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#1 Darterboy

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Posted 13 March 2020 - 04:33 PM

1.89 for regular in Alabama this afternoon.


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Posted 13 March 2020 - 04:38 PM

Trashcanmans time has come.
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#3 the_stain

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Posted 13 March 2020 - 04:39 PM

Time to stock up! Wait...
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Posted 13 March 2020 - 04:40 PM

$1.79/gal


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#5 SchwanzBrewer

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Posted 13 March 2020 - 05:45 PM

1.99 here. Sweet.
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Posted 13 March 2020 - 05:51 PM

$3.29
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Posted 13 March 2020 - 06:09 PM

I remember paying $0.99 or maybe a bit less for gas when I started driving in the late 90s.

I just ran an inflation calculator. Looks like we need to get down around $1.60-$1.65 depending on the year in the 90s you choose as the starting point.
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#8 Car ChuckRam

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Posted 13 March 2020 - 06:13 PM

About $1.10 a gallon for the fuel we burn.


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#9 BrewerGeorge

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Posted 13 March 2020 - 06:15 PM

I remember paying $0.99 or maybe a bit less for gas when I started driving in the late 90s.

I just ran an inflation calculator. Looks like we need to get down around $1.60-$1.65 depending on the year in the 90s you choose as the starting point.

I wondered that.

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Posted 13 March 2020 - 06:37 PM

I wondered that.


If you account for Indiana's increased gas tax in 2018, we might already be there. But I didn't want to work that hard
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#11 miccullen

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Posted 13 March 2020 - 06:39 PM

$2.479 here

 

 

$.879 for leaded regular when I started in June of '89, that'd be $1.89 today on inflation alone

 

 

edit: our gas tax is far higher today than then


Edited by miccullen, 13 March 2020 - 06:40 PM.

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#12 porter

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Posted 13 March 2020 - 06:41 PM

Glad I bought my super fuel efficient vehicle, wait...
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Posted 13 March 2020 - 06:44 PM

I remember paying $0.99 or maybe a bit less for gas when I started driving in the late 90s.

I just ran an inflation calculator. Looks like we need to get down around $1.60-$1.65 depending on the year in the 90s you choose as the starting point.

When I moved to Iowa, there was a slight dip. I think it hit 87 cents some places. Seems like ancient history now. I remember it creeping up to $1.30 and thinking maybe I should have bought a house closer to town. Then, like overnight, it went to $2.25 and I thought the world had ended.

Edited by Trub L, 13 March 2020 - 07:05 PM.

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#14 BrewerGeorge

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Posted 13 March 2020 - 07:04 PM

I've said before, my 90's Integras wanted 93 octane, but I made a rule that I wouldn't spend more than $1.25. Most of the time I could still get premium in the mid 90's.

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Posted 13 March 2020 - 07:13 PM

$2.45 at the Towne Pump by my house for full serve.  That’s actually $0.04 cheaper than the Costco right down the road. 
 

When I started driving in 1985 it was $1.12 a gallon. National average.  I have no idea what it was where I grew up.  National average is $2.50 So, disregarding inflation, gas has only gone up 50% in 35 years.  Stupid cheap even now.

 

Gas didn’t hit a buck average across the U.S. until 1980.  


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#16 Sidney Porter

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Posted 13 March 2020 - 07:14 PM

I've said before, my 90's Integras wanted 93 octane, but I made a rule that I wouldn't spend more than $1.25. Most of the time I could still get premium in the mid 90's.

type r?
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#17 BrewerGeorge

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Posted 13 March 2020 - 07:22 PM

type r?

Oh yea. I had two of them. 94 and 98 GS-Rs.

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Posted 13 March 2020 - 07:23 PM

Oh yea. I had two of them. 94 and 98 GS-Rs.


My buddy had a 98. Not sure if it was an R. Was a fun car
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Posted 13 March 2020 - 07:30 PM

My buddy had one too. Fun little college car. Of Hondas, it's the one to own.
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Posted 13 March 2020 - 07:54 PM

$2.45 at the Towne Pump by my house for full serve. That’s actually $0.04 cheaper than the Costco right down the road.

When I started driving in 1985 it was $1.12 a gallon. National average. I have no idea what it was where I grew up. National average is $2.50 So, disregarding inflation, gas has only gone up 50% in 35 years. Stupid cheap even now.

Gas didn’t hit a buck average across the U.S. until 1980.


Pumped gas in Fishtown in the 70's. It crept into the upper 60 cents then. We wondered what they would do with the pumps if it got over a buck.
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