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Old 04-16-2014, 06:53 PM   #1
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Is The Price of Gas Feeling Your Wallet ?

$4.25 a gallon average for Premium

I gotta tell ya
I was asked if i wanted to ride down to the Florida keys in my car
( 90 miles one way )
or car pool it with my friends in their SUV

Normally i would grab my squeeze and do the GT Adventure
But iam actually not road tripping as much as i have lately


GAS HAS GONE UP FRICKIN 50 CENTS a gallon in only 3 MONTHS


And Theres No Hurricanes, War or Pipeline Obstruction
So WTF ?

Is $5 a gallon just ahead
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Wow that is pretty expensive!!! Im paying about $3.65 for premium but I thinks its just because its summer time coming up.... none the less yes this car gets horrible gas mileage! I told my wife it gets about 20-25 before getting it, after we got it, she was like WTF!

So, rent a car and take the drive!
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Use 87 octane. Yes it lowers your HP from 420 to 400 but its cheaper.
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Use 87 octane. Yes it lowers your HP from 420 to 400 but its cheaper.

It doesn't even lower it that much, it takes it to 412 HP
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$4.25 a gallon average for Premium

I gotta tell ya
I was asked if i wanted to ride down to the Florida keys in my car
( 90 miles one way )
or car pool it with my friends in their SUV

Normally i would grab my squeeze and do the GT Adventure
But iam actually not road tripping as much as i have lately


GAS HAS GONE UP FRICKIN 50 CENTS a gallon in only 3 MONTHS


And Theres No Hurricanes, War or Pipeline Obstruction
So WTF ?

Is $5 a gallon just ahead
The market (Krogers) has their own credit card. So everytime I us it to pay for groceries, I get a discount towards my gas. Up to .35 cents a gallon off. It helps.
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3.95 gallon for non ethanol 93 octane. Just filled up
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I don't drive around too much so it doesn't bother me.
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It doesn't even lower it that much, it takes it to 412 HP
I believe both those numbers are incorrect and drops it to 404 HP, please correct me anyone if Im wrong.
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I believe both those numbers are incorrect and drops it to 404 HP, please correct me anyone if Im wrong.

I've read from several sources(fairly sure that one was Ford) that it only drops it to 412 using 87 and 89
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I've read from several sources(fairly sure that one was Ford) that it only drops it to 412 using 87 and 89
cool man sounds good then, I could have sworn it was not that high. But I just bought my car about 2 months ago and dont really want to swap out different types of gas so I just put Chevron w Techron.
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Not sure going 87 or 89 octane is the answer

The computer retards the timing which causes not only less HP
But Less MPG

I ran 87 ONCE to see what the seat of the pants was
and it was not only the engine felt sluggish
the initial torque and top end felt weak.

Plus ive read running weak gas in these cars clogs up the cats
Because burning of the gas is less efficient with lower octane.


I'll pay the $4.25
But No More Red lobster once a week

Hello dollar value meal,
and lots of popcorn too lol,
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Old 04-16-2014, 10:28 PM   #12
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I always will use 93, or whatever the highest octane is that's available. It helps that 93 is only $3.65 here. Up in DC, it's above $4 though...
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I always will use 93, or whatever the highest octane is that's available. It helps that 93 is only $3.65 here. Up in DC, it's above $4 though...

It's over $4 for 87 here
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lol to you all!! Your right dollar menu here we come! Nah not that bad, I drive about 10 miles a day so not that bad for me. I live in a city that doesnt even have 93, sucks actually but whatever, 91 works,

Yea I wouldnt but 87 in my car
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I don't have to drive mine to work everyday so my wallet doesn't hurt much. Plus premium at Chevron is like 3.60ish right now if I pay cash so that's not too bad, here in AZ.
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Vancouver Canada here. Prices up here are a bit higher, like $5.05 for 87 octane. So the 40 minute drive to Point Robert, Washington is almost worth the trip at $3.58 a gallon gas. Okay not really, but owning a GT is like having a motorcycle. You come up with really lame excuses for road trips
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Um, premium 93 is about 6 bucks a gallon in my part of the so ....quit whining when the US has the cheapest gas of quality anywhere in the civilized world.
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3.35 for regular for the truck in Houston, didn't check premium. woohoo $70 to fill up the truck
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Easy 80+ to fill the stang from empty. I try to limit trips buy almost all my driving is for work and in the city so, it's not the most practical choice. I don't think on it too much cuz it's a cool ride and that matters to me.
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Easy 80+ to fill the stang from empty. I try to limit trips buy almost all my driving is for work and in the city so, it's not the most practical choice. I don't think on it too much cuz it's a cool ride and that matters to me.
$80 plus???
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Yep, at a buck sixty + for a litre of 91, pretty easy...
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City driving I get about a week with nothing extra long and about 280 miles to a tank. I pay $4.34 here in Naples for 93. It does get a little crazy like when I went to Miami last week, bout a $90 trip in gas alone lol.
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makes me glad I got the V6

poor impulse control.......
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makes me glad I got the V6

poor impulse control.......
Really? All that said i wouldn't change it for the world?!
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makes me glad I got the V6

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makes me glad I got the V6 in real driving terms

poor impulse control.......

Iam not so sure your V6 is really netting much better the a V8

5.0's get 26mpg highway
V6 get 30

City about the same maybe 1 or 2 mpg better with the V6
You might be saving $15 to $20 a week at most

Thats a free Pizza with a 2 liter soda
Big deal



I mean its not like you V6 guys are getting 4 cylinder hybrid numbers

Now that would be a Noticeable difference
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QUOTE=TrackPak;1993616] Iam not so sure your V6 is really netting much better the a V8

5.0's get 26mpg highway
V6 get 30

City about the same maybe 1 or 2 mpg better with the V6
You might be saving $15 to $20 a week at most

Thats a free Pizza with a 2 liter soda
Big deal



I mean its not like you V6 guys are getting 4 cylinder hybrid numbers
Now that would be a Noticeable difference [/QUOTE]

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thx guys (+ gals) I knew I was poking a nest with a stick and was expecting nasty answers......

I make a point of telling people NOT to get the V6 for the MPG In my semirural with summers and 3.31 I only get 23-25 I've never had anywhere near the 29 on the sticker.
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Yes, it's kicking my ***. Obviously need a new commuter car but-
I remember a time not too long ago when gas & gas money, & filling the car was a nothing is regards to budgeting money. It was $0.99 not that long ago. It wipes out large amounts of cash every 3 days. Cobra= $120.00 a week and the green car is like $75.00.
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I remember the good ol days when prices were HALF what they are now, and it was Bush's fault....

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Just drive your stang and enjoy it... u want better mileage get a prius... in toronto canada were payong $1.60 a liter :s
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It's about $3.65 here.

I work out of my home so I'm not hit too bad, plus I own a Civic as well as the GT.
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I've read from several sources(fairly sure that one was Ford) that it only drops it to 412 using 87 and 89
According to the author of this article using 87 octane gas drops the HP from 420 to 402. I don't know where he lives but the difference in the price of 87 and 93 octane is more than 20 cents a gallon where I live, its more like 60 cents + a gallon. I don't track or street race so if saving 60 cents plus a gallon is OK by Ford, its OK by me.

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According to the author of this article using 87 octane gas drops the HP from 420 to 402. I don't know where he lives but the difference in the price of 87 and 93 octane is more than 20 cents a gallon where I live, its more like 60 cents + a gallon. I don't track or street race so if saving 60 cents plus a gallon is OK by Ford, its OK by me.

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Well it also effects the TORQUE
30 to 40 cents a gallon difference down here in Miami
Would luv to try out Sunoco 94 that other county's have ?

And why own a GT if only 91 is available *
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Well it also effects the TORQUE
30 to 40 cents a gallon difference down here in Miami
Would luv to try out Sunoco 94 that other county's have ?

And why own a GT if only 91 is available *

Did I read this correctly? So if 91 is the highest octane around, one shouldn't even bother having a GT? If that's what you're implying, that is one one the stupidest things I've ever read.
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High gas prices affect the price of everything. Politicians wonder why the economy is tepid, energy prices have a lot to do with it. I doubt that gas prices hit $5, they have manipulated the market to come up with a formula that allows prices to neither rise nor fall too much from a certain range that they have determined. Those wild swing that we saw in the 2008 time frame are unlikely to happen again.
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