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Postal
First pull up, then pull down.
Premium
join:2000-08-30
Simi Valley, CA

Moving

From Ventura to Simi Valley. The daily commute to Chatsworth is just too much. Also, two weeks ago I traded in my Camry (26 mpg) for a Tacoma 4X4 (19 mpg, but I need a truck to get to some trail heads), so my fuel costs really went up.

Fuel costs will go down, rent and car insurance will go up ($200 more a year for insurance living in Simi), but I'm sick of spending 2+ hours a day on the freeway.
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Next time you wave at me, use ALL your fingers.



dogma
XYZ
Premium
join:2002-08-15
Boulder City, NV
kudos:1

So how do you like the Tacoma? What's the daily commute time from the new apartment?



Postal
First pull up, then pull down.
Premium
join:2000-08-30
Simi Valley, CA

I like the Tacoma so far. Much different ride than a Camry, so takes some getting used to.

The new commute is 12.6 miles (one way) as opposed to 46.3. Takes about 13 minutes.
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Next time you wave at me, use ALL your fingers.



brian
Premium
join:2002-05-02
Lake Forest, CA
reply to Postal

I miss my Tacoma. Had a 2002 that I traded in 4 years ago for a Camry before our first kid was born. I really wish I still had it, especially now that we own a house.



dogma
XYZ
Premium
join:2002-08-15
Boulder City, NV
kudos:1
reply to Postal

So let's see:
26min a day vs. 2 hours.
or 94 min a day savings
or 2068 minutes a Month (based on 22 work days in a Month)
or 24,816 minutes a year
or 17 days, 5 Hours, 33 minutes...

...of your life back every year.

I'd say you done good.



No_Strings
Premium,MVM,Ex-Mod 2008-13
join:2001-11-22
The OC
kudos:6

We can't make that determination until we know what he's doing with the extra time. If he's writing a proposal for a new reality show, I'd rather have him sitting in traffic.



Postal
First pull up, then pull down.
Premium
join:2000-08-30
Simi Valley, CA

1 recommendation

I notice you've been 'TV cranky' ever since your beloved Dancing With The Stars ended this season.

Relax. It'll be back soon enough...
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Next time you wave at me, use ALL your fingers.


hoyleysox
Premium
join:2003-11-07
Long Beach, CA
reply to Postal

I have been thinking about trading my sedan for a pickup since I moved from an apartment to a house.



stormbow
Freedom isn't FREE
Premium
join:2002-07-31
Simi Valley, CA

said by hoyleysox:

I have been thinking about trading my sedan for a pickup since I moved from an apartment to a house.

They are very handy