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eyegotgas2

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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2012 6:38:47 PM

I know my Honda accord likes it better ( you can tell when going up long or sharp hills ) is it really worth the extra price you pay?

Any other benefits I don't know about.

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contiki
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2014 6:41:30 AM

no........
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2014 6:23:40 AM

I use 93 because of the mfg. recommendation.
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mohrorless
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2014 6:17:09 AM

I don't use it
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Thumper52
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2014 5:46:45 AM

I use Premium in my motorcycle and small engines
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goldmonk
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2014 9:32:22 AM

before not now
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SpeedyGonzoMD
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2014 9:38:53 PM

Use it if you want, but like most Hondas, it should be very happy on a good brand of regular. Try a top tier brand of regular, if the car's computer can't adjust to it, you may need an adjustment.
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thebrohta167
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2014 7:25:59 PM

Use it
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Grandamster
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2014 12:57:50 PM

Did anyone watch the Marketplace episode on this subject? After watching that I will never fill up with premium again. Marketplace is a consumer affairs program on the CBC in Canada.

[Edited by: Grandamster at 3/8/2014 12:58:52 PM EST]
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lwood655
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2014 10:52:20 AM

not me
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jason54915
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2014 10:25:49 AM

prices are to nuts!
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redfish67
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2014 10:01:12 AM

waste of money
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WES03
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2014 9:30:25 AM

No, don't need it and can't afford it.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2014 7:44:34 AM

Never.........
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MertieMan
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2014 12:24:01 AM

I wouldn't own a vehicle that uses premium gas like a BMW for instance.
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The_Waysiders
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2014 11:44:51 PM

Waste of money.
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wbmcl
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2014 11:37:16 PM

WRX, hence always 93 or thereabouts.
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myst999
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2014 7:05:34 PM

Too expensive!
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Thumper52
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2014 5:44:54 AM

Use Premium in my motorcycle and lawn mower, regular in my car!
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ScottAdams5
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2014 1:02:16 AM

No.
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estroh
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2014 12:44:57 AM

not many..
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blaman
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2014 9:36:26 AM

Recommended for my motorcycle
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SpeedyGonzoMD
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2014 9:30:50 AM

Sounds like your Accord needs an adjustment. Computers in today's vehicles should sufficiently adjust to fuel used. If the manufacturer recommends regular, than that's what you should use. Pinging caused by deposit buildup over time is usually a result of off-brand fuels lacking detergents.
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inventorymaster
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2014 9:17:37 AM

not me
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CentaurChiron
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2014 9:14:39 AM

I do
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OilerFan
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 7:58:09 AM

Most modern vehicles don't have high compression engines, so premium gasoline is a waste of money, for the most part. Yes, you get a little more mileage, but in almost all cases, if you calculate the cost per mile, you lose the savings paying the extra money for the premium fuel.
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sheba24
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 7:07:43 AM

Not as many as years ago.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 6:36:00 AM

They did a test on Marketplace a Canadian TV show that test things for consumers and found many cars that require premium gas ran great on regular 87 with no problems whatsoever.........

They also proved that a car designed for regular 87 octane gas will not have better mileage by using premium gas and that you are wasting your money.....
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jason54915
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2013 8:17:11 AM

cant afford premium let alone regular!
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dassfg
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2013 8:07:28 AM

Seems many younger drivers purchase cars with turbos and use premium
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cv
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2013 7:35:56 AM

My older car's manual states that premium gas is required not recommended.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2013 6:45:59 AM

They did a test on Marketplace a Canadian TV show that test things for consumers and found many cars that require premium gas ran great on regular 87 with no problems whatsoever.........

They also proved that a car designed for regular 87 octane gas will not have better mileage by using premium gas and that you are wasting your money.....
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lwood655
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2013 12:39:55 PM

I only use regular as recommended by manufacturer
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contiki
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2013 12:18:49 PM

Our cars run on regular 87.........
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sagnat
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2013 12:17:06 PM

We have one car that requires premium, so that is what it gets filled with.
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TomB2
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2013 11:27:28 AM

No benefit at all unless 1.) Your care requires it....OR 2.) There is something wrong with your car causing spark knock. Premium burns more slowly and reduces pre ignition or spark knock.
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mawtaow
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2013 8:03:42 AM

Never
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contiki
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2013 6:33:48 AM

Not me in either vehicle....
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valby
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2013 6:10:31 AM

Not me.
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Thumper52
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2013 5:48:49 AM

Not for the car but I use it in the motorcycle and small engines
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outlaw329
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2013 4:54:26 AM

In my motorcycles I use premium, but in the Wrangler, Tahoe and F150 I use regular.
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lwood655
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2013 9:55:54 PM

not me
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chrisd552
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2013 10:27:17 AM

Nope.
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NickoliMB
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2013 10:18:21 AM

Not me.
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valby
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2013 6:02:07 AM

Not me.
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GLM4205
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2013 5:45:33 AM

Not me.
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SpeedyGonzoMD
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2013 10:58:55 PM

Follow your owner's manual recommendation.
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forresj
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2013 12:13:58 PM

delusional
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Kahouna
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2013 11:49:26 AM

I follow the manufacturers recommendations for fuel type.
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jdmd6613
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2013 11:26:56 AM

Not many, most use regular
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Thumper52
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2013 6:07:57 AM

Use premium in my motorbike
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