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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: 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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Heavyblaze
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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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GLM4205
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Message Posted: Aug 10, 2014 9:32:09 PM

No
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pt1KY
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2014 12:18:15 PM

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

no
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jay93LA
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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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xbAG
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 3:51:28 PM

define the term "across town"
here we have several small cities within a 10 mile radius. I drive almost daily from Grover Beach to Pismo Beach. less than 5 miles one way.
I schedule my trips in to San Luis Obispo (12 to 15 miles one way) to accomplish several errands.
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herbiepopnecker
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 1:50:37 AM

Just drove 160 kms and discovered gas for $1.229
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pt1KY
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 8:56:32 PM

no
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 3:45:25 PM

Only with my street legal Golf Cart in high range, with my Slow Moving bright triangle sign attached on the rear clearly visible, enhanced by several LEDs attached and lite up, plus two American flags on high fiberglass dual poles up high lit up also.

Woops! I guess I can't transport utility gas cans on a Electric vehicle on the public traffic-ways and enjoy a cruise jaunt at the same time, maybe need a trailer hooked behind. Love those 4 AM mornings when it's cool/Quiet! and a price drop on fuel over there!
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WEDDY
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 9:48:21 AM

Never
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BadGuy
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 7:48:04 AM

Nope
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Awing1
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 7:25:09 AM

No, takes more gas.
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randy3116
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 5:36:51 AM

no
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poetdog73
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 12:43:04 AM

about 5 miles farther but .40 A GALLON CHEAPER! and I get 33+mpg in the city!

[Edited by: poetdog73 at 7/21/2014 12:44:32 AM EST]
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GLM4205
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 9:48:22 PM

Never
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contiki
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 7:05:56 AM

Never.....
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RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 6:34:44 AM

no
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Sugarshaneo7
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 10:19:38 PM

no
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contiki
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 7:41:49 AM

Never...........
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twt
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2014 4:28:17 AM

Stupid idea.
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55Russ
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2014 12:08:16 AM

No
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Mikeyl
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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2014 6:48:04 PM

Using the GasBuddy app, I find the closest station along the route I'll take during regular errands.
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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2014 10:26:21 AM

no
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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2014 10:23:28 AM

no
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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2014 9:26:24 AM

no
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pvdray
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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2014 7:16:41 AM

i will usually drive no more than 3-4 miles out of my way to get gas if it is significantly cheaper
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ace12012
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2014 4:18:59 PM

no.
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2014 9:50:21 AM

Seldom but I have before, Two Wheel Cruising maybe like a "fun thing".
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contiki
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2014 8:33:50 AM

never....
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2014 2:34:54 AM

No
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