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Old 15th May 2004
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Default petrol price again !!!!!!!!!!!!

well folks i'm off on my summer holidays tomorrow and i'm flying off to majorca for a week, so in preporation i filled the car up with petrol and admittedly it was pritty empty but it cost £55.15 to fill it i couldn't believe it the last time i filled up from empty it was just about £48

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55 pounds ?
it's like 100 bucks to fill up the tank

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Old 15th May 2004
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gas is up to $2.12/gallon for 91 octane
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Just paid 2.08 going up to 2.18 tomorrow. :! Thinking of a Vespa or moped. Actually since ethanol here in the US is sustainable, a nice blend would probably be less expensive. At any rate it's still less than the Gold Schlager I invested 8) in this aft.
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Old 17th May 2004
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When complaining about our fuel prices, I always remember our friends in the UK who have it waaayyy worse! But it's up to about $3/gal. in California, I've heard. Luckily, we're sitting at about $2.10-$2.30 here.

I'm glad I drive a car that gets 30MPG! 8) I laughed out loud when I drove past a used car lot yesterday and saw two brand new Hummers that were recently traded in! What's worse - I heard on Fox News today that only Saudi Arabia isn't working at FULL CAPACITY as is!

So who's up for an official SaabCentral trip to Venezuela? Only .14 cents (US) per gallon! Been there a few times, beautiful place!!
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My local garage has gone up 4p a litre in the last week. I filled both cars up yesterday which was a bit of a shocker
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Im in for building a secret tapline !
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I laugh every time I cruise by the gas station hocking Super Unleaded for $2.17/gal. as I look down at my trip odometer, reading 250 miles just under 3/4 of a tank. Long live the Aero! Its not so hard to forgo the full power of the B234R to squeeze 32mpg out of it by shifting at 2000rpms.

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I laugh every time I cruise by the gas station hocking Super Unleaded for $2.17/gal. as I look down at my trip odometer, reading 250 miles just under 3/4 of a tank. Long live the Aero! Its not so hard to forgo the full power of the B234R to squeeze 32mpg out of it by shifting at 2000rpms.
It's either that, or 240miles on a full tank with a huge grin on your face. I love my Aero - But I hate filling it up...
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Ho Hum,
Those of you in the USA think yourselves lucky!? . Here in dear old Blighty petrol is currently about $6 a US gallon
Though, in Baghdad, if you can get it. Petrol is currently about ONE CENT a gallon!!!

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I laugh every time I cruise by the gas station hocking Super Unleaded for $2.17/gal. as I look down at my trip odometer, reading 250 miles just under 3/4 of a tank. Long live the Aero! Its not so hard to forgo the full power of the B234R to squeeze 32mpg out of it by shifting at 2000rpms.
I tend to find the temptation to be more than I can handle on my 2001 Aero.

I average roughly 22mpg.

Funny thing is that the factory lists the highway milage at 28mpg for my 2001 9-5 Aero, but I have done MUCH better than that.

On a 100 mile trip - obeying the speed limit of 55-65mph - through hilly parts of Conneticut I averaged almost 38mpg.. (And this was with winter fuel blend)

10mpg (!) above the factory rating. I wonder why they list their numbers soo much lower than they are, casue that is really becoming a great selling point for these cars. What other car the size of the 9-5 with the power of the Aero can pull off that kind of numbers?
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It's either that, or 240miles on a full tank with a huge grin on your face. I love my Aero - But I hate filling it up...
I once drove on a long stretch of uninterrupted 35-40mph road and stuck in fith the entire time. When I stopped and filled her up the SID showed me just over a 700mile DTE I was proud

A combination of high milage and a cavernous 18.5 gallon tank. (but it does hurt when you have to fill that large thing up though)
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Ho Hum,
Those of you in the USA think yourselves lucky!? . Here in dear old Blighty petrol is currently about $6 a US gallon
Though, in Baghdad, if you can get it. Petrol is currently about ONE CENT a gallon!!!

M.
Actually, I once saw a video from Iraq on the news that featured a very nice C900. A bomb exploded next to the road, and from what it looked like, the C900 was almost untouched except for a few discolorations. See, whether accidents, snow, rain, or roadside bombs - you're safe in a Saab! 8)
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Actually, I once saw a video from Iraq on the news that featured a very nice C900. A bomb exploded next to the road, and from what it looked like, the C900 was almost untouched except for a few discolorations. See, whether accidents, snow, rain, or roadside bombs - you're safe in a Saab!
That would probably be politicaly incorrect for the next SAAB advert (even in Iraq)

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Luckily, Sainsburys in HatchWarren Basingstoke still has it at 79.9
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Luckily, Sainsburys in HatchWarren Basingstoke still has it at 79.9
Ditto the one in Crawley.(minus 4p a litre, after pushing the cart about )

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OMG! gas just jumped to 2.12 as of today.so much for sub-$2 gas.

If gas gets above 3 bucks here I will install a locking gas cap and go hunting BMWs with a hose.or get a moped
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Old 20th May 2004
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I will be the first to admit that we Americans are very spoiled regarding gasoline prices.

Hey, fellow Americans....OUR GAS IS CHEAP. Quit complaining!
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Old 20th May 2004
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Mine is $2.37 and it will probably go over $2.60...it may be inexpensive compared to europe, but since 2 months ago you could get fuel for $1.70, it seems like quite a rip off

but you never know, maybe more americans will stop driving suv's because they get 5 miles to the gallon...yea right :-?
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Mine is $2.37 and it will probably go over $2.60...
$2.57 today for Premium in Seattle...two days ago is was only $2.35 - then again, Washington State's average per gallon is the 5th highest in the country ...

...and yes, gas in the US is incredibly cheap compared to other countries, but regardless - it is still twice as much to fill up today as it was a year ago - and that hurts no matter what...

Hmmm...anyone ever ever do the hydrogen power mod? :wink: (THAT is a hint Debra Kelly-Ennis - make SAAB be an automotive leader and be first to market with a practical hydrogen fuel cell...)
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