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6 hours ago, creasecollector said:

Due to rising gas prices.........

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How long would it take to get to the rink in that? Oh, and hopefully you can get a good discount on oats and water for your horse. 

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8 hours ago, coopaloop1234 said:

Oh stop, you know you don't need to butter me up. I'm a cheap date. 

But we NEED you to stay on this forum, despite your new job and your new life and your new wife and your new baby.

We, need you.  Remember us? All the guys you've made fun of for YEARS.  

We had you at goalie gear.  The real you :) 

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16 hours ago, seagoal said:

But we NEED you to stay on this forum, despite your new job and your new life and your new wife and your new baby.

We, need you.  Remember us? All the guys you've made fun of for YEARS.  

We had you at goalie gear.  The real you :) 

Like I could live without ragging on you guys and being ragged on. 

 

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On 5/6/2022 at 6:49 PM, creasecollector said:

Due to rising gas prices.........

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Orders on new Amish buggies are backlogged three years. Horse food prices have quadrupled since Biden took office since the war.

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25 minutes ago, MTH said:

Orders on new Amish buggies are backlogged three years. Horse food prices have quadrupled since Biden took office since the war.

As a kid trying to move out of the house, these prices and frankly my schedule are making it very hard to do so

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When I started living alone I had two cars (money pits) that were super cool but I never went anywhere because it was such a pig on gas.

If I was a kid again and were to do it again now, I'd get the cheapest EV I could find (about 14k CDN now, it used to be 8k before the Pandemic), delete the backseat and use it pretty much as a runabout around town. Basically just going to work, getting groceries, and going to Arenas. Looks silly I know, but I'd also be saving like 200~400$ a month on gas, which is quite a bit when you're young.

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1 hour ago, MTH said:

My wife ordered a new Bronco in the fall. Not here yet, but she wants to cancel it due to gas prices.

That Bronco looks nice though, and pretty capable if you need that sort of thing (snow, dirt). 

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17 hours ago, Phil1p33 said:

MK6 GTI. Sticks over the seat and the Passau backpack fits perfectly in the hatch. Really want a Z71 Colorado but *truck prices*. 

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I was behind a Jetta wagon yesterday. I think it was the MK6. Lowered with nice wheels and the obligatory roof rack. But it was cool looking ride. Not sure if it was a sportwagen version.

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1 hour ago, MTH said:

I was behind a Jetta wagon yesterday. I think it was the MK6. Lowered with nice wheels and the obligatory roof rack. But it was cool looking ride. Not sure if it was a sportwagen version.

The Sportwagens are nice and I really liked the Alltrack too. It's kinda sad they're not making any more wagons for the US market. I love my hatch but a little extra cargo room would be great. If they ever bring over that Golf R Estate I'll swoop one up in a heartbeat. 

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On 5/9/2022 at 12:01 PM, johncho said:

When I started living alone I had two cars (money pits) that were super cool but I never went anywhere because it was such a pig on gas.

If I was a kid again and were to do it again now, I'd get the cheapest EV I could find (about 14k CDN now, it used to be 8k before the Pandemic), delete the backseat and use it pretty much as a runabout around town. Basically just going to work, getting groceries, and going to Arenas. Looks silly I know, but I'd also be saving like 200~400$ a month on gas, which is quite a bit when you're young.

And upping your electric bill as you charge it at home.

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16 hours ago, Lucky Pucker said:

Interesting- and relevant to me, as I’m also in Ottawa! What model are we talking about again…?

Related question: did you have a 220 charger installed?

I've got the 2018 Nissan LEAF, only 40kwh, but I can get to Nepean Sportsplex and back from Orleans in the dead of winter and that's all that matters. But it proved to us that when our 2nd car goes, we could replace that with an EV as well. 

And yeah I got the 220 installed by J.A.R. Electric if you know them, very good work.

So if my back of the envelope math is right (prob I made a mistake somewhere) says that my gas car costs us about 20~25 cents per km, whereas our EV costs just above a penny per. So Nepean to Orleans is about 60km both ways, which means that it costs about 12~15$ for a gas car and about a 1$ for EV. 

On the other hand though, you could prob carpool one more in my gas car, but couldn't easily do so on my Leaf.

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