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    From the local paper....and traffic in Charlotte is still terrible.

    Regular unleaded crosses $4 threshold

    No need to wonder anymore if a gallon of regular unleaded gas in Charlotte could actually hit $4. It already has.

    At the Citgo station on Albemarle Road at East W.T. Harris Boulevard, regular unleaded jumped to $4.01 a gallon, up from $3.89 on Friday night. It stayed there all through the holiday weekend. It won't move -- up or down -- until owner Ash Patel places his next order tonight.

    Charlotte-area gas prices revved up in tandem with those across the nation over the long Memorial Day weekend. The average price for regular unleaded in Charlotte was $3.916 Monday, according to AAA. The national

    http://www.charlotte.com/local/story/641518.html

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    I've been by that guy's station before. He always seems to be the most expensive. I was suprised to see his margins were so small.

    Being right on the SC/NC border I still buy gas in SC and save about $.15 to $.20 per gallon.

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    ^ I've always heard gas stations make their money with the $8 car washes, $1.39 Cokes and $1.29 Snickers. Guess that's true.

    So it must be the gas distributors raping us.

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    purchasing my "new" car today...

    2006 Civic EX

    30/40 mpg!!!

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    ugh, my SUV gets not even 16mpg

    Gas is 3.78ish around here

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dude
    purchasing my "new" car today...

    2006 Civic EX

    30/40 mpg!!!
    Is that a Hybrid or do they just get that kind of mileage?

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    Default Re: $4 Gallon Gas in Charlotte

    Spent the holiday weekend in Clarksville, TN which is pretty much in Kentucky (Fort Campbell area) and gas up there is around 3.75 a gallon. The most expensive gas I purchased the entire trip was for 3.85 and that was in Knoxville.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spur
    ugh, my SUV gets not even 16mpg

    Gas is 3.78ish around here

    i feel ya. my bro has a ford explorer, which i swear gets like 12 miles to the gallon. and my mom just bought a lexus RX330 which is a little better and gets 20 mpg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by usc90grad
    Is that a Hybrid or do they just get that kind of mileage?
    they just get that kind of mileage


    I'm buying it from my father, who is selling it to me for 13k, when its valued at 16k :-D

    Now, if I can only get rid of that damn Cherokee...LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dude
    they just get that kind of mileage


    I'm buying it from my father, who is selling it to me for 13k, when its valued at 16k :-D

    Now, if I can only get rid of that damn Cherokee...LOL
    I've got a Cherokee I'd like to unload as well.

    Problem is that my other car isn't quite as practical as a Civic...
    Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito.

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    I guess we'll all need one of these soon....Smart electric car. Just pray you don't get in an accident....or better yet, if you do, you just saved money on a coffin too!




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    3.89 in Augusta

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    I've seen the smart car. It's pretty spacious. However, it doesn't get as good of mileage as I expected. I think it estimates to get the same mileage as a Civic.

    For me, if I'm buying small I'm getting a Mini Cooper S. It gets in the mid 30s mpg, and with 176 hp and BMW engineering it will still be a treat to drive.

    The Mini Cooper website says you can drive from New York to New Orleans on 2.5 tanks of gas.

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    3.70 at Exit 22 (Hwy 1) in Aiken.

    3.97 at Lake Thurmond gas station yesterday.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mecklenburg Cock
    The Mini Cooper website says you can drive from New York to New Orleans on 2.5 tanks of gas.
    That's gotta be a mistake. That's like 1200 miles. If that thing get 480 miles to the gallon, sign me up!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColaCock
    3.70 at Exit 22 (Hwy 1) in Aiken.

    3.97 at Lake Thurmond gas station yesterday.
    its ALWAYS more expensive at CLARKS HILL LAKE




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    Quote Originally Posted by usc90grad
    That's gotta be a mistake. That's like 1200 miles. If that thing get 480 miles to the gallon, sign me up!!
    No no...to the TANK, not gallon. That is certainly possible. I can go a tad over 400 miles to one tank of gas and I only get about 27/28 mpg.



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    Quote Originally Posted by SNEEZ
    its ALWAYS more expensive at CLARKS HILL LAKE



    Well I almost had a heart attack...I can't imagine how much it was at one of the marinas...probably near 5 bucks a gallon I'm sure.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ColaCock
    No no...to the TANK, not gallon. That is certainly possible. I can go a tad over 400 miles to one tank of gas and I only get about 27/28 mpg.
    My mistake....misread Meck's posts.

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    ooooo political link on the bottom of the thread...I'm reporting this insult to my life!!!!!!!!!!

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