And a diesel with the same milage as a gas is more expensive.

    Mine is more or less the cheapest at $100/year.
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