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Old August 31st 07, 01:42 PM posted to rec.crafts.metalworking
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Default Edwards: Americans should sacrifice their SUVs

I gave up SUV's a long time ago, I don't find them all the useful
personally. Now pickups on the other hand, I've always owned a PU
truck and probably always will. Can't get around my neck of the woods
without one. I also own a Prius that I strictly use to commute.

Weekly miles driven

prius = 620 miles per week

pickup = average miles 5 miles per week

Prius gas mileage actual average 57 mpg

dodge PU 4x4 1983 = 11 to 14 mpg

My prius is almost paying for itself but so has my truck. Both vehicle
types have their uses.

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Default Edwards: Americans should sacrifice their SUVs


"Modat22" wrote in message
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I gave up SUV's a long time ago, I don't find them all the useful
personally. Now pickups on the other hand, I've always owned a PU
truck and probably always will. Can't get around my neck of the woods
without one. I also own a Prius that I strictly use to commute.

Weekly miles driven

prius = 620 miles per week

pickup = average miles 5 miles per week

Prius gas mileage actual average 57 mpg

dodge PU 4x4 1983 = 11 to 14 mpg

My prius is almost paying for itself but so has my truck. Both vehicle
types have their uses.


And if you can afford both, it sounds like sense. A curmudgeon might
question whether the resources consumed -- including the energy involved in
manufacturing the two vehicles -- justifies having one parked in the garage
while the other is driven.

As I was thinking about Gunner in his truck it occurred to me that he may be
doing it the most efficient way possible: he needs the truck, and there's no
separate pile of sheet metal sitting useless in the garage while he drives
it.

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Ed Huntress


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Old August 31st 07, 05:48 PM posted to rec.crafts.metalworking
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Default Edwards: Americans should sacrifice their SUVs

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"Modat22" wrote in message
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I gave up SUV's a long time ago, I don't find them all the useful
personally. Now pickups on the other hand, I've always owned a PU
truck and probably always will. Can't get around my neck of the woods
without one. I also own a Prius that I strictly use to commute.

Weekly miles driven

prius = 620 miles per week

pickup = average miles 5 miles per week

Prius gas mileage actual average 57 mpg

dodge PU 4x4 1983 = 11 to 14 mpg

My prius is almost paying for itself but so has my truck. Both vehicle
types have their uses.


And if you can afford both, it sounds like sense. A curmudgeon might
question whether the resources consumed -- including the energy involved in
manufacturing the two vehicles -- justifies having one parked in the garage
while the other is driven.

As I was thinking about Gunner in his truck it occurred to me that he may be
doing it the most efficient way possible: he needs the truck, and there's no
separate pile of sheet metal sitting useless in the garage while he drives
it.


I also now own a big..big 1 ton Ford E-350 van. The 351 in it may get
12-15mpg..but its only gonna get used when I have to haul a big
machine or the "moble supply room" Im building, to job sites, the rest
of the time, its gonna be parked. The client will pay the extra costs
for its use.

Gunner


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