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Old 08-14-2013, 10:48 PM   #1
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A thought on Jeeps and mpg.

I'm in USA on a work visa from New Zealand.

Filled up my new to me YJ here for the first time today..gas bill came to $54. Last time I had a tank that cheap was circa 2001. In my 1.6L Hyundai.

Y'all got nothing to complain about! (those that do)

...of course the planet is still screwed but hey.

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Old 08-14-2013, 10:49 PM   #2
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By comparison my brother filled up his Cherokee 4.0 in NZ the other day...$147. Boom.

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Old 08-14-2013, 10:57 PM   #3
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Only problem is that 54 bucks.. Runs out rather quickly and turns into ALOT of 54 dollars.. Haha but its worth it. Or so i keep telling myself..
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Old 08-15-2013, 12:17 AM   #4
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What's the point of that kinda comparison? They are not earning American salary in NZ anyway..

It's like asking a guy from New Mexico to fill his tank in Hawaii.
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Old 08-15-2013, 05:31 AM   #5
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Was it empty? It costs me about $75 to fill up ($3.45 X 25) but its not usually completely empty. But I also don't travel a bunch of miles in my jeep without needing gas. Of course mine's a '03 4.0 6 cylinder.
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Old 08-15-2013, 07:37 AM   #6
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What's the point of that kinda comparison? They are not earning American salary in NZ anyway..

It's like asking a guy from New Mexico to fill his tank in Hawaii.
No. Its like comparing the cost of gas in USA to that of a another country with a similar exchange rate.

Anyways whatever, I'm enjoying cheap gas for a change
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Old 08-15-2013, 10:45 AM   #7
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He's right, it's cheaper here. Regardless of wages...looking at a smaller bill is always worth smiling about. Good for you Kiwi
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Old 08-15-2013, 11:01 AM   #8
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I went to Ireland this summer and it cost me $180 to fill my friggin tank! (Diesel 1.4ltr engine) It seem like the MPG was 2-3X better but the car we had drove like a golf cart ...delayed throttle response. The conclusion I came to was that we Americans love our vehicles and see it as an extension to ourselves & personality. Our backbone highway system was built and designed to handle HUGE monsters rolling at 60+mph. Other places see a vehicle as just a tool to get from point A to B because of the roadways and highway system aren't built to handle such a wide variety of vehicles. Was quite the eye opener for me!!!
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Old 08-15-2013, 07:36 PM   #9
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When we visit France every 4 years and rent a car they sell fuel by the liter and use the Euro for currency but the last time we were there in 2011 it was around $8 per gallon after converting things to USD and gallons.

I laugh whenever I hear someone complain about paying $4/gal for gas here in the US.
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Old 08-15-2013, 08:03 PM   #10
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I drive my 6.4 hemi Jeep as my daily driver because it gets better gas mileage (14 mpg) than my diesel pickup truck (13 mpg), and the premium fuel cost less than diesel. Not to mention its a whole lot more FUN to drive.

We have a grocery store chain here that gives you a discount on gas prices depending on how much you spend on groceries at their store. Last time I filled up the Jeep premium unleaded cost $3.22 a gallon, which I can live with.
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Old 08-15-2013, 09:18 PM   #11
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my 07 JKU takes 60 bucks to fill from empty here in Florida. Heck of a lot different than 30 for the Mitsubishi Eclipse..
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my 07 JKU takes 60 bucks to fill from empty here in Florida. Heck of a lot different than 30 for the Mitsubishi Eclipse..
Sigh.. Anyone still remember the days when $10 can get you somewhere far.
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Old 08-16-2013, 02:19 AM   #13
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i remember when you could drive around for the weekend for $10 in a V8 chevy
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Old 08-16-2013, 07:26 AM   #14
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yep that was bac k in the day,s that are long gone>>>>>anyone remember the gas war,s where i have seen gas down to 10-25cents a gallon... like to see that happen again==lol

and a yj tank is only 12 gallons vs jk 25 gallon....
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Old 08-17-2013, 09:00 AM   #15
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I drive my 6.4 hemi Jeep as my daily driver because it gets better gas mileage (14 mpg) than my diesel pickup truck (13 mpg), and the premium fuel cost less than diesel. Not to mention its a whole lot more FUN to drive.

We have a grocery store chain here that gives you a discount on gas prices depending on how much you spend on groceries at their store. Last time I filled up the Jeep premium unleaded cost $3.22 a gallon, which I can live with.
Hate to break it to you man, but you're paying for that gas anyways.. through your grocery prices.

They're certainly not running a charity!

But I agree it does ease the perceived pain a bit.
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Old 08-17-2013, 09:23 AM   #16
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I LOVE the discount gas. Qe have some convenient stores that discount the gas to between .10 & .20 cents with a cash payment. Which is very nice. I think the average price around here is about 3.50
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Old 08-17-2013, 03:52 PM   #17
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Hate to break it to you man, but you're paying for that gas anyways.. through your grocery prices.

They're certainly not running a charity!

But I agree it does ease the perceived pain a bit.
Except, we've checked grocery prices at the three grocery stores in town, and the place that discounts gas prices is also the place that has lower grocery prices. I don't think they're running a charity either, but the other grocery stores are certainly turning a bigger profit margin.
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Old 08-20-2013, 03:02 PM   #18
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Gas is $4 a gallon up in the PNW so you gotta use those gas discounts whenever you can.

I use the Safeway gas discount all the time.
Been getting about .40 cents a gallon off at every fill up for the past 4 years.

Stock up on groceries once a week, fill my tank every other week. Works out well.
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Old 08-20-2013, 03:57 PM   #19
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Hmmm Its 3.19 here. I do remember when it was 53 cents, and my dad saying he would sell the car if it went up much more. LOL Parents still have a car and truck today.
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:02 PM   #20
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My thoughts on Jeeps and MPG's... Dont think about it
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:58 PM   #21
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Drive it like you stole it, it's meant to be fun....an anti-prius. Seriously coming from a HD truck this thing is cheap!
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:53 PM   #22
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Drive it like you stole it, it's meant to be fun....an anti-prius. Seriously coming from a HD truck this thing is cheap!
Ditto

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