Friday, June 13, 2014

Gas Price Survey/Question of the Day

Haven’t done this for a while, and with the summer driving season upon us, I’d be interested to know what gas is going for in your part of the world.

This morning I paid $3.59 at the Marathon on the corner of SW 168th Street and Old Cutler Road in suburban Miami.  On the way in to the office I saw it going for $3.69 at a station on US 1, and yesterday morning a Chevron in South Miami had regular for $3.95.  That station seems to be the highest priced place in town; it is always forty to fifty cents higher than every other station in the vicinity.  But there are always cars at the pumps, so it must not bother either the buyer or the seller.

Speaking of driving, I might as well turn this into a Question of the Day, too:

What are you currently driving… if you drive?

Me: a 2007 Mustang convertible, and a 1988 Pontiac 6000 LE Safari station wagon on weekends or to car shows.

13 barks and woofs on “Gas Price Survey/Question of the Day

  1. On Long Island regular goes for 3.89 on average it’s about 4.19 for the premium that goes in my BMW 328i convertible.

  2. I am driving a 1998 Dodge Dakota pick-up with 80,000 miles. Russ drives the 2007 Chevy HHR that has the recall part on order and has stopped running once. btw gas here is $3.37 per gallon.

  3. Since I live in Miami the there is no point in answering the gas question. As for the cars I drive they are 2002 Honda Accord coupe and on weekends and to shows a 1967 Austin Healey 3000.

  4. Gas: $4.29 for premium unleaded last time I filled up in NoVA: DC is more expensive and the VA/MD variance is nearly zero these days, though DC is crazy expensive. I go through a tank a month, so I’m probably not current with pricing, and I get my gas from Costco every chance I get, which is about 40 cents a gallon cheaper than normal.

    Car: ’07 Audi A4, 123K miles and still going strong. Redid the stereo 2 years ago: much improved over the factory stuff.

    Speaking of cars, I’m in the market for new tires, and looking at the new Pirelli P7. 70K mile warranty, LRR, decent prices (cheaper than the Continentals I got last time) and very well rated everywhere I’ve looked. Any thoughts?

  5. Since we’re driving only to and from the grocery store or to a doctor’s appointment (welcome to the old old age) we haven’t bought gas in weeks. Himself recalls we paid in the $3.50 range probably a few cents more.

    I am and have been driving my adorable British racing green Mini Cooper, once our second car and now the one and only. It’s a 2003 and has just over 32,000 miles on the odometer. We get plus or minus 30 mpg depending. Stick shift helps the mileage I’m told. I should be good for another 10 years and counting.

  6. Roanoke VA – $3.19 at Kroger. In addition, yesterday I had 10 cents per gallon with my Kroger points. Last week, hubby filled tank with 80 cents off. Woot.

    I drive a 2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid. He drives a 2011 Toyota Highlander. I bought my new car after my 2001 Toyota Avalon hit 245,000 and was experiencing flaky electrical problems.

  7. Here in Vancouver, WA, regular is 3.99 per gallon, and my 2008 Saturn has less than 20,000 miles on it. Secret is, never let it get below a half tank, and every other time, put a can of ‘heat’ in the tank. By filling before it gets below a half tank, it doesn’t cost so much as one would be paying for a full tank or so. Aw, the golden years are great.

  8. I have a 2006 Toy Tacoma 4WD for the mpuntains. My wife has a 2007 Lexus RX400H for her real estate chores and we still have our “baby”, the 1994 Miata MX5 with only 76,000 miles. I have seen premium for $4.00 in Denver but it’s mostly about $3.89.

  9. $3.37 in Albuquerque, although it was maybe ten cents a gallon less last week, before the Iraq nonsense started. The current (and hopefully LONG into the future ride) is a 2010 Subaru Forester, with about 42,000 miles. I expect to sail into retirement with it.

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