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Old 07-26-2013, 08:47 PM   #1161
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Another excellent tank 677 miles on 19.581 gallons for 34.6 mpg.

Got $0.70 off with the Safeway discount, $2.719.
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Just got mine, getting a very consistent 22-23 mpg with a mix of low-speed city driving and our usual 75-80mph mandatory freeway speed - which is what is dragging the MPG down.

I'm pretty happy, it's not much worse than my 2003 Camry was (about 25-26MPG) and I don't have to drive that damn housewife's car around any more.
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Another excellent tank 677 miles on 19.581 gallons for 34.6 mpg.

Got $0.70 off with the Safeway discount, $2.719.
How you get .70 off? Here they limit to .20/gal.
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:34 PM   #1164
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How you get .70 off? Here they limit to .20/gal.

Recently my tank before last, with credit card and Hy-Vee Fuel Saver discounts I got off $1.36 a gallon and I bought a bit over 19 gallons.

It is my place of employment and one of our Managers recently bought a tank of fuel for 18˘. She accumulated $3.16 in savings and she bought the max of 20 gallons when gas was $3.169. You have to pay at least the .9˘ for the pump to operate. God only knows how much she spent on groceries in 30 days to rack up $62.xx in savings.
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:37 PM   #1165
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Jeez.

Dunno about HyVee, but he saved .70 with Safeway card. Here in CA they tap you out at .20/gal with Safeway card.

.70 off would be like 3.09/gal. Do want.
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:42 PM   #1166
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My first full tank with the truck lasted me 336.5, which is 15mpg
i was hauling 3 kayaks around most of the week, and for roughly 15 minutes 750 pounds of mulch, but still 15! my v6 was getting way better!, maybe it will change with my next tank...
If that was the dealer supplied tank, it may not have been totally full. Surprise, Surprise, Surprise

I ran my truck with a 1000 lb payload through the mountains of Arkansas recently for a week and both tanks were right at 25 MPG.
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:45 PM   #1167
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Jeez.

Dunno about HyVee, but he saved .70 with Safeway card. Here in CA they tap you out at .20/gal with Safeway card.

.70 off would be like 3.09/gal. Do want.
That bites. Must be the cost of the expensive California custom gasoline blends.
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:48 PM   #1168
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Dunno. But .20 cents off is only at Chevron stations which are generally 15-20 cents higher than the low cost stations anyway.
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:56 PM   #1169
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It was the dealer supplied, I'm hoping the next is better
Good luck with your new truck!
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How you get .70 off? Here they limit to .20/gal.
I think here the Max is $1.20 and max 30 gallons, too bad I don't have a bigger tank.

I think that with the monthly prescriptions me and the wife have we get $0.40 from them and then groceries add from there.
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:51 PM   #1172
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Jeez.

Dunno about HyVee, but he saved .70 with Safeway card. Here in CA they tap you out at .20/gal with Safeway card.
Too bad the points expire every 30 days.
We don't buy enough groceries in a months to get .20... and if we did, and bought from Vons (Safeway still uses the Vons name down here), we would spend more "extra" money on the groceries than we would save on gas.

$0.20/gallon, 20 gallon tank, woop-tee-doo.... $4 on an $80 purchase and I would have spent $50 extra on the food.
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:46 PM   #1173
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I spend the grocery money anyway. Getting gas knock offs is new and is atleast nice to see. If I spend $400 anyway, why not save $4..

Spending more on groceries JUST to save cents per gallon is pretty fucking smart.
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:46 PM   #1174
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Oh. And when I say smart, I mean really stupid.
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Too bad the points expire every 30 days.
We don't buy enough groceries in a months to get .20... and if we did, and bought from Vons (Safeway still uses the Vons name down here), we would spend more "extra" money on the groceries than we would save on gas.

$0.20/gallon, 20 gallon tank, woop-tee-doo.... $4 on an $80 purchase and I would have spent $50 extra on the food.

The program at Hy-Vee in the midwest is not on your grocery total, but on items that have ˘'s off per gallon. An example is 2 lb baby carrots recently where on sale for $1.99 and you got 2˘ added to your fuel saver card. There are a couple hundred items per week that have fuel savings. It is a fair program for all, expecially single folks.
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That's rad. Wish our region afforded that!
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The program at Hy-Vee in the midwest is not on your grocery total, but on items that have ˘'s off per gallon. An example is 2 lb baby carrots recently where on sale for $1.99 and you got 2˘ added to your fuel saver card. There are a couple hundred items per week that have fuel savings. It is a fair program for all, expecially single folks.
That's nice. We have to spend $200 before we get anything, and it resets every 30 days, so even spending $100/month doesn't get anything.

But like I said... the $4 saved on THE tank of gas would be a small fraction of the extra money spent buying from Vons compared to Winco, Walmart, and Food4Less.
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So far this summer, I have been getting around 25-26 MPG with A/C on almost 80% of the time. Some of these tanks include about 2 hours of idle time with the A/C on while I do paperwork in the truck. Not bad. With the A/C on, it's really hard to get a smooth gear shift in. The compressor robs so much power from that 2TR-FE. Quite frustrating. I wonder if V6 Taco's even notice when the A/C kicks in.

This last week, it's cooled down a bit where I live, A/C was only on about maybe 25% of the time, and MPG went back to 26-27. Looking forward to fall to see what I will get MPGwise since the truck should be fully broken in by then. Might even change the tranny fluid to synthetic.
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Afternoon traffic and weekend shopping with the wife has been killing mine.
Last 3 tanks were only 23. Had a couple of decent tanks before that, and before that a string of 24.
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Afternoon traffic and weekend shopping with the wife has been killing mine.
Last 3 tanks were only 23. Had a couple of decent tanks before that, and before that a string of 24.
Similar phenomenon for me. On the week's I don't drive on the commute and on days I take the convertible, the truck is available to my wife. So I see some landscaping going on, meaning the truck is used as a truck, and she drives in her normal fashion back and forth to local venues. I keep reminding myself that the drop is not indicative of the overall gains of commuting, essentially doubling the distance for about half the fuel.
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