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Old 04-24-2011, 12:24 AM   #41
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I TEASE THE OTHER VEHICLES BY SAYING: $100 OR $200 DAY
That's pretty damn nerdy...
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Old 04-24-2011, 01:37 AM   #42
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It sucks, I got my miata, took like 30 bucks to fill up, now It takes around 45, This gas is getting redonk
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Old 04-24-2011, 03:44 AM   #43
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Heh you guys are paying that much? The other day i filled up with 3 gallons of E85.. 3.40 a gallon. Next tank should be half and half.
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Old 04-24-2011, 06:47 AM   #44
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I am fixin to run e85 in the miata, but until then, the wifes civic gets near prius mileage with out being as faggy or smuggish. Hybrids are an excuse for poor engineering, kill all of the tree killars with theeeer neaw fangle beatterie ***** nozzle tom crooze oprah pooba diver seel clubbin whail steelin rain feerst burnin sheet cruzers. I truly believe by the time someone makes a new car that I buy to be "green", I might as well continue driving my busted assed hair stylists car, and continue having less impact on the earth than some **** clown car that polutes assholeism. ****........ Make your own shiy e100.
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No E85 stations to be found here in SoCal so I'm stuck paying $50 a tank for 91 Oct.
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Old 04-24-2011, 04:28 PM   #46
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Stop moaning. We pay at least $75 to fill up a miata with RON95. (35 liters at €1,74 per liter)
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Old 04-24-2011, 04:33 PM   #47
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No E85 stations to be found here in SoCal so I'm stuck paying $50 a tank for 91 Oct.
Check here? http://e85vehicles.com/e85-stations/e85-california.html
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Old 04-24-2011, 04:34 PM   #48
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Friction & Drag elimination with these tires?
155X65X15 Prius Rims & Tires?
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No E85 stations to be found here in SoCal so I'm stuck paying $50 a tank for 91 Oct.
I think it's so cute how you folks way up there in the LA area consider yourselves to be in SoCal.

Wouldn't matter. We have a Shell station here (in San Marcos) which has E85, however when I drove past a few days ago, E85 was $3.75 / gal, compared to $4.20 for 87 octane E10. At that price, it's considerably more expensive on a miles-per-dollar basis, which makes absolutely no sense to me whatsoever.
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Old 04-24-2011, 05:16 PM   #50
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I think it's so cute how you folks way up there in the LA area consider yourselves to be in SoCal.

Wouldn't matter. We have a Shell station here (in San Marcos) which has E85, however when I drove past a few days ago, E85 was $3.75 / gal, compared to $4.20 for 87 octane E10. At that price, it's considerably more expensive on a miles-per-dollar basis, which makes absolutely no sense to me whatsoever.
Your right, E85 has less KiloCalories per Gallon than Gasoline.
My 2005 Dodge 4.7L truck went from 18-20mpg freeway to 13-14mpg.
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I solved the gas crisis by living 3 miles from work. Try it. You'll love it. Sometimes I go for weeks on a tank of gas.
LOL I know the feeling, I Just filled my 99 on Friday, I seriously can not remember the last time I filled it. It was at least 2 weeks ago maybe longer. It takes me maybe 7 minutes to get to work, 10 on a bad day.
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That.


My commute is about 5 miles each way, actually. All city streets, many of them moderately twisty. But yeah, unless I've been to the airport and back, I fill the tank about once every other week or so. The place I lived before was about $700 a month cheaper, which covered the difference in fuel cost ten times over, but I hate freeway commuting as a general rule.


Doesn't really matter, I'm just about done with gasoline altogether. Build thread coming soon.
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Old 04-24-2011, 09:05 PM   #53
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tangentially related to gas prices...

I load up google maps with traffic on my phone every day as I leave work. I check my primary freeway route home for traffic. if it is red, I take my alternate surface street route.

my commute is 17 miles and NEVER longer than 30 minutes.
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I think it's so cute how you folks way up there in the LA area consider yourselves to be in SoCal.

At least they're not so far north they all say "hella" in every sentence.
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LOL I know the feeling, I Just filled my 99 on Friday, I seriously can not remember the last time I filled it. It was at least 2 weeks ago maybe longer. It takes me maybe 7 minutes to get to work, 10 on a bad day.
Yeah, when people say things like "Doesn't that kill your gas mileage?" I then explain how far I drive in a day.. and they drop the subject.
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Hey what do you know chicago has the highest prices in the country... again.
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Hey what do you know chicago has the highest prices in the country... again.

someone has to pay for all the politcal favors...
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you're scared now? Wait till Obama tries some sort of legislation to "solve the problem" or invading another oil rich country and them blaming speculators.
[email protected] obama.
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Obama is just keeping gasoline prices up to help out his big oil company buddies.


Yeah, that is a bonehead argument no matter what president you attribute it to.
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I didn't blame obama. But I said it will get worse if he tries to solve the problem. The President spoke on April 21st about how he's going to do something...and he pointed blame at oil speculators.

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Faced with the prospect of $5-a-gallon gas this summer, President Obama said today his Justice Department is creating a team to "root out any cases of fraud or manipulation in the oil markets that might affect gas prices."

"That includes the role of traders and speculators," Obama said at a town hall-style meeting in Reno, Nev. "We are going to make sure that no one is taking advantage of American consumers for their own short-term gain."

"This gas issue is serious," Obama said, adding that the best solution is developing alternative energy sources.

Get rid of E10 gas and prices will go down.
Allow the US to drill its own oil and prices will go down.
Take over the Middle East and prices will go down.

Dumping money into alternative fueling methods that will take 20 years to become mainstream and prices will not go down.
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