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Author Topic: Would you pay about $1.50 more per gallon for 94 octane? Back to Topics
DerekS
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2011 8:44:51 PM

Here, the highest octane sold is 92. However, in Vancouver, B.C., some Chevron stations sell 94 octane. It's much more expensive. In Seattle, 92 costs about $4.00 and 94 in Vancouver cost over $5.50.

How many of you would pay $1.50 more and why?

I would not because the extra octane would just make me feel better, not make the car go any faster. I have noticed that 92 makes me get better gas mileage but the difference is not enough to cover the increased cost of premium.
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DAWGnh
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2015 12:27:44 AM

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jPnam68
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2015 12:15:35 AM

Never
ray44512
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2015 8:01:42 PM

Nope.
DAWGnh
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chrisd552
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2015 12:08:07 PM

Hell to the no!
brerrabbitTX
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2015 12:06:57 PM

This topic was a little off when it was posted a year and a half ago. The price differential is not because of the octane differential. The price differential is because you are comparing gas sold in the US vs gas sold in a foriegn country (Canada). You can ask the same thing by saying would you pay $8 a gallon for fuel in Europe as opposed to $2 a gallon in the US? The difference is in the taxes charged per gallon not the octane value.

Obviously someone resurected this thing just to get additional points. It is not in anyway a credible discussion topic.
sheba24
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2015 4:55:14 AM

No
TomB2
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2015 6:49:14 PM

No. Higher octane than what my car needs or wants doesn't mean the car will go any faster, run any better or get any better mileage so, why would I spend the extra money for higher octane?
ricker2332
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2015 6:40:50 PM

No
speedy700
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2015 6:17:29 PM

No, because my car has no need for that higher octane so it'd just be a waste of money.
k7lvo
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2015 3:04:16 PM

No.
chipperd1
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2015 11:48:28 AM

nope
erfuelman
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2015 8:26:37 AM

no way, for that price you can buy race fuel
RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2015 8:25:38 AM

no
sheba24
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2015 8:17:14 AM

No
MertieMan
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2015 8:12:02 AM

No, because I have nothing that uses it, and in reality you probably don't either.
Godozo
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2015 1:52:27 AM

Only if I had to...like if I had to drive someone's sports car across the country.
johnkoza
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2015 5:29:25 PM

No...no need for it.
noahman76
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2015 5:17:01 PM

No
PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2015 5:16:19 PM

No
Foolingurself
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2015 4:42:49 PM

No
ray44512
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2015 4:35:27 PM

No.
nourdives
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2014 9:45:22 PM

no
WEDDY
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2014 1:18:14 PM

No
tkawashima
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2014 12:12:13 PM

no
nichols
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Message Posted: Jan 5, 2014 12:04:45 PM

why would I if my car needs 87
TxJeans
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2013 5:00:33 PM

No,

And I hate yes/no questions.
ggg452
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2013 2:37:16 PM

No...I don't like to waste my money.
GOBUTLER
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2013 1:55:54 PM

nope.
46chief
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2013 11:35:24 AM

No way. I don't need it!
chrisd552
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2013 10:48:20 AM

Absolutely not!
WEDDY
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2013 10:00:58 AM

Never
Somis1
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2013 9:25:41 AM

No. I don't have a car that needs it.
EdPG
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2013 9:22:31 AM

No
pt88
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2013 8:39:20 AM

No
DDubyu
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2013 8:26:14 AM

A waste of money.
blaman
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2013 8:19:21 AM

No
Maxer105
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2013 6:37:25 AM

no
mandydonnaprinc
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2013 6:30:31 AM

never
RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Dec 30, 2013 6:29:19 AM

no
mawtaow
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No
borsht
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2013 6:41:07 PM

I'd pay more for 87 octane with zero ethanol!
Kinglemuel
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2013 5:43:33 PM

No.
TomB2
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Message Posted: Dec 29, 2013 5:36:46 PM

No, don't need it.
cujo1977
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2013 1:24:56 PM

N
forresj
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2013 1:03:28 PM

Only if hell freezes over.
bluenvoy
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2013 1:00:59 PM

Not for my rides. They don't need it per the owners manual.
Jake92876
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2013 12:56:44 PM

Hell no
BartandLisa
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2013 10:09:39 AM

Not if I didn't have to
speedy700
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2013 8:58:49 AM

Absolutely not! I'd just be wasting money...
WES03
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2013 8:56:26 AM

WHAT!
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