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Old 03-15-2007, 12:04 AM
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My god. Desperately need it now. I just paid $75 for gas. This is outrageous. I refuse to drive and demand a Smartcar.

Now to hope it just drops out of the sky or comes out my ass. Either one works, but I'm leaning heavily towards it dropping out of the sky.
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Old 03-15-2007, 12:13 AM
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My god. Desperately need it now. I just paid $75 for gas. This is outrageous. I refuse to drive and demand a Smartcar.

Now to hope it just drops out of the sky or comes out my ass. Either one works, but I'm leaning heavily towards it dropping out of the sky.

damn man that sucks , i never pay over 30 for a full tank of premo . i do seriously think premo is worth the extra 20 cents , i think you get better mileage and it is better for your injectors and whatnot i got not hard proof for that but it just seems like it is .
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Old 03-15-2007, 01:19 AM
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damn man that sucks , i never pay over 30 for a full tank of premo . i do seriously think premo is worth the extra 20 cents , i think you get better mileage and it is better for your injectors and whatnot i got not hard proof for that but it just seems like it is .
the octane rating has very little if anything to do with being better for your injectors, you don't really have any hard proof because there isn't any It may effect mileage a little bit because it might burn a little better but very little.
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Old 03-15-2007, 08:25 AM
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you yanks have it cheap!
fuel costs nearly 90p a litre here in the uk!
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Old 03-15-2007, 09:45 AM
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75 bucks for a full tank of gas on a 5 series???? Those are SUV prices IMO. Is it a V8? Are you using premium gas???? I would say that it is definitely time to get rid of the car and buy something more affordable and fuel efficient. My wife's 2006 Pilot only requires about 39 bucks to fill it up from empty. My 2003 accord v6 only requires about 30-35 bucks to fill up.

Am I missing something here? Why drive a car that costs so much money to fill up???

Jimmy
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Old 03-15-2007, 03:09 PM
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drive a peugeot 106 1.1 4 cylinder and its £30 a week on fuel for me!

quit whining
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Old 03-15-2007, 03:19 PM
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I thought petrol was free in America?
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Old 03-15-2007, 03:28 PM
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Americans make me laugh so much when they complain about fuel prices. Come over to the UK and you'll soon stop moaning.
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Old 03-15-2007, 03:44 PM
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Americans make me laugh so much when they complain about fuel prices. Come over to the UK and you'll soon stop moaning.
yeah it is expensive over in europe , if it is 2.35 per gallon usd that is 1.21 pounds per gallon . 1 gallon is about equal to 4 liters . so yeah that means it is expensive if it is 90p for one liter
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Old 03-15-2007, 05:01 PM
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I think i worked it out once to about $6.50-ish for a US gallon at our equivalent price. Of course....i may have been confused
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Old 03-15-2007, 06:51 PM
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75 bucks for a full tank of gas on a 5 series???? Those are SUV prices IMO. Is it a V8?
What has gas mileage got to do with the size of a fuel tank? All European E segment models have big tanks. My car has a 22.2g./80l. tank...yesterday I filled her up with 65 liters/18 gallons for $125. US$6.95 per gallon, anyone?
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Old 03-15-2007, 08:34 PM
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damn man that sucks , i never pay over 30 for a full tank of premo . i do seriously think premo is worth the extra 20 cents , i think you get better mileage and it is better for your injectors and whatnot i got not hard proof for that but it just seems like it is .
Using anything higher than the octane rating specified in your owners manual does nothing but piss money away. It will not be better for your engine, provide better mileage, or better performance. Use 87 or whatever the lowest octane rating is in your area. That's what your car was designed for. Higher octane fuel is not any higher quality, it simply has different burn properties that are necessary in certain performance applications where the engine was built specifically for use with those fuels. Your commuter car was not.

As far as mileage goes, simply keep on top of your vehicles maintenance and drive like a grandmother.
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Old 03-15-2007, 09:17 PM
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I'd disagree depending what the car is. My owners manual says 95 or higher. It cost a extra 2p a litre to put 97 in so I do. When the car comes up to the red line, on 97 it feels smoother and doesn't feel like it's slacking.
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Old 03-15-2007, 09:22 PM
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I thought petrol was free in America?

No doubt! We don't know how good we have it!!!

Most folks over here have no idea what an LPG conversion is
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Old 03-15-2007, 10:09 PM
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No doubt! We don't know how good we have it!!!

Most folks over here have no idea what an LPG conversion is
a sexual operation for men to play pro golf with the ladies?
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