I am what one might call a car fanatic. I love cars of all shapes and sizes, from hybrids to Hemis. Truly. I think that sets me apart in the car world — that I am just as comfortable talking about fuel efficiency as I am discussing horsepower.
There are so many cars out there, that the only way to see most of them is to go on a road trip. So that’s what my girlfriend and I are doing this summer. We’re driving across the country, checking out all sorts of cars, auto shows, museums, and new companies along the way. And I’d like to invite you to follow us on our adventures.
Part road trip, part opportunity to separate ourselves from our vast collection of “stuff”, Nicole and I will be living out of a tiny, four-cylinder, 1989 Mustang for the summer. Or until our money runs out. As we’ve quickly discovered, living on $100 a day ain’t easy on the road, and we’ve already run into a slew of problems.
We actually left almost two weeks ago, on June 1st, and made it as far as the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia before the transmission gave out. One week and $1,900 later, we are back on the road, making our way through Tennessee, Kentucky, and heading westwards. There are a lot of places we want to stop, and we simply can’t see everything.
But we are going to try.
Along the way I’ll still be writing for Gas 2.0 about anything relevant we come across (in addition to news). You can also follow us along on our blog, www.threemonthsinamustang.com. And we’re open to any suggestions of places to stop and see along the way, so if you know of something cool happening, let us know when and where and we’ll try to make it.
So follow along as we see this great nation, and get an idea of what the future might hold in store for performance and fuel efficiency alike.
Oh, and for those wondering, so far we have averaged about 28-32 mpg in a fully loaded, twenty year-old car. Not too shabby!