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#29656 of 32719 GPS stats - Commute
Jan 29, 2013 (7:38 am)
This is depressing:
Average Speed: 20 mph
Average Speed while moving: 26mph
217 hours moving
62 hours idling
Haven't done much but commute in that car since I reset the GPS' trip computer, so that's how it's driven.
20mph is pathetic!
62 hours sitting still give you an idea of how much time I spend idling, and how much stop-and-go there is in DC.
I don't think I'm getting as much enjoyment out of the Miata as I should be, that's the real problem. Gotta take it out on a high speed run once in a while, wind it out.
For 26 mph a moped would be all I really need. Depressing.
#29657 of 32719 Re: Panoramic Moonroofs - who has 'em? [akangl]
Jan 29, 2013 (7:43 am)
Yeah, diesel is nearly $1/gal higher than RUG at some stations around here. Crazy.
#29658 of 32719 Re: the hen's tooth appears! [stickguy]
Jan 29, 2013 (7:46 am)
I love that statement about your daughter being safe. Is that because no guy would have anything to do with her after he saw her driving a Granada?
#29659 of 32719 Re: Panoramic Moonroofs - who has 'em? [dieselone]
Jan 29, 2013 (7:48 am)
Virginia is debating whether to get of the gas tax, but they would leave the tax on diesel fuel, so the gap would be even wider.
To add insult to injury diesel+hybrid owners pay more to register, so diesels end up being double taxed.
#29660 of 32719 Re: A little test driving today [anonymousposts]
Jan 29, 2013 (8:21 am)
Good to know that you really like your Accord & that Honda is once again focused on making cars that drive like "Hondas." What was the sticker on your EX 6MT? $22,600 sounds like a fantastic deal.
#29661 of 32719 Re: A little test driving today [nyccarguy]
Jan 29, 2013 (8:51 am)
What was the sticker on your EX 6MT? $22,600 sounds like a fantastic deal.
According to the Honda website, MSRP on an Accord EX 6MT is $25,395 with shipping.
#29662 of 32719 Re: Panoramic Moonroofs - who has 'em? [ateixeira]
Jan 29, 2013 (10:18 am)
She has the GMC pick up. Someone in the lower 48 does have an X5d, but I can't recall who it is.
I understand too where you are coming from on the Miata. No point in living with the inconveniences of a "fun" car, when you never get to have the fun! Really seems more suited to a weekender toy car status.
My SIL lives in Va (Mclean) and commutes through that corner of DC to some MD school (a CC I think). She just got a Prius (the normal one) to replace an older Civic. So far, she seems to like it, and for her drive (sounds similar to yours but not as long maybe) it is perfect.
#29663 of 32719 Re: Panoramic Moonroofs - who has 'em? [stickguy]
Jan 29, 2013 (10:23 am)
I spend more time having fun driving go karts with my son at the boardwalk.
#29664 of 32719 Re: Panoramic Moonroofs - who has 'em? [ateixeira]
Jan 29, 2013 (10:34 am)
I hear you. Camry 6MT, plus runner's knee in my left knee = no fun. Wife's ride is auto, but she doesn't like driving a stick, so I have to suffer most of the time.
#29665 of 32719 Re: Panoramic Moonroofs - who has 'em? [mcdawgg]
Jan 29, 2013 (10:39 am)
for about 9 months, I commuted from south Jersey, through Philly, and out past valley Forge. For locals, this meant the length of the Schuylkill expressway. This was with my 5 speed Accord. Good thing it had a nice light clutch, so it was more tedious than painful. Most days.
there was one day that my left leg was totally shot but the time I got home, and was still achy a week later. Rainy Friday afternoon, and it was basically a door to door parking lot until I got close to home. 45 mile trip, took 2.5 hours total. that, was not fun.