Discussion in 'In the News' started by xcel, May 30, 2018.
I think twiggy was usually in a mini.
In 2009 one dealer was selling TWO Accents for $14,000. My Accent, bought in 2007, got 45MPG traveling over a 1400 foot pass. Last summer, the Accent got 18 tanks in a row, over 40MPG with three tanks giving 45MPG, 47+MPG, & 48+ MPG. It now has 149,000 miles. Two days ago, our $12,800, 2016 Elantra gave 44MPG, while passing over a 5500 foot mountain pass, a 4600 foot pass & a 3000 foot pass.
There appears to be a difference between frugality of the past & frugality of the future.
My girl friend of many years, threw me over for a guy 14 years younger than herself & a jacked-up, big wheeled pickup with added KC headlights, with savings I had urged her to hold on to.
Even women can have a mid-life crisis. Nothing is permanent or forever. Which is probably why I have
been "un-married "( but not alone) since 1997.
With an additional 6 months, our total mileage on the 3 Hyundai engines now is 305,000 miles. Hadn't calculated before, but 22,000 miles in half a year, averaging 44,000 per year! Oh, my! I'm thinking my driving accounts for 70(+?)% of the total. Was thinking I drove the Elantra & Accent roughly the same amount. But, now I see I drive the Elantra considerably further on the highway than I do the Accent, so far more distance. Since I retired, I know my MPG has gone up (less city driving, more careful country driving). That's a reason I'm driving more. Another reason for more driving, is I go where I want to go. & l love to go to a lot of beautiful Washington state places. Another reason is the cheap used Craigslist tires that I drive, that would be in a tire dump if I hadn't bought them, are a real joy to use. & finally, the used tires have better snow handling than the OE tires. I enjoy the snow (at least a little bit) & don't fear it, as much. Yeah, all these reasons are why I'm really driving more & with great happiness.
& now with 13+ months of ccp coronavirus, we very roughly have a total of 325,000 miles on our 3 Hyundais. The ccp coronavirus have reduced our driving by over half. My “optional” pleasure driving is all “local”. The only reason I haven’t gone nuts is our local terrain is exciting & lovely as more distant driving. All engines have remained without any repairs & function wonderfully. As stated elsewhere, we have driven 60 miles one way to get our ccp coronavirus shots, a total of 240miles for our 2 shots each for our 3 family members. Tho we have our shots, we still cut down on our travel & wear masks to reduce exposure(to others & ourselves), as recommended by the current Biden administration.
The Biden administration now has coordinated Merck & Johnson & Johnson to manufacture the newly approved J&J vaccine. It is now stated that enough vaccine will be made by end of May(not end of July) to vaccinate all Americans. What a great lift to people. Now, if strains of new ccp coronavirus can be controlled as with the first 3 vaccines, maybe the World has a chance to control ccp coronavirus!!!
Yeah, maybe there's a possibility of it. And I hope it will come soon.
Our Washington state is one of the states with lowest ccp coronavirus cases per capita, despite the first ccp coronavirus deaths occurring here. We finally arranged to attend(while masked) a galley showing, towards the Seattle/Bellevue area, plus meeting masked friends there (during the week day at a lesser attended time). Wow! It was great....new, excellent, innovative & accessible (but mysterious)! Our friends have changed their styles a trance, & it was so good to see them again.
I’m ready to start traveling my region, again(day trips with lesser amounts of interactions).
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