Yep, only 8 miles each way mostly freeway though. We don't have much bad traffic here so the stick is no issue. It could be far far worse. I used to live in the Seattle area and had sticks up there as well. 30 miles each way all freeway on average for most of the jobs I had and that would take 60 minutes on average in the morning and 1 1/2 to 2 hours on average in the evening. I still would have done it in a Jeep if I'd owned one then.
I figured it out the other day and to buy a second car to get 30+ mpg to use for commuting I'd have to be putting on a LOT of miles to make it pay off anytime soon. My current commute would take years to do that, the Seattle one it might have been more worth it.
2012 JKU Sport S in BFG:
Max Tow, LSD, M/T, Connectivity, Infinity, Hard Top, Step Rails
2012 JK 2dr daily driver for a 20+ mile trek (40+ total). Takes 20 min to 30 based on traffic. I get about 16-17 MPG. I wanted 19-20 MPG... But I do have a hard top and extra gear.
My other ride, a 2004 Mercury Marauder with some mods uses 93 Octain and it costs about the same as Jeep. Wet roads suck for traction off the line and you cant jump from the highway to an access road that easy. My 2007 Harley Davidson Night Train cant carry much or be driven in bad weather.
Daily driver with 9 miles each way. It takes me 14 minutes because there are 4 stop lights on my route.
2013 Wrangler Unlimited Sport, True Blue Pearl, 3.73 LS & 5 speed auto, Ace rock rails, EVO ProTek skids, Rubicon take offs, SPOD, CB, & Rigid Dually's.
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Daily Driver, and only family vehicle at that. I have about a 9 mile commute each way, and it can take 15-45 min depending. No vehicle has made me as happy while on the road. Long drive, short drive, tops on, tops off, windows up or down, if it isn't bumper to bumper, it's fun in a JK.
No vehicle prior has made me even remotely as happy offroad, including my 83' Chevy 1500 which I beat the hell out of on some really nasty logging roads. It was a "beater", and could be driven offroad as such. The JK is the most fun yet!
except for road imperfections, misaligned manhole covers, and the like... i love the way she rides. not bragging pentastar JK's are the best jeep ever, but from my experience, the most comfortable, confident, and refined. i love my rig
8 mile commute. each way. yet i still managed 15,953m in 366 days [leap year] can't stop driving it!
Seven more 52 mile round trips to work then its off to retirement towing it behind our Motor Home full time RVing. Thirty eight years is enough cant wait to get out west to do some off roading and see this great land of ours. I would like to thank all who have served and died for this great land that gives us the freedom to do that.
I do 60 miles per day round trip for the commute, all backroads, but then I also drive it during my workday for meetings and such. I get between 21-22 mpg out of every tank and find it to be a very comfortable ride. And I had a BMW 745Li before my Jeep.
2012 JKU Crush, RIP
2013 JKU Deep Cherry Red
2014 JKU Sahara in Granite Crystal
"Welcome to Lake County. We don't lawyer up, we load up."
bought mine on Aug.1st and already have 5k miles and that is even leaving it home once or twice a week and using the Wife's Avalanche to drive the 104 miles round trip to work. Luckily tho I only have to work 4 days a week and by next Feb.1st my company is moving and the trip will be down to 65 miles round trip. Crappy part of that is I will have to park at a trolley car terminal and take the trolly into downtown Boston,MA. Admitedly it will be a nice view of the Boston harbor and Logan Airport but having to put up with the very strange people that ride the "T" (as they call it) for a half hour each way will be interesting.
2001 Dodge B2500 4x4 Silver Quad Cab
2005 Chev 1500 4x4 White Avalanche Z71
2013 Jeep Unlimited White Sahara Wrangler
Auto Tranny, Max Tow, Dual Top & Anti Spin Differential
12 miles round trip 20102dr just about to hit 21,000. and i just took out a racoon this morning i tried to avoid him but caught my back tire... why do animals like to jump right out in front of you....ckecked my km2 bfg 33's not a single bit of fur.the turkey vultures will get him. they have to eat to