My wife and I just bought a new car. Our primary consideration was mileage, not bells and whistles or styling. With gas pricesat or above $4 in the Utica-Rome area we realized we had to reconfigure our budget and our driving habits. Fortunately I live close to the radio station so I can bike to work on mild spring and summer mornings. We also are planning short getaways close to home rather than long vacation road trips. There are a number of ways to save money on gas.