Yeah - in the early 60's I had an ESSO station in PA. Sold gas for 24.9 and
had to give free glasses and carriers, along with S&H Green Stamps. Gas
sales were a losing proposition. I made my living doing repairs inside.
San Antonio-- a few places have $2.59, a lot of $2.69. It varies about
20 cents from one part of town to another. BTW, I can remember 18.9
cents during price wars as recently as 1971 or 72. To the previous
poster about the Dodge Dart-- at 22 cents, I doubt you could have fit $4
worth in it, let alone $5.
Last week. I was riding with a guy in his wife's F-150, about a 2001,
and he commented that in the last week or so he noticed it was pinging a
lot more than it used to. I have a 92 GMC p/u and a 2001 Dodge van
company truck and have noticed the exact same thing. Lower price=lower
I've seen 3.30 to 3.65 price range around Rochester NY. The cheapest
station, I don't buy there. Cause when I was in college I bought some of the
gas there, and it didn't run very well. That was 1983, so I must not be very
forgiving? Like you, I find that the couple cents saved on the pump price
often gives gasoline that doesn't run properly.
In Clyde, NY, one gas station finally took out the pumps. Not enough markup
on gasoline. He does about as well, on soda, chips, beer, cigs. The leaky
fuel tank and EPA headaches, and it just wasn't worth it.
My Dodge Dart got about 11 MPG and wouldn't run when it was wet. It was a
1974 model, the first year Chrysler had electronic ignition. And when I had
it, gas was about .89 or so a galon.
What model year was your Dodge Dart?
The Dart I had was a 65 model. It had a point type
ignition system. The electronic ignition was put on
all models starting in 1972 with some performance
models getting it earlier. I had fun with that car,
I did all sorts of modifications to it and had a blast.
On Tue, 14 Oct 2008 19:26:53 -0400, Kurt Ullman wrote:
A friend went to Il about 2 weeks ago. As soon as he crossed the border
gas was 50 cents more than Missouri and eastern MO was about 20 cents more
than here. I see it is 20 cents more in Iowa also, $2.67. Highest price
is in Nome, AK at %5.31. Guess it doesn't matter that AK is a mega source
of crude. Guess there are no refineries in AK.
We are still well-above $3 in Knoxville, TN (one station was as high
as $5.39 a few weeks ago). I have stopped eating at restaurants, mall
shopping, weekend rides, etc when fillups went over $80, since there's
little money left. With oil barrels under $90, we should be seeing
$2.80 a gallon.
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