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Yesterday I took a drive in the car and decided to fill up the tank before storing it. The needle was oscillating between 1/4 tank and 1/2 tank (God knows how much it really had with the inaccuracy of these gauges) but I put in Shell Premium 93 octane and ended up paying around $22.00. I don't recall paying that amount to fill up the tank ever. Is this ridiculous or what? What are your experiences on this?

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Not to be rude, but why even worry about this?

If you can afford to own, insure and run an "extra" car, you are hardly in a position for this to matter. You'll put less fuel in it than your daily driver due to less time/miles.

Inflation and gas prices are currently up.

It's $5.79 a U.S. gallon in London currently for regular gas.

If you put in 6-7 gallons, you paid about half that per gallon.

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@Impala posted:

Yesterday I took a drive in the car and decided to fill up the tank before storing it. The needle was oscillating between 1/4 tank and 1/2 tank (God knows how much it really had with the inaccuracy of these gauges) but I put in Shell Premium 93 octane and ended up paying around $22.00. I don't recall paying that amount to fill up the tank ever. Is this ridiculous or what? What are your experiences on this?

I would love to fill up my speedster for $22.00.  You have no need to complain at that price.  Everything is pricey these days, and gas in the U.S. is probably still cheaper than all almost other countries.

Danny is right on in terms of this issue.

It's pricey here, too.  Although we are forced to using metric measurements (which I abhor - Whitworth would be my preference @edsnova ), and buy gasoline by the litre.  For hitest, we are paying anywhere around $1.50-60.   As there are approximately 3.8 litres in an U.S. gallon, that would mean your gallon price for gas is somewhere around $5.90.  (using $1.55 per litre as the conversion).

Life is tough everywhere...

I was always shocked when I had to fill up a rental car in Ireland or Europe as it was always way more then we paid in Massachusetts, so I just checked Euro Gas prices and this is as of today:

NationCityPrice in USD Regular/Gallon
IrelandDublin$4.78
SwitzerlandGeneva$4.74
SpainMadrid$4.55
JapanTokyo$4.24

And here at home in Massachusetts this week:

Regular                  Mid-Grade
Current Avg.$3.411$3.691
Yesterday Avg.$3.413$3.695
Week Ago Avg.$3.425$3.692
Month Ago Avg.$3.391$3.660
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Gas prices are almost at a record high here and as high as the gas shortage days of Katrina. When COVID first started and no one was driving, gas prices slowly lowered to the point of near sanity but they rebounded much more quickly of course.

I can easily pump $100+ dollars in my wife's BMW X3 and it doesn't go any further than it did on less expensive gas

Did the price of gas go up? I never even look at the gas gauge. 100 miles City and 150 miles Hwy. Then I stop usually at Costco and I never even look at the pump other than to make sure I am using Premium. I have Dodge Ram 5,7 liter. In a similar manner I usually earn a $1. per gallon discount, max 25 Gallons, after spending $1000 at my local Safeway. When I have my discount the truck is nearing empty. So I fill it once a month. My BMW X5 diesel get 28 mpg at 95mph so who cares. Just did round trip to Seattle and bought fuel once each way. During the 1981 recession my business was doing terrible. I sold my 911 and bought a VW Diesel. Biggest mistake ever. The VW in could not be driven in 5th gear in a stong head win. The other side of this story is my son bought a Tesla Model S. I says he saves $500 per month on gas.

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