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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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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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pt1KY
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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2014 10:26:21 AM

no
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redfish67
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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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outlaw329
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2014 2:34:54 AM

No
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2014 5:26:52 AM

No
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twt
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2014 4:56:03 AM

Burn gas to save gas? Kinda dumb.
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pghbill
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2014 12:15:55 AM

no
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2014 12:15:34 AM

Might if fuel prices keep falling! Shop some New Places, able to eat out a little and enjoy some A/C comfort.... Other's A/C HMmmm.......
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ace12012
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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2014 1:29:17 PM

no.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2014 7:13:38 AM

Never.........
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xbAG
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2014 3:27:16 PM

usually no.
However, sometimes I will drive ALL (11 miles)
the way to Costco for cheaper gas.
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carinthuist
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2014 11:38:25 AM

no
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mrsshopper1
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2014 11:54:26 PM

yes I do.
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SGLuz
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2014 8:40:13 PM

I will if it will save me at least .25 a gallon.
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GrumpyCat
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2014 5:46:00 PM

Only if I needed enough fuel and the price was low enough to save significantly. Am not going to spend $2 to save $1.
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patio12
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2014 4:46:49 PM

I think it would depend on how far across town the cheap gas is, whether it involves mostly highway or city driving, what the traffic conditions are, and whether I feel like it. Sometimes I will do this, but will link it to another action such as going to a store in that part of town so I don't feel like I only went there for gas. This type of decision requires cost-benefit analysis.
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WEDDY
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2014 9:51:43 AM

Never
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OilerFan
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2014 7:48:36 AM

It's not worth the cost of driving over there to get the lower price.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2014 6:18:52 AM

No............
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Jackson126
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2014 5:47:21 AM

No
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contiki
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2014 1:40:32 PM

no...........
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2014 3:06:13 PM

No
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texaskellys
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Message Posted: Jun 22, 2014 12:10:31 PM

Totally agree; I buy at Kroger with our fuel points, and there can sometimes be a 10 cent difference between the two closest stations. But I've done the math, any less than that and the savings on a full tank of gas are wiped out going the extra distance, and that's just in fuel costs alone, not even counting operating costs.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Jun 22, 2014 8:26:04 AM

no...........
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RalphHightower
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no
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Message Posted: Jun 21, 2014 4:51:11 PM

no
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contiki
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Message Posted: Jun 21, 2014 9:09:22 AM

Never.........
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Message Posted: Jun 21, 2014 6:49:26 AM

no
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twt
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Message Posted: Jun 21, 2014 5:57:36 AM

DUH, do the math.
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