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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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CLS1998
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 8:41:33 AM

No!
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BCNU
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 4:54:33 AM

no
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krazkar
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2014 6:37:08 PM

I suspect that depends on how big your town is!
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HideMKE
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2014 12:40:29 PM

no
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contiki
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2014 7:37:13 AM

No.......
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BCNU
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2014 12:38:04 AM

no
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JohnCur
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2014 12:13:08 AM

I go to local station unless Costco is at least 21 cents less. AMEX gas at Costco only returns 1 per cent, other card yields 3 per cent.
Costco is 6 miles further.
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RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2014 6:03:51 AM

no
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twt
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2014 2:37:13 AM

Ignorant idea. Waste gas to save gas? DUH
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patsails
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2014 10:33:35 PM

Just about NEVER. 3cent difference on 10 gallons is 30cents. It better be in the same block, or a place I would need to pass.
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Gearwrench
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2014 8:44:52 AM

no
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Tucsonhomes
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2014 12:44:37 PM

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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2014 10:46:57 AM

no
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Plymouth 95
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2014 6:45:39 PM

As all the stations here sell at the same (high) price we are spared having to make that decision.
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jay93LA
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2014 8:36:31 AM

no
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LibertyGuardian
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2014 8:17:27 AM

Our town is a little over three miles from one end to the other and we have four service stations...all the same price so what's the point??
nearest large city is 55 miles...
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John_Doe
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2014 2:24:53 AM

no
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2014 3:59:00 AM

Not often, but yes depending on other reasons, usually I can then fill 2/3 tank at any savings, plus I take the utility containers along for the extra lower fuel price.

Across town is much shorter E...W than N...South, that's a choice......
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John_Doe
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2014 3:15:52 AM

no
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twt
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2014 10:09:53 AM

No. Stupid waste of gas. Where is the savings?
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GLM4205
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2014 9:41:13 PM

Not
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2014 6:29:54 PM

Yes, but only a few miles
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Bad_Petroleum
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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2014 5:30:00 PM

No. because then you WOULDN'T be saving on anything.
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roadrunner001
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2014 2:01:39 PM

No, I look for the cheapest gas that's on the way to wherever I'm going.
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2014 11:33:40 AM

Yes, but a limited amount of miles.
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2014 7:43:44 AM

no
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krazkar
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2014 12:40:19 AM

Calgary is a big city. I wouldn't drive that far to save a few cents a litre.
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xbAG
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2014 8:47:51 PM

I have driven 14 miles to save 9-15 cents a galleon.
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2014 12:29:17 PM

no
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2014 10:05:48 AM

Yes I've done that on a Hopped motorcycle, for a realized brand which I knew burned well on octane that worked better than some more local brands. That was years ago! Sold that bike, fun ride, went modern, like the quieter stuff.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2014 8:57:30 AM

Never.....
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StArrow68
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2014 7:58:18 PM

That would be foolish. Even a few miles will wipe out most savings.
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2014 7:41:26 PM

No
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2014 3:32:29 PM

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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2014 1:47:48 PM

yep
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2014 10:49:37 AM

Nope
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contiki
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2014 7:16:43 AM

Never.....
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2014 8:00:44 AM

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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 4:53:05 PM

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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 9:47:06 AM

NO
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 8:50:38 AM

NO!

[Edited by: hyeglenn at 10/28/2014 8:51:30 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 2:45:17 AM

no
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 9:36:43 AM

Never
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Awing1
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 9:28:47 AM

No, you are not saving with that.
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no
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 8:47:31 AM

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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 3:15:25 PM

Nope
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