I did a gig in Wisconsin this week, and on my drive back to Illinois I saw a _ton_ of F.I.S.H.T.A.B.s, as they're called in Wisconsin, towing their boats back home. So there you've got the bad gas mileage of an SUV, coupled with the decreased mileage of towing a boat, not to mention the gas for the boat! That's a lot of gas for a weekend on the lake! I drive a little four-banger with a manual, and I tried to shift early and stay light on the throttle in order to save on gas money. (I coasted down a few of the bigger hills, too - making sure no one was around me for safety reasons.) Considering that I can't get around the fact that I'll be doing a lot of interstate driving in the next few weeks, I'm trying to save what I can. I've also been planning out my errands to make sure I can make them all in a loop, without having to double back or go out twice. If that means waiting to get something tomorrow, I do. My boss, who drives a long way to work each day in his Silverado extended cab, just bought a VW Scirocco in order to save on gas. Yeah, he spent money to save money, but he was spending $800 a month on gas between his and his wife's minivan! Considering the car cost him about $1,300, he'll make it back pretty quick. With the first group, you've got people who will continue to pursue leisure activities despite the ever increasing cost of gas, and then you've got people like my boss who bought an entirely new car to keep costs down. I've got a pretty good car, but I'm trying to minimize travel and gas consumption. Have any of your habits changed as a result of gas prices? Have you made it a point _not_ to change them? Has your style of driving changed? Please note that this is not a thread started as a condemnation of those with vehicles that have heavy gas consumption - I don't care who has an SUV and who doesn't. I'm just curious to see if the high prices have made anyone think twice about taking trips, using luxury items like boats or ATVs, etc.