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Old 04-22-2017, 06:53 PM
 
Location: 01945
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Not on prices per say.
But I got out of my rotted out 04 crown Vic and into a 17 Mitsubishi Mirage.
Getting close to 46 mpg.
Much better than the 15 mpg my Vic got
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Old 04-22-2017, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Springfield, VA
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As you all know, gas prices are on the rise. I live in California where the average gas price is around 3.00 a gallon. I own two vehicles. The first vehicle, i put in regular grade gas in whatever cheap gas station i can find around town. The second car, a bit nicer, i am very particular with the type of gasoline I put in. I currently only put in shells or cheveron BUT since those prices are 3.30 a gallon for supreme, im considering an alternative....sams club gas or equivalent. That would only set me back at 2.79 per gallon for their highest grade of gas.

Do you think there's a difference between Shell's gas and Sams club gas or is all gasoline stations equal? Do you even care which gas stations you go to?
The difference between the grades of gasoline is the octane level. Typically 87 - 89 - 91 - 93. Octane is the ability of a fuel to resist engine knock or spark detonation. Your owner's manual will specify what octane to use for your car. That is the grade of fuel you should use.
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Old 04-22-2017, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Haiku
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I live in Hawaii. Gas right now is $3.50/gal at most places. At Costco it is $2.75. One of our cars is a Prius which only takes 7 gallons or so to fill up but still, that is a savings of $5 every fill up to go to Costco.
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Old 04-23-2017, 10:06 AM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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NO.
1. Top Tier gasoline for me. Read a lot from various sources about how it is better for the engine.
2. Have to use premium in my turbo-charged Audi.
3. Only drive 4500 miles per year.
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Old 04-27-2017, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Metairie, LA
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I don't think anyone mentioned efficient driving habits lowering overall fuel costs. It can have a noticeable impact.

The car doesn't get good MPG, the driver does.
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Old 04-27-2017, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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I am in a way, in that I live 1 mile from my job. I also don't drive on weekends for the most part. I checked my mileage recently and I have driven 3,300 miles since September 26, 2015.
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Old 04-28-2017, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Gilbert, Arizona
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As you all know, gas prices are on the rise. I live in California where the average gas price is around 3.00 a gallon. I own two vehicles. The first vehicle, i put in regular grade gas in whatever cheap gas station i can find around town. The second car, a bit nicer, i am very particular with the type of gasoline I put in. I currently only put in shells or cheveron BUT since those prices are 3.30 a gallon for supreme, im considering an alternative....sams club gas or equivalent. That would only set me back at 2.79 per gallon for their highest grade of gas.

Do you think there's a difference between Shell's gas and Sams club gas or is all gasoline stations equal? Do you even care which gas stations you go to?
I generally stick with the same brand of fuel.

To me, the effort to save a few cents here and there won't do anything significant. Gas prices here in Arizona are roughly ~.10-.15 cents apart with the average running in around 2.15-2.20/gallon give or take and if you fill up with 15 gallons, that's only about $1.50 - 2.25 savings, nothing to fret over.

What will do way more benefit without much effort is to buy a fuel efficient car like a Prius. Then you have no effort required on your part to reduce your cost of gas by 50% (compared to your average mid-size sedan).
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Old 05-01-2017, 12:38 PM
 
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I tend to buy gas from a larger grocery chain where I regularly shop. I typically get .10 off per gallon. I don't drive too far out of my way to save a few cents per gallon unless I really need to fuel up and I spot a great gas price while driving.
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