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Old 03-22-2012, 01:09 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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I have to confess, I am! Just too curious today, as I wait for my tank to get filled, I wander about looking at the totals, or even go so far as waiting for a big SUV or 4-Wheel Pick-up to pull away, to see how much, how much?

There's been some comical surprises! A big gas guzzler pulls up to the pump, is only there a minute or two, and races off! I have to look! OMG! $4!!! He's not even gonna make it home!

Any other gas snoopers out there, and have you found any surprises or shocks lately? No one has ever caught you peaking, they put their hand over the total, and tell you to buzz off?
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Old 03-22-2012, 01:52 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Are You A Gas Pump Snooper?
No.
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Old 03-22-2012, 05:51 AM
 
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Uhh.......no.
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Old 03-22-2012, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I bet you drive a Prius.

(just giving you a hard time)
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Old 03-22-2012, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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No....why would I care how much someone else puts in their tank?
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:23 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I just sit in my car listening to the radio.
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:29 AM
 
Location: The South
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I bet you drive a Prius.

(just giving you a hard time)
I bet he does too.
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Old 03-22-2012, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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I just sit in my car listening to the radio.
This is illegal. It is also illegal to go into the store while gas is pumping (which I do all the time). The people who own one station told me that several people pumping gas at the station recieved $250 tickets.

I assume that is a state law, so maybe it varies state to state.

For the OP:

Some of those big vehicles might surprise the OP. My daughter's gargantuan 1992 Towne car gets 26 MPG on the higway. $4 will get her 30 miles. She always drives arond with the tank near empty. I borrowed it the other day and filled it. It took $72. Is that exciting? It was for her. I do not think she has ever seen it full.

Even some big pick ups get 20-22 mpg. That is not much off many cars that get 26-30. Their tanks are nto that big. Our Ford Ranger holds 18 gallons. OUr smaller cars hold 12-13. There is not that big a difference.

If it makes you feel happy, my wifes van holds about 30 gallons (25, 28, 30 I cannot remember, it is more than 20). If it were empty, it would cost about $120 to fill it. However you are not likely to get the thrill you are seeking if you see her at the gas station. We rarely let it get much below 1/2 tank. $60 is a pretty boring figure. Once in a while on road trips we run it pretty near empty because we do not want to spend the time for constant fill ups. If that occurs on our next trip, I will try to post a notice on this thread ahead of time so you can come watch. Short of a dual tank pick up, you are not going to see anything that holds much more than 30 gallons.

How much does your Prius hold? 2 gallons? That would be funny.
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Old 03-22-2012, 09:05 AM
 
Location: "Chicago"
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Any other gas snoopers out there, and have you found any surprises or shocks lately?
LOL I do it all the time, although I'm not looking so much at the price but whether they're using premium or not. Yes I know some cars require premium but fortunately I've not owned any. Glad all my cars use regular 87!

My favorites are the kids driving their mom's old car and they're pumping premium into it, because, you know, its now a "hot rod"!
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Old 03-22-2012, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Northern MN
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I'm at 1/2 tank on one of the diesels and the low fuel light is on on one of the gassers.
(trucks with 32gal tanks)

I guess, if you get a thrill from seeing what others spend you can come and watch. I might even let you fill them for me.

I'll bring along a couple of 5gal cans and a boat for a higher total.

Just think of how high the total could be?
wow , big fun...


I might grin if I pull up to a pump and the total is over $10. but I don't wonder around the station and look at the other pumps.
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