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#5 of 24 Re: Top Tier Gas [fezo]
Oct 08, 2012 (5:15 pm)
I think out here, Chevron and Shell tend to be the most expensive. Exxon is almost always the cheapest. I drive a relatively small annual mileage and buy premium anyway, so an extra 10-15 cents a gallon at most, isn't going to kill me.
#6 of 24 Re: Top Tier Gas [explorerx4]
Oct 08, 2012 (5:19 pm)
You're thinking of this
The user has many other clips from the same show, "Almost Live" - a very popular show in the late 80s-90s that was mostly local humor, often making fun of specific towns.
Today, sadly thanks to yuppies, transplants, and pseudo-hipsters. that neighborhood isn't quite the "little Scandinavia" it used to be. In many areas it is condo and expensive chain store-ized.
#7 of 24 Re: Top Tier Gas [fintail]
Oct 08, 2012 (5:43 pm)
Yes, Thanks that's it. I'm going to post it over on Smart Shopper.
#8 of 24 Re: Top Tier Gas [explorerx4]
Oct 10, 2012 (7:09 am)
Well, this one has certainly fallen flat.....
I'm a little surprised. I know some people who insist whatever gas they are buying is the best way to do it - from single brand folks, to ones that will put anything at all in their cars (loads of people around here use Wawa because it's cheap; Wawa will only tell you it's US oil and refined here - it is some brand under another name but they won't tell you that) to top tier fans....
All the brands here are priced pretty closely here. I'll gladly pay a few cents a gallon for the higher standards.
#9 of 24 Re: Top Tier Gas [fezo]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Oct 10, 2012 (8:25 am)
I think it's mostly marketing myself.
The brands that don't pay to become Top Tier will certainly defend their gas as being equal to or better than the competition.
I usually buy a Top Tier brand, but only because I get to use my grocery coupons. Otherwise the Citgo is a bit closer.
Back in Boise, I tended to buy Chevron for the Techron in it, but it varied. Last summer I added a bottle of Techron to the van because of a stumble going up a hill. Seemed to help.
Does Top Tier fuel make a difference? (I like Dtownfb's answer there).
#10 of 24 Re: Top Tier Gas [fezo]
Oct 10, 2012 (9:49 am)
I'll pay it, too. The difference is small enough where it can almost come down to peace of mind, and the Techron might be worth it too. And I get 3% back with Amex, so it helps.
#11 of 24 Re: Top Tier Gas [fezo]
Oct 10, 2012 (10:24 am)
I tend to use top tier when I can, assuming the price is about the same for other name brand places. I try to stay away from names I don't know, like Fezos gas or whatever, but of course sometimes you have to use what you can get (Such as on a recent way upstate NY trip we made) .
#12 of 24 Re: Top Tier Gas [fezo]
Oct 10, 2012 (12:52 pm)
I usually put Exxon or Mobil in my cars. Last 2 times I put in Shell, I had a noticeable mileage drop.
Filled up with Mobil this tank, and it looks like mileage it back to normal.
#13 of 24 Re: Top Tier Gas [steve_]
Oct 15, 2012 (12:57 pm)
Thanks steve. That was four years ago.
#14 of 24 Re: Top Tier Gas [dtownfb]
Oct 15, 2012 (5:36 pm)
Ya knew it was old. It listed ExxonMobil as not top tier. It has been top tier for some time.
I've developed this roadburner-type thing about putting good stuff in my car. Next up will be synthetic oil....