Back in 2006, the Midas muffler (etc.) people conducted a nationwide search for "America's Longest Commute." The winner made a 186-mile drive--each way--five days a week to his job in San Jose, CA.
At today's gas prices (averaging $4.51 for regular in the San Jose area), that one-way trip would cost $41.94 in gas alone in a vehicle averaging twenty miles per gallon. So a week's commuting would come in at about $420.
No word as to whether the lucky winner ("I have a great job and my family loves the ranch where we live.") is still making this trek. Just a guess, but I doubt that Midas will be reprising this promotion any time soon.
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