I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that my car is getting GREAT gas mileage now. I drive a decent amount, so this definitely matters so that I can save money. Between driving to work, then to class right after, I drive around 60 miles a day. Yes I know this isn’t a whole ton when compared to others, but it adds up quickly and is a lot for me.
I used to drive a lot more and because of that I have around 80,000 miles on my car that I bought brand new exactly 4 years ago. Obviously I’m in a math mood because I just calculated how much money I’ve spent on gas since I’ve bought my car. My car gets an estimated 23 miles city and 27 miles highway (I believe this is correct). This brings me to around 3,200 gallons and around $8,000. AH that’s such a scary number!
And that’s just me, not even the BF’s gas usage counted in so it’s most likely around $16K. Do you know how much you’ve spent?
We have a Jeep and my car. We don’t drive the truck so I won’t be factoring that into this. The Jeep gets 17 miles per gallon at best. I’m guessing it most like got around 13 miles to the gallon when we first got it but we switched a lot of things.
My car is supposed to get 27 highway according to car reviews, but recently we switched a lot of things (they were all minor for the most part) and we changed driving habits among other things. Somehow miraculously my car is getting around 37 miles per gallon. Subaru Foresters get much better gas mileage, when you check out a Subaru Forester review.
I didn’t even notice how much better it was until I realized that I hadn’t filled up my gas tank in 2 weeks. My car has a lot of miles, so we started doing little things to maintain it. Whenever a part such as the filter needed to be changed, we replaced it with a performance part. Instead of getting a cheap $20 filter, we bought a $70 filter (it even came with a lifetime warranty so we never have to replace it again). My car drives so much nicer and smoothly.
The long list of other things we do to get better gas mileage: