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I hate to see gas prices go up, but I am glad the Venue is a gas sipper. It makes it an even greater value. Neighbor idiot commutes 120 miles a day in a 10-year-old Ford F150. He was whining about having to pay like $500 a month in gas. I said to buy a new economy car, and the payment will be essentially free. Save so much on gas that the car payment is paid for by the cost savings.

Car payment + gas cost for economy car < $500.

Plus his truck is getting serious miles racked up. Tranny blew last year to the tune of $4k for a rebuild. Depreciation on the truck is another variable.
 

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Some people LOOOOVE their huge, gas-guzzling vehicles. And some people really prefer to live someplace that happens to be a long way from where they work. Those are their choices. I'm lucky to have neither of those afflictions, but I can still sympathize with people who do. Sucks to be them!
 

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California gas prices have been way up there. I miss the Covid $2.50-$3 gas prices. I do a lot of mixed driving (but more on surface streets) with my Venue and net somewhere between 25-27 mpg. I'm also heavy footed :(
 

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Some people LOOOOVE their huge, gas-guzzling vehicles. And some people really prefer to live someplace that happens to be a long way from where they work. Those are their choices. I'm lucky to have neither of those afflictions, but I can still sympathize with people who do. Sucks to be them!
Yep definitely, it's their choice. It's a free country.
California gas prices have been way up there. I miss the Covid $2.50-$3 gas prices. I do a lot of mixed driving (but more on surface streets) with my Venue and net somewhere between 25-27 mpg. I'm also heavy footed :(
Don't feel bad. I am only averaging 27 MPG due to small town and urban driving 99% of the time, plus my job requires me to be at remote sites for hours and hours with no office or buildings. So I idle like 2 hours a day.

I am from California (SF bay area). I don't miss the high gas prices or the traffic. :) People ask me why'd you leave sunny California? And I respond because my mortgage here is only $400 a month for a house compared to $2,500 a month rent in SF bay area for an apartment. And it doesn't take me an hour to drive 10 miles to work.

But California is home in my heart. I miss it. Cue the Eagles Hotel California.
 

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I hate to see gas prices go up, but I am glad the Venue is a gas sipper. It makes it an even greater value. Neighbor idiot commutes 120 miles a day in a 10-year-old Ford F150. He was whining about having to pay like $500 a month in gas. I said to buy a new economy car, and the payment will be essentially free. Save so much on gas that the car payment is paid for by the cost savings.

Car payment + gas cost for economy car < $500.

Plus his truck is getting serious miles racked up. Tranny blew last year to the tune of $4k for a rebuild. Depreciation on the truck is another variable.
Stubbornness gets expensive
 

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California gas prices have been way up there. I miss the Covid $2.50-$3 gas prices. I do a lot of mixed driving (but more on surface streets) with my Venue and net somewhere between 25-27 mpg. I'm also heavy footed :(
Right there with ya. Nobody in the city is getting over 30, I would assume. I also drive it hard. Much more fun that way. I’d rather push a Venue to 80% performance most of the time than driving a beast and only ever using a sliver of its capability.
 

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Right there with ya. Nobody in the city is getting over 30, I would assume. I also drive it hard. Much more fun that way. I’d rather push a Venue to 80% performance most of the time than driving a beast and only ever using a sliver of its capability.
"It's more fun to drive a slow car fast, than to drive a fast car slow." - I don't know who first said that, but it is very true! I get over 40 mpg on my rare highway trips, but more like 27 mpg on my more frequent city trips with my lead foot and very late upshifts.
 

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"It's more fun to drive a slow car fast, than to drive a fast car slow." - I don't know who first said that, but it is very true! I get over 40 mpg on my rare highway trips, but more like 27 mpg on my more frequent city trips with my lead foot and very late upshifts.
I'm striving to drive my Venue like this reviewer lol. I have better tires (Michelin AS3+) than the stock, the tall body roll scares me on high speed corners lol

 
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