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I guess we're all doing our part to stimulate the economy with our gas-guzzling trucks.
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Today, it's $ 3.19 a gallon here in Northeast Ohio.....I have a 2003 Ford Ranger XLT 2.3 Automatic, which gets around 17.5-18 miles per gallon city and 31 mpg on the highway. I only put on about 4,000 miles last year so the high gas prices aren't effecting me too much, my monthly gas bill is only around $30 per month, even at the higher rates. I fill up after driving around 200-220 miles, so it doesn't cost that much. (Around $30)

My local grocery store has a gas discount program, for every $50 you spend at the grocery store, I get $ .10 a gallon off...this adds up to about $ .20-.30 cents a gallon off every month for me. My last tank full cost me $ 2.85 a gallon while normal prices were around $3.15. A little here, a little there, it all helps.
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Holy shiz, Batman! My new truck is expensive to run.

I'm going to sell my truck and get a Toyota Prius instead.



it will be a cold day in hell before i ever decide to drive a modern day hippie car


you would probally get better fuel economy if you changed your driving habits... there is a site called http://ecomodder.com




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$3.25 a gallon here in GA, 15 mpg, this blows...
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$3.35/ gallon in the Pittsburgh area.
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It's $3.40 here in SE Mich now. But the weather is getting warmer and the milage is coming back. On this tank I'm sitting right at 275miles and still have a 1/3rd of a tank left. 20mpg is just a month away for me.

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The milder weather is helping the gas mileage again. Winter always sucks with the combination of the mixed fuel and colder air temperatures.

Been getting closer to normal mileages, but the price of tank of fuel is CRAZY!!!!!!

......but you'll never catch me dead in a Prius.....
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It's amazing how all the stations around here jacked their price up to $3.29 today...can anybody say "price fixing ??"
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$3.25 today..

cost $41.35 to fill up my 4banger
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I get about 12 with my 4.0. Hell my 150 with 39's gets that.

Whatever, I need so I just buy it and bite my toungue.
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is that city or hwy?
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wait i know mixing the gas makes the mileage go down, but wouldnt the cold air make your mileage go up? denser air............or am i confused
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Well i think of it as A gallon of water cost about a 1.50 at walmart. A gallon of Gas cost almost twice that but gets you way further than a gallon of water...get the idea???

Gas is cheaper here in the US than anywhere else in the world, so I don't complain.
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Well i think of it as A gallon of water cost about a 1.50 at walmart. A gallon of Gas cost almost twice that but gets you way further than a gallon of water...get the idea???

Gas is cheaper here in the US than anywhere else in the world, so I don't complain.
HOLY **** ! Finally, someone whom ' gets it '.

Yet another thread complaining, and not a single thing on why its ' so expensive '.

Canadians are paying over 4$ a gallon right now.
Brits are paying close to 8$ a gallon.

I can't WAIT to see the summer threads when gas hits 4-4.25$ a gallon ! Hopefully by then, Christian and company will give such threads their own section.

2 threads a week on Gas/Fuel has been more popular then lifts, Tires or GUNS lately !
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my ranger hasnt cost me anything to fill it up in the last 6 months...
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i fill up every two weeks. sometimes 2 1/2 weeks. I simply dont drive any more. There for, Im saving on maintnence costs, getting much needed work around here done, and, I may even be able to get a discount on insurance since, so far this year, I have put 2,000 miles on my truck.
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Its up to 3:34 here in good ol Cincinnati, Ohio.

It jumps .25 - .35 cents in a day around here. bastards and there price gouging.

I'm just glad winter is over so my crappy 19mpg goes away, i'm starting to get back up to 21mpg, and i know last summer i was hiting 23-24mpg.

Cost me about 45+ a week to fill, from 1/4 tank left.
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I don't complain about the cost of gas, or my milage. If I drive nice and easy, I get about 420 miles from 15 gallons. And I know that when I put my foot in it, my milage is gonna get worse. You pay to play. How hard I play determins wether I get 420 miles or 380.
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wow.....10.5 gallons of fuel cost me 40 bux today. @ $3.799gal
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i 'filled up' yesterday and at 3.19 $30 got me almost a 1/2 tank..

luckily i have a moped that gets 125mpg to run local errands this summer...
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yeah around cincinnati is pretty bad. whats even worse, where i live about 20 or so miles down the highway from cinci, is that we are a highway town, so they gouge the hell out of the gas prices here
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I'll be driving my Bronco to the place where I'm getting married in May and back, its about 90 miles one way... I'm dreading the hit my wallet is going to take in gas. lol
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I have a company car for work...So I only use my Truck (2008 Ranger 4X4 Sport) at nights and the weekends. Gas is 3.89 up here
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I'll be driving my Bronco to the place where I'm getting married in May and back, its about 90 miles one way... I'm dreading the hit my wallet is going to take in gas. lol
ok i'll bite on that one , lol

the money you will spend on gas for that trip will absolutely be peanuts compared to what you are going to be getting yourself into !!:
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I'm looking forward to the cost of gas when we head to florida this summer in the expedition.
900 miles one way...going to cost my family a newborn.
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