Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2006 17:56:27 +0100
From: "DervMan" <>
Subject: Re: gasoline grade - how important?

"Fred W" <Malt_Houndnospamm-me-not*> wrote in message > DervMan wrote: >> "leon" <> wrote in message >> news:5uWwg.3914$ >> >>>The uproar over my statement - "crazy prices" is quite hilarious, Please >>>understand : here in US average price per gallon used to be around $1 for >>>a >>>regular. >> >> >> [snip rationale] >> >> Quite. However, it is your choice to live nearly two hours from where >> you work. The day of the long distance commuter may well be over... >> > > He said he lived 45 minutes from work, which is only a little worse than > average. Agreed and "me too," but go back forty years and I'm sure it's way over average. > The average commute in the US is probably 25-30 minutes. But with > telecommuting on the rise that number is surely falling fast. Yes. I'm usually able to work from home one day in five, which knocks the 45 minutes down to more like an effective 36... :) > The confusing thing is that I don't sense any decrease in the number of > cars on the road when I do venture out these days... No, and worse, it seems to be short haul trips - where a car is least efficient. -- The DervMan

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