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JT
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2013 12:01:00 AM

Do you use gasoline containing ethanol in your primary vehicle?
Yes, I have no choice
Yes, I prefer to use it
Never
Not when I can get E-free
I don’t know/don't care

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HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2014 9:00:45 AM

no
pkhdonovan
Champion Author Maine

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Message Posted: May 5, 2014 3:20:31 AM

we have no choice
SnagaDeal
Champion Author Wisconsin

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Message Posted: May 5, 2014 2:03:08 AM

Yes, because I can't find genuine uncontaminated gas here.
SnagaDeal
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Message Posted: May 4, 2014 1:17:25 AM

Yes, I have no choice. Not a happy camper because of that.
5w30
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2014 9:46:03 AM

Always. Never had any problems.
TomB2
Champion Author St. Louis

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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2013 8:27:16 PM

Yes, I have no choice

E10
Hubba2107
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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2013 7:17:37 AM

yes
jdmd6613
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2013 11:55:04 AM

Never
123Bucks
Sophomore Author Detroit

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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 4:10:54 PM

No.
5w30
Rookie Author Gary

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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2013 10:29:37 PM

Do I have a choice?
LXH18
Champion Author Los Angeles

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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2013 12:15:14 AM

Yes, I have no choice.
rumbleseat
Champion Author Winnipeg

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Message Posted: Jun 22, 2013 6:43:08 PM

"I drive a '79 Olds Cutlass and engines in older cars like mine aren't designed to burn ethanol."

That car would have NO problem with E10.
In our family, we had 74 Dart, 76 Valiant, 74 Mercury, 76 Mercury, and 74 Chevrolet, ALL had no problem with E10.
cardjim
Champion Author Missouri

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Message Posted: Jun 22, 2013 6:24:14 PM

no
HFAJR0034
Champion Author New Mexico

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Message Posted: Jun 22, 2013 7:38:17 AM

n
HFAJR0034
Champion Author New Mexico

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Message Posted: Jun 8, 2013 7:36:08 AM

no
snirt
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Message Posted: Jun 3, 2013 12:03:35 AM

Never
trekster64
Sophomore Author Iowa

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Message Posted: Jun 2, 2013 8:47:38 AM

Yes. In Iowa, it is cheaper than regular unleaded.
SW OKSooner
Rookie Author Oklahoma

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Message Posted: May 21, 2013 2:02:42 PM

Never! I drive a '79 Olds Cutlass and engines in older cars like mine aren't designed to burn ethanol. Thankfully, most stations in Oklahoma still sell ethanol free gas!
GAJDHI
Champion Author Montreal

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Message Posted: May 21, 2013 12:08:56 AM

yes
gizmojoe
Veteran Author Ontario

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Message Posted: May 20, 2013 11:09:55 PM

Yes
trucksixNE
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Message Posted: May 20, 2013 12:28:25 AM

yes I prefer it
nopnopnsht
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Message Posted: May 15, 2013 4:14:44 PM

never
NakedDriver
Champion Author Des Moines

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Message Posted: May 12, 2013 8:07:49 PM

ə i use it here because it is cheapest (by 13¢), but in areas that charge the same or more for it and have no-alcohol gasoline, i will use that as it is more efficient. ə
HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: May 7, 2013 7:13:44 AM

n
pawnkingfour
Champion Author Georgia

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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2013 8:17:45 PM

Yes, with 10 percent ethanol.
barryd70
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Message Posted: Apr 26, 2013 8:03:10 PM

Yes
CrackedLCD
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Message Posted: Apr 26, 2013 3:44:15 AM

I drive a diesel, so no ethanol worry for me.

Ethanol free midgrade is widely available here, but I can't imagine people would willingly use it. Regular's about $3.239 if you shop around but the cheapest E-free is $4 a gallon.
Thunderbug102
Rookie Author Long Island

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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2013 9:05:14 AM

Yes I have no choice
HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2013 10:42:54 AM

n
vermonttrees
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2013 4:52:09 PM

Yes.
ChuckByf
Rookie Author Indiana

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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2013 2:35:47 PM

Where can I buy gas without it?
HFAJR0034
Champion Author New Mexico

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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2013 6:58:04 AM

n
kemorc
Sophomore Author Minnesota

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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2013 12:19:35 AM

Last time I checked, every grade of fuel has a mix of ethanol (gasoline grades), and at almost every station in the country.

Yes, I have no choice, cuz the government mandated it.



[Edited by: kemorc at 4/14/2013 12:21:29 AM EST]
Chulie13
Sophomore Author Pennsylvania

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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2013 8:07:17 PM

Yes, I have no choice
cooltooldual
Rookie Author Missouri

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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2013 5:53:44 PM

not if i can help it
dwp49423
Champion Author Michigan

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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2013 6:00:17 AM

my car isn't FlexFuel.
CrackedLCD
Champion Author Alabama

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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2013 2:01:25 AM

Not in my primary car, it's a diesel. No ethanol in diesel!
blue_focus2012
Rookie Author Louisville

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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 11:59:18 PM

No, but it's rated for E85.
monkey102010
Veteran Author Tampa

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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 8:59:35 PM

Have no choice but to use it. All the stations near by mix ethanol in their gas
coffeebrake1015
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 2:46:37 PM

yes have no choice !
tjc09f
All-Star Author Tallahassee

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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 1:35:31 PM

Yes. I wouldn't if there were other options available
traxx808
Rookie Author Honolulu

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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 12:47:43 AM

right now i have no choice on using it. where i live every station i go to has ethanol. i noticed there was a drop off in performance and mpg. i guess the people that want it think their doing a good thing for everyone. NOT EVEN CLOSE BUB!!!!!.....
Graham
Rookie Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 12:13:39 AM

My answer refers to the fuel for my 1994 Class B RV, with a 318ci Dodge engine. Those older engines weren't designed to run on ethanol fuel, so there's not enough BTUs in regular ethanol-blend gas. When I use ethanol-free premium gas, I get better performance. I get better mileage too, so it's a positive tradeoff.
SammyAdams
Champion Author Tallahassee

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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 11:36:55 PM

Ethanol free gasoline costs about 30 to 40 cents per gallon more and worth every penny.
HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 11:04:12 PM

n
OKRifle
Champion Author Oklahoma City

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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 7:17:22 PM

Never, if I have a choice!
ladymoondance
Rookie Author Raleigh

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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 4:48:28 PM

I'd like to know more about why I should or shouldn't. I think there are only a couple stations around that even sell gas without it. Why is it added anyway?
keo
Champion Author Colorado

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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 4:38:04 PM

not if choice
N9HVP
Champion Author Indiana

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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 4:22:37 PM

Never.
julius1st4
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 3:32:33 PM

I try to always fill up with "SHELL" Premium [#91 octane] {0% ETHENOL}
SuperMoto
Champion Author Connecticut

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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2013 3:17:14 PM

I have no choice it's mandated.
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