Hondu wrote: I agree, with a 1 mile commute I would be buying a bicycle in a minute, or walk to work on nice days. Not only because of poor gas mileage and high gas prices, but more so that it is got to be hard on your engine and tranny.
With proper oil and tranny fluid change intervals, there shouldn't be a problem. A 1.3 mi. walk would take a while and considering I need to cross a couple of major roads during rush hour, bicycling doesn't make much sense. I've debated taking the bike with gas prices on the rise, but currently the afternoon temps are over 100 degrees. No thanks.
The same problem goes for the Charlotte area, there are no bike or walking paths that you can use to get around that well. Of course with 100 degree days around here in the summer, you can't walk anywhere (when I mean a nice day, I also mean half way cool in temp).
I would love to get a motorcycle (a CBR 600F4 would be nice) to use for driving to work in the summer.