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bmxstud

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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 1:31:23 PM

For sport cars...Am i the only one. Im a car buff (sport cars) and i only use certain brands of gas for my baby. (SHELL and maybe BP) I would never put just any brand gas in my sport car. Sometimes i think im on the wrong site, but im not because i own another car and that car gets anything thats cheaper.

For example:
Shells: 4.29 for Premium...
Gas Depot right across the street: 4.01 for Premium.

I put shells.

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eB40
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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2013 9:04:19 AM

Cheapest
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noblegiant
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2013 12:08:53 AM

Whatever Is Reasonable
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sweeteddy
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2013 11:29:23 PM

sometimes
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Houckster
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2013 9:07:16 PM

I buy Sunoco whenever it's available.
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fkkf92
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2013 7:13:58 PM

no
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pawnkingfour
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2013 6:16:59 PM

Regular will do.
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pacecar68
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2013 6:09:26 PM

no...it is all the same.
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down2fumes
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Message Posted: Mar 15, 2013 9:39:27 AM

no
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bluenvoy
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Message Posted: Mar 15, 2013 9:29:42 AM

Not but I have a select group of stations I buy from.
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DanFMA
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2013 6:33:28 AM

The cheapest.
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toms1120
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2013 5:58:26 AM

Cheapest
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noblegiant
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 11:42:49 PM

Whatever Is More Reasonable
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2013 9:52:57 PM

I go with the cheapest Top Tier I can find. Usually, that's Shell.
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Vin63
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2013 10:27:12 AM

Diesel.
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streetcars
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 1:01:25 AM

The secret is the additives added to the blend at the rack make a difference in what you get at the pump, I try to buy name brands just for that reason.
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probedude2
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 12:56:24 AM

Shell is Tier 1 gasoline, and it's the only Tier 1 in my area, so I'd use Shell if I had a choice
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gascomber
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 12:52:37 AM

no
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fkkf92
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2013 8:45:25 PM

no, price first
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FieroGT
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2013 7:02:35 AM

I consider all brands of E10 equivalent.
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 10:25:33 AM

no
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 10:17:55 AM

Yes....the cheap brand.
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 9:48:20 AM

no
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PatAZ
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 9:31:17 AM

I have certain brands, like Arco and Citgo, that I never use. Otherwise any of the top tier brands are fine with me.



[Edited by: PatAZ at 2/16/2013 9:33:54 AM EST]
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pacecar68
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 9:01:50 PM

no. gas is gas. comes from one of four refineries in my area. all the same.
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bearscharger
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 4:55:47 PM

no
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Titanic1985
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 10:14:31 AM

Good morning bmxstud. I live in the country and for eleven miles in any direction there are only two gasoline stations. I purchase my gasoline from a huge truck stop (8 pumps - 16 cars plus four stalls for semis). The reason is they are the only station within a reasonable distance that sells non-ethanol 87 Octane regular at a fair price. The station is called Kent's Korner (one of 25) that sells petroleum products from Garvin oil. They are one mile from my home and right on an I-20 exit.
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CactusRoper
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 10:08:49 AM

No
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wamster
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 10:04:09 AM

Yes. I read an article where a comparison study was run. Shell had the best detergent in their premium, and Exxon had the best in regular fuel.

I obtained a fuel card and speedpass from Exxon. I save between 6 and 16 cents a gallon if I purchase at least 45 gallons a month.

I keep my vehicles until they've died in an accident or become too expensive to maintain. 22 years is the longest so far. I also utilize Marvel Mystery Oil every other fuel fill up.

[Edited by: wamster at 2/15/2013 10:05:49 AM EST]
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kellyoneal
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 9:24:18 AM

no
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gator2002
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 9:16:18 AM

Most of the time
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bluenvoy
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 9:16:03 AM

I use what ever the stations I buy at sell. Since it all gets here in the same pipeline at the same time there is no difference.
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BT1288
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 9:07:38 AM

I go to a Cenex because they are the only station around here that has 92 octane with no corn.
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jessjames
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 9:02:09 AM

No
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 8:58:32 AM

no
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 8:40:40 AM

cheapest
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DanFMA
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 6:28:01 AM

Any brand.
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aburns20
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 5:24:43 AM

I do...sold by the cheapest station I can find!
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MertieMan
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 5:16:07 AM

You have been brain washed, they are all the same, no matter the brand.
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jes
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2013 5:02:24 AM

I use the cheapest and have had no problems.
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Saab93turbo
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 7:46:06 PM

I like to use one brand of gas for several consecutive fill ups but I don't always do so. I think the additives of different brand are different but are compatible in a gas mix. Besides, the amount of additives is very small, about 0.2 oz. per gallon.
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14smoke
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2013 6:46:44 PM

I don't use just any brand personally. I do choose between three different stations that I do trust, Shell, Chevron and Marathon. Since all are right together, I check which has the lowest price and go with them. All have served me well.
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