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mickeyrv

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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2012 8:21:28 PM

I thought driving across town to save on gasoline prices was a smart thing to do. Then I realized that when you look at the whole package. Wear and tear on the vehicle plus tires, Oil changes, maintenance, life of vehicle, insurance, etc. It literally costs arounnd 30 to 45 cents per mile ( or more) to drive your vehicle. Unless you can offset the real cost of driving with gasoling savings, You are just kidding yourself and spending more $ in the end.
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jdmd6613
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Message Posted: Sep 18, 2014 9:43:07 AM

NO
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StArrow68
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 2:19:39 PM

The savings has to be much greater than just the fuel price difference. The key is to know where prices are best from GB and fill up when there and not wait to get forced into some higher priced station you didn't plan for.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2014 7:22:14 AM

No............
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whstamm
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2014 7:38:56 PM

Here in South-Eastern PA prices can vary up to 15 cents a gallon, so yes, if I know for a fact beforehand a farther station will be cheaper, I'll go there.
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bullgatorTX
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2014 3:30:51 PM

NO! With the high cost of gas, 1 in 5 fraudulent pumps in Houston, unless you already have been going to the station and know which pumps are the most honest, then you probably lost money on the search. It gets difficult just reporting prices knowing that you are going out of your way, just reporting prices and burning up excess fuel for the benefit of others, which I do on many ocassions.
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redfish67
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2014 2:17:19 PM

no
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2014 8:39:58 AM

At the very beginning of signing for ownership I believe its a mini brainer, that to even own any vehicle/item, there is a growing cost realized or not, even if one takes it to bed, places it on a shelf, locks it in any safe place, keeps it warm/dry/comfy, really with no attempt to drive it or use the item, then it often outlasts it's owner.

Well often someone will benefit sooner but probably later at more costs, and the benefiters often cash "whatever possessions" in. So be Happy by your choices of costs V/S reality enjoyment......

Driving across town costs, really! Compare to Ownership costs?....... I think not, save whatever it's your timespan..... stay in control maybe buy a heated garage, break the speedometer, buy lots of wax, be Happy!
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twt
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2014 6:07:58 AM

Another no brainer.
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stoihor
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 10:45:52 PM

no.
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ace12012
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 1:11:32 PM

no.
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twt
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 10:30:19 AM

Why would anyone drive more, to save on gas?
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Jackson126
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Message Posted: Sep 15, 2014 7:55:52 AM

No
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carinthuist
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2014 4:00:05 PM

no
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poetdog73
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2014 7:49:51 AM

yes
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contiki
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2014 7:22:26 AM

No..........
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randy3116
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 5:44:41 AM

no
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twt
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 5:44:32 AM

What a stupid waste of gas.
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GLM4205
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 5:37:59 AM

No way
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nickless
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2014 5:37:27 AM

no
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Jackson126
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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2014 8:01:54 AM

No
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contiki
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 7:20:03 AM

No......
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redfish67
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 12:24:35 PM

no
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Aug 24, 2014 8:54:30 AM

I sort of... was thinking about the topic question, then thought about last Spring when I was about to plant a garden. Ground tilled up, ready!

I had a dozen or so plants given to me by a friend, later, I drove across the shorter side of town about 4.5 miles for some extra purchased tomato plants, on a tip that the price was lower and those plants were larger in size.

I never once gave it any thought(driving cost), a first time learning about the supplier and wanting to check the info out. Well the cost for the plants each was about 65% less than other handy suppliers.

I had spent nearly $1.30 in fuel to save roughly $1.85 for each equal in quality plant, no refuels to my vehicle, planted 58 total plants, bought 48 @ a 65% or more savings.

The thing is all the other expenses involved in just ownership of a vehicle gets spread out evenly over time, by not using that same vehicle as a handy tool, your mind suffers along with you pocketbook, Stay Happy!

I hope your vehicle tool is not a Bulldozer sitting in a garage on a trailer.....
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redfish67
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 9:13:22 AM

no
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contiki
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 8:23:29 AM

Never.....
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2014 10:18:36 PM

"Cruising" about.... Not often but yes to keep things unseized, seals in order, moisture dissipated, and wax oxidized. There needs to be a bargain fuel price drop also..... always not far away! A-T is a stretch.....
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Floridaman2013
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2014 8:27:39 AM

No, only if near there already.
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eyegotgas2
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2014 8:15:58 AM

Depends how much cheaper it is and how far I have to go.

I DO TO SUPPORT STATIONS WILLING TO DROP THEIR PRICES. Not yelling just bumped my caps button
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contiki
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2014 7:42:47 AM

Never......
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randy3116
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2014 5:33:13 AM

no
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poetdog73
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Message Posted: Aug 14, 2014 12:07:42 AM

not yet....
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 10:30:27 PM

no
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stoihor
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 7:04:34 PM

no.
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huntercarter10
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 6:00:30 PM

yes, and only because I have rewards cards that I use and I do save
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rcanela1
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 5:53:54 PM

No I won't, unless I will be traveling in that general direction.
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dvc2
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 4:30:10 PM

No, only if I'm headed that way.
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GrumpyCat
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 3:31:09 PM

If I use less than I will save then, "I might."

Its sometimes useful to drive somewhere different just to go have a look around.

Sometimes I just get in the car (or motorcycle) and go someplace for the heck of it!
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budman1035
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 1:44:31 PM

Nope!
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twt
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2014 4:16:38 AM

Kinda dumb, aint it?
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2014 9:32:09 PM

No
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2014 12:18:15 PM

no
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2014 11:22:22 AM

no
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2014 9:37:54 AM

no
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GrumpyCat
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2014 4:39:11 PM

No, but if I am going across town, or out of town, I want to be informed as to the prices along the route. If prices are interesting then I'll plan on topping off the tank for my benefit and to reward vendors who work for my business.
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poetdog73
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2014 1:15:42 PM

not any more ....too many games with the prices!
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jay93LA
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2014 8:37:15 AM

no
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WES03
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2014 7:52:06 AM

Not unless I am going across town for some other reason.
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2014 7:41:29 AM

Normally no, but I have before(Cruised for a lower fuel price), Mainly for the Cruse effort.....2nd. shift relaxation after work, riding a MC. before heading home.

Higher fuel prices have curtailed a lot of pleasurable habits/practices of the past, Friend hobby chats, Cruising, cordial week-end groups just hitting a fast food late hang-out restaurant, ETC. spending Frill Money $$ and showing off your sleek waxed ride.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Aug 2, 2014 7:00:03 AM

never......
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Jackson126
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 5:58:44 AM

No
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