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dooberdoof17
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 1:39:15 PM

Of those two, what truly draws you into a gas station? Is it price or the brand of fuel? Also, if you have a favorite station that is consistently cheap, how much cheaper would another station in your area have to be before you would change your habits?
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ningvoy
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2013 5:57:34 PM

price
rjb34747
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2013 1:46:22 PM

Price
alphanyr
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2013 10:55:36 AM

price
GopherGuy88
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2013 10:29:37 AM

price
gasgzzlr13
Veteran Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2013 10:27:09 AM

$132.7/liter for mid-grade.
BBF_PFS
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2013 10:18:00 AM

Price
thirty8paces
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2013 10:07:28 AM

Price.
MertieMan
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2013 9:37:14 AM

The gas is all basically the same and mostly the price is in a given area.
cv
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2013 6:19:09 AM

Always the price for me.
102670
Rookie Author Sacramento

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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2013 1:38:57 PM

Cheapest of the top tier brands.
MistrEd
Sophomore Author Greenville

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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2013 1:30:35 PM

Price is usually the determining factor for me.
Boyrr
Champion Author Allentown

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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2013 11:33:01 AM

Price, cheapest top tier brand is where I stop
davisadm
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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2013 11:13:45 AM

As with most GasBuddy members, price is the driving factor.
lwood655
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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2013 9:44:06 AM

price and when I need to fill up
cujo1977
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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2013 9:13:03 AM

price
rjb34747
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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2013 8:45:14 AM

price
tulip786
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Message Posted: Jun 9, 2013 5:57:31 AM

Price
gvan
Champion Author Chicago

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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2013 9:28:25 AM

Price, price, price unless the difference is only a few cents. I've been buying gas at Sam's Club or at a Mobil station that is competing on price with a nearby Thornton station.
bluenvoy
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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2013 8:58:30 AM

Price. And the station itself.
snirt
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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2013 3:09:10 AM

price
MIT05
Champion Author Massachusetts

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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2013 12:26:42 AM

Price.
olympusman2004
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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2013 12:18:11 AM

pric
04Ram1500
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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2013 12:10:25 AM

Price
Arnsaks
Veteran Author Indiana

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Message Posted: Jun 7, 2013 11:13:56 PM

Most stations no matter what their brands use gasolines from the same refinery. Retail branding is just marketing.
craigqc
Sophomore Author New Jersey

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Message Posted: Jun 7, 2013 9:55:33 PM

brand then price
JOB_Dave
Sophomore Author San Francisco

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Message Posted: Jun 7, 2013 9:42:52 PM

Any one of a couple brands and then price.
chuckl95453
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Message Posted: Jun 7, 2013 11:50:43 AM

price only
davisadm
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Message Posted: Jun 7, 2013 11:25:25 AM

Price, gas is gas.
grim_farva
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Message Posted: Jun 7, 2013 9:26:04 AM

price
Dale Jr.
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Message Posted: Jun 7, 2013 9:25:29 AM

Price
MertieMan
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Message Posted: Jun 7, 2013 6:52:45 AM

Brands mean nothing, the cheapest gas on my route.
twt
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Message Posted: Jun 7, 2013 3:37:13 AM

Price, always.
dgsteven
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Message Posted: Jun 7, 2013 3:30:05 AM

price
jl1rp
Champion Author New Hampshire

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Message Posted: Jun 7, 2013 1:05:23 AM

Look at both.
MattGT500
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2013 5:15:44 PM

Price, sometimes brand.
BartandLisa
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2013 5:02:24 PM

Price
cogas1
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 9:28:55 PM

Price always. Could care less what brand it is.
nraacct
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 8:16:57 PM

Price
AFOS
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 8:11:40 PM

price
diesdown
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 3:37:08 PM

Can be either......
olympusman2004
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 2:34:53 AM

price and brand
streetirsx
All-Star Author North Dakota

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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 2:19:38 AM

Both. cheap gas could lead to problems to your engine years down the road, I rather use top-tier gas that's priced somewhat cheap.
MIT05
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Message Posted: Apr 26, 2013 6:30:23 AM

Always price.
RNF
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Message Posted: Apr 26, 2013 6:24:42 AM

Price
2Tall
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 4:00:34 PM

Price
rick_evans
Champion Author Boston

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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 2:55:24 PM

low credit price
aonlucy
Rookie Author South Carolina

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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 11:57:55 AM

price directs me.
Greenrancher
All-Star Author Indianapolis

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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 11:57:21 AM

Price, for the most part. A clean, high-volume station is also important, but I find that the 'nicer' stations around here are also the ones with competitive prices.
GrumpyCat
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 11:34:02 AM

Neither.

Station has to be clean and serve relatively high volume which indicates their product is fresh and not bad enough to drive the locals away.

As for my regular haunts I keep a log book each of my vehicles and if any source drops in MPG it gets a strike. Repeat and it strikes out. Local Kangaroo and Exxon are off my list. Exxon has regrouped under Mapco so perhaps they've fixed their quality problem. Walmart/Murphy diesel is also on my bad list.

Kangaroo has one of the biggest stations in town that used to have a line waiting to get in. Not any more. When your dirtbike doesn't like the swill they sell from the 93 octane hose you know they have a problem.

Sam's Club and Chevron gasoline, Kroger diesel, are my most common selections these days.
PatAZ
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 11:06:57 AM

Brand
Desoto49
Champion Author KW

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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2013 10:53:32 AM

Brand due to rewards and discount card, after checking GasBuddy for best local price of that brand.
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