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Old 11-10-2013, 02:00 PM   #1261
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Are the differences in experience limited solely to differences in the gasoline from one area to the next, or are there also differences from car to car?
Given how greatly inconsistent other aspects of the car seem to be from one to the next (dct, mft, rattles, tire issues), I do not rule out the latter.
Are you really asking if there are differences from car to car?

Newsflash: There are several versions of firmware for the DCT, MFT, etc.
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Old 11-11-2013, 04:40 PM   #1262
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but stations love to charge 25 cents more for 93 than 89 around here.
For some mysterious reason ALL the SE Wisconsin stations now charge $0.40 more a gallon for Premium.
I pay it. the Premium is worth it over 87.
I know plenty of other parts of the country do not pay $0.40 per gallon upcharge for Premium.. So all it can be is some rip off by the gasoline pipeline distributor for our area.
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Old 11-11-2013, 05:03 PM   #1263
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For some mysterious reason ALL the SE Wisconsin stations now charge $0.40 more a gallon for Premium.
I pay it. the Premium is worth it over 87.
I know plenty of other parts of the country do not pay $0.40 per gallon upcharge for Premium.. So all it can be is some rip off by the gasoline pipeline distributor for our area.
Same here... It went from 30c more, to 40c more....
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Old 11-11-2013, 05:03 PM   #1264
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For some mysterious reason ALL the SE Wisconsin stations now charge $0.40 more a gallon for Premium.
I pay it. the Premium is worth it over 87.
I know plenty of other parts of the country do not pay $0.40 per gallon upcharge for Premium.. So all it can be is some rip off by the gasoline pipeline distributor for our area.
That's interesting. Premium is normally $0.40 more where I live but can often be $0.50 more. I wonder if certain areas tax Premium gas more than regular gas.
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Old 11-11-2013, 05:15 PM   #1265
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Keep it civil and on topic people.


This is unfortunately a discussion where each side has firm supporters who's arguments are equally valid and they won't be swayed easily.
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Old 11-12-2013, 07:52 PM   #1266
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I used to use mid-grade, 88 AKI for a while because we only have 86 (high altitude). Then switched to 91 and used E85, which was the worst. I know the book says to use 87 but we don't have it and since it's high altitude. I started using it and I noticed no big difference in mileage. My driving style is almost all the same and average 32-34 mpg of 50/50 city and highway driving. Odo is almost 4k


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I use plain ole 87 (E10) here, no problem
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Old 11-17-2013, 02:30 PM   #1268
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Car only has 2088 miles on it - first (dealer) tank was 87 since they did a car swap with another dealer and drove it 180 miles here. Car ran okay, it stumbled on cold mornings though. Second tank I switched to 89, ran it for a couple tanks and things were smoother. Now after running 91 we're sticking with it. Just runs the best, gas mileage is negligible since we both drive like hoons. Plus in a high C/R engine, why the hell not? All of our cars run premium now. The Volvo calls for it, the Subaru has a built motor, and the Focus pretty much calls for it. Makes it easy and doesn't really cost that much more here (24c more than regular).

My parents have a 2010 Sonata that has GDI and high C/R but only 'requires" regular. Now at 60k miles it pings like a sonofabitch and they refuse to put premium in it. :/ I forsee many of these GDI engines having this problem in the future.
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For some mysterious reason ALL the SE Wisconsin stations now charge $0.40 more a gallon for Premium.
I pay it. the Premium is worth it over 87.
I know plenty of other parts of the country do not pay $0.40 per gallon upcharge for Premium.. So all it can be is some rip off by the gasoline pipeline distributor for our area.
That's pretty much how it is here. Regular $2.95 on a good day, Midgrade being $3.09, Premium being $3.35 or something.

I found two stations near my college campus (BP, GetGo) that sometimes have better prices, where Regular is usually within +-10c of near my home.

The Giant Eagle GetGo station always charges +$0.10 per midgrade/premium but premium is only 92 octane and it's off brand gas.

I just fill up with 89 now when the BP station charges more for Premium, sometimes it's 10-15 cents more than midgrade and other times it's 25.
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