Originally Posted by bill_de
I always figured that mpg was something people looked at when buying a car. I never realized that so many people seemed to obsess over it. I use a spreadsheet to track investments. I would never think to track mileage or compare two different methods of determining it.
I'm not saying there is anything wrong with it. Everybody has to have a hobby. I just don't understand the fascination.
I too use spreadsheets to track my investments, but I pay attention to fuel mileage and drive to achieve lower gas consumption. I accelerate slowly--much to the annoyance of the pushy broads in their soccer vans and little cars--and don't drive very fast on the hiways, generally 60 - 65MPH.
As I get older, I get less impatient. My friend and I took a little shooting trip the other day; I told him that I'm happier using a half-gallon less gasoline rather than getting there 2 minutes earlier.