Realized that with my new job I’m at $500/month for gas. Starting to seriously consider a hybrid or electric but damn they expensive. Either way might just need something more reliable than my 320k+ car.

Whatchya driving, do you like it, and why?

    • Admiral Patrick
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      8 months ago

      If someone’s spending $500/mo in gas, let’s just say public transport probably isn’t an option. Also, in the US, public transport is practically non-existent outside of urban centers. We kinda suck at stuff like that.

      • u/lukmly013 (lemmy.sdf.org)
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        To be honest, I have no idea what gas costs, and as such what it translates to.

        And yeah, I am from Europe.

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          Lucky. It’s $3.20 a gallon (around $0.85 a liter), were I live in the southeast US, drive around 60 miles a day at 25mpg, so a generally around $7-8 day (I drive an older car, and don’t live too close to work), or $40-50 a week. Plus around 5-7hrs worth of driving a week.

          • no banana
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            Lmao it’s about $2.20 a liter where I live. 0.85 is a dream number here.

            • Addv4
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              The US both pretty heavily subsidizes gas and we produce the most. It’s required to get around in all but a few places in the US after all. A lot of us would actually kinda prefer trains and trams, but most of the US is rural or semi rural, so that isn’t often an option.

    • @moistclump@lemmy.worldOP
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      I used to. Moved to more rural area of Canada where there aren’t public transportation options. It’s been eye opening actually having to rely on a vehicle, starting to worry about tires and winter and blah blah blah. Not to mention the cost and overall environmental impact. Gross.

    • @geekworking@lemmy.world
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      I am about 1 hour drive from NYC and the bus from here costs $620 per month if you buy in bulk. Otherwise, it’s a $40 round trip. There’s also a trains and ferry, and those are even more expensive than the bus. $500 in gas is cheaper than working in the city.