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JT
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2008 9:01:00 PM

With fuel prices falling are you continuing any conservation measures you may have started?
Yes - I started using public transportation
Yes - I changed my commute and will continue.
Yes - I reduced speeds and will continue.
Yes - I'm still limiting/combining trips as much a
No - I've reverted to my old habits.
No - I never made an
Post your thoughts about this poll below.
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poetdog73
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2013 10:19:52 PM

retired so have 4cyl Ford & a tank of gas I make last 5-6 weeks!
achung53
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 8:17:17 AM

Yes - I'm still limiting/combining trips as much as possible
randyt58
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2011 8:36:45 AM

drive same
pcprof
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2011 6:32:38 PM

No - I never made any
googlee
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2011 4:53:03 AM

yes
777Aviator
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2011 7:40:37 AM

Yes, limit travel, combine trips, planning
HardeepWA
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2011 2:19:21 AM

Yes - I'm still limiting/combining trips as much as possible.
LXH18
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2011 10:10:09 PM

Yes - I'm still limiting/combining trips as much as possible.
ZL1
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2011 12:05:29 AM

Yes - I'm still limiting/combining trips as much as possible
SAVEITIL
Champion Author Chicago

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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2010 11:05:31 PM

Yes - I reduced speeds and will continue.
BobD2009
Champion Author Long Island

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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2010 11:43:47 PM

Yes I conserve whenever possible.
poetdog73
Champion Author Toledo

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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2009 1:42:35 PM

am combining my trips & driving less
MnSwede
Champion Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2009 2:12:06 PM

Yes - I reduced speeds and will continue.
leveit2clever
Champion Author Cleveland

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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2009 10:04:44 AM

Continue to limit driving as I was doing when prices were very high.
ried
Sophomore Author Ventura

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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2009 3:28:39 PM

Drive back their SUV vehicles.
tenshi
Veteran Author Stockton

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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2009 9:12:57 PM

Yes - I'm still limiting/combining trips as much a
gashogMO
All-Star Author St. Louis

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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2009 8:17:13 PM

Unfortunately I 200 miles day commuting to work so I can't reduce that consumption,but I continue to drive slower & use my cruise more. So far I've noticed that keeping my tach @ 2000RPM roughly 65-69 MPH is the sweet spot for my Avalon averaging 29MPG highway.
PinHeadIN
Sophomore Author Indiana

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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2009 7:31:37 AM

yes
djhobo
Champion Author Oklahoma City

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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2009 6:58:03 PM

I don't drive much anyway.However conserve or use has
proven fruitless in the control of rising gas prices, or
any thing else that I am aware of.
Blubberpuppy
Champion Author Baltimore

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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2009 6:48:38 AM

Yes I have continued to cut unnecessary driving.
gasman14
All-Star Author San Diego

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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2008 7:45:12 PM

Yes
Quazar911
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2008 10:04:49 PM

No-I never made any changes. I don't drive much anyway
gasman14
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2008 3:06:48 PM

Yes
gasman14
All-Star Author San Diego

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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2008 2:32:40 PM

Yes
MooseFM
Rookie Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2008 1:03:11 PM

As I have to drive for work, there is not a lot I can do to cut down on my consumption. However, my budget that I was using when the prices were up, is now well over the actual amount of gas I require every week. I have taken this extra money and put it into a "when the price goes back up" account. I'll probably just use it to buy something cool... maybe a new laptop.
blake2
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2008 11:44:18 AM

Yes I will.
gasman14
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2008 7:53:08 PM

Yes
GOBIGREDJW
Veteran Author Sacramento

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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2008 9:03:01 AM

Yes - I started using public transportation
gasman14
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2008 10:19:43 AM

Yes
misstweety
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2008 8:15:57 AM

yes
gasman14
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2008 12:02:24 AM

Yes I am
gasman14
All-Star Author San Diego

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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2008 11:44:11 PM

Yes I am
lidude25
Sophomore Author California

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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2008 11:10:07 PM

Yes - I changed my commute and will continue.
Yes - I reduced speeds and will continue.
Yes - I'm still limiting/combining trips as much as I can.
dexter08
Sophomore Author Washington

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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2008 9:09:09 AM

I've continued to do what I was doing when gas was $4.50 gal, combine trips, drive less (not at all on the weekends).

[Edited by: dexter08 at 11/20/2008 12:09:23 PM EST]
Z51Corvette
Champion Author Austin

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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2008 8:08:39 PM

YES, ABSOLUTELY... CONSERVATION IS THE SMART THING TO DO!!!
gasman14
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2008 9:23:11 AM

I'm still limiting trips as much as I can
Panama19
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2008 8:07:02 AM

Yes
radarman
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2008 7:44:56 AM

Of course.
Ennai
Rookie Author Florida

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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2008 12:52:34 PM

Reduced the number of trips needed to go anywhere and trying to drive slow and use all the good habits posted in the forum to reduce the fuel consumption. Thanks to everyone.
chopliver12
Rookie Author Montana

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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2008 8:13:39 AM

I'm still take it easy,limiting trips as much as I can.
dexter08
Sophomore Author Washington

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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2008 8:04:04 AM

I still take it easy, combine trips and do not drive on the weekends.
mooter
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2008 6:26:11 AM

still been taken it easy
gasman14
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2008 7:50:14 PM

I'm still limiting trips as much as I can
darshak123
Rookie Author New Jersey

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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2008 1:14:16 PM

Yes, still I am keeping my old habits to save money for gas by reducing unnecessary trip and If I need to drive then I make the trip plan before I start driving. That way I know what I need to do work while saving gas on road.
Shor
Rookie Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2008 2:47:57 PM

Yes - I reduced speeds and will continue. (using cruise control a lot more often)

Yes - I'm still limiting/combining trips as much as possible..

[Edited by: Shor at 11/9/2008 5:48:08 PM EST]
gasman14
All-Star Author San Diego

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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2008 10:48:10 AM

I'm still limiting trips as much as i can
radarman
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2008 9:46:52 AM

Yes, I continue to drive moderately.
rlingk
Rookie Author Colorado

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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2008 5:08:06 AM

Even though the prices have fallen, I still conserve as much as I can because I do NOT believe they are going to stay at this level. The financial situation has not improved and even though the prices have dropped food costs have increased tremendously to take their place.
NakedDriver
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2008 10:29:23 PM

ə i've always tried to combine trips, but i also am more likely to walk to nearby places such as getting gas prices or fast food.
right now, the question is irrelevant because my car is not running. ə
deeway
Sophomore Author Florida

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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2008 8:41:07 PM

Have not changed my driving habits. Do try to combine trips though.
jb107
Champion Author New Jersey

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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2008 7:44:45 PM

We have reduced our driving and find that we can live with it.
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