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little something to relieve the Goats 80 mile commute to work
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Cool Jeep. Do you do 80 miles 1 way or round trip? Ihave an 80 mile round trip each day. The GTO's odometer is rackin' up some numbers.
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I have one of those...

...best thing about it. I don't have to pay for the gas

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...best thing about it. I don't have to pay for the gas

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Cool Jeep. Do you do 80 miles 1 way or round trip? Ihave an 80 mile round trip each day. The GTO's odometer is rackin' up some numbers.
It is 80 miles round trip and the miles were def. starting to rack up on the Goat. The 80 miles roundtrip would be fine if it didn't involve fighting with the Northern VA traffic to get to DC everyday.
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I have a '91 Cherokee as my winter car as the Goat hibernates for the winter. Man, that thing makes the Goat seem like an economy car!
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I have a company truck with a gas card. Here's the part that will get you. My commute is about 4 blocks. I rarely need to leave the office too, only when my boss is away. He suggested the truck I took him up on it, so who's complaining.

I almost had a 105 mle each way commute about 2 months ago before I changed companies. It would have been a no traffic commute but still the hour and 50 minute it would have taken would have been killer.
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I think I have you all beat. I drive about 60 miles roundtrip in my goat, but it takes me 1 and a half hours one way (3 hours roundtrip). I am just very fortunate to live in the bumper to bumper capital of the world. Los Angeles California.

For those of you familiar with LA, I drive down the 101 S. from SF Valley to Downtown LA. During non-peak hours which would be at about 3 in the morning you can make the same trip in about 15-20 minutes. This puts the traffic in perspective.

I'm definitely getting an '07 R1 for the commute. Nothing like splitting lanes all the way to work.
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I think I have you all beat. I drive about 60 miles roundtrip in my goat, but it takes me 1 and a half hours one way (3 hours roundtrip). I am just very fortunate to live in the bumper to bumper capital of the world. Los Angeles California.

For those of you familiar with LA, I drive down the 101 S. from SF Valley to Downtown LA. During non-peak hours which would be at about 3 in the morning you can make the same trip in about 15-20 minutes. This puts the traffic in perspective.

I'm definitely getting an '07 R1 for the commute. Nothing like splitting lanes all the way to work.
I can confirm that the east coast also sucks. I have a 66 mile round trip on I95 in Fairfield county CT, aka "the gold coast". It takes me 1:20 on a good day and up to 2:00 on a bad day.

I'm throwing in the towel and getting a Metro-North commuter rail pass for $80/month and renting a slot in a private parking garage in Bridgeport for another $95. The Metro North train is a 30 minute sure thing, pretty comfortable, and the Stamford station is only a 10 minute walk from my office tower. Plus, I won't be exposing myself and the car to constant danger.

With gas at $3.30/gal for mid-grade, the decision just gets easier. I've done the analysis and I'll break even on gas alone based on the 16 mpg I'm averaging.

Time to look for something fun for weekends again.
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I drive 130 miles round trip. Been doing so since June 1990. The goat doesn't get driven a lot of those miles though.

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