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Old 04-16-2011, 04:52 AM   #1
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Diesel and Gasoline MPG vs current pump prices

Yea yea, this isn't another "gas vs diesel thread". I am heading out for a trip next week and wanted to get an idea, based upon current fuel prices, what the trip might cost. My diesel is averaging 10mpg so I guess I'm pretty happy about that. I guess Im really unhappy that just last year this same trip cost 1/3 less.. and two years ago was 1/2 the cost of today!

I did a small comparison below, so hopefully anybody else headed out for the weekend might be able to get a quick view of what they'll be spending at current prices... which unfortunately will go up even more the closer we get to Memorial Day....

Regular Fuel:
3.75/gal (current national average as of 4/16/11)
Average 8mpg going 500 miles takes 63 gallons = 236.25
Average 7mpg going 500 miles takes 71 gallons = 270.00
Average 6mpg going 500 miles takes 83 gallons = 311.25
Average 5mpg going 500 miles takes 100 gallons= 375.00

Diesel Fuel:
4.10/gal (current national average as of 4/16/11)
Average 10mpg going 500 miles takes 50 gallons = 205.00
Average 9mpg going 500 miles takes 56 gallons = 230.00
Average 8mpg going 500 miles takes 63 gallons = 258.00
Average 7mpg going 500 miles takes 72 gallons = 295.00

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To make it fare add on the gas side

9mpg 500 miles $208 (this is where we are at)
10mpg 500 miles $187.50


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SO! IN -OTHER WORDS it ain't much diff.it just cost about all we got to purchase fuel to go 500 miles
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Originally Posted by D&J View Post
To make it fare add on the gas side

9mpg 500 miles $208 (this is where we are at)
10mpg 500 miles $187.50

I think the op was talking about Class As. But if we wanted to we could look at those little Toyota class Cs, they probably get around 20+ MPG.
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