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Old 09-16-2013, 04:46 PM   #47
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Originally Posted by kam327 View Post
I agree about the premium - if I wanted to pay 15% more for fuel I would've just gotten a car that runs much more smoothly on regular that gets 15% less fuel economy. ...
Isn't that "six of one and half a dozen of t' other"?

The problems people are having should not be happening, but they are. They should not have to pay 15% more for fuel (is any of that cost offset by improved mpg?), but isn't it at least worth trying to see whether it helps? At least for a few tanks.

Even if you added 15% to the fuel cost for the life of the car, that may still end up being less than the alternatives. (Getting rid of the car and replacing it, lawsuit, self-financed modifications or repairs, etc.) I haven't done the calculations, but if I were in that spot I would be doing them. (I dislike dealing with lawyers about as much as I do dealing with new car service departments.)
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