San Diego Shortcuts

Shortcuts - Jeremy Tate

Car: None, currently. I drive family members’ cars sometimes. Previous Cars: 1992 Mercury Villager; 1987 Jeep Pioneer Cherokee How’s your commute? I work for a security company, so I drive all over Southern California to ...

Shortcuts - Liz Swanson

Car: 2006 Toyota Corolla S Previous Cars: 1998 Toyota Corolla How’s your commute? Not bad. I only have graduate school at SDSU in the evenings, and I drive from Santee down Mission Gorge, about eight ...

Shortcuts - Tim Heider

Car: 2006 Scion xA Previous Cars: 1994 Honda Civic sedan and a 1992 Ford Ranger. How’s your commute? From the bedroom to the kitchen — unemployed (but with a physics degree). Cheapest Gas? Whichever gas ...

Shortcuts - Chris Hultsch

Car: 1997 Nissan Sentra Previous Cars: 2001 Pontiac Grand Am with 20” rims. What’s your commute like?: I drive from my crib in Allied Gardens to my work [Target] in Mission Valley. Beyond work, I ...

Shortcuts - Herman Stovall

Car: 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Previous Cars: I had a 1970s Ford Family Squire Wagon like the Brady Bunch had. How’s your commute? I drive all over San Diego, so I drive from Allied Gardens ...

Shortcuts - John Smith III (No, really)

Car: Tastefully modified 1998 Honda Civic hatchback. Previous Cars: 1994 Civic sedan with an LS motor swap, 1989 Nova, and my prized 1986 Toyota Corolla AE86 GT5. How’s your commute? I commute from Mira Mesa ...

Shortcuts - Jan Shefler

Car: 2006 Ford Fusion Previous Cars: 1994 Cadillac El Dorado, 1988 Peugeot 505 Turbo Wagon, and a 1985 Chevrolet K5 Blazer How’s your commute? Not bad...Grossmont College area to Miramar Road. Cheapest Gas? Arco typically ...

Shortcut: Ted Williams Parkway

Who: Evan Ray Car: 2001 Porsche Boxster, 71,000 miles; 1960 MGA, mileage unknown Previous cars: 1991 Honda Civic; 1972 Datsun 510 Where? About five miles to work, from Poway to Rancho Peñasquitos Cheapest gas? Arco ...

Shortcuts: Lemon Grove to Casa de Mañana near the Children’s Pool in 40 minutes

Who: Jan Davis Car: 2007 Chevy HHR. Mileage about 41,000 so far. Gets very good mileage on the open road. I have driven 600 miles to my sister’s house in Sonoma County on less than ...

Shortcuts: the Bat Chute

Who: Michael Early, owner, Michael Early Construction, San Diego Car: 2008 Jeep Wrangler, 70,000 mi.; 2005 Dodge Magnum, 23,000 mi. (special use and beach vehicle); 1991 Dodge Ram Van (parts delivery truck), 121,000 mi. Previous ...

Shortcuts: Take Autoport Mall Road to Avoid All the Lights

Who: Dave Svoboda Car: Honda Civic, 110,000 miles Previous cars: Two Nissan pickups and Honda Passport Where? UCSD to La Jolla Cheapest gas? Any Costco. What’s wrong with your car? Nothing…I love it! Listen to ...

Shortcuts: 54th Street

Who: Thom Hogan Car: 2004 Toyota Tundra (company vehicle), 66,000 miles. Previous cars: 1998 Ford F150 (company vehicle) and 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier (personal vehicle). Drive where? I drive all over the county of San Diego ...

Shortcuts: Scripps Poway Parkway

WHO: Carlos Bey, 64, Coronado Car: 1996 Chevy Cavalier, 125,000 miles Previous cars: Dodge Ram, VW Vanagon, VW bus Drive where? From Coronado to Julian and back, once a week. Cheapest gas? Valero or Daniel’s ...

Best Route To Palm Springs (Avoiding Holiday Traffic)

Route 79 through Temecula There is a better, faster, and prettier way to get to the desert, if you don't mind a few gut-wrenching turns, steep downgrades, and the occasional Sunday driver on a two-lane ...