Blog on saving money and living on a budget in CT.
I drive a tiny fiat and it costs me £50 to fill the tank - most Brits spend that a week on Petrol/diesel or on public transport to get to work - your fuel is still cheap
The highest price I've seen in this area is $3.75. The cheapest is where the GF filled his car last night at $3.34. A 41 cent difference within about 6 miles of each other. Crazy.I had enough points built up at a local grocery store that I was able to get $1 off per gallon on their gas just the other day. Paid $2.59 a gallon!!
Wow! 1 gallon is equal to 3.7 litres. I paid $1.75 a litre. It cost me $82 grrr Petrol has gone through the roof in Australia also, it's just madness!
Froogs,Yes, compared to Europe (and Australia) our fuel is cheaper, mostly because it is produced in this country, not imported. That said, it has gone up considerably within the past few months, and costs trickle down onto all goods and services. Many,many around here still drive gas hog SUV's. I'd cringe at the thought.
My Toyota gets about 32 MPG in start and stop driving, so no complaints from me. We've lived in England and travelled in Canada, so know what the rest of the world pays. Ours is on the high side, in this area, for the US and is currently $3.85 a gal. But when we bought this car, during the depths of the most recent "depression" we did deliberately downsize (a little) from our more plush Nissan Maxima, which only got about 20 MPG. I think we should all do our part to save the world from pollution as well as to save our own cash.
My middle son has both a Yukon and a pickup truck. I honestly do not know how he affords the gas (although the Yukon spends more time in the driveway undriven than it does on the road). When I decided to upgrade to a more spacious vehicle from the Hyundai Elantra I owned before (growing teens needed more room) I chose to stick with a 4 cylinder Hyundai Santa Fe...I get 30 mpg highway and 26 mpg highway..usually averaging around 28 mpg overall. I fill up weekly but more often than not I'm onlyu purchasing 3/4 of a tank of gas.
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