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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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juniperus98
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2015 5:23:59 PM

No
xmstr
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2015 4:22:26 PM

no
xtremecheap
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2015 4:16:10 PM

Yes, but not for gas only.
reni194611
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2015 3:45:52 PM

nope
8_Ball2014
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2015 1:31:57 PM

no
GLM4205
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2015 12:30:58 PM

no
JunGleJimBo
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2015 9:32:28 AM

No. I calculated out how much I would save on a tank of fuel vs. getting it at the closest point, it was a wash. Now that I use rewards points, that makes filling up an easier choice locally. A long trip is a different critter, all together.

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RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2015 8:15:45 AM

no
poetdog73
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2015 7:05:01 AM

yes
twt
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2015 11:22:58 AM

How stupid is that? Drive across town to save?
jay93LA
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2015 8:54:30 AM

no
hyeglenn
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2015 6:44:34 AM

Sometimes.
xmstr
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2015 7:49:06 AM

You're right, it's not worth it. When you factor in the extra time it's really not worth it.
hoofharted
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2015 6:43:07 AM

no
lilmx5guy
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2015 12:43:54 PM

Restrict the urge unless the savings (and the amount I will be purchasing) outweigh the cost and travel time
moxxor54
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2015 11:02:09 AM

Most time no But when we were on way to visit our friends in other town, I will not fill up gas, check on Gas Buddy, found cheaper gas in other town , then drove on way and stop filling up before arrived our friend's house. Not bad idea ! Thank Gas Buddy
redfish67
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2015 10:38:01 AM

no
dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2015 3:03:34 AM

I only once drove two mile to save $.07 per gal. and filled/topped 12 gal. into the tank saving $.87 total. Later that day I walked 2500ft and picked up 26 aluminum salvage beverage cans which was near equal the same savings of $.84, the cans often figure out to near .04 each when a high peak is the recycle bounty.

That day the homeless may have been on strike? Cans are cans, fuel pennies are whatever! Out the tail-pipe stuff generally for most drivers. so once I cheated saved both ways, makes it hard to sleep. Tomorrow..... Still a surprise......!!! With pricing......
Mininana
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2015 12:03:12 PM

no but.... If I'm heading for some particular parts of town for business or pleasure, and know it's one of the "pockets" of lower-priced fuel (I was aware of this even pre-gasbuddy), I'll let the tank run down... with relatively small capacities (14.6 and 15.9) it's not possible for me to save a whole lot except in extraordinary circumstances...
Mikeyy1960
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2015 10:31:29 AM

if i am close to needing gas and will be heading into town i'll check gas buddy to see if there is a station there cheaper than where i normally refuel.
RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2015 7:29:38 AM

no
mtnrambo
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2015 3:54:14 AM

no
twt
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2015 3:15:45 AM

Real smart. How is driving more, going to save gas?
juniperus98
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2015 2:38:36 PM

No
ecsojay
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2015 9:52:57 PM

nope
BUSSY
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2015 10:09:42 AM

no
hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2015 6:25:12 AM

Only if I had to go across town for something else as well.
cv
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2015 5:55:32 AM

No, I do not.
GLM4205
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2015 5:52:47 AM

Not at all.
RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2015 5:48:56 AM

no
twt
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2015 5:42:17 AM

What a numbskull idea. Drive more to save gas?
JoeKing
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2015 2:36:57 AM

no
pt1KY
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2015 10:06:38 AM

no
8_Ball2014
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2015 3:55:57 AM

no
VWDeeZel
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2015 1:00:33 AM

I would if "across town" were across the street.
jdmd6613
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2015 1:24:26 PM

NO
carinthuist
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2015 12:17:12 PM

no
englanddh2
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2015 9:50:59 AM

No, unless I'm going near there to run other errands. One trip for multiple things.
redfish67
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2015 9:47:46 AM

no
dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2015 8:10:51 AM

Cruising your ride for a refuel is a choice, hoping to find a lower fuel price to recoup the fun.......... G-Luck!
JoeKing
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2015 3:11:07 AM

no
R209
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2015 10:41:20 PM

no
CLS1998
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 8:41:33 AM

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

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

I suspect that depends on how big your town is!
HideMKE
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no
contiki
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2014 7:37:13 AM

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

no
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.
RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2014 6:03:51 AM

no
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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