Strange Brouhaha

Sunday, June 03, 2007

This week's Saturday Six

Man, I don't want to know what I'd do without Patrick.

1. When did you last compute the average number of miles to the gallon your car gets?

2. Do you use regular, midrange or premium octane fuel?

3. If you had to give up one or the other because of a government-mandated fuel-saving law, would you prefer to go without your car’s air conditioning or automatic transmission?

4. Take the quiz: What muscle car are you?

5. Of the cars you have driven and/or owned, which had the worst gas mileage? Did that have any impact on your decision to get rid of it or make plans to get rid of it?

6. On a scale of 1 to 10, with ten representing the most, how much will “environmental friendliness” have on your decision to buy your next vehicle?

1. A couple of weeks ago. I wouldn't necessarily say I computed it on purpose, though; there were 300 miles on the trip odometer and I put in 15 gallons. The calculation practically does itself.

2. Regular, of course. Is there a reason to use anything else?

3. I'd prefer to go without the air conditioning. I'm driving a borrowed car with a manual transmission now, and I have to say it's not as fun as it used to be.

4. This quiz was, as usual, just a bit silly. But I'd drive one of these.
What kind of Muscle Car are You? (pics)

1972 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454
You are a 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454. You car has a huge ass engine....and thats all you care about! You know you can whoop on anyone at the dragstrip...and you love it! You really don't care about gas mileage...but you sure do go to the gas station alot!
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5. I really don't know; probably the Ford Bronco II. The mileage had nothing to do with our decision to get rid of it. It leaked oil (and burned it) like you wouldn't believe; we had to carry a case around in the back.

6. I like a car with good mileage, but the "environmentally friendly" tag adds money to the price tag. We really wanted to get a Prius or a Civic Hybrid this time around, but we wouldn't afford it. On the 10-scale it's a 10, but price is like an 11.

This whole topic makes me think about the cars we've owned over the last 16 years. We had the Bronco, a Honda Civic, and then the Escort we drove until it died. Now we have a Ford Focus.


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