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Old 12-02-2014, 11:35 AM   #101
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In the north of Houston, I saw gas for $2.27 this morning at three stations on my way out of the neighborhood. With the current crude price, I'm expecting $2.00 or less soon,
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Old 12-02-2014, 11:51 AM   #102
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Old 12-02-2014, 03:23 PM   #103
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Made me look.

YTD spending is $3,043 for gas and $2,777 for diesel. For those of us with multiple vehicles and drivers, and where everything is definitely not close, this drop in fuel prices will save us several hundred dollars a year.
While the lower prices aren't saving me anything, I am thrilled at the shot in the arm this should give the economy.
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Old 12-02-2014, 04:21 PM   #104
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DW's Caddy gets the grocery store discount. She does the food shopping, she gets the bennys. By the way I am prohibited from tagging along for food shopping
I can understand that. While I haven't banned DW from the grocery store (as if that would work anyway) the tab is definitely higher when she goes along.
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Old 12-04-2014, 02:38 PM   #105
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I just heard on the news that some stations in Oklahoma are below $2 a gallon now (@ 1.99)
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$2.37 today at Costco. Keep in mind that my state has one of the highest state gasoline taxes in the nation.
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$2.67 here in Bonita Springs today. The price is dropping very slowly here. If I drive north 15 miles or so to Fort Meyers and go to the BJs it's significantly cheaper. $2.49 a week ago, and probably less now.
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Old 12-18-2014, 07:40 PM   #108
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Old 12-18-2014, 08:07 PM   #109
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2.09 around here today (east/central Texas)
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Old 12-18-2014, 08:13 PM   #110
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Why did I buy a turbo? $2.93 for the required premium fuel. $2.43 for regular.
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Old 12-18-2014, 08:21 PM   #111
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Around $2.00 in the Toledo area. Actually several nearby stations are $1.98.
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Old 12-18-2014, 09:43 PM   #113
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Why did I buy a turbo? $2.93 for the required premium fuel. $2.43 for regular.
Are you sure premium is required? Most cars will run on regular, and the engine computer will make adjustments to prevent knocking, with a minor decrease in performance. The manual will usually spell out that premium is recommended (for max performance), but not required.

But if the manual says premium is required, then stick with premium.

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Old 12-18-2014, 09:45 PM   #114
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Saw one place in Shreveport yesterday @ 1.99, but most were in the 2.teens range.

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Old 12-18-2014, 09:56 PM   #115
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Are you sure premium is required? Most cars will run on regular, and the engine computer will make adjustments to prevent knocking, with a minor decrease in performance. The manual will usually spell out that premium is recommended (for max performance), but not required.

But if the manual says premium is required, then stick with premium.

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The manual says 91 or higher "required". It's about to turn 11 years old so maybe i'll try regular and see what happens. It's not too far from time to trade it in anyway.
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Old 12-18-2014, 10:38 PM   #116
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Filled up today at 2.25 as we drove through Nebraska. Seems crazy low.

The only time I can remember gas feelibg this cheap was when I first came to the US in 97 and it was 1.18. Using the inflation calculator it comes it to 1.70 in today's dollars.

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The manual says 91 or higher "required". It's about to turn 11 years old so maybe i'll try regular and see what happens. It's not too far from time to trade it in anyway.
Turbos provide additional air into the combustion chamber which will increase pressure and heat and therefore it requires higher octane fuel. If your turbo kicks in, I would not want the engine using lower octane fuel unless you're willing to risk engine damage.
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Turbos provide additional air into the combustion chamber which will increase pressure and heat and therefore it requires higher octane fuel. If your turbo kicks in, I would not want the engine using lower octane fuel unless you're willing to risk engine damage.
I guess i'll keep using the 91 octane but this is the last vehicle i'll ever buy that requires anything above the minimum octane. I didn't even think to ask about that when I bought the car in 2004. I was 24 years old and just thought a turbo sounded cool so I went with it. It's cost me at least $2000 in added gas costs over the last decade. That's just figuring the added cost of the gas not the reduced gas mileage.
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