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Old 07-12-2008, 12:38 AM   #1
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Neat website to estimate the fuel cost for a road trip. It works with Google maps and some unspecified means to get per gallon cost, as well as your vehicle's MPG (with a link to FuelEconomy.Gov if you need the info) to estimate what it will cost to make a trip.

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fun tool - looks like the fuel pricing isn't wildly sophisticated, but uses your input zipcode's gas price - by changing the zip and reversing start location and end location and doing the same round trip it changed the fuel cost and total cost.
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cool, but when I know the approximate miles (from google maps or mapquest, or AAA TripTik, a calculator works just as well...Thanks though, I bookmarked it.
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cool, but when I know the approximate miles (from google maps or mapquest, or AAA TripTik, a calculator works just as well...Thanks though, I bookmarked it.
Exactly, but we have to be helped, forget the 8th grade math. Besides it is a bit flawed in the it is estimating cost based on price at either, or both, starting and return points -- what happens if you actually gas up en-route? However, I did bookmark it too.
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Clever, I like it, bookmarked, thanks....
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...what happens if you actually gas up en-route?
That is the flaw that keeps this from being anything more than a fun site to play with. The creator has a blog, I think I'll send him/her an email and make the suggestion.
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