So gas prices are finally dropping. For some, its not a real big impact because they're still driving their gas hoarding SUV's or high performance luxury cars.
I used to drive an Acura TL that required 91 premium gas. So when gas prices were hitting that $3.00 mark, I was spending $45-$55 per tank and would barely get 300 miles per gallon. If I kept the TL I would have been spending closer to $75 per fill up.
Don't get me wrong I loved my TL. Loved everything about it, the built in navi, bluetooth, it had all the gadgets I wanted in a car. I was definitely sad to see it go, but it was more saddening to have an empty bank account due to driving.
I traded in the TL for a more economical car, a Honda Civic Hybrid. While it didn't have all the amenities as the TL, it did have what I needed, high MPG and the same exact navigation system as the TL.
Having the TL for the past 2 years has saved me a lot of money and I've gotten more bang for my buck because of the increase in miles per gallon.
As of late, I've been spending $35-$38 on average to fill up the hybrid and average 400-425 miles per gallon. Although that sounds great compared to what I would have spent if I kept the TL, I still think $35 per tank is still high.
(Begin Old timers Moment)
I remember when I was in high school...gas was $.80-$1.00 per gallon and I drove a Mustang. In an entire month I wouldn't spend close to $50.
So yesterday when I went to fill up my tank I almost couldn't believe it.
$25 to fill up.
The proof is in the picture.
Gotta love having a Hybrid.