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    Lean mean speedin machine AR Boy's Avatar
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    All you guys... your fuel is piss cheap... Hong Kong is an arm and a leg... I can get pictues for those who don't believe me... Prices for all gases have been fixed within a similar range with all gasoline stations here (Mobil, Shell, Caltex, Esso) (LPG stations are cheaper, but are only for Taxis and mini-buses as LPG private cars don't sell here)

    Prepare for a heart attack...
    One forenote: US prices here are fixed to USD 1=HKD 7.8
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    Diesel fuel costs HK$6 (US$0.77) PER LITRE, NOT GALLON, which is equivalent to a 500ml bottle of coke.
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    Normal unleaded fuel costs HK$10 ( US$1.28) PER LITRE, NOT GALLON which is equivalent to a dollar menu double cheese burger (HK$8) and a Mc Donald's ice cream cone (HK$2) ouch.
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    Super unleaded fuel cost HK$13 (maybe $11) (US$1.28) PER LITRE, NOT GALLON. Equivalent to a bottle of Smirnoff Ice. Or if the supermarket has it on special... 2 bottles of it. That's also equivalent to 1/4 of fcuk booze.
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    Premium unleaded fuel (not available at all gas stations)... costs HK$15 (US$1.92) PER LITRE, NOT GALLON. maybe US$2 is equivalent to a cup of coffee at starbucks

    Yes... Ouch. My mum's 2001 Corolla takes in about HK$4XX of super unleaded fuel everytime she fills up... My 2000 Trueno takes in HK$350-600 per fill up. Our old 1986 Cressida (dumped when I got a Trueno)= HK$600-700 per fill up.
    My Brother has a BMW 5 series... $800 per fill up.

    Cousins? PER FILL UP Well they prefer European which is a stick up the butt.
    FAMILY ONE
    1998 Mercedes S 320 (Wife/Oldest son's car)- HK$1000
    late 2003 BMW 740i("Formal" car)[free car... from the boss damnit!]- HK$1000
    2003 Mercedes SL 500- $900-1200
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    FAMILY 2
    1992 Mercedes S 320- HK$1000
    2000 Lexus ES 300- HK$7XX
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    FAMILY 3
    1998 Mercedes E Class- HK$6XX
    2002 VW Polo GT- $450
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    Family 4
    Can't afford a car.
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    Family 5...
    Dad is a cabbie... takes about HK$100 to fill up with LPG. His Gas Cab took in a good HK$700


    These gay prices.... ugggg I was gonna buy a Lancer Evolution engine and put it in a Lancer Wagon... in the end I didn't get them... $$$.

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    In central IL its 1.58 for unleaded (really cheap!) but in the Chicago 'burbs its at least 20 cents more...
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    OK, WE HAVE GONE OVER $2.00 A GALLON FOR REGULAR 87 OCTANE IN RENO NEVADA plus we got 6" of snow today too. March 1st more snow and no gas.

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    2.25 price per gallon in Upland, CA when I filled up on Sunday.
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    I get the cheapest gas at $1.79 now. Self service is the way to go.

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    We got it for $1.49 this past weekend . . . but $1.54 seems to be more of the average around here.
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    $1.65 for 87 octane in St.Louis Burbs... and I have to fill up tommorow.
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    In Montreal, last I saw it was .89 cents a LITRE

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    Quote Originally Posted by cali
    You all may have received thia, as it made the email rounds not long ago, but I liked it so I thought I'd post it:

    Subject: You Think A Gallon Of Gas Is Expensive?

    Makes one think, and puts things in perspective.

    Diet Snapple 16 oz $1.29 -- $10.32 per gallon
    Lipton Ice Tea 16 oz $1.19 -- $9.52 per gallon
    Gatorade 20 oz $1.59 -- $10.17 per gallon
    Ocean Spray 16 oz $1.25 -- $10 .00 per gallon
    Brake Fluid 12 oz $3.15 -- $33.60 per gallon
    Vick's Nyquil 6 oz $8.35 -- $178.13 per gallon
    Pepto Bismol 4 oz $3.85 -- $123.20 per gallon
    Whiteout 7 oz $1.39 -- $25.42 per gallon
    Scope 1.5 oz $0.99 -- $84.48 per gallon
    - and this is the REAL KICKER...... Evian water 9 oz for $1.49 -- $21.19 per gallon $21.19 FOR WATER! ....and the buyers don't even know the source.
    So, the next time you're at the pump, be glad your car doesn't run on water,
    Scope, or Whiteout, or Heaven forbid, PEPTO BISMOL or NYQUIL!!!!
    Just a little humor to help ease the pain of your next trip to the pump.
    Yes, but I don't have to put 20 gallons of this in my car every week. I'd be riding a bike if that were the case!

    Right now, regular unleaded is @ $1.55 here. (Just filled my tank today )
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    Ours is a bit over $2.00 now. I think its $2.15? $2.30?

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