Not Logged In Log In   Sign Up   Points Leaders
Follow Us    9:06 AM

Message Forum - Read Message

Category: Fuel Economy > Topics Add to favorite topics   Post new topicPost New Topic
Author Topic: Do you drive across town to save $ on gas ? Back to Topics
mickeyrv
Champion Author
Dayton

Posts:2,068
Points:458,145
Joined:Sep 2003
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.
REPLIES (newest first) Post a Reply
eyegotgas2
Champion Author British Columbia

Posts:4,863
Points:1,029,355
Joined:Sep 2011
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
clhall87
Rookie Author Orlando

Posts:21
Points:94,295
Joined:Mar 2014
Message Posted: Mar 5, 2015 1:59:27 PM

no
Tucsonhomes
Champion Author Tucson

Posts:9,173
Points:959,815
Joined:Jan 2011
Message Posted: Mar 5, 2015 12:36:43 PM

Nope
hyeglenn
Champion Author Fresno

Posts:4,090
Points:1,366,335
Joined:Apr 2011
Message Posted: Mar 5, 2015 8:09:28 AM

No
juniperus98
Sophomore Author Alberta

Posts:101
Points:385,000
Joined:Oct 2011
Message Posted: Mar 1, 2015 5:23:59 PM

No
xmstr
Sophomore Author Michigan

Posts:103
Points:204,860
Joined:Mar 2013
Message Posted: Mar 1, 2015 4:22:26 PM

no
xtremecheap
Champion Author Arkansas

Posts:1,323
Points:393,100
Joined:Jun 2011
Message Posted: Mar 1, 2015 4:16:10 PM

Yes, but not for gas only.
reni194611
Sophomore Author Illinois

Posts:142
Points:300,075
Joined:Dec 2011
Message Posted: Mar 1, 2015 3:45:52 PM

nope
8_Ball2014
Champion Author North Dakota

Posts:1,888
Points:364,990
Joined:Jun 2014
Message Posted: Mar 1, 2015 1:31:57 PM

no
GLM4205
Champion Author Toledo

Posts:6,823
Points:1,460,935
Joined:Dec 2010
Message Posted: Mar 1, 2015 12:30:58 PM

no
JunGleJimBo
All-Star Author Orange County

Posts:774
Points:429,660
Joined:Jun 2009
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
My Photography art . . .
RalphHightower
Champion Author South Carolina

Posts:6,673
Points:1,474,870
Joined:May 2011
Message Posted: Mar 1, 2015 8:15:45 AM

no
poetdog73
Champion Author Toledo

Posts:2,207
Points:1,267,150
Joined:Aug 2008
Message Posted: Mar 1, 2015 7:05:01 AM

yes
twt
Champion Author Virginia Beach

Posts:13,907
Points:1,760,960
Joined:Mar 2005
Message Posted: Feb 28, 2015 11:22:58 AM

How stupid is that? Drive across town to save?
jay93LA
Champion Author New Orleans

Posts:5,790
Points:1,375,970
Joined:Aug 2011
Message Posted: Feb 28, 2015 8:54:30 AM

no
hyeglenn
Champion Author Fresno

Posts:4,090
Points:1,366,335
Joined:Apr 2011
Message Posted: Feb 28, 2015 6:44:34 AM

Sometimes.
xmstr
Sophomore Author Michigan

Posts:103
Points:204,860
Joined:Mar 2013
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
Champion Author Wyoming

Posts:13,532
Points:2,090,345
Joined:Jul 2009
Message Posted: Feb 9, 2015 6:43:07 AM

no
lilmx5guy
Veteran Author Scranton

Posts:326
Points:448,355
Joined:Nov 2011
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
Veteran Author Missouri

Posts:286
Points:295,285
Joined:May 2012
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
Champion Author Dallas

Posts:2,171
Points:550,550
Joined:Dec 2013
Message Posted: Feb 8, 2015 10:38:01 AM

no
dontuknowOH
Champion Author Ohio

Posts:3,973
Points:68,305
Joined:Aug 2009
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
All-Star Author New York

Posts:850
Points:84,740
Joined:Dec 2014
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
All-Star Author Cape Coral

Posts:851
Points:265,970
Joined:Aug 2014
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
Champion Author South Carolina

Posts:6,673
Points:1,474,870
Joined:May 2011
Message Posted: Feb 7, 2015 7:29:38 AM

no
mtnrambo
Champion Author West Virginia

Posts:1,592
Points:785,765
Joined:Jan 2007
Message Posted: Feb 7, 2015 3:54:14 AM

no
twt
Champion Author Virginia Beach

Posts:13,907
Points:1,760,960
Joined:Mar 2005
Message Posted: Feb 7, 2015 3:15:45 AM

Real smart. How is driving more, going to save gas?
juniperus98
Sophomore Author Alberta

Posts:101
Points:385,000
Joined:Oct 2011
Message Posted: Feb 6, 2015 2:38:36 PM

No
ecsojay
Veteran Author Tampa

Posts:495
Points:392,920
Joined:Mar 2014
Message Posted: Jan 20, 2015 9:52:57 PM

nope
BUSSY
Champion Author Dallas

Posts:13,181
Points:2,244,450
Joined:Oct 2006
Message Posted: Jan 20, 2015 10:09:42 AM

no
hoopitup2000
Champion Author Virginia

Posts:2,012
Points:620,835
Joined:Jul 2013
Message Posted: Jan 20, 2015 6:25:12 AM

Only if I had to go across town for something else as well.
cv
Champion Author Raleigh

Posts:18,484
Points:4,048,830
Joined:Oct 2003
Message Posted: Jan 20, 2015 5:55:32 AM

No, I do not.
GLM4205
Champion Author Toledo

Posts:6,823
Points:1,460,935
Joined:Dec 2010
Message Posted: Jan 20, 2015 5:52:47 AM

Not at all.
RalphHightower
Champion Author South Carolina

Posts:6,673
Points:1,474,870
Joined:May 2011
Message Posted: Jan 20, 2015 5:48:56 AM

no
twt
Champion Author Virginia Beach

Posts:13,907
Points:1,760,960
Joined:Mar 2005
Message Posted: Jan 20, 2015 5:42:17 AM

What a numbskull idea. Drive more to save gas?
JoeKing
Champion Author Manitoba

Posts:17,340
Points:2,592,200
Joined:May 2005
Message Posted: Jan 20, 2015 2:36:57 AM

no
pt1KY
Champion Author Lexington

Posts:2,269
Points:600,425
Joined:Jun 2013
Message Posted: Jan 19, 2015 10:06:38 AM

no
8_Ball2014
Champion Author North Dakota

Posts:1,888
Points:364,990
Joined:Jun 2014
Message Posted: Jan 19, 2015 3:55:57 AM

no
VWDeeZel
Veteran Author Ottawa

Posts:364
Points:15,500
Joined:Jan 2014
Message Posted: Jan 19, 2015 1:00:33 AM

I would if "across town" were across the street.
jdmd6613
Champion Author Memphis

Posts:2,813
Points:738,025
Joined:May 2013
Message Posted: Jan 18, 2015 1:24:26 PM

NO
carinthuist
Champion Author San Francisco

Posts:6,125
Points:1,037,700
Joined:Mar 2012
Message Posted: Jan 18, 2015 12:17:12 PM

no
englanddh2
Veteran Author Pensacola

Posts:258
Points:105,805
Joined:Nov 2012
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
Champion Author Dallas

Posts:2,171
Points:550,550
Joined:Dec 2013
Message Posted: Jan 18, 2015 9:47:46 AM

no
dontuknowOH
Champion Author Ohio

Posts:3,973
Points:68,305
Joined:Aug 2009
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
Champion Author Manitoba

Posts:17,340
Points:2,592,200
Joined:May 2005
Message Posted: Jan 18, 2015 3:11:07 AM

no
R209
Champion Author California

Posts:31,520
Points:1,020,550
Joined:Jul 2012
Message Posted: Jan 17, 2015 10:41:20 PM

no
CLS1998
Sophomore Author Akron

Posts:153
Points:20,935
Joined:Sep 2012
Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 8:41:33 AM

No!
BCNU
Champion Author British Columbia

Posts:17,894
Points:2,942,100
Joined:Mar 2005
Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 4:54:33 AM

no
krazkar
Champion Author Calgary

Posts:3,517
Points:1,055,860
Joined:May 2012
Message Posted: Nov 22, 2014 6:37:08 PM

I suspect that depends on how big your town is!
HideMKE
Champion Author Milwaukee

Posts:3,180
Points:769,575
Joined:Mar 2012
Message Posted: Nov 19, 2014 12:40:29 PM

no
contiki
Champion Author Ontario

Posts:28,914
Points:1,263,765
Joined:Sep 2008
Message Posted: Nov 19, 2014 7:37:13 AM

No.......
Post a reply Back to Topics