New Office Location

Discussion in 'Prius c Fuel Economy' started by RocMills, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. RocMills

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    Our office moved to a new location this last weekend. My daily trip to the post office has gone from 7.4 miles (one way) to 8.5 - still testing route alternatives, but it looks like the MPG for those trips will be about the same as always (60-80).

    My distance from home is now laughable, at roughly 5-6 miles. Sadly, the trip TO work is pretty much all uphill. I can freeway or surface street and have tested both. Each route gets me only about 40-50 MPG, and the surface street route has a very slow speed limit and lots of curves, so I'm sticking with the freeway for how. The good news is that the trip home gets me 75-90 MPG. I'm also close enough to home that today I left the office shortly after noon, drove home, made a sandwich, ate it slowly, chatted with my husband, and was still back at my desk with 10 minutes to spare. I think I could get used to this!
     
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    My commute is about to do the opposite--currently my drive to work is 3.4 miles. In a couple weeks, it will be around 10. Mileage should be better, but I won't be able to go home for lunch!
     
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    ztanos All-around Geek!

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    I hate you both... -_- My drive to work is between 30 and 50 depending on which route Atlanta traffic dictates I take... Then another 30-50 back home... It's nice to live so close. My last job was 2 minutes away. I rode my bike most days.
     
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    This is the first time in 30+ years of employment that I have worked close enough to home to go there for lunch. It was awesome, though the temptation to just *stay* home was mighty!
     
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    ztanos All-around Geek!

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    Just wait until you are having a "bad" day. :)
     
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  6. Dylan Murphy

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    Love being able to go home for work! Just bought a new home that is close enough for that to be reasonable (haha though driving home and back for lunch negates any mileage I saved by moving closer to work)
     
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    The MPGs to work still stuck at around 40, but the trip home (downhill) is getting me 80-90 so I guess it averages out in the long run.
     
  8. MoarMPGplz

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    Unfortunately for me, I also have a long commute into work. Roughly 60-63 mi roundtrip depending on which route I take. Fortunately, I have a mostly downhill drive into work so I usually get between 65-75 MPG. On the way back, it's definitely worse of course, since it's mostly uphill, but I can still manage between 53-58 MPG, unless the winds are working against me, in which case, it drops to 48-53 MPG depending on how strong the winds are and which direction. I would sooooo love to be only 5-6 mi away from work and eat lunch at home!
     
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  9. Mr Incredible

    Mr Incredible Chance favors the prepared mind.

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    They moved us to a new building, as well. My commute used to be 12 miles. Now it's 5.

    The old route allowed the car to warm up, was great for mpgs, and gave me my 61 mpg tank. Now the car barely gets warmed up and I only get about 52 mpg out of it. Still, it's fewer miles.

    But I get to go home for lunch if I want, and a couple of days per week I have to go home and let the dog out at lunch. He's too small to make it all the way through the day without peeing on something, I'd just as soon it be the grass outside.

    And on Mondays I get to see Grandson while Grandma is babysitting him. I can go home, stir him up, and leave.

    Life is good.