Cost to fill your tank?

United States
May 31, 2008 5:19pm CST
I noticed my tank was running a little low and I have a lot of running to do this week so I just went and filled up. It cost me $64 to fill my tank up and it wasn't even empty. I don't like to let it get too low because I live in the country and in case of an emergency it can be hard to find a station open. How much did you pay to fill your tank last time? Do you let your tank get low or top it off as you go?
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@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
31 May 08
My car has been laid up for a few weeks so I haven't had the chance to fill it based on current prices but I checked what they are today and figured it up...It would cost me a tad under $48 to fill it from empty. S/o's truck has a huge tank and would cost about $135.00 to fill from empty!
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• United States
31 May 08
$135? Yikes! That's insane. I am actually dumbfounded...lol.
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@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
31 May 08
It's awful...and the really bad part, it will only last him a week, 10 days at the absolute most.
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@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
31 May 08
My van is broken down at the moment (i almost can't be sorry) but my husband spends over 70.to fill up his truck. we live in the country and his drive to work is about an hour (maybe a little more) so he has to fill up a couple of times a week!
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• United States
31 May 08
Ouch. I feel for people who have long commutes like that. Now that summer is here I will be making twelve trips a week to the local school because my daughter is in the summer recreation program and I am not looking forward to that and it is only about six miles away. I couldn't imagine driving an hour each day with gas prices like they are.
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@luvstochat (6914)
• United States
31 May 08
I had a half tank the last time I put gas in my car and it cost me $26 to fill it from half a tank. I wanted to fill it before gas prices went up again. My husband says it is better to top it off as you go then let it run down on low.
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• United States
31 May 08
I tend to agree about not running it too low. I filled up about a week and a half ago trying to get it before the prices went higher. Unfortunately a tank of gas doesn't last long....lol.
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@jhartana (1085)
• Australia
1 Jun 08
I usually filled up the tank every Tuesday night because it was proven to be the lowest price and best time to refill the tank. Tomorrow morning the price will go up and will gradually decreasing until it hits the lowest on Tuesday night. Everytime I filled up the tank it's between AUD $60-$70. I never let my tank to be too low on fuel anyway so that's why I have fixed Tuesday night to fill up regardless how much fuel I got left.
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• United States
1 Jun 08
I have heard that before, but never paid attention enough to see if it was true. Good thinking on your part to take advantage of that. Every little bit helps. I dated someone from Brisbane so I know gas used to be more expensive there than here, but we haven't talked in a while. Is the price of gas rising in Oz like it is here in the States?
• New Zealand
1 Jun 08
spare a thought for us poor buggers in nz 50 dollars diesel from empty mark to just over quarterful.I hate to think wat petrol would have been
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@anawar (2406)
• United States
1 Jun 08
vicneedscoffee_ What a strange time in our lives we are falling into. Did you ever expect to worry about the price of gas? I know it always hung on the horizon, but I never expected to spend $80 to fill up my tank. It's like sci-fi.
• United States
1 Jun 08
Actually I have always worried about it. During the Cold War and energy crisis of the 80's I came to realize that it is not a renewable energy and we need to research alternative energy sources. It still amazes me that we are not looking into new energy sources. We are leaving our kids and grandkids one big mess.
@anawar (2406)
• United States
2 Jun 08
Too little too late. We waited too long to address this inevitable outcome. I wonder how much society will change if the cost of gas keeps rising? It's possible this is a good thing for America. It's time to slow down our world and take care of the planet we destroyed. In the back of my mind, I hold a hope that someone has a solution for our problems and he/she will step up when it's time for new ideas.
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@cukal6 (146)
• United States
31 May 08
As much as my husband hates it, I wait until the light is on every time. It costs me around $65 to fill it up lately. I drive a 2007 Kia Sedona Minivan.
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• United States
31 May 08
LOL...all husbands hate seeing the light. Now th question is do you drive it to the light because you just don't think about filling it up or do you just not like stopping to get gas?
@cukal6 (146)
• United States
31 May 08
I like to wait and see if the price is going down. It usually backfires though and I end up paying more.
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
1 Jun 08
Last time I filled up my tank it took me a little bit more than $40. I still had some left in the tank though, so it would really cost me closer to $50 to fill it up. I try to not let it get too low. There is a gas station a few miles from my house, but they close at 5 pm during the week, so if I am coming home late and I am low on gas I am in trouble.
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• United States
1 Jun 08
Yeah, that's how it is here, too. Ours do stay open a little later than that, but if there is an emergency at night and no gas in the tank it could be ugly so I try to keep it at least half full. I am not looking forward to filling it again, though...lol.
• United States
1 Jun 08
I filled up my tank with gas earlier this week and paid them 75.00 for a little over 3/4 of a tank. I am so disgusted I think i'll walk to my destinations for the rest of this week. My children are going to be taking a school bus starting in September so that should cut costs a little.
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• United States
1 Jun 08
That's a hit in the wallet. If we could all walk for a week it would rock the oil companies to their cores.
@Essie119 (673)
• Canada
1 Jun 08
We filled our van on Thursday evening and it cost $88. It was empty enough that the light was on. We don't worry too much about how low it gets since we live 5 minutes from the 24 hour station. I gotta say though - with the price of ggas I wish that we could fit three car seats in the back of a sedan!
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• United States
1 Jun 08
Three car seats would be tough. I only have one child so it is easier on me.
@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
31 May 08
I limit my driving to only to and from work and then around the corner to the park during my lunch hour and, only one errand day a week. So, I usually only have to fill my tank up with a quarter tank of gas or, sometimes a half a tank but, even that is pretty expensive. If I filled my car up, it would be between $80 and $100. A little less than a quarter tank of gas costs me about $25. I can remember when it cost me only $10 to fill my car up. Nice! Wonderful! I top off my tank on Fridays. I would rather do that than pay $100 every week and a half to 2 weeks or so.
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• United States
31 May 08
Seems a lot of folks are limiting their driving these days. I try not to run my tank too low because I would hate shelling out that much to fill it. It is much easier to part with $25 than $100.
• United States
1 Jun 08
When I filled my tank on Thursday, it was about $24 I think to fill it. I have a small car and a small gas tank, so it doesn't cost me much to fill it and if I don't do a lot of traveling to far places, I can go a few weeks without filling up the gas tank. It definitely comes in handy.
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• United States
1 Jun 08
I dont really filll up my gas tank anymore because I cant afford 80 bucks at a time. This is the reason Why I really want a smaller car. I normally fill it up half its around forty bucks
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@azrinbme (129)
• Malaysia
1 Jun 08
I always keep my tank half. In Malaysia 1 liter is RM1.92 or 0.59cents in US. I make sure to fill up when ever almost empty indicator light up but for long journey I always ensure my tank never reach reserves.
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@dreamy1 (3815)
• United States
1 Jun 08
It takes just a little over $20 to fill it because I don't let it go past a half a tank.
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@ambkeb (782)
• United States
1 Jun 08
I have a 2000 grand am, and it takes me about $40 or so to fill up. Gas here is only up to $3.69 (it was cheaper yesterday then the $3.80 it had been for weeks), I have seen it over $4 in some places. I am like you though, I live in the country and it is hard to find places open at night or early in the morning if something happens. So I usually dont let mine go below half a tank. I know at half a tank, I can still get to where ever I want to go (unless its REALLY far haha) Other then that if I happen to see a gas station who has cheap gas I will stop and put whatever in.
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• Canada
1 Jun 08
Maybe about $30 CAN.
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