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Message Posted: Jan 9, 2012 8:01:41 AM

Which of the following New Year resolutions is most relevant to your plans for 2012?

Drive less / combine errands
Drive more gently/efficiently
Get a more efficient vehicle
Avoid or limit idling
Use carpools or public transportation more
Walk or bike more to closer destinations
Other fuel saving resolution
No plans to change / none of the above

Post your thoughts about this poll below.
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jdevlin
All-Star Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2013 5:47:02 AM

No plans to change.
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sonicmustang
All-Star Author Alberta

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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 4:21:07 AM

Drive more gently/efficiently
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Jojon234
Rookie Author Minnesota

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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2012 8:10:53 AM

No change
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achung53
Veteran Author Orange County

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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 9:54:47 AM

Drive more gently/efficiently
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US_ICEMAN
All-Star Author Toronto

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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 10:15:21 PM

No change
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Ferdman17
Champion Author Albany

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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2012 1:18:40 PM

No plans to change / none of the above
I already try and limit how much I drive.
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MsPeachi747
Veteran Author Cleveland

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Message Posted: May 29, 2012 7:13:36 AM

Which of the following New Year resolutions is most relevant to your plans for 2012?

Drive less/combine errands/plan trips for least mileage on highways
Drive more gently/efficiently
Don't race with the car to my right or left
Avoid or limit idling
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Sumflow
Rookie Author Honolulu

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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 3:25:36 AM

No fuel saving resolutions.
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Mekuru
Rookie Author West Virginia

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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2012 12:26:39 PM

no changes here
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AriesMMD
Champion Author Sacramento

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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2012 9:17:50 AM

drive at speed limit, (you'll end up braking and accelerating a lot less)
already combine erands and walk about 3 to 4 miles a day
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wingryder92
Champion Author British Columbia

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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2012 7:29:38 AM

As we have 2 vehicles I plan to drive the more fuel efficient car more often in spite of losing the comfort & other perks of our SUV.
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boops54
Rookie Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2012 9:29:07 AM

combine my errands
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Hopgood2012
Rookie Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2012 5:08:26 AM

Buy a more efficient vehicle.
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mikekoonie
All-Star Author Appleton

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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2012 8:37:08 PM

The same
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HFAJR0034
Champion Author New Mexico

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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2012 6:16:42 AM

the same
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pathvet
Veteran Author Los Angeles

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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2012 3:33:35 PM

we are going to continue to travel and most of the other resolutions would not apply.
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deanmires
Rookie Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2012 9:01:21 PM

old habits never die ... no real changes.
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notnxs383
Champion Author Missouri

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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2012 4:04:50 PM

no resolution for any of these
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tonywyatt
Rookie Author South Carolina

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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2012 7:13:30 AM

I plan to use less air conditioner, defrosters, and keep my windows rolled up,tires with the right air pressure and keep a lite load on all my trips whether they will be long or short and save on gas as much as i can.....
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nruf55
All-Star Author New Jersey

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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2012 6:22:52 AM

No plans
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catsNY
Rookie Author New York

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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2012 9:36:14 AM

Plan on combining errands to save on fuel.
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cabisalue
Rookie Author Toronto

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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2012 11:58:21 AM

New Year resolutions most relevant to my plans for 2012:
Drive less/combine errands-combined family effort-great success so far
Drive more gently/efficiently-have always done
Get a more efficient vehicle-went hybrid-still not enough-EV next
Avoid or limit idling-hybrid does this for me
Use carpools or public transportation more-carpools no-public trans yes
Walk or bike more to closer destinations-looking into electric adult tricycles, ebikes & escooters--no gas, no license, no insurance, exercise++
Other fuel saving resolution-keep an open mind--think outside box--
transform urban life--car sharing--Google "car sharing"--choose to be part of the solution & the personal transportation revolution in 21st century--reduce congestion & greenhouse gas emissions--get zipcars in every local plaza--within walking distance--stop the insanity
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kegga_99
All-Star Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2012 3:14:22 AM

No plans
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hpleet
Champion Author Ottawa

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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2012 9:05:38 PM

no plans
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jjfisher
All-Star Author Toledo

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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2012 8:41:06 PM

We one has cut back on so much already, I guess the next thing is to buy a horse and buggy for transportation.
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lethal3pilot
Champion Author Wisconsin

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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2012 8:30:45 PM

We moved closer to our jobs last year, overall "to work" driving has been cut 90%. Motorcylces aid cutting 4 wheel vehicle use considerably from Spring - Fall. Also no more 1,400 mile vacation trips since 2005.
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notijeka
Sophomore Author Oklahoma

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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2012 7:30:22 PM

Just traded in our 2010 Honda Pilot for a 2012 Honda Insight Hybrid. Bought the Pilot new in Nov of 09 and it served us well BUT after 33K and an average MPG of 23.2 and fuel prices over $3 a gallon it was time to make the switch to a hybrid. Don't pay attention to CR's review of the Insight....they did it in 2010 and Honda has really improved on the car. We are fortunate that we can purchase new vehicles and by purchasing a hybrid we will be saving substantially on fuel which will offset the cost of the car.
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mwo
Champion Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2012 6:36:27 PM

Retirement will help me cut down on driving.
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OBjr
Rookie Author Indiana

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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2012 3:36:55 PM

We have already combined our efforts, we write down what we need and wait till we have a list worth driving for. Along with watching Gas Buddy to decide where to buy our fuel!
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OKRifle
Champion Author Oklahoma City

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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2012 3:08:12 PM

Drv <
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chui
Champion Author Dallas

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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2012 2:00:21 PM

NONE OF THESE
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Pspeed
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2012 1:32:05 PM

I'll give white cheese a try.
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cabisalue
Rookie Author Toronto

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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2012 1:29:29 PM

I am trying auto sharing with Autoshare. All-in-one fee covers vehicle, insurance, gas and parking. So far so good. I refuse to support the auto insurance industry. Autosharing is far better for our planet and wallets too! Learning curve and change of habits but well worth it. Try it you might like it. Better than renting. Far cheaper than owning. All types of vehicles. Can build an insurance record. I do not drive frequently enough to justify the capital costs of a new car anymore. The status quo does not work. I am glad I made the switch to Autoshare.
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highdesertman
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2012 1:15:40 PM

When I completed this survey on Monday, I checked "Get a more efficient vehicle" and by gosh, I went out Thursday and bought one. So that takes care of my resolutions for the year. Sure more fun than losing weight, quitting smoking and all that other neat stuff that people resolve to do.
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Rocksnobster
Champion Author Albany

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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2012 1:00:34 PM

To drive crazy.
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SuperMoto
Champion Author Connecticut

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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2012 11:30:06 AM

Not really a resolution I've been driving less and combining errands for quite sometime.
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race2IT
Champion Author Fort Worth

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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2012 10:59:44 AM

Drive less/combine errands, walk/bike, & other fuel saving resolution. 2012 will be the year, when all of the people on the planet earth will be tested to the extreme.
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zacksnanny
Champion Author New Brunswick

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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2012 9:46:04 AM

No plans to change / none of the above

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AlTraveler
Champion Author Alabama

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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2012 9:41:55 AM

Nothing different
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janmj
Champion Author Baltimore

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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2012 9:14:40 AM

Out of options the only way left for me to save is just not to drive at all!!!!!
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riceburner1
Champion Author Tampa

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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2012 9:11:11 AM

Walk or bike more to closer destinations.. Motorcycle that is !!
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riceburner1
Champion Author Tampa

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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2012 9:10:34 AM

Drive more gently/efficiently
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N9HVP
Champion Author Indiana

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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2012 9:10:08 AM

No plans to change.
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jorjab
Sophomore Author Philadelphia

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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2012 8:59:05 AM

My current car, Olds Intrigue, is 13 years old. Actually fairly good mileage for when bought and age - 16 local, 26 on highways.
Plan to buy a new car this year and hoping to get a Hybrid
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SupaBitch01
Rookie Author Greensboro

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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2012 8:21:04 AM

I intend to buy a car that's not going to "guzzle" the gas as much as the one I'm driving. I wish it could be a new car that's fuel effecient, but I cannot afford a car payment!
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paulydel
Champion Author Delaware

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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2012 7:24:01 AM

I've already cut back because the cost of gas is burning up all my money and because we are burning food for fuel the cost at the grocery stores have gone up. At the rate we are going we'll be out there chewing the bark off of trees to survive.

[Edited by: paulydel at 1/14/2012 10:24:59 AM EST]
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Bonanza
Champion Author Boston

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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2012 7:16:54 AM

No plans to change / none of the above

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Toyotatrollop
Champion Author Baltimore

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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2012 7:06:28 AM

Capturing my farts and sending them to the natural gas plant for credit.
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Rindy43351
Rookie Author Ohio

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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2012 6:51:10 AM

I've been combining errands, driving gently & efficiently, avoiding idling, etc. for years. Don't have a very fuel-efficient vehicle... but I love my truck! The one thing I plan to do this year to save on fuel is to drive less & ride my motorcycle more.
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CrackedLCD
Champion Author Alabama

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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2012 6:42:36 AM

None of the above. I've been combining errands all my life (with today's hectic schedules, who doesn't?!), driving more efficiently, avoiding idling and have run a car that gets about 47 MPG since the year 2000.

There's public transport here but even if it stopped at the end of my street (which it goes by, but doesn't stop) it only runs twice a day so that is a non-starter.

And since I live on a major five lane highway with no sidewalks, walking/biking is DEFINITELY out!
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