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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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BCNU
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2015 4:51:54 AM

no
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redfish67
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2015 11:49:59 AM

no
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mybigtruck
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2015 11:18:12 AM

Costs me $0.25/mile to drive, so unless I can save more than a few bux on 30gallon fillup, I don't bother
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hyeglenn
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2015 10:17:12 AM

Sometimes.
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eyegotgas2
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2015 8:19:45 AM

Within limits up to about 5 minutes
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8_Ball2014
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2015 1:55:32 AM

no
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ShortyT2014
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2015 1:43:53 PM

I don't go out of my way, but if I can combine trips, I will.
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Mininana
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2015 11:08:41 AM

no... but if I know crosstown price is lower, and I'm going there anyway, I'll time things to take advantage... last spring worked three months in a theater 21 miles away, right next to lowest-price non-res gas in the county, and became a regular there, filling up every sunday (day before prices change, I realized)
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2015 10:31:07 AM

No, only if I think My vehicle needs exercise. I do Cruise one vehicle on nice days, somewhat like riding the bicycle, why own one if You can't enjoy it now/then? Why wax it, clean it, garage it, keep it safe, ETC. only to not fuel it for the sake of saving $$ ? Seems the balance is SHOT!
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krazkar
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2015 12:28:38 AM

No.
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redfish67
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2015 11:10:33 AM

no
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eyegotgas2
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2015 8:14:37 AM

Yes. I favour stations who are the first do droop gas prices and the slowest to raise them.

I would go a long way out of my way to avoid stations quick to raise prices and slow to drop them
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clhall87
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2015 1:59:27 PM

no
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2015 12:36:43 PM

Nope
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hyeglenn
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2015 8:09:28 AM

No
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juniperus98
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2015 5:23:59 PM

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

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

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

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

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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2015 12:30:58 PM

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

Sometimes.
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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.
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2015 6:43:07 AM

no
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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
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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
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2015 10:38:01 AM

no
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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......
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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...
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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.
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RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2015 7:29:38 AM

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

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

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

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

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

no
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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.
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cv
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2015 5:55:32 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I would if "across town" were across the street.
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jdmd6613
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NO
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