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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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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 11:00:35 PM

That habit won't pan out even if the trip across is down-hill both ways(rather going/coming back).

Using up fuel from my tank that most likely was at $3.60 a gal. to go get more for say $3.45 or less and engaging other traffic = engine run time, engine warm-up, costs per mile of use for no other purpose including my own real time (occupied time), Well......... Nope!
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 6:30:42 AM

no.............
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 7:45:34 AM

Never......
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deant99
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 8:37:32 PM

no
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karl13
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 1:22:32 PM

no
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 7:26:05 AM

Never.........
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dgsteven
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2014 8:45:38 AM

no
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 7:12:10 AM

never...........
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thuathienhue
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 7:27:02 PM

Yes I do, we live in a small town
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aalix
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 3:17:32 PM

I prefer to check gas prices of all gas stations near where I live or work.
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badbonita
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 12:22:48 PM

The only times that I drive through the city where work and home are concerned is either when the roads are in such bad shape due to weather that I want to avoid the highway and highway speeds and when I have already heard that there is a traffic backup on the highway. In the long run, I don't believe it saves $$, it just saves wear and tear on my patience.
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hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 6:37:57 AM

Rarely
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RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 6:11:49 AM

no
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MertieMan
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 5:50:03 AM

Absolutely not as you would be defeating your purpose.
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stoihor
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2014 9:34:56 PM

No.
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d_clark
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2014 6:39:06 PM

no
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dandeeman
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2014 4:04:14 PM

NOOOOOOOOOO!
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2014 7:25:33 AM

never........
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 7:17:10 AM

no...........
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waynester1955
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 11:11:39 PM

within reason
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noeffinway
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 5:28:49 PM

Do the math - then make your decision.
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the1roadhog
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 9:43:35 AM

Drive to QT
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sirreal1984
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 9:30:20 AM

Depends on the size of the town and the amount of savings to be had.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 7:07:21 AM

Never.......
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hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 6:54:06 AM

Not cross town, but will go a little out of my way.
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RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 6:16:42 AM

no
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poetdog73
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 2:19:23 AM

yes but only 5 miles & saved .40 cents a gal...
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Awing1
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 12:12:21 AM

No,it's wasting.
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dieselpower2014
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2014 9:21:16 PM

only if it pays to do so.
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outlaw329
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2014 7:59:30 PM

nope
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roadkingfl
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2014 7:19:47 PM

Calculate the cost to drive to a station with cheaper prices apposed to buying locally...
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hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2014 8:07:47 AM

Only if I have to drive there for something else as well, or can incorporate into a round trip.
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2014 7:23:07 AM

That seems like having lots of pockets with holes in the bottoms unless there is another positive reason to travel across in that direction. The hole openings at the top are ok... Cruising to the car wash is an(exception) Right?
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randy3116
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2014 5:44:30 AM

no
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cv
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2014 5:41:37 AM

Not unless I happen to be going that way for errands, etc, then I will wait to fill up then.
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twt
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2014 4:54:41 AM

Oh, yeah. Let's drive more, to save on gas price. DUH DUH
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ace12012
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2014 2:02:12 PM

no.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2014 7:13:16 AM

no.......
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2014 6:17:50 AM

nope
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OceanArcher
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2014 3:13:43 PM

Nope ... won't do that
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2014 6:56:24 AM

Never.....
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mhradecky
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2014 12:16:49 AM

no.
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MertieMan
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2014 5:32:44 AM

I do believe that this would fall under the category of defeating your purpose.
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drydem
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2014 5:27:36 AM

No. Gas prices are set so that the going out of your way to save on gas isn't worth it. Rather I buy gas along the routes/roads that I need to use and I use gasbuddy to pick the best value-price from that group.


[Edited by: drydem at 3/26/2014 5:28:19 AM EST]
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carinthuist
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2014 1:22:45 AM

no
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contiki
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2014 7:03:50 AM

Never........
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Houckster
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 7:06:28 PM

I would drive the car that has the lowest cost per mile possible consistent with the ability to meet my driving needs. That means I would probably drive either a gas or gas hybrid type car. I don't see diesel being a competitive option.
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redfish67
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 10:21:24 AM

You have to do the math to see if it makes sense, it usually does not.
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Awing1
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 8:56:42 AM

No. I go to the cheapest gas station in town that's about 4 km away. I think it doesn't make sense to drive long distance to get cheaper price since you're wasting gas while driving.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 7:31:15 AM

No....never......
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