posted on Jun, 18 2008 @ 09:31 PM
I would start a major change in my life right now if I could. I drive an Explorer SUV and would GLADLY trade it and some cash for a Hybrid, or at
least something more fuel efficient, like a Civic or a little Nissan or something. Unfortunately, I have to make a certain number of trips every week.
To and from work, dropping our son off at Daycare and picking him up, grocery shopping, etc. The last time filled up, it cost me about $80. I fill up
about every 10 days or so. That's $240/month. Ouch!
This year we're buying a house. It pretty much means we can't afford to get a newer vehicle, but on the plus side we'll only be about 4 blocks from
work, where we're looking (we work together). And we got into a new daycare that's only 3 blocks from there.
I'm hoping that considering all of these factors, we'll cut our fuel consumption in half as soon as we buy our place, and in another 3-6 months from
then we'll be able to get a more fuel efficient vehicle.
I'm already well passed the point where I'll just 'live with the current price of gas'. I just need a little time to maneuver my way into the