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who makes a good kit these days?
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Quote, originally posted by bobsjett » Just hit 3.54 in Atlanta that is lowest I've seen at the Quick Trip.
Two or three dollars a tank is not that hard.
I need to find that pic I took in Chatanooga in '99 of the gas station sign where I filled up. Reg unl: $0.69, midgrade $0.79, premium $0.89.
Wow, things have changed!
$1.52 here in ontario, Canada for premium....a 3.75 litres to a gallon...almost $6 gallon..
yes bring an old thread up...funny how prices were a few years ago....
i think in michigan it was under 4 a gallon not too long ago....
strange to think it costs 80+ to fill my a4 and same with my 325xi....
i filled up friday morning with 94 oct cost me 71$. drove from winnipeg to grand forks and it only took 1/8th of a tank and and drove around there. put on 413km on 1/4 tank. i was going to fill up but i went to 4 gas stations and non of them had 91 oct. so i gave up and drove back. total on this trip was 630km just before half a tank.
i noticed that the car runs alot better with 94 so even if it goes up to $1.80 per liter im still not going to give it up..
I'm happy to fill my 20th because its so cheap, has a small gas tank, and gets excellent mileage as my daily driver, so regular unleaded prices don't phase me. I have a 6.4L V8 F350 that is mainly used for trips and towing. It gets around 15-17 highway, 13-14 city, and about 8-10 towing 10-13k pounds. It has a 28 gallon gas tank, and I just filled it up last week after a 480 mile trip and cost $128 to fill up. Diesel prices is what bothers me, as it should be cheaper than regular unleaded fuel. One thing I like about high fuel prices is that there is less wasteful driving so there is a tad less traffic and crazy driving. Although this time with fuel around the $4 mark, it does not feel no where as bad as it did in 2008.
I know this was mentioned already, but it didnt click with hardly anyone...
Our cars are made, even from factory, to run on 91/93 octane (due to our compression ratio). If you use a lower grade than that, youll actually get lower MPG than you would at 91, and also put at risk of cylinder detonation. So in all reality, you actually spend more money at a lower octane because of the MPG difference.
Keep using the higher octane. Its better for your car and your wallet.
anyone complaining about gas should get this
havent seen any mk4s besides .:R:.'s and it would be pretty sweet if i had the cash i would
Why would you spend the coin on the Flex Fuel kit? E85 gets you less MPGs and its not like its crazy cheap either. Plus, that $800 can buy a lot of fuel for your stock fuel system!
They actually ran a story on the news last night about this whole "using regular instead of premium" thing. Lots of people are downgrading fuel. But really, the cost difference isn't that much so why not run what your car needs? If you can't afford the fuel, then you shouldn't have bought the car to begin with.
I filled up a few weeks ago with 93 at $4.05. I'll be filling up later this week probably. Looks like its $4.11 at the BJ's in town. Cheapest premium around me by a solid 5 cents. And I've been seeing $4.20+ as well. We have 2 diesels in the stable too though. I drive my GTI to work and back and that's pretty much it (all city driving...6.5 miles one way) and I get 23-24mpg. Not too unhappy about that...gets better mpgs than my 2.0 Beetle and its much more fun to drive But hubby did get 47mpg on his commute in his TDI...a bit jealous for sure.