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Gannon
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This is barely a Detroit issue, but I'm trying to prove a point to NDavies in the Bush:Car Company thread.


How many miles do you actually drive while living and working in the Metropolitain Detroit area?


I don't count, since I take at least two trips each year to California on the road.

Minus those, I guess I'm at 35k, but I've nearly always clocked from 40 to 50k per year on ALL my cars.

But my office is in my home and I visit most of my clients in theirs...


Please indicate if this is the only vehicle you drive to work or not...I'm trying to establish an average from our e-community.
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Merchantgander
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9,000 to 10,000 a year. Most usage is from golfing during the summer the good course are far away.
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Gannon
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You walk to work, right?!
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Merchantgander
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No
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Islandman
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@ 20K driving to work, which has been in FH or Troy most of the time...
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Eric_c
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I'm at 12,000 per year, my wife is at 25,000 per year, and most of my customers in the metro average 15,000.

Gannon - no word yet - still trying to come up with something. Will call.
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Bunny
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I consider myself fortunate that I only live 4 miles from my job; Royal Oak to Ferndale and back. The drawback is that I drive a Mini Cooper, and sometimes WISH I could drive it more. I save the fun for trips up north, especially when I consider the traffic; it's hard to have fun in rush hour traffic on I-75!
So my total is about 10,000 miles per year; work, non-work, vacations.
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Pam
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I do about 13,000 a year on my only vehicle.
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Track75
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16K for the car that goes to work, 11K for the stay-at-home-Mom/Dad car.
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Dtwphoenix
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Phoenix Metro:
car 1: 12K/yr
car 2: 10K/yr
each are commuters.
If your commute isn't 30mi each way you don't put 25K/yr on your car.
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Awfavre
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17k - 18k on mostly one car.
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Wmuchris
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25,000 + per year. Mostly in the summers when I work out of my Car.

I live in Kalamazoo, my family lives in Brighton and I work in Detroit, so I get around.

Also take a coupla trips a year to Traverse City

CS
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Bobj
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I am at about 14,000
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Drm
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6,000/year
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Jiminnm
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When my wife and I were both working in Detroit, we totalled about 35,000 miles a year (between 2 cars). Now, we total about 20,000 (still 2 cars). One reason the number is still up is because we now tend to drive, rather than fly, if we're going anywhere within 1,000 miles.
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Broken_main
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We are about 25000 a year, we travel at least once a month.
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Spitcoff
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i drive all day long im guessing 60K
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Ptero
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car: 11-12k a year
bike(moto-cycle): 15-17k a year - YAY
Bike miles include a trip of 7-9k each summer.

The bike and car both contribute to work mileage. The main job is 24 miles round trip. There are 2 jobs a year out in Chelsea that add about 3k each.

there it is...
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Harmonie
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10,000 I walk to work but visit my family all over the Detroit area frequently. Without my family...maybe 5,000. A couple trips to GRap to visit friends.
I grew up having my mom put 50-60,000 miles on the minivan in a year driving 5 kids to tournaments and college all the time.
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Skulker
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About 5,000 - 6,000 a year.
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Wmuchris
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Wow, I envy you people who drive under 10,000 miles a year. Imagine how much more of your life you get to actually LIVE
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Lilpup
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average ~20k - more when the car was newer, less now that it's 12 years old - most higher mileage, 1-2 day trips merit a rental now
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Motorcitymayor2026
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12,000 yr.

Would be much less if it werent for my many Brighton-Detroit trips
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Alexei289
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about 30k per year...
I own my own business... and my jobs range anywhere from Memphis to Romulus... Usually I have to travel there to bid the first time, do the job for a few days then collect money and take feedback... while driving to the other side of town to do more bids...
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Canuckr
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Car 1: 15-20k per year-Daily driving, trips home to Canada, and various other trips.. Work was a 50 mile round trip and home is around 700 miles round trip
Car 2: 10-15k per summer-Daily driving, Driving to tracks, and track miles.
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Gannon
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Casual glance puts our average over 12k.

Not as high as I expected.

I guess I am way above normal, but in an Audi driving IS living. Heh.

Everyone I know seems to put on 25k per...what a bunch of driving fools.
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Ndavies
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According to this 2001 Department of energy survey

http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/rt ecs/nhts_survey/2001/index.htm l

(Details on this page.)

http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/rt ecs/nhts_survey/2001/tablefile s/t0464(2005).pdf

There were 98.9 million households with cars. 1.9 cars per household. 23,100 miles per household driven. That's 11,550 miles per car driven anually on average. each household used an avarage of 1,143 gallons of gas in 2001.
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Super_d
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'Skulker'quoted

quote:

"about 5000-6000 a year."


doe's that include your trips to Miami!


super (motordetroit)

(Message edited by super_d on January 27, 2006)
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Skulker
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Nope. Nor does it include trips to the bookstore to buy a dictionary.

Try this link.

http://www.websters.com
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Machoken
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18,500/yr in the car I drive to/fro work and on vacations.

8500/yr in my wife's truck
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Supersport
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15,600/yr to work.
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Super_d
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Man!__ how unique! I think you're taking this way more serious than I am....so from this point on dude...you win!

life being to sweet-atcha

super d(motordetroit)

(Message edited by super_d on January 27, 2006)
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Crew
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11,000 miles/year. I would hate a long commute to work.
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Mj64
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When I loved in Chicago, I drove about 6K a year. Since moving to Michigan three years ago, I'm averaging 18K per year. It sucks.
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Mj64
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When I lived in Chicago, I drove about 6k a year. Since moving to Michigan three years ago, I'm averaging 18K per year. Sucks.
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Supersport
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Didn't see this was to include BOTH work and normal miles, I rack up around 20,000 a year total.
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Erikd
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Wow. some of you guys must spend most of your waking hours in a car.

I've driven about 10,000 miles over the last 5 years, but I mostly walk everywhere.
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Gannon
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NO, sometimes I fall asleep at the wheel.
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Crew
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Gannon, I didn't think you ever slept.
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Gannon
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Then is this ALL a dream?!


I'd swear there are a few differences between tangible reality and my dreams...but it's blurry.

I prefer it that way...
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Everydayislikesunday
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approximately 30,000 miles/year

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