How often do you have to put fuel in your car

United States
February 28, 2007 7:32pm CST
Does your vehicle/car get good gas mileage? How often do you put gasoline in your car? What is the price for gas where you are? Luckily for me..I work from home..I only have to refuel maybe every 2 to 3 weeks now. Gasoline is still pretty high..at $2.49 a gallon for regular unleaded gasoline I wonder what the alternatives are? Even an electric car would become expensive ..don't you think?
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@agfarm (930)
• United States
1 Mar 07
I have an ' 02 Dodge Caravan. This is an interesting question that you have posed for us. When we first purchased the Van ( in ' 02 ) it received great gas Mileage , we noticed that in about 2005 it started getting Bad Mileage.We attributed this issue to the Fact that Many Gas -sattions dilute their gas with water and this causes your car to respond terribly. However...last Summer.... I Blew up the transmission. Apparently in anything ( that's a dodge ) after reaching a goal of 90,000 miles...It just randomely Blows -up. $2,000.00 and Many Bitter tears Later....Our Van has a new transmission and gets better Mileage , then it did the day we bought it. I still have to refuel it about once or twice a week. The cost of Gas is running right around....$ 2.50 a gallon here in N.E. Ohio
• United States
1 Mar 07
Ohio..is our neighbor..we live in the "ohio valley" ..Right now gasoline here has jumped to $2.59 ..for regular unleaded..I guess it's on the rise again? Sounds like for a van you get pretty good gas mileage. So you operate a farm? What kind of animals do you have?
• Canada
1 Mar 07
The price of gas where I live is up to $1.08 a litre (about 4.00 a gallon ) for regular. We have to put gas in every couple of days as of all the traveling to get back and forth to work each day . It just gets worse and worse every year with trying to keep gas in our rigs as the price of gas just keeps going up .
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• United States
1 Mar 07
You must be in Europe or somewhere's around there. I have heard that fuel was more expensive there. Next time I worry about it being nearly $3 I will remember that it is $4 somewhere else..It's just too expensive to get out;)+
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@missyd79 (3438)
• United States
7 Mar 07
i too work from home, but my car is also the family car so on the weekend my car is used for all the errand running. I usually only fill my a car up once a week. I just filled it up last night even though it was at a half tank but since they wanted it cold today with snow i wanted a full tank and i paid 2.49 for the cheapest grade and that is also the cheapest i found it in my area, the other places were like 2.51 and 2.55.
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• United States
8 Mar 07
Wow..guess gas is getting high everywhere ..isnt it????I think we have it pretty high here in good ole wv
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@missyd79 (3438)
• United States
8 Mar 07
well i am not too far from you. i live in Pennsylvania, and yes it is getting out of control again. my boyfriend and i joke about 'well i was young" gas was only 79 cents a gallon. We are only 27 and 28, so hen we say it it makes us sound so old.
@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
8 Mar 07
Hi Joy, I usually have to put gas in my car at least once a week, sometimes twice a week depending on how much driving that I do. I have to drive across town everyday to and from work so that takes up some gas. I wish that our office did not relocate further away. My car is not that great on mileage and hope to get a better fuel efficient car in the future. The price has gone up to around the $2.45 mark here. I think all types of cars have its costs. But what can we do, right? :-) My coworker takes the bus almost everyday to avoid the gas prices.
• United States
2 Mar 07
We have a compact and it has pretty good mileage. We fill up once a week. My husband is the main driver and uses it for work. Gas is around $3.37 now where I am :( Not good!!!! Even with a compact, we're feeling the pinch. And we have been discussing getting a 2nd vehicle cos' it's really inconvenient with us having only one vehicle as we live in the boonies and we have a young child...you know, with appointments, errands, playdates, etc. So, we shall see.
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• United States
8 Mar 07
$3.37 a gallon..O my goodness gracious! where are you at that gas is so very high??
@listen2me (511)
• United States
1 Mar 07
i have to put gas in my truck everyday, not because of the trip but because the gas needle doesnt work. so i have to make sure theres at least 3 or 4 gal, in it before i go to work.
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• United States
1 Mar 07
How much do you drive that you fill up daily?? Do you drive much for your job?
@bronie123 (4589)
• United States
1 Mar 07
Well I fill up me car about twice per week because I work and go to school and neither is close to my home. My work is 17 miles away and my school is about 40 minutes away from my work. I go to work everyday and I go to school four nights a week so my car loves to drink gas :) Gas is around $2.24 in my area at the moment.
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• United States
1 Mar 07
That sure is alot of driving..both for work and school isn't it? I think that you must pay alot out of your work salary just to gas up the car??? What are you studying in school?