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Old 04-25-2012, 01:08 AM   #1
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Mustang as a commuter?

Just curious if anybody uses their 'stang as a commuter car at all? I drive my 2006 GT about 150 miles on the highway a week. It's not horrendously bad, assuming the flow of traffic keeps up and I can maintain 23mpg, but do you guys think I should be using a different car to commute? I just hate not driving my baby when I leave town, but I'm super anal about putting the miles on the engine.
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Find an 80s Honda hatchback for 1000 or less they get like 40+ Mpgs, I don't know how that old technology does so well, maybe cause the car is so light
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Old 04-25-2012, 01:27 AM   #3
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I drive my 2011 30+ miles a day round trip to work. All city driving. Lost a bit of mpg driving in a parade over the weekend but averaging 20 mpg. Love it to much to park it and drive a Honda.
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Ya I hear ya but I hate putting miles on the stang
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I am just the opposite. I love putting them on. I feel more comfortable in it then my wife's A4. Enjoy your ride
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I am just the opposite. I love putting them on. I feel more comfortable in it then my wife's A4. Enjoy your ride
I love driving it but why would you want a high mileage stang
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Got my car last February, coming up on 30k. Absolutely love it. So to answer your question, yes it is my daily driver and wouldnt change that
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Re: Mustang as a commuter?

I just bought a 1995 Subaru Legacy to be my rain/snow car. 29 MPG vs 14 haha.

I have 74k on mine. Bought it with 66,900. I miss my Mustang every minute on the way to work but it is just work. Traffic limits the fun anyway. I also feel better since you get the most ******** in the morning so I feel my baby is safer on non rush hour times haha. Otherwise I did use it to commute 100% until I bought the Subaru now.

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Got my car last February, coming up on 30k. Absolutely love it. So to answer your question, yes it is my daily driver and wouldnt change that
Damn, I got just under 7k in one year and that includes 2 trips to Buffalo at 950 miles round trip haha.
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Good question. I have a 99 Plymouth Breeze which I use to pick up the kids or drive when it's raining...so 99% of the time I drive the 5.0. It's nice having the second car option.
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Just curious if anybody uses their 'stang as a commuter car at all? I drive my 2006 GT about 150 miles on the highway a week. It's not horrendously bad, assuming the flow of traffic keeps up and I can maintain 23mpg, but do you guys think I should be using a different car to commute? I just hate not driving my baby when I leave town, but I'm super anal about putting the miles on the engine.
150 miles a week is nothing.. I do that in a day! Of coarse not in my stang That's why I got the commuter.
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150 miles a week is nothing.. I do that in a day! Of coarse not in my stang That's why I got the commuter.
Yeah, I do 110 a week in work commute and maybe add another 10-50 on weekends.
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Yeah, I do 110 a week in work commute and maybe add another 10-50 on weekends.
That's not bad at all imo
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Re: Mustang as a commuter?

Nope. Keeps yearly under 6k usually
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Re: Mustang as a commuter?

Haha yeah, 150 is pretty mild. If it was higher than that, say 400+, id definitely look into getting a commuter car. Too bad gas isn't $2.00/g ):
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Re: Mustang as a commuter?

Now that I have my Subaru, I'll probably be around 1500 to 3k a year now.
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I have owned my GT for a year an I've only put 5500 on it. I'd like to get a R6, and only drive the mustang on weekends.
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I use my mustang as my commuter car. I am averaging 20 - 24 mpg and I am averaging roughly 2000 - 3000 miles per month. I have had my car since December 1st 2011 and have put ~11500 miles on it so far. I have thought many times of buying a commuter car, but I would miss my baby Alot.
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I have owned my GT for a year an I've only put 5500 on it. I'd like to get a R6, and only drive the mustang on weekends.
Haha I got myself an R6 but weather has been down pouring lately so gotta use the stang which I'm still happy about
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