I had been looking at all those Jag adds on the net. started looking at
comperable $30k sport Lux cars. and damn if they all don't want 91 fuel.
I will likely be in the market for one of these sometime next year. But do
any of them not require 91? I had read on one of the Jag forums that people
are running 87 regardless. Have you ever heard of such a thing? running 87
octane when the manufactures says 91?
But anyways, my options are a really tricked out F150 or a sport Lux.
"AGuyNamedSteve" <seeverist@GS455.earthlink.net> wrote in message
> I've been riding the bus for quite some time now - since before it was
> even $1.75/gallon. With my Ranger, my last fillup was $45, but I only
> fill up a few times/month with my regular driving.
> However, I'm getting closer to replacing the Ranger. If it hadn't been
> for the $5000 engine replacement, it'd be paid off and gone. My
> original plan was to have an SUV and a coupe for my wife and I. I was
> thinking Toyota 4Runner with the V8 engine - could actually use it to
> trailer the Buick if I were to do that in the future, and an Infiniti
> G35 coupe.
> Unfortunately the G35 coupe requires premium fuel... that may have to
> get axed. The V8 4Runner only gets a little better mileage than the
> Ranger... may have to change that plan.
> Right now I'm sort of in limbo. I do know that we don't like having to
> have other people drive when we go out with them (currently have my
> Ranger and wife's 95 Civic). I've considered cars like the Audi A4 3.2
> AWD, BMW 330xi (2005 they stopped making it with the body change), Acura
> TL, and a variety of others. Personally I'd like AWD for this if I
> don't end up with an SUV.
> There isn't one American car that really interests me, for my practical
> purposes. It's a sad truth, and I've really tried to find one.
> So the gas prices are affecting potential replacement vehicle choices.
> We'll see what happens.
> 72 Skylark Custom455
> dwight wrote:
> > Stopped to gas up this morning, and 87 was going for $2.659 (I know it's
> > higher in some areas). The Sunoco was selling its Ultra94 for only two
> > more, so I chipped in another 26 cents for that.
> > Still, $36.46 is my new record for a tankful of gas. (It really wasn't
> > long ago... I remember breaking the $20.00 barrier for the first time.)
> > What's really amazing to me is my own reaction. I just shrug, fill up,
> > continue to drive the same way I always do.
> > If my tires were suddenly $250 apiece, I'd probably take it a little
> > on start-ups and turns. If my brakes became $1,000 jobs, I'd be doing a
> > more coasting. But seeing gas nearly double in price in a very short
> > hasn't affected my driving or slowed me down.
> > Is it because the price comes in little bumps two and three times a
> > How has the gas price increases affected your own driving, folks?
> > dwight