But I've been in an argument with myself all day. I just paid $4/gallon for gas. My Round trip commute is 34 miles.
The wife's Durango does about 60 miles on a road trip commute. It's costing $75/week to run the wife's and about $50ish a week to run mine. We both don't earn a LOT of money so I've unfortunately been tossing the idea around of selling the YJ and getting a Honda
Wife can't drive stick and Honda autos are crap. Not to mention her beast is in better shape and actually gets better mileage than my Heep
So this weekend I'm doing an internal battle of selling the Ole Girl and grabbing me a 92-95 Honda Civic Hatchback (about the only 4 cyl car I can tolerate). My friend has one and gets about 35-40 mixed driving so that would cut my fuel bill down from $100 every 2 weeks to about 35ish every 2 weeks. So I'll be keeping an eye on fuel prices and if they don't start going down soon I fear I'll have sell Ole Grey
So with a Heavy Heart, I'm going to look at a couple cars today. I fear the only thing I have to report on this project is removing my CB Radio in preparation for a trade.
I'd like to thank everyone for following the build as far as I could go and I'm REALLY going to miss my Jeep but with fuel prices like they are (and will be), coupled with the distance I have to travel, it just isnt economical to drive it anymore as a Daily Driver. Someday I'll be back when I'm back on my feet but for now, I'd like to close the project with a Thank you and good memories. I'd rather let someone else have a great time in this great Jeep who can enjoy it instead of my adding more and more miles and getting partially neglected cause I couldn't afford to build it anymore AND Daily it.
Straight traded for a 1992 Honda Civic Hatchback SI. I went last night and looked at it but the owner couldn't get back in time. So went out again today. He REALLY wanted my Jeep. Along the way 5th gear blew out in the Jeep. No warning at all just BOOM. New Owner didn't care he had planned to rebuild the entire power train anyways. He even gave me $200...$100 for the new tags due next month and $100 for my time last night.
I'm going to miss my Heep but to be honest it feels SOOOO nice to fill the tank from almost E to Full for $28. And go 134 miles before getting to 3/4 of a tank lol.
I got a couple friends who are Honda guys and they already have parts (upgrades) they gonna give me for free lol.
Thanks for sticking around and maybe someday I'll be back when I'm better paid and closer to work! take care everyone
Sorry to lose fellow jeeper, I know you hate Honda but I'm a Honda Master tech at large south Florida dealer so if you need advice or part prices don't hesitate to ask me, I'll help you out. Good luck with it.
Hey thanks a lot Monster, maybe I'll hit ya up. It has a D15B7 with a HF transmission. I'm leaning towards doing a mini me to it and later on adding a Turbo. Worth it or should I snag my friend B20 and rebuild it?
The B20 would be the better choice to start, good luck w it.