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LFC1989

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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 7:23:01 AM

I try to when it gets around a quarter tank left.
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mpsrent
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 4:00:53 PM

1/4
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bhWY
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 9:59:07 AM

Half full
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WEDDY
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 9:53:27 AM

after the gas light comes on indicating I have about a gallon left.
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nichols
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2014 9:52:33 AM

1/4 to 1/2 depending on what I think is going to happen to prices
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PnnyPnchr
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2014 11:22:27 AM

1/4 to 1/3
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EmoJackPine
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2014 9:56:12 AM

Usually around 1/4 tank left.
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2014 11:37:26 AM

I usually refill at about 1/4
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dal1
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2014 11:14:41 AM

rarely lower than half unless on long/extended trip then may go a little lower.
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bhWY
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2014 10:57:32 AM

down to half
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frugalshopper
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2014 10:55:41 AM

We went down to one eighth before filling up.
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mrhatandcoat
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2014 7:30:27 PM

WHEN THE LIGTH COMES ON
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wbacon
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2014 6:18:09 PM

3/4 a tank
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Nuzan
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2014 5:39:53 PM

quarter tank
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SGLuz
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2014 5:25:00 PM

About a quarter of a tank.
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hjl17
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2014 8:13:03 AM

1/4 tank
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Seekingone
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2014 8:05:18 AM

1/4
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mohrorless
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2014 8:02:13 AM

Before it gets to 1/4 tank.
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cv
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2014 5:27:34 AM

Usually between 1/2 and 1/4 tank, I do a fill up.
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Mikeyl
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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2014 9:30:22 PM

When I see a good gas price, I top 'er off.

Sometimes that's when I have to get gas. Other times it's a day or two after filling up.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Jun 2, 2014 6:35:12 AM

1/4 tank usually.............
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twt
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Message Posted: Jun 2, 2014 3:17:40 AM

Quarter tank.
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estroh
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Message Posted: Jun 2, 2014 12:54:01 AM

1/4
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RAB2010
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Message Posted: May 31, 2014 8:09:02 PM

Lately, with the price of fuel, I have been running it dry.
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: May 31, 2014 8:03:22 PM

If I'm driving around locally, I wait for the low fuel light to come on.

If I'm driving on a trip, the need to get out and stretch drives when I stop.
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ace12012
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Message Posted: May 31, 2014 1:08:51 PM

1/4
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hjl17
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Message Posted: May 31, 2014 1:00:18 PM

1/2 full
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TreadingWater
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Message Posted: May 31, 2014 12:44:57 PM

Got caught on the wrong side of the annual Memorial Day Greedway Gouge. Running on fumes now.
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GustheCat2
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Message Posted: May 18, 2014 8:40:12 AM

1/4 tank
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contiki
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Message Posted: May 18, 2014 6:28:58 AM

1/4 to 1/8 of a tank...........
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Thumper52
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Message Posted: May 18, 2014 5:43:31 AM

Driving on the road, I go farther but everyday driving, I fuel up between 1/4 and 1/2 tank.
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dieselpower2014
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Message Posted: May 12, 2014 11:19:00 PM

no lower than 1/4 tank.
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EVBuddy
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Message Posted: May 12, 2014 4:22:30 PM

When it hits the upper corner of the "E" there is one gallon left
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magpie2013
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Message Posted: May 12, 2014 3:55:14 PM

With gas being so high we wait just before it hits empty, wont fill up till they come down!:(
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TreadingWater
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Message Posted: May 12, 2014 9:38:38 AM

Being in a Greedway state, I buy according to where we are in the cycle. Our prices can vary as much as $.50/gallon from one day to the next. If the price is low, I keep it filled. If the price is high, I wait it out, sometimes for 2 weeks. Gasbuddy is very helpful in this area.
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DarbyDog
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Message Posted: May 12, 2014 9:24:38 AM

Usually about 1/8
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bballpurdue22
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Message Posted: May 12, 2014 9:24:30 AM

1/2 unless gas prices just spiked (which is often), I'll try to wait til gas drops a little after a spike if I'm around 1/2 tank
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rando991
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Message Posted: May 12, 2014 9:22:17 AM

I never let it get below 1/4 tank (except for one time) and have never run out of gas in 37 years.
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peanutsMN
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Message Posted: May 12, 2014 9:04:21 AM

About a quarter tank in summer and half tank in winter.
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shstew
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Message Posted: May 12, 2014 9:01:10 AM

close to empty
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OilerFan
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Message Posted: May 12, 2014 7:58:03 AM

I try not to let it get below a quarter tank. When on road trips, it's half a tank before I want to top it off again.
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Dennis783
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Message Posted: May 12, 2014 7:54:11 AM

until the low fuel light comes on
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nichols
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Message Posted: May 11, 2014 8:29:13 AM

usually 1/4 unless it looks like prices will go up.
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Rt118E
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Message Posted: Apr 26, 2014 12:37:34 AM

Some time on fumes when I'm low on money. I don't like it to get much below 1/4 though.
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TriniB
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Message Posted: Apr 26, 2014 12:22:07 AM

1/4
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Godozo
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2014 11:25:55 PM

between 1/3 and 1/4 of a tank under normal conditions.
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mohrorless
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2014 7:25:51 AM

y the time I hit a 1/4 tank I am practically panicking...
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dfp609
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2014 5:12:56 AM

Depends on what gas prices are doing. If GasBuddy notifies me that prices are going up I scurry to my local station regardless of how much I have left in my tank. Otherwise, I normally fill-up when my tank gets just below 1/4 full.
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TomB2
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2014 3:09:31 PM

Between 3/4 and 1/2.
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Greenrancher
All-Star Author Indianapolis

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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2014 11:37:45 AM

Depends on price fluctuations. Generally, I'll get gas when it gets to 1/4 tank but will fill sooner if prices are on the rise.
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espo85
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2014 11:29:30 AM

Depends on the price of fuel, since it fluctuates so much. Sometimes I'll fill up when I have half a tank left.
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