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4 Bangin, Fuel Sippin, Full Tank Challenge!

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by 2TRunner, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. Jul 30, 2013 at 8:09 AM
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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.
     
  2. Jul 31, 2013 at 3:59 PM
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    How you get .70 off? Here they limit to .20/gal.
     
  3. Jul 31, 2013 at 4:34 PM
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    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.
     
  4. Jul 31, 2013 at 4:37 PM
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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.
     
  5. Jul 31, 2013 at 4:42 PM
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    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.
     
  6. Jul 31, 2013 at 4:45 PM
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    That bites.:mad: Must be the cost of the expensive California custom gasoline blends.
     
  7. Jul 31, 2013 at 4:48 PM
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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. :(
     
  8. Jul 31, 2013 at 4:56 PM
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    Good luck with your new truck!
     
  9. Jul 31, 2013 at 4:56 PM
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    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.
     
  10. Jul 31, 2013 at 4:57 PM
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  11. Jul 31, 2013 at 8:51 PM
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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.
     
  12. Jul 31, 2013 at 11:46 PM
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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.
     
  13. Jul 31, 2013 at 11:46 PM
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    Oh. And when I say smart, I mean really stupid.
     
  14. Aug 1, 2013 at 4:32 AM
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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.
     
  15. Aug 1, 2013 at 8:32 AM
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    That's rad. Wish our region afforded that!
     
  16. Aug 1, 2013 at 8:53 PM
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    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.
     
  17. Aug 3, 2013 at 12:54 AM
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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.
     
  18. Aug 3, 2013 at 1:51 AM
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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.
     
  19. Aug 3, 2013 at 5:07 AM
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    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.
     
  20. Aug 3, 2013 at 7:55 AM
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    I've been getting between 21 - 23 mpg the past few tanks. That's with the AC going all the time and probably 6 to 8 hours of idling per tank while I'm doing email or returning phone calls.

    I'd do a lot better if I went in somewhere to get a cup of coffee and sat there, but I don't want the background noise and distractions while I'm on the phone.

    Yes. Several stores here are starting fuel perk and rewards programs. The store down the road from me that's the closest does a point system where you get 5 points for every $100 spent and that gets you 5 cents off up to 20 gallons of gas. Basically 1% back. You have to use the points in increments of 100 though so if you get only spend $99 there and get 99 points, you're screwed, and they expire the next month and you can't combine them. So if you're not careful, it's not 1% back.

    I was able to get 15 cents off per gallon though last week so I made sure I was really empty and took a gas can with me too (for lawn equipment) in order to get it up to the 20 gallons. It was a lot of work for $3, but $3 is $3.

    But to your point, if you can get food for less somewhere that doesn't have a rewards program and can use the Gas Buddy app to find gas for less somewhere else, that's the way to go. Someone could save $100 instead of $3.
     
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