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Hey Guys,

I'm getting a good 19MPG on street 90% of the time. It sucks though that the car only goes about 300Miles on a full tank... or so the computer says... I have not taken any long trips on the car either so I am yet to test the Hwy MPG.

What kind of MPG do you guys get on your cars?

Also what kind of gas do you pump? Brand and Octane level?

I only use Chevron 91/premium... only because i used to drive the infiniti and the car required it... This car doesn't... but i have not seen any benefits from higher octane fuel....

Post your thoughts !!!
 

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Hey Guys,

I'm getting a good 19MPG on street 90% of the time. It sucks though that the car only goes about 300Miles on a full tank... or so the computer says... I have not taken any long trips on the car either so I am yet to test the Hwy MPG.

What kind of MPG do you guys get on your cars?

Also what kind of gas do you pump? Brand and Octane level?

I only use Chevron 91/premium... only because i used to drive the infiniti and the car required it... This car doesn't... but i have not seen any benefits from higher octane fuel....

Post your thoughts !!!
I use 91 octane from either Shell, Costco or Quick Trip, and Yes the car does require it. It's on page 225 of the Owners manual. When I refill my range is 325 to 350 for a weeks worth of driving, and I refill once per week on Friday after the work week.

When I drove from Phoenix to Tucson, about 120 miles, I averaged 36 mpg while in non-Sport mode and no paddle shifters. When driving in mixed conditions I can usually get about 24 mpg. That being said, I drive it like I stole it with the paddle shifters, and Sport+ selected, and even then I still manage to get 21 mpg.

Not too bad as my 2011 V6 Camaro was getting me about 18 when I would drive it like in the above scenario. On the highway I would get 29 mpg.

Hope that helps. :D
 

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Apparently Shell has the best fuel, most hard core enthusiasts I know only go to Shell. I'd be a bit uneasy about going to Costco or places like it.
 

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Apparently Shell has the best fuel, most hard core enthusiasts I know only go to Shell. I'd be a bit uneasy about going to Costco or places like it.
i will switch to shell too see if there is any difference...
 

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Apparently Shell has the best fuel, most hard core enthusiasts I know only go to Shell. I'd be a bit uneasy about going to Costco or places like it.
Costco and Quick Trip are Tier 1 as is Shell. What I don't go to are Circle K and 7-11.

Here is a list of the Tier 1 gasoline brands.

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I guess it's an enthusiast thing to go to Shell :D
It's the Rose Colored glasses effect. ;) Top Tier gas has to conform to certain standards and basically they are the same. Shell 91 octane in Phoenix is about $2.55 whereas Costco 91 is $2.37. Same standard, different price. If buying from Shell makes you feel better than go for it. :D Me, I like to save a bit to buy mods for the car.
 

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It's the Rose Colored glasses effect. ;) Top Tier gas has to conform to certain standards and basically they are the same. Shell 91 octane in Phoenix is about $2.55 whereas Costco 91 is $2.37. Same standard, different price. If buying from Shell makes you feel better than go for it. :D Me, I like to save a bit to buy mods for the car.
must be nice!!! here in Cali 91 is about 3.24
 

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must be nice!!! here in Cali 91 is about 3.24
Last week it was $2.25 for 91, and Yes it was nice.

I can't speak of ARCO as I won't use it, but if it meets the Top Tier Standard then if you have an issue the dealer can't say anything about you using garbage gas if it's on the list.

It's funny since we get most of our gas from CA via pipeline, and all the gas comes together. Once it gets to Phoenix at the fuel farm the gas is sent to the different Vendor tanks, and then each puts in their magic elixir to make it special for their brand. So pretty much all 91 is the same, and the only difference is the additives that are added later.

It's all delusional optimism. :laugh:
 

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76 & shell 91.

Required says on the gas lid haha.

Cali has a lot of stop lights. Getting around 16/18 street and 24 highway. Lol s mode here and there lol
 

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My tuning shop advises their customers that Shell and BP at the best brands in Australia and that you go for premium (here that's 98) Shell for better fuel economy and BP for maximum power output (they have dyno'ed hundreds of cars and verified the power claims).
 

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I'd NEVER put BP in any car that I own. I know two people who used BP and got water in their fuel lines/engine. Very expensive fix. But, to be honest, I really don't see much of a difference between brands. It probably all comes from the same pipeline anyway. I usually use GetGo due to the discounts but will stop at Shell, Sunoco, Marathon, etc. if needed. The important point here is to use Premium as our engines require it. Lower octanes will burn too fast and that can cause timing issues which will result in engine damage.


As far as MPG, I'm getting 18-20. Car has around 6000 miles on it. I've had it since 6/2015. Driving conditions are about 50-50 city/highway.
 

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All top tier fuels are the same and meet the same standards, the only difference is the additives the tanker drivers put in at the station,

my neighbor is an independent fuel tanker driver and he delivers to arco, shell, and chevron on the same truck, just pours in different additives upon delivery.

The difference in price from Costco to chevron to shell is two fold, the more a company purchases the lower the price, Costco purchases in bulk, most name brand stations are independently owned so they don't get the deep discounts for bulk purchase, additionally Costco uses its own trucks and drivers and independent stations have to pay for their delivery.

Personally I use Chevron, and in particular only two Chevron stations in my town, as both are owned by the same family and have been since the 1960s, I went to school with the current owners who inherited from their fathers, and I trust them, they are the last of the mom and pop stations around here, and they are trustworthy, their prices are usually 10-15 cents cheaper that other Chevron stations, but while I may see independent drivers delivering to those, I only see Chevron Trucks delivering to Stewart Chevron.
 
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