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Sticker shock: gasoline

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I just filled up my normal, 4-door sedan, which has a 16-gallon tank. $48.40! This is not the premium fuel, either, but the middle one, just above regular: 87 octane rating.

Man, if I were still commuting to work, that would be $100 per week cash outlay for gas. $400 a month. That would be one heck of a hit.

The first auto manufacturer to come out with a really high-mileage car is going to make a killing. The next generation of the Prius, due in 2008 (a presidential election year) will get around 100 mpg. (The story says 113 mpg, but that’s in the UK: Imperial gallon. In the US, using our gallon, it will be about 94 mpg.)

Written by LeisureGuy

30 June 2006 at 12:33 pm

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  1. You people have it too good. In the little land where I live, regular gasolene (we call it “benzine”) is sold by the liter & costs the equivalent of more than $6.00 per gallon.

    Happy Jack the early bird

    2 July 2006 at 2:25 am

  2. Wow. $100 for a fill-up… That would be $800 to commute. I can see getting a motorbike…

    leisureguy

    2 July 2006 at 7:35 am


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