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Another fill-up on 12-13-2019 at 33,335 for 478 miles, used 10 Gallon at $2.229 (Food City with $0.15 discount). That is 47.8MPG (below the average for this car over the 33,335 miles, cooler weather ??).

It is a 2017 EX with the Sunroof PKG for extra safety equipment.

Typical driving this period, mostly county roads at 35 to 55 MPH and some town / city with a few stops and some traffic. Just realized Tire Pressure is down to 33PSI, been negligent as usually keep it near 40PSI. DID FINALLY pump tires up near end of this period.
 

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Talking about Gas Prices and GasBuddy APP --- Maybe a few cents difference with in a reasonable distance in area you are in.

It is not worth driving 10 miles and 10 miles back (20 Miles) for a fill up to save $0.10 a gallon (say 10 gallon = $1 saved). Drive 20 miles, takes 0.4 gallon at 50 MPG.

Save a $1 on fill-up and spend $2.50 per gallon x 0.4 gallon = $1. Break even at $2.50 (What is your typical price per gallon). That does not count wear and tear on car, tires, and time to go 20 miles.

It irritates me that our immediate area has a Food City and Kroger (can get points = $0.15 per gallon +/-), a WEIGEL's that gives 7 to 10 cents if you use their card (Debit to you Bank), PILOT gives 3 cents a gallon, other stations give $0.10 per gallon if you use their credit card (pain to deal with another credit card).

Anyway, the price local use to be as good or lower as anyplace in town. Now it's generally around 10 cents higher in our area than say the other side of town. Or, go 25 miles west to a town that is always cheaper by 10 or 15 cents. I think the local suppliers get together and hold prices.

Anyway, we depend a lot on points from Grocery Shopping (KROGER and FOOD CITY) to save usually (average) $0.15 a gallon over the normal retail they show.

Not like it is a fortune over a years driving (say 12,000 miles at 50 MPG = 240 gallon X $0.12 average saving = $28.80 per year).

However, a $1 saved is like $1.50 earned. IT'S THE PRINCIPAL of THE THING. :rolleyes:
 

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Then a friend of mine moved to CA from TN. Talking to him a few weeks ago, he was over $4 a gallon (near double what we were here in TN). l
 

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Here in the northwestern US we have Fred Meyer (now owned by Kroger). They offer fuel points discount at both their own stations and Shell stations. Each 100 points gives 10 cents per gallon discount, up to $1 per gallon. Since that's where we do the majority of our shopping, we usually have enough points for 3-4 fill-ups with the full $1 per gallon discount. With the current cold weather, I'm filling the Niro about once per month (about twice as often as the summer months), with my daughter filling her GTI with the rest of the discount each month. According to Fuelly, I'm running just under 2 cents per mile to drive on gas. Naturally, being a PHEV that skews the number a lot. Right now regular gas is about $3.40 in my area.

When I still had my Passat TDI, there was a Shell station that for some unknown reason was doubling my discount to $2 per gallon. There were several months that I was paying about 30 cents per gallon of diesel. I was at about 2 cents per mile, which was incredible. But bottom line is that fuel point discounts can really add up and make a noticeable improvement in your cost per mile.
 

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atc98092 Familiar with Fred Meyer as lived in Silverdale for 1 1/2 years. Didn't know it was owned by KROGER. We have KROGER (supermarket groceries) here in East TN and shop groceries there. Typically, we only accumulate $0.15 discount on average. However, gas prices here seem to be $1 less than yours and $2 less than CA (wonder why West Coast is so much higher on gas?).
 

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I missed posting a fill up at 33,834 miles here and on FUELLY -- correcting that today (01-22-2020). So, doing two here.

1) Another fill-up on 12-31-2019 at 33,834 for 499 miles, used 9.99 Gallon at $2.149 (KROGER with $0.15 discount). That is 49.95MPG ( a bit below the average for this car over the 33,834 miles, cooler weather ??).

2) Another fill-up on 01-19-2020 at 34,325 for 491 miles, used 9.841 Gallon at $2.049 (KROGER with $0.15 discount). That is 49.9MPG (a bit below the average for this car over the 34,325 miles, cooler weather ??)

Not showing much change from Ave, but weather has been warmer than normal during the above periods.

It is a 2017 EX with the Sunroof PKG for extra safety equipment.

Typical driving this period, mostly county roads at 35 to 55 MPH and some town / city with a few stops and some traffic. Tire Pressure corrected after 12-31-2019 fill up and was 40PSI for the 01-19-2020 fill up.
 

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Limited number of refineries that supply California so that raises price. It really goes up when just one refinery goes down. That happens also in some other markets but not as much. Also, tax per gallon is 61 cents versus 27 cents in TN.
 

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In the summer I didn’t go above 4.2-4.5 liters, it happened in a city with traffic jams and climate control turned on that I could get into a flow rate of 3.6 liters or more. if you go along the highway with a stove at a speed of 80 kilometers per hour, you get 4 liters per 100 kilometers.
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I did it again, missed posting a Fillup here and on FUELLY for 02-05-20. So, I am catching up with two Fillups (one for 02-05-20 ended up 52.1 MPG and and one for today 03-02-20 ended up 48.0 MPG).

1) 02-05-20 was at 34846 miles for 521 miles and 10.0 gallon for 52.1MPG.
2) 03-02-20 was at 35464 miles for 618 miles and 12.88 gallon for 48.0 MPG. Colder weatehr this month (but it has not been real bad this year). Note: we had added 3 gallon on 02-23-20 to give us a few more days to build up points for gas discount at KROGER, so that plus the 9.88 gallon today made the 12.88 gallon and 618 miles.

Note: Cost per Gallon was $2.089. Use was mostly county roads at 35 to 55 MPH and some City / Town with some stops and traffic. It is a 2017 EX Model with Sunroof.
 

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FUELLY for 03-13-20, was at 35,826 miles for 362 miles and 6.693 gallon at $1.869 per gallon for 54.9 MPG. Some above average MPG, it has been warmer in upper 50sF to low 70sF

Used a bit more city (Knoxville area, but some of that was oepn rood and at 65 MPH), otherwise county roads at 35 to 55 MPH.

It is a 2017 EX Model with Sunroof Safety Pkg.
 

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FUELLY for 04-19-20 was at 36,320 miles for 494 miles and 9.322 gallon at $1.299 per gallon for 53.0 MPG. A bit above average MPG, it has remained warmer in upper 50sF to low 70sF

Not Typical use this period due to the Virus issue, some local miles, but mostly RT of 14 to 18 miles for groceries.

NIRO is a 2017 EX Model with Sunroof Safety Pkg.

BTW: I add I am frustrated with Gas Prices Variations within a 25 mile range. I am not so much complaining about prices here as compared to a lot of the country we are below average. By the way, here is East TN, I live 6 miles from Seymour, unincorporated, and 12 miles form Sevierville, incorporated.

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1)East of Downtown Sevierville is typically 20 to 25 CENTS per gallon cheaper than Seymour area near where I live. A few days ago, Seymour was $1.499 with discounts from $1.599, Downtown was $1.259 to $1.299 with no discounts, and a couple miles East of Downtown (that be 15 to 20 miles from me) was $1.179 with discounts from the average of $1.299.

2)Today, 04-29-2020, I called Kroger (7 miles away) in Seymour and price was $1.599 (I had a $0.25 discount available = $1.349). I called U-Shop (3 miles away) and it was $1.299. So I went to U-Shop to fill up (4 miles closer and $0.05 cheaper).

NOT SO MUCH big money (save maybe $0.50), it's the DANG principal of the thing. There has to be price fixing in a given area. Seymour has a Food City, Kroger, Pilot, WEIGEL'S, and an EXXON all with in 3 miles of each other.

PS: U-Shop a few days ago was $1.179 (same as East of Downtown) and a Pilot 3 miles past U-Shop was $1.399.
 

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72 days [feb 27 to may 9] / 2445km (1519 miles) and 1.5L/100km (153.5/mpg) on one simple tank... this is amazing! (y)
 

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FUELLY for 05-19-20 (EDIT Mis Type was 05-29-20) at 36,775 miles for 455 miles and 9.10 gallon at $1.049 per gallon for 50.0 MPG. About average MPG for this NIRO and our use. It has remained warmer in upper 60F to low 70sF

Not Typical use this period due to the Virus issue. Did have more hospital and DR visits due to a procedure on May 4. So had a bit more major Hwy and some Interstate travels. Other than that was typical county roads at 35 to 55 MPH and some local town/city miles, but mostly RT of 14 to 18 miles for groceries.

Low gas price $1.049 per gallon was due to a $0.65 discount at KROGER using points from buying groceries.

NIRO is a 2017 EX Model with Sunroof Safety Pkg.
 

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Paid .93 cents in Kentucky three weeks ago on a trip! Regular station, credit card pays back 5% on gas purchases. Still have a couple hundred miles to go with that tank. 1.05 the tank before in New Orleans.
 

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Wow. There's a few stations in WA that are under $2 per gallon, but they're all in eastern WA, across the mountains. Within a reasonable driving range from my home, we're still around $2.40 per gallon at best. If I go to Shell or Fred Meyer, I can use my Kroger fuel points and save $1 per gallon. But unless they roll my points over again I'm going to lose a huge amount of points.
 

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FUELLY for 07-01-20 (last fill up 05-29-20, not going much with the Virus) at 37,168 miles for 393 miles and 7.570 gallon at $1.899 per gallon for 51.9 MPG. About average MPG for this NIRO and our use. It has been in upper 70sF to mid 80sF.

Did include 60 miles of Interstate July 1 on way to Banner Elk, NC at 70 MPH +/-. Other than that was typical county roads at 35 to 55 MPH and some local town/city miles, mostly RT of 14 to 18 miles for groceries.

NIRO is a 2017 EX Model with Sunroof Safety Pkg.
 

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Just filled up today at $1.88, more than double my last fill more than two months ago of $.93. Hot so I'm using my motorcycle almost exclusively when I can't use my bicycle. In fact, it is hauling my bicycle to a bike path 30 miles away that made me fill up today. Really too hot even for a motorcycle ride to the store.
 

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I had to finally put my first tank of gas in my 2020 Touring today, bought the car on the 6th with 24 miles on it and I gave in with 10 miles of range left. I know there is a reserve but I didn't want to push it....literally. Also, I am a person that typically stops for gas once a car is below a quarter tank but I wanted to get as much out of it as I could on my first tank.

Anyway, we have Kroger and Kroger gas stations around here in Indiana and I have only been able to put gas in my truck every now and then because I don't drive it often...15 mpg and they don't carry 93 octane which is what my previous car required, so I was limited on which stations I could go to and paying close to or over $3 per gallon. Now I can use all of our points that usually expire, so today I got $0.70 off per gallon which put the price at $1.299 for a little over 10 gallons. Very first mpg to report is 45.89 MPG!

I'm blown away. I'm still getting used to the Niro, blasting AC since it's been crazy humid and in the 90's ever since I bought it. I drive at least 400 miles a week just to and from work plus a side trip or two. I was paying around $250 every month for gas, sometimes more. This thing is awesome, I'm looking forward to not stopping at the gas station every 3 days or so. I downloaded Fuelly, but it's my first fill up so once I get some more stacked up in there, I'll figure out how to post a forum link.
 

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<< This thing is awesome, I'm looking forward to not stopping at the gas station every 3 days or so.>>

Call us demented but there is a sort of ethereal joy of driving past gas stations. :D
 

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<< This thing is awesome, I'm looking forward to not stopping at the gas station every 3 days or so.>>

Call us demented but there is a sort of ethereal joy of driving past gas stations. :D
Yes, I went 3 months before needing to fill, and even then it wasn't absolutely necessary. Just had some Kroger fuel points to use. That was almost a month ago, and the gas gauge still reads full. I've driven about 500 miles, and the ICE was only used for heat on some cooler mornings. Right now the display is reading 800 MPG. Yeah, that's fun :)
 
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