No not really.I try to be a bit more aware about my driving habits and group more stuff together rather than running all over the place.I would get better gas mileage if I could keep my foot out of it .
I did the math on getting new (more efficient) vehicles and you never get your money back - even at $5.00 per gallon. Insurance and the RIDICULOUS price of a new car make it impossible to make the numbers work. So, unless you just have to have a new car that smells good, keep the old one.
Let's just say I drive trucks with at least 8 cylinders...maybe more. I will keep them until the wheels rust off.
-Yes, my daily commute is 60+ miles round trip...6 days a wekk is 360+ miles. -Indirectly yes, weekly fuel expense greatly impacts my disposable income. -I drive a giant brick(and I love it),8mpg on a good day. As much as I hate it, a fuel efficient vehicle is in the near future....but I'm still not driving a fuckin' Prius.
I would drive an elec car if there was a place to make it work or if they got more than 300 miles on a charge. IMO we ned to go to a natural gas/elec engine. Don't know shit about any of it but I do understand commodities and law of supply and demand. Get me from A to B asap is all I need.