Realized that with my new job I’m at $500/month for gas. Starting to seriously consider a hybrid or electric but damn they expensive. Either way might just need something more reliable than my 320k+ car.

Whatchya driving, do you like it, and why?

  • @penquin
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    58 months ago

    Wtf do you drive, an M1 Abram tank?

    • @moistclump@lemmy.worldOP
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      38 months ago

      100kms round trip commute in a 2009 Volkswagen Rabbit. Also doing 300km round trips on the weekends a couple times a month so that don’t help.

      It’s supposed to be fine on gas and to be fair I’ve been having check engine light and some tire issues that have been affecting mileage but before I invest too much in fixing those wanted to check out other car options.

      • @penquin
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        48 months ago

        That’s a lot of KMs on the poor car. I’m a little confused on the price and gas monthly cost because of the “$”. I was thinking those were dollars. I assume, those aren’t $500 dollars a month?

        • @moistclump@lemmy.worldOP
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          38 months ago

          Oh good point. Like someone else said, that’s $500CAD. So in real money it’s like $300. Also gas is more expensive up here than my southern brethren.

          • @penquin
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            08 months ago

            “real money” 😂 CAD is real money, too, ain’t it?

          • @penquin
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            18 months ago

            Ok, that makes more sense now. Still too much money for gas. Damn

      • @Airazz@lemmy.world
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        28 months ago

        So that’s roughly 600km per week, 2400 per month? Damn dude, that is a lot. A hybrid won’t help you much because electric motors are mostly used at low speeds, like to get going from traffic lights in a city, which saves a lot of fuel. They don’t do much on highways.