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JT

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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2004 11:01:00 PM

If you had the option, when going on a 1000 mile (1600 km) driving trip, would you choose:
A Big Roomy Vehicle With Poor Gas Mileage
A Cramped Econo Car With Great Gas Mileage
Not Sure

Post your thoughts about this poll below.
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2008 7:37:07 AM

I choose comfort over gas mileage.
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2008 7:36:23 AM

Cramped with awesome gas mileage.
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2008 7:35:56 AM

A nice Lexus
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YB1234
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I choose comfort over gas mileage
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2008 7:35:06 AM

A Big Roomy Vehicle With Poor Gas Mileage
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in_orbit
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2008 9:51:53 AM

A Cramped Econo Car With Great Gas Mileag
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Quazar911
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2008 10:59:40 PM

A big, roomy vehicle
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Z51Corvette
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2008 10:24:18 PM

Well there are some unnamed parameters that are significant to this equation.
First are there other passengers... if so is the car full or is it half full.
Third how much luggage is being taken... in the car... in the trunk...
How many passengers can drive... and Lastly how long a stay will it be...

Worst case scenario... BIG ROOMY VEHICLE... NO BRAINER.
Best case scenario...Cramped Econo Car...
Anything in between... BIG ROOMY VEHICLE.

I am not traveling that distance and take a chance I might develop muscle soreness or a back ache for the saving of a few bucks... If I have to see the doctor... then I've spent more than in the Gas Queen total!
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gasisoutrageous
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2008 8:22:34 AM

Tough choice- most likely I would go with the cramped econo car if there aren't a lot of people in the car with me or if it's just me driving. However, if it was a family trip or for some other reason, I had a lot of people in my car, I might not have a choice but to go with the roomy car with poor mileage.
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Philmar
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Message Posted: May 23, 2008 9:08:09 PM

A Cramped Econo Car With Great Gas
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Quazar911
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2008 10:44:10 PM

Big vehicle w/poor gas mileage
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Quazar911
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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2008 5:08:42 PM

Big, roomy vehicle with poor gas mileage
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Guido4
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2008 6:04:11 AM

A Big Roomy Vehicle
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DAGTX
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2008 9:12:45 AM

If I don't need to carry much loggage. I rather ride a motorcycle.
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DillonPGP
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2008 8:40:01 AM

In driving that distance, you have to be comfortable - or else you are a liability on the roads.

Big Roomy vehicle with poor gas mileage.
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Quazar911
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2008 1:38:49 PM

Big Roomy Vehicle With Poor Gas Mileage
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ED6
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2007 12:31:29 PM

Econo car with great mileage.
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2007 8:52:34 AM

Bad question! I drive a Camry that gets over 30mpg on the highway. It's not cramped and it doesn't get poor gas mileage.
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Bill313
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2007 12:30:05 AM

big roomy vehicle
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Quazar911
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2007 12:25:31 AM

I'd have to go with a big roomy vehicle with poor gas mileage. I don't think I could see myself sacrificing my comfort for 1,000 miles crammed in a Geo/Yugo/Chevette just to save a few pennies on better gas mileage. I'd consider it provided the trip were much shorter-maybe like 10 miles or so.
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2007 10:24:00 PM

I choose comfort over gas mileage.
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2007 10:23:26 PM

Cramped with awesome gas mileage.
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2007 10:23:00 PM

A nice Lexus
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2007 10:22:35 PM

I choose comfort over gas mileage
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2007 10:22:08 PM

A Big Roomy Vehicle With Poor Gas Mileage
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Guido4
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2007 4:59:00 AM

Big Roomy Vehicle With Poor Gas Mileage
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FogCitySpotter
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2007 9:24:48 AM

A Big Roomy Vehicle With Poor Gas Mileage
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Quazar911
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2007 3:20:46 AM

Big roomy vehicle with poor gas mileage
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Guido4
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2007 5:40:23 AM

Want some car with great gas mileage
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Blubberpuppy
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2007 8:27:02 AM

If the object was to get there as quick as possible, economy wins every time. For a vacation or something else that takes time, big will do.
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GasXing
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2007 2:54:17 PM

I would probably suffer it out in a cramped economy car, as long as I were by myself and did not have to listen to anybody else complain.


[Edited by: GasXing at 9/29/2007 3:57:48 PM EST]
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MnSwede
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2007 5:21:02 PM

not sure
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gdognit1955
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2007 12:35:08 PM

big roomy
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Quazar911
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2007 11:40:02 AM

Big roomy vehicle with poor gas mileage
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Dorkchop
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2007 8:28:34 AM

Depends on the trip. To get to a destination in a hurry - economy. To camp or recreate on a long trip, big and roomy would be more necessary.
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truckdude
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2007 2:04:24 PM

A big roomy vehicle with poor gas mileage
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Muradia
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2007 9:06:56 AM

Roomy
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Panama19
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2007 6:42:43 AM

Roomy
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nyuknyuk49
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2007 6:28:56 AM

Roomy comfy car
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Quazar911
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2007 6:24:17 AM

Big roomy vehicle with poor gas mileage (cost of comfort-PRICELESS!)
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buddydill
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2007 6:05:33 AM

Big roomy. My bad knee needs room to stretch out my leg.
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c47
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2007 5:13:08 AM

Econo car
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pkhdonovan
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2007 2:47:17 PM

with the kids it would have to be the big vehicle, just me = compact
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2007 1:03:55 PM

give me big
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2007 12:55:23 PM

Econo Car
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psychic
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2007 11:50:47 AM

If it was just myself, I'd take the econo. with three or four I'd take the roomy.
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truckdude
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2007 11:12:17 AM

A big roomy vehicle with poor gas mileage
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Cachase1
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2007 5:52:17 AM

I am going to have to say, at the risk of being unpopular, the cramped econo car with great gas mileage. Last time we took a Hyundai Sonata and it was sufficient. The trunk held everything we needed it to for a 12-day trip.

Chris Chase
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Quazar911
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2007 12:08:47 AM

A big roomy vehicle with poor gas mileage
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Guido4
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2007 5:53:34 AM

Big Roomy Vehicle With Poor Gas Mileage
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