I've always either driven myself or taken the bus if my car was out of commission.
My shortest commute was 3-4 minutes there, about 10 minutes back. I got on the freeway, stayed in the same lane, and immediately took the next exit. I usually couldnt listen to a whole song on the radio before getting to my office in the mornings, and if I got in the car during a commercial break I would hear any songs at all.
My longest commute was 1 hour each way, almost to the minute. 56 miles from my apartment building driveway to the office parking lot driveway. PRO: I could listen to a CD all the way through in one trip. CON: Filling up my gas tank every other day.
My current commute is 15 minutes on the freeway (6 with no traffic), 25 minutes via surface streets.
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"Jesus Christ, he's got a fucking Sherman tank between the legs." (Cerebus)
Originally posted by jfkfcI have a silver 02 Accord, which I've found to be as blend-in/invisible on the road as a yellow taxi in NYC, because there's always at least 17 other ones within 100 yards of me driving through Raleigh.
Yes, but have you ever tried to get in your car, only to realize it was someone else's, just the exact same make, model, color, etc.? -_-
Originally posted by drjayphdYes, but have you ever tried to get in your car, only to realize it was someone else's, just the exact same make, model, color, etc.? -_-
YES. We were at the mall in Attleboro, and we went back to the parking lot, went to get in the car, and I said to my girlfriend "When did you get a Tinkerbell air freshener?" Turns out there was another 2000(ish) brown Plymouth Neon, parked in the row next to our car. It was unnerving.
Also, I neglected to post a picture of the boat I take:
IT HAS A BAR.
"I could drown the pain, and drink upon commuter trains, and here you stand in eastern standard time" - Mike Doughty
15-20 minute drive between my house and the train station. 1:15 or so between the Central Islip station and Penn on the Ronkonkoma line. Then it's 20-30 minutes between Penn and work - either I just walk, or take the 1 2 or 3 up one stop to Times Square, transfer to the 7, and walk a few blocks up from Grand Central to my building. Why yes, I do spend 4 hours a day in transit.
I drive a hideous 45 minutes(it should only take about 20) each way in our city's ever-growing rush hour in a 2000 Corolla. I'm buying a new vehicle soon because my Corolla is a standard transmission and I get out of 1st gear.
My last commute was an 8 minute drive on residential roads... Crappy job, but a great drive!
2004 Chevy Cavalier. It's about one hour each way. 60 miles one way and my car gets 30 to 34 mpg, so it's not too bad. Car payment is killing me though. I wish I still had my 1998 Dodge Neon, at least it was paid for.
I drive 15 minutes to the train and park in the downtown parking garage because the lot next to the train station is closed for the 18 months - then I take a short 2 minute shuttle bus ride with a frustrated wannabe Formula 1 drive behind the wheel - jump on the train into NYC and 62 minutes later emerge on 7th Ave - from there it is another 15 minute walk - it doesn't exactly add up but with waiting times and what not - 2 hours door to door - each way
I'm Blind Jimmy Winthrop, Blues singer for the Rich.
I didnt realize so many people actually use public transportation. If I lived in a city that it was a viable option, I guess I would too.
Right now, I drive a POS 1991 Honda Civic. 180,000 miles on it, but it still gets about 39MPG. Its a fifteen minute drive to work, and a five minute drive to school. So, I only have to fill up about once every other week.
I have considered this - you can always (usually) hide from tornadoes and hurricanes (you kind of see them coming and basements in the case of tornadoes and cars in the case of hurricanes are available. A flood/Tsunami is what would concern me the most....