If you were rich....

$ Rich $ - If you were rich, would you buy more expensive things or still buy cheap things?
@Kythe42 (1412)
United States
June 30, 2007 9:02am CST
Would you the premium gas which is a lot more expensive, or would you continue to get the cheapest gas?I'm not sure such exactly which I would do if I was rich. Supposedly the premium gas is better for you engine, so I might spring for the expensive stuff. Then again, even if you are rich and money is no object, why pay more for something than you have to?
1 person likes this
5 responses
• Canada
30 Jun 07
The only difference between premium and regular is that premium burns more easily, therefore your car would accelerate faster. As you mentioned, it is also better for the engine (over many years). If you were rich, you wouldn't be driving so you won't realize how well your car responds when you press on the gas petal (because you'll have a driver) and you wouldn't worry too much about a car (because you can buy a new one) :P
1 person likes this
@Kythe42 (1412)
• United States
30 Jun 07
Thanks for explaining about the acceleration. Lots of good points that you made. Thanks for your input.
@ackars (1942)
• India
30 Jun 07
If I was rich,why should I use the same cheap gas or whatever it be man..I will go for the better quality costly one for sure...
@Kythe42 (1412)
• United States
30 Jun 07
Yes I guess this discussion could apply to many other items. I know if I was rich I'd by much better quality food than I buy now.
• United States
30 Jun 07
Even if I was rich, and I had a car, I would stick with the cheaper gas because if I wanted the premium gas, I would have gotten it before. I think it is all the same thing, but it is the quality of it.
1 person likes this
@Kythe42 (1412)
• United States
30 Jun 07
Yes even if you are rich, it's still nice to save money.
@latsmom (824)
30 Jun 07
WEll I have to say the rich only get richer by saving money, I suppose teh premium is better on your engine but then if you were that rich you woudl probably not keep the car for long anyway lol.
@Kythe42 (1412)
• United States
30 Jun 07
Very true, if you have all the money in the world, you could replace the car very easily.
@Inky261 (2524)
• Germany
30 Jun 07
I am not rich. The instruction manual for my car says I can run it on regular or premium, either way. I have decided to buy always premium gas for my car. I treat my car good. For me to buy the cheap gas means being too frugal. I treat my car like a baby. It was brand new when I bought it and I want to have it for many years.
@Kythe42 (1412)
• United States
30 Jun 07
Well nice that you can actually afford to get the more expensive gas, especially with the prices rising all the time. I can barely afford the cheapest gas.