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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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jason54915
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2015 9:22:57 AM

no
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WEDDY
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2015 9:22:22 AM

Never. I would never buy a car that requires that high of octane.
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gvan
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2015 9:07:06 AM

Buying premium when regular is fine for your automobile or truck is called a wallet flush. Actually, premium used in an engine designed for regular can create problems with valves.
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Not
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SamPoteete
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2015 8:49:26 PM

No, I don't want to even pay for premium over regular.
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2015 7:28:23 PM

I'm sure that gasoline in general is more expensive in Vancouver than Seattle. How much is "92" in Vancouver? (to get some idea of the spread between grades)
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No way
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No.
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Ummm, no!
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No,not so you would ever notice it....unless maybe I had some wings.
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No need.
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Nope.
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Hell to the no!
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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.
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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?
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2015 6:40:50 PM

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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.
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2015 3:04:16 PM

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

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

no way, for that price you can buy race fuel
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