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Strange Things Motorists Do In Cheap Gas Stations

edited 23 February 2019 at 6:15PM in Funny Money
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  • prowlaprowla Forumite
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    I will often fill up the car before going for a long drive, or even if I'm at the supermarket and thus there anyway, rather than making a special trip.
  • I don't see any petrol station as being cheap.

    The more weight you carry as well.
    Dont you understand the difference between cheap and cheapest ?
  • jimbo6977jimbo6977 Forumite
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    Rapeseed oil's cheap. So cheap in fact that SE England had (politically speaking) too many people using it, hence the congestion charge, ULEZ etc. Old "diesel" cars off the road, newer diesels have to be fuelled with proper diesel. Tax $£$£$ fo da man!
  • bertiewhitebertiewhite Forumite
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    Like Robisere, I have to plan my top ups, as not many of the petrol stations have long opening hours either in Lincs. In an ideal world, I'd probably fill up only when needed but I know I'll use the fuel before it goes off anyway so I might as well top up when I get the chance, even if it's only a tenner's worth.
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  • toomsie wrote: »
    Down Crystal Palace in Sainsburys Gas Station at the weekend. I have noticed something interesting. This was brought to my attention by a neighbour who also does this. Actually, I was very surprised that your average poor person does this, let alone someone who owns luxury or sports cars like Mercs, BMWs and Landrover SUVs.

    Fill up their tank half full of gas. They either do this because it feels like they are not spending much or they actually don't have money at that time.

    I am working class with a Ford Focus MK2 station wagon 1.6. I only do this when I am using an expensive gas station.
    Some of my cars need high octane fuel to run well, and I try to make sure that that’s what they get.

    If I find myself caught short, and needing to go to a station that doesn’t sell what I need I’ll stick in the minimum amount to get me to somewhere where I can then fill up with the right sort of petrol.

    There’s nothing strange about this at all.
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    I go to my local gas station and fill my car with gas, irrespective of how much ullage there is in the tank. There is only one gas station near where I live so I have no choice but to go there.
    If I pass somewhere when I am out and about that sells cheaper gas then I will stop and fill up. Even if it is less than half a tank-full it is still a saving.

    I do not see why anyone would think this is strange.
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    I was talking about this to a property expert. It could be a great way to spot a quality area. An area where people drive cheap cars but fill up their tank could be better than areas where people drive nice cars hardly fill up their tank.
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    Gas is one of the four fundamental states of matter (the others being solid, liquid, and plasma)
    I suppose that ‘gas’ referring to petrol would be ok if it were written gas. with a full stop, as that indicates it is an abbreviation of ‘gasoline’.

    However, it’s probably best to stick to asking for petrol in British filling stations, as otherwise you could end up with a canister  of butane or propane.
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    edited 16 February at 10:23AM
    Pyxis said:
    Gas is one of the four fundamental states of matter (the others being solid, liquid, and plasma)
    I suppose that ‘gas’ referring to petrol would be ok if it were written gas. with a full stop, as that indicates it is an abbreviation of ‘gasoline’.

    However, it’s probably best to stick to asking for petrol in British filling stations, as otherwise you could end up with a canister  of butane or propane.



    Or an apostrophe after the word gas'.

    One of my cars is duel fuel. When I say I fill the tank with gas, I mean that I fill the tank with gas. I probably only put petroleum spirit in its other tank about twice a year.
    LPG is about 55p/L when sold at a supermarket but can be up to 10p/L dearer at an independent supplier. When I say "cheap" gas station I am referring to the former.


    The MPG is slightly worse when running on gas but overall the fuel cost is roughly half what it is when running on petrol. The down side is that the fuel system has twice as much gubbins under the bonnet that needs servicing or repairing if it goes wrong.
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  • TripleHTripleH Forumite
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    I filled up our car with cheap gas. My wife hasn't spoken to me now for days.
    It was a petrol engine..  :(
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