Not Logged In Log In   Sign Up   Points Leaders
Follow Us    6:13 AM

Message Forum - Read Message

Category: General Gas Talk > Topics Add to favorite topics   Post new topicPost New Topic
Author Topic: Are you loyal to one gas station brand and which one? Back to Topics
Sampson20
Rookie Author
Florida

Posts:14
Points:7,330
Joined:Jun 2012
Message Posted: Jun 27, 2012 11:22:29 PM

Where I live Shell is the most expensive station but I always see people buying fuel there even when another brand across the street is as much as 15 to 20 cents cheaper. It usually is only a 5-10 cent spread but i have seen it at the 20 cent spread. Just wondering if there are a lot on this site that are loyalty to one brand.

I usually shop wherever is cheapest. Usually that is Costco in my area. Although I get a fair amount at BP.
REPLIES (newest first) Post a Reply
BobFang
Champion Author Cincinnati

Posts:2,458
Points:671,015
Joined:Jul 2012
Message Posted: Feb 24, 2015 6:32:07 AM

I buy gas at one station only because it is convenient and usually in the ballpark pricewise. I do check GB for the best price in a reasonable area. I boycott $peedWay because they seem to drive the price spikes around here.
mawtaow
Champion Author Boston

Posts:2,585
Points:1,148,675
Joined:Mar 2011
Message Posted: Feb 24, 2015 6:13:03 AM

no
WilhamClouse
Champion Author Calgary

Posts:3,016
Points:739,385
Joined:Jun 2013
Message Posted: Feb 24, 2015 12:25:06 AM

Normally Costco is the cheapest. So that is where I go.
SpeedyGonzoMD
Champion Author Maryland

Posts:2,618
Points:923,050
Joined:Oct 2009
Message Posted: Feb 24, 2015 12:22:53 AM

When local, I tend to be loyal to Shell. When traveling, price tends to take priority.
JoeKing
Champion Author Manitoba

Posts:17,326
Points:2,589,750
Joined:May 2005
Message Posted: Feb 23, 2015 10:03:21 AM

Only if they are the cheapest.
Mininana
All-Star Author New York

Posts:786
Points:81,065
Joined:Dec 2014
Message Posted: Feb 23, 2015 9:13:47 AM

kinda lean towards kwik-fill, sort of a local brand... like its being local, price very competitive (especially in higher grades) and nickel off with its card, although at moment, that pales next to discover's 5 per cent cash back, particularly with prices on rise...
inventorymaster
Champion Author KW

Posts:4,839
Points:1,284,090
Joined:Jul 2010
Message Posted: Feb 23, 2015 9:05:04 AM

no
mawtaow
Champion Author Boston

Posts:2,585
Points:1,148,675
Joined:Mar 2011
Message Posted: Feb 23, 2015 4:56:31 AM

no
ricker2332
Champion Author Orange County

Posts:4,372
Points:1,004,095
Joined:Aug 2010
Message Posted: Feb 22, 2015 5:19:37 PM

No; lowest price wins.
Godozo
Champion Author Gary

Posts:1,642
Points:1,223,215
Joined:Dec 2010
Message Posted: Feb 22, 2015 1:49:27 PM

At work, I try for the lowest prices – especially since certain stations that do low prices also sell enough to keep the gas fresh.

For my car, I go for the cheapest mid-grade gas I can find, locally. I will occasionally go for a Top-Tier brand.

Traveling, I go for cheapest gas...although I will occasionally try to gas up at a certain spot instead of going for pure price.
pt88
Champion Author North Carolina

Posts:5,579
Points:1,459,875
Joined:Dec 2009
Message Posted: Feb 22, 2015 1:32:41 PM

no
marcusp2236
Sophomore Author North Carolina

Posts:168
Points:501,410
Joined:Jul 2012
Message Posted: Feb 22, 2015 11:05:23 AM

I support my local independent station most of the time.
sonbuule
Sophomore Author Houston

Posts:211
Points:53,125
Joined:Jan 2015
Message Posted: Feb 22, 2015 11:04:49 AM

depends
vabites
Champion Author Florida

Posts:3,399
Points:641,790
Joined:Dec 2007
Message Posted: Feb 22, 2015 10:43:12 AM

loyal to the lowest price, don't care what brand. Last week shell was lowest where I work, other times it can be a no-name one on the corner in a bad neighborhood that has bars on the windows and sells cigarettes individually. I don't care.
Thumper52
Champion Author New Brunswick

Posts:3,117
Points:1,154,250
Joined:May 2006
Message Posted: Feb 22, 2015 5:09:34 AM

No, not always
Boyrr
Champion Author Allentown

Posts:17,929
Points:3,922,200
Joined:May 2004
Message Posted: Dec 24, 2014 7:49:09 AM

I loyal to the cheapest top tier brand
cv
Champion Author Raleigh

Posts:18,464
Points:4,043,930
Joined:Oct 2003
Message Posted: Dec 24, 2014 7:42:45 AM

Not loyal to any gas brand, I look for the cheapest as I travel and monitor GasBuddy.
SpeedyGonzoMD
Champion Author Maryland

Posts:2,618
Points:923,050
Joined:Oct 2009
Message Posted: Dec 15, 2014 12:49:12 AM

When local, I tend to be loyal to Shell. When traveling, price tends to take priority.
GasMiser718
Champion Author Detroit

Posts:5,460
Points:301,005
Joined:Apr 2006
Message Posted: Dec 14, 2014 4:43:37 PM

Only because its the cheapest in our area. Costco
hjl17
Champion Author Toronto

Posts:6,067
Points:1,380,880
Joined:Jul 2011
Message Posted: Dec 10, 2014 8:21:26 AM

No
JoeKing
Champion Author Manitoba

Posts:17,326
Points:2,589,750
Joined:May 2005
Message Posted: Dec 10, 2014 5:16:59 AM

I'm only loyal to the cheapest brand.
stonejd
Champion Author Illinois

Posts:2,644
Points:923,300
Joined:Feb 2012
Message Posted: Dec 9, 2014 7:20:10 PM

no
crmedic
Champion Author Arkansas

Posts:6,304
Points:809,925
Joined:Jul 2011
Message Posted: Dec 9, 2014 6:09:47 PM

none
SpeedyGonzoMD
Champion Author Maryland

Posts:2,618
Points:923,050
Joined:Oct 2009
Message Posted: Dec 7, 2014 12:16:50 AM

When local, I tend to be loyal to Shell. When traveling, price tends to take priority.
Nuzan
Champion Author Nevada

Posts:1,110
Points:740,680
Joined:Jun 2012
Message Posted: Dec 6, 2014 11:06:17 AM

No
hjl17
Champion Author Toronto

Posts:6,067
Points:1,380,880
Joined:Jul 2011
Message Posted: Dec 6, 2014 9:13:41 AM

No
tiny1oh
Champion Author Akron

Posts:1,894
Points:1,158,735
Joined:Apr 2011
Message Posted: Dec 6, 2014 6:55:36 AM

no
Thumper52
Champion Author New Brunswick

Posts:3,117
Points:1,154,250
Joined:May 2006
Message Posted: Dec 6, 2014 5:45:28 AM

No
GasMiser718
Champion Author Detroit

Posts:5,460
Points:301,005
Joined:Apr 2006
Message Posted: Nov 18, 2014 11:57:00 AM

None, as long as it lower then the others.
cdavie89
Rookie Author Orlando

Posts:15
Points:6,910
Joined:Nov 2014
Message Posted: Nov 18, 2014 1:45:17 AM

Yes. WaWa

I have done test on a few gas stations and WaWa has given me the best MPG and sounds better driving it.

I have a Smart Car which is pretty much Mercedes and I see the Top Tier gas stations. Don't see how that's true

7-Eleven and Mobil is by far the worst gas in the car. I got 30 - 32 MPG and driving habits were the same exact as any other gas station. Hess is about 35 - 36 MPG. BP was about 34. WaWa has given me 36+ MPG, mainly 38 - 40 MPG.

Plus my car requires premium gas but I am trying a test on Ethanol Free Gas even though it cost more

Honestly I would love to payless for gas but I'm going for the one that has the best performance for my car

So WaWa wins. Not sure how many people know about WaWa but it started up north and now is opening up down in Florida like crazy!
SpeedyGonzoMD
Champion Author Maryland

Posts:2,618
Points:923,050
Joined:Oct 2009
Message Posted: Nov 18, 2014 1:08:46 AM

When local, I tend to be loyal to Shell. When traveling, price tends to take priority.
Nuzan
Champion Author Nevada

Posts:1,110
Points:740,680
Joined:Jun 2012
Message Posted: Nov 17, 2014 9:19:43 PM

No
iii06410
Champion Author New Haven

Posts:1,357
Points:816,400
Joined:Sep 2011
Message Posted: Nov 17, 2014 9:15:12 PM

No
k7lvo
Veteran Author Medford

Posts:389
Points:258,100
Joined:Jun 2012
Message Posted: Nov 17, 2014 9:02:27 PM

I've always been as loyal to them as they have been to me. In other words: No. I try to stick with major brands - not hard to do, there aren't many independents anymore, anyway. I've never noticed better performance or mileage in one brand over another.

The exception is Arco. I've still got a bad taste in my mouth from their posting of cheaper prices, then tacking on a fee for any kind of plastic. I guess they don't do that anymore, but my habit is formed. :-)
CptSteve
Champion Author Illinois

Posts:15,356
Points:3,322,035
Joined:Jul 2005
Message Posted: Nov 17, 2014 11:28:17 AM

I haven't practiced that in over 25 years!
BUSSY
Champion Author Dallas

Posts:13,170
Points:2,240,855
Joined:Oct 2006
Message Posted: Nov 16, 2014 11:45:08 AM

no
chipperd1
All-Star Author Peoria

Posts:678
Points:503,320
Joined:Nov 2013
Message Posted: Nov 16, 2014 11:44:58 AM

Shell
tkawashima
Champion Author Honolulu

Posts:6,942
Points:1,672,570
Joined:Sep 2010
Message Posted: Nov 16, 2014 11:36:38 AM

No
davisadm
Champion Author Los Angeles

Posts:3,718
Points:1,174,325
Joined:Dec 2011
Message Posted: Nov 16, 2014 10:41:16 AM

Yes, I am loyal, to the lowest priced station. Anyone who spends 20 cents more when there is a cheaper alternative across the street is throwing money away.
hjl17
Champion Author Toronto

Posts:6,067
Points:1,380,880
Joined:Jul 2011
Message Posted: Nov 16, 2014 10:37:52 AM

No
rparsonssr
Veteran Author Cleveland

Posts:485
Points:1,450,520
Joined:Jan 2008
Message Posted: Nov 16, 2014 8:24:55 AM

What is cheapest, generally Getgo and Speedway.
GasMiser718
Champion Author Detroit

Posts:5,460
Points:301,005
Joined:Apr 2006
Message Posted: Nov 15, 2014 7:30:42 PM

Not really just the cheapest. But thats always between Speedway or Costco.
Seekingone
Champion Author Florida

Posts:6,614
Points:1,698,175
Joined:Aug 2006
Message Posted: Nov 15, 2014 7:14:19 AM

no
mawtaow
Champion Author Boston

Posts:2,585
Points:1,148,675
Joined:Mar 2011
Message Posted: Nov 15, 2014 7:05:33 AM

no
dfp609
Champion Author Cincinnati

Posts:2,809
Points:857,370
Joined:Feb 2012
Message Posted: Nov 15, 2014 6:48:42 AM

I am loyal to those stations with the best prices.
SpeedyGonzoMD
Champion Author Maryland

Posts:2,618
Points:923,050
Joined:Oct 2009
Message Posted: Nov 15, 2014 12:30:13 AM

When local, I tend to be loyal to Shell. When traveling, price tends to take priority.
stonejd
Champion Author Illinois

Posts:2,644
Points:923,300
Joined:Feb 2012
Message Posted: Nov 14, 2014 7:51:54 PM

no
iii06410
Champion Author New Haven

Posts:1,357
Points:816,400
Joined:Sep 2011
Message Posted: Nov 14, 2014 7:34:52 PM

No
GasMiser718
Champion Author Detroit

Posts:5,460
Points:301,005
Joined:Apr 2006
Message Posted: Nov 14, 2014 7:06:11 PM

Costco because they've alway been the lowest price station.
chipperd1
All-Star Author Peoria

Posts:678
Points:503,320
Joined:Nov 2013
Message Posted: Nov 14, 2014 11:12:43 AM

Shell only in my Infiniti
calypso93
Champion Author Scranton

Posts:14,285
Points:1,583,305
Joined:Mar 2004
Message Posted: Nov 14, 2014 8:51:16 AM

90% of my business goes to QuickChek.
Post a reply Back to Topics