Are you driving less than usual right now? Will you go back to driving more?

@bayernfan (1430)
Canada
November 11, 2008 11:05am CST
Have you cut back your driving recently due to high gas prices? Did high prices force you to change cars or use other modes of transportation? Has the drop in gas prices over the last couple of weeks encouraged you to start driving more again? Perhaps you have to drive no matter what the cost of gas is because of your job? Has that caused you to makes cutbacks elsewhere or to go into debt? At what price for gas are you comfortable paying? I got rid of my car in 2005 and I now cycle, walk and use public transportation. It has saved me a lot of money and I won't go back to owning a car unless I have to. What's your situation?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
11 Nov 08
i don't drive or enjoy driving like i use to now that i'm older.i try to mak my trips count & do everything i need to do while i'm out. thank goodness gas has gone down alot here. i hope i can continue driving i'm too independant to depend on anyone carting me around. lol
@bayernfan (1430)
• Canada
12 Nov 08
The planning of trips and management of time is a smart way to save on travel costs. Did higher fuel prices force you to cut back on the amount of driving you did before or have you always planned your trips that way? At what price per gallon of gas did it start to make you feel comfortable about driving around in your car again?
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• Philippines
11 Nov 08
Hello! I had to sell my car just over a month ago because of the continuous iincrease of gas prices and also due to family problems. Right now Im taking the public transportation everyday to get to work and just to go around the city. It's indeed more convenient because like you I saved a lot of money. I won't be buying a new car anytime soon because it's really not financially wise for me right now.
@bayernfan (1430)
• Canada
12 Nov 08
Even after the car is paid for, they are costly to run. Gas, oil, repairs, maintenance, tire replacement, winter tires, and the list goes on and on. I am getting by just fine without a car.
@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
12 Nov 08
ever since i had to quit work i have tried to do all my shopping etc. at one time. when the gas got over $3+ a gallon i tried to cut back even more. thank heavens it's gone down.