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I'm facing a moral dilemma. Part of me says I need to sell my jeep and get something with better gas mileage and the other part says suck it up. I'm a freshman in college and to get home it takes a half a tank. That may not sound bad but its only an hour and a half drive. In a couple years I may be transferring to a school that is three and a half almost four hours out. If gas keeps going up the way it has been I may have to say scrap the whole driving idea, I'll use a bicycle!! That being said I love my jeep. I feel like its part of my family and selling it just doesn't seem right.

What do I do?!?! :banghead:
 

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Pick up a second ride like this 1998 Ford Escort ???

I'd keep the Jeep.. But then again I say that to anyone thinking about ditching theirs
 

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haha both of those ideas are great but with the first one I'm still considered an inexperienced driver for insurance purposes so insuring me on two vehicles would be pretty expensive.

To the second post I may actually transfer to UNCW and thats like three and a half, four hours away..

Thinking about it all day today though, I'm probably just going to keep the jeep and complain to myself about how much gas Becky drinks..
 

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Moral or financial dilemma ? Sounds like you are worried more about the gas $$.

I wanted a Jeep when I was in High School. I was 42 years old before I finally got a Jeep as a non-daily driver. Life, kids, work and other priorities always seemed to take precedence. If you really like having a Jeep I say keep it ! You never know what will come up as you get older and prevent you from having another one.
 

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Get a motorcycle,cheap on gas and insurance.
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Motorcycle insurance isn't as expensive as you think. As long as you don't get a sport bike your insurance will be low. I'm also a freshman in college and my insurance is $200 every six months for my bike.
 

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At least your not out here in California... I just filled up my YJ today for $5.05 a gallon!!!
Luckily for me, it seems my Jeep is a miracle and gets better than 20 miles to the gallon.
 

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At least your not out here in California... I just filled up my YJ today for $5.05 a gallon!!!
Luckily for me, it seems my Jeep is a miracle and gets better than 20 miles to the gallon.
$3.79 in Concord, MA and mine gets 22mpg
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I bought a Honda elite- it gets 110 mpg and goes over 50mph so its not as bad as the 35cc scoots.

Oh, and I bought my wife a prius so the only big gas sucker is the TJ.
 

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haha both of those ideas are great but with the first one I'm still considered an inexperienced driver for insurance purposes so insuring me on two vehicles would be pretty expensive.

To the second post I may actually transfer to UNCW and thats like three and a half, four hours away..

Thinking about it all day today though, I'm probably just going to keep the jeep and complain to myself about how much gas Becky drinks..
I can't believe you're even contemplating going to Wilmington WITHOUT a Jeep. You're like 10 minutes from the beach! Keep your face in the books, though. That way you can get a decent job and afford gas when you get out! :eek:
 

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keep the jeep. Unless you get a car that's getting high 30s MPG its really not worth it.
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Think of it this way....anything that is going to get gas mileage that is good enough to justify getting rid of the Jeep is going to cost a hell of a lot more in a payment than you are spending in gas.

Keep what you have and smile when you're at the gas pump because you actually LOVE what you drive.
That helps keep perspective on why you bother to drive a vehicle that you have to fill up every 200 miles.

Fuel efficient vehicles are great, but they don't exist in my stable. My wife drives a Tahoe and I drive a lifted Suburban and TJ. The Suburban will be replaced with a F-250 one of these days.....the Burban is just too good to me to get rid of right now.
If you enjoy what you drive, you just accept fuel as a part of the deal.
 

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Why do you need to go home so much? Hell when I was in college I lived 9 hours from home. I'd keep the jeep and get a motorcycle if you need to travel a lot.
 

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I'm definitely not going to be going home as much, but I've had to for a couple reasons this month. I've decided to keep the jeep and just suck it up. Its $3.75/gal so I guess it could be much worse. Like some of you said, after doing some "math homework" unless said car gets more than thirty miles to the gallon it won't be worth it.
 

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Moabrubi said:
Gas is $4.75 here and still drive the Jeep :)
Must be around my area, hitting 4.75 at the cheapest gas. Still make the TJ my DD
 
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