Month of March 2019 (Nat’l Avg $2.423)

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, Mar 1, 2019.

  1. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Welcome back to the grind :D

    The national average gas price is up 16.1¢ (+7.1% :eek:) since last month at $2.423 - this time last year it was up at $2.540 so it's 11.7¢ (-4.6%) cheaper.

    Diesel is only up 6.5¢ (+2.2%) at $2.987. It's 3.4¢ (+1.2%) dearer than this time last year. Diesel is at a reducing 23.3% premium to regular.

    E85 is up 15¢ (+7.4%) to $2.160 - a year ago it was $2.120 so 4¢ (-5.2%) dearer.

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    This morning, just one detour to avoid a garbage truck blocking the road, 43°F, not too bad, cross/tailwind NE4:
    47.2 / 22.9

    Tank up 0.1 at 44.9 (FCD 47.3) / 462.0 / Range 130 . Guess gauge F____|_«««E . UG up 0.2 at 44.7 / DTE 141
     
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  2. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 25 deg F , fairly calm. 35.1 miles , 55.52 MPG.


    Tank is at 272.4 miles , 54.22 MPG.
     
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  3. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    49.6 / 5.3 - home last night
    56 / 11.5 - this morning

    That brings the tank up to 48.0 / 491 mi.
    F____|___/_E
     
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  4. Just hit 100,000 on the Sierra
     
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  5. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    You're really racking up the miles. My car will be four years old on April 25 ,
    and it will probably have 83K miles by then.
     
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  6. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 27 deg F. A shorter trip today ( 16.7 miles ) , but eight miles of it was Interstate. I
    hate to burn all the fuel to get the car up to 55 MPH to go only eight miles , but time was short.
    Also , there was some freezing rain , so I needed defrost most of the time. 50.78 MPG for the trip.
    Tank is at 304.6 miles , 54.13 MPG. I pulled a bonehead move ; I accidentally reset Trip A , the one I use for the tank.
    I will just try to keep it above 58.2 fcd ( 54.13 actual) for the rest of this tank.
     
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  7. RedylC94

    RedylC94 Well-Known Member

    That's too easy to do. I did it a few times, mostly at first. Eventually I learned I must be quick on the Trip button to avoid accidentally resetting "A" or "B."
     
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  8. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    I've done it too, but not from a slow button push. I put the blame squarely on my lack of focus.
     
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  9. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Also done that, also blame lack of focus :rolleyes:

    My car will be 4 years old on a July 12 and I’ve only done 26.5k miles so 29 to 30k by then. Car pooling saves me maybe 4K a year :)

    Friday lunchtime, 2UP, 47°F, motorway route, crosswind S4:
    46.8 / 22.5

    Saturday morning, went to Lincoln for the weekend (wife's birthday), 47°F, was above 50 until final steep hill up to hotel, cross/tailwind SW7:
    49.5 / 29.5

    Sunday morning, called in at a home of rest for horses on way back for a look round and a drink, 47°F, head/crosswind SW9:
    46.0 / 9.0

    Back home, 48°F, crosswind S9:
    49.3 / 26.8

    Tank up 0.4 at 45.3 (FCD 47.7) / 549.8 / Range 40 . Guess gauge F____|___«E . UG steady at 44.7 / DTE 54

    Lost 6th pip @ 476 miles
    LFL @ 526 miles

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    Not my turn for the commute this week - car pooling :cool:
     
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  10. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I actually had a good trip home Saturday. Around 30 deg F , 32.6 miles , one long stop ( to work out ) , 62.12 MPG.
    Today , MINUS 4 deg , no highway , damn right I used the heater , 16.3 miles , 42.3 MPG. Ouch.
     
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  11. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    52 / 11.5 this morning, 26F

    I didn't get the tank up to my 50 target. Low fuel light came on just now.

    48.2 / 529 mi
     
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  12. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    Good effort. You didn't just give up on the tank.
     
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  13. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Ran errands at lunch. Filled up.

    540 mi
    11.196 gallons
    48.2 mpg, exactly as predicted.
     
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  14. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 9 deg F wind NNE 10-23. Light sprinkling of snow , but roads were mostly clean and dry.
    35.2 miles , 50.78 MPG. Tank is around 52-ish , two pips remaining. I will fill up tonight on the way home ,
    at a new Amoco (?!) station that is right on my way.
     
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  15. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    23F here. Nice and clear at least.

    47.1 / 5.3 - home
    49.2 / 11.4 this morning

    The new tank is at 48.8 / 19 miles.
     
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  16. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    I'm so ready for spring. My snow pile has been back for a while...
     
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  17. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Definition of spring : that's when I get my first 60 MPG tank of the year.

    Summer ? That would be 70.
     
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  18. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 9 deg F , wind ESE 2-6 MPH. 35.2 miles , 52.17 MPG.

    Filled up today at the home Shell. If I added correctly , that would be 496.1 miles.
    Fcd = 54.8 x 0.93 = 50.96 MPG. I'm getting tired of winter.
     
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  19. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Frosty morning but the wind is from the south now. :)

    49.3 / 5.4 - home
    53.6 / 11.5 - this morning

    Tank is up to 49.5 / 37 mi.
     
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  20. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 16 deg F. 35.2 miles , 53.38 MPG. Tank is at 98.1 miles , 54.78 MPG.

    ODO = 81,000 when I got to work today. By the time I retire ( Jan 2021 ) , it should read about 130,000.
     
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