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Your Vehicles Petrol/gas Tank, How Much To Fill?  
User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12976 posts, RR: 15
Posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 6566 times:

This issue got me thinking. I usually fill up my cars petrol tank every 2 weeks. Last time I filled it up was on November 16th. Since then my car has been parked up at home each day except yesterday and today, as I've used my motorbike to get to/from work. My car, a Mitsubishi Galant costs me around $75-$80 (with 15 cents off petrol vouchers), but without petrol vouchers, it would cost me $85-$90, and it gets me around 600+kms. My bike costs me less then $10 to fill and it gets me around 250-300kms. Petrol that my car and bike uses (unleaded 91) is $1.73 per litre

How much does it cost you to fill your car, van, truck, motorbike etc?

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User currently offlineLTU932 From Costa Rica, joined Jan 2006, 14297 posts, RR: 46
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 6561 times:

Our car tops off at about 35 litres, but we usually fill the car up when it still has plenty of petrol, so at most we fill about 30 litres. At current prices, it's roughly CRC15900, which is US$30.50 or €20.70.

User currently offlineArmitageShanks From Costa Rica, joined Dec 2003, 3930 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 6557 times:

16 gallons which comes out to just under 40 bucks.

That will get me just shy of 400 miles.

User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 6552 times:

I rarely go below half a tank on either of my vehicles, so I'm making educated guesses here:

Tribute: ~ $40
XC250: ~ $8 (yes, eight bucks!)

User currently offlinePhoenix9 From Canada, joined Aug 2007, 2546 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 6550 times:

Approximately $45 for filling the tank...gives apprx. 500 km (2003 Honda Civic)

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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 30410 posts, RR: 57
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 6549 times:

Just dropped $70 to fill the tank on my truck, put 23 gallons in a 24.5 gallon tank!

Usually I do it weekly, and it only takes about 18 gallons, the Thanksgiving holiday and the four days I was out of town threw that older schedual off.

User currently offlineKevinL1011 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2964 posts, RR: 39
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 6533 times:

Quoting L-188 (Reply 5):
Usually I do it weekly, and it only takes about 18 gallons

Ford Pickup, right?
Let's see. 18 gal p/wk @ 14mpg is about 250 miles per week. That's So Cal mileage!

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User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 6531 times:

The most I've been able to squeeze into Bug's tiny tank is 10 gal, which today cost me $31. I get about 25ish mpg on a good day. Not the longest range either.

User currently offlineFlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7607 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 6530 times:

26 gallons. About $75.00. VW Toaureg.

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User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 6527 times:

I spend about USD$35.00 to fill my 13.2 gallon tank in my 2006 Corolla 'S'. $38.00 is the most I've EVER spent filling it up... so far

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31875 posts, RR: 54
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 6523 times:

I normally keep the Fuel tanks of all my vehicles [Bike & cars] between 3/4 th to Full at all times.


Think of the brighter side!
User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 6503 times:

Remember to fill your car up when it's cold so the density is higher and you get more mass.

The thermal coefficient of expansion of gasoline/unleaded petrol is about 0.00095 / deg C. So if the pumps are calibrated at 20 deg C and the temperature of the fuel in the ground is 0 deg C, when you ask for 1L at the pump you actually get 1+1*0.00095*20 = 1.02L, or 2% more fuel.

User currently offlineZTagged From Niger, joined Oct 2007, 516 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 6 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 6499 times:

25 gallons at 11-13mpg (Needs a tune-up badly) costs me about.. $76-78 a week.
Why oh why did I pick an SUV..

Something awful.
User currently offlineScrubbsYWG From Canada, joined Mar 2007, 1496 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 6 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 6493 times:

2007 rabbit, 55L tank. if i let it get really low, it costs about $55+ to fill. usually lasts 2-3 weeks as i live fairly close to work. it used to last 3 weeks or more, but i switched jobs and this is a tad further away.

User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 23
Reply 14, posted (8 years 6 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 6494 times:

47 litre fuel tank, which is 12USG. It costs me just over £1 per litre to fill, so £4 per USGallon, or approximately $8 per US Gallon; $96 per fill.

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User currently offlineG5ive From El Salvador, joined Oct 2007, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 6 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 6484 times:

I need a loan to fill it up

Do I sign here?
User currently offlineZak From Greenland, joined Sep 2003, 1993 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (8 years 6 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 6479 times:

55L including reserves, i usually add about 47L, makes it about 55-60 euro with current diesel pricing

User currently offlineNZ747 From New Zealand, joined Dec 2004, 968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (8 years 6 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 6476 times:

Filled up the other day from almost empty and it cost me about NZ$102. Fuel was $1.82 a litre! After a few trips to wellington for work its almost empty again, ouch!  Sad

User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13863 posts, RR: 17
Reply 18, posted (8 years 6 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 6465 times:

Recently it has been about $40/tank. Living In New Jersey, USA, the local prices recently have been about $2.89 - 2.95/gallon (US $ 0.75/Ltr.), and includes attendant service (self-serve not allowed in NJ). Typically I fill up when it gets to 1/4 left in the tank and/or about every 300 miles in mixed suburban driving. That is about 14 gallons/55.6 liters and about 21 to 22 MPG (9 Kms/Liter). I drive a Mazda 6 (Atenza) with a V-6 engine and 6 speed Auto trans. I almost always use a credit card to take advantage of points programs and so don't empty the wallet with a tank.

User currently offlineGordonsmall From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2001, 2236 posts, RR: 20
Reply 19, posted (8 years 6 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 6459 times:

My last fill up cost me bang on 61 pounds sterling, which gives me around 600 miles.

I do that every 4 days! Sad

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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 6 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 6453 times:

40 US Gallons Diesel.

Current Cost to FIll 'er Up . . .

Home in Kenai: US$135.00

Work in Glennallen: US$152.00

I'm managing about 18 miles to the gallon on the highway.

User currently offlineQueso From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 6 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 6451 times:

Quoting 777ER (Thread starter):
How much does it cost you to fill your car, van, truck, motorbike etc?

Since gas stations are fairly plentiful around here I run my tanks pretty low before I fill them back up when I am just doing my normal commuting. When I am travelling (especially pulling the travel trailer) I don't go much below 1/4 tank before I refill.

My Impala costs about $40-$45 to fill up. (15.7 gallon tank, about 400 miles around town, 520 out on the road)
My F-150 4x4 costs about $70 to fill up. (25 gallon tank, about 350 miles by itself, 200 pulling the travel trailer)
My F-150 4x2 maxes out the approval on the credit card at $75 every time. (30 gallon tank, about 500 miles)

User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 6 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 6445 times:

05' Nissan Maxima. Tank holds 20 Gallons US.

Super is now 3.50 a gallon so filling it is $50 give or take.

User currently offlineAcho From Mexico, joined Jan 2004, 340 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (8 years 6 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 6436 times:

My 2007 Volvo C30 fills up with $450 pesos (about 45 usd), and last like 10 days. The only gas station here is Pemex. I always use "Premium", the 92 octane fuel.

I was surprised to find out that gasoline is cheaper in Mexico than in the US.

User currently offlineDuff44 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1723 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (8 years 6 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 6433 times:

Once per week, about 11 gallons (about 42L) at 3.159/gal (regular/87 octane)

Works out to about $35 / week

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25 Post contains images RobertNL070 : 50 litres @ €1.53 per liter (98 octane) = €76.50. Together with the UK, we have the most expensive petrol in Europe
26 Dougloid : Currently in central Iowa E-10 (10 per cent ethanol) is selling for $2.71 per gallon here. Filling up the Dragon Lady's Mazda MPV with the 3 liter V6
27 N231YE : My Honda Civic Hybrid costs about $14 to fill up from a half a tank, so approximately $28 gallons for a full fill-up. 13 gallon tank, 45-55mpg.[Edited
28 MCOflyer : My Dodge Caliber (07 2.0) cost approximately $25-30 from the 3/4 tank line. Furthermore, It takes only $10 for my average delivery day. Hunter
29 Flipdewaf : 1 bowl of pasta, I do about 60miles in 3hrs. Fred
30 Sv2008 : It has a 60 litre tank, so at current prices around £58 (or $120). a 300 mile motorway trip (which i drive often on the same route) costs me about £
31 Pencrypted : Diesel tank, 20 litres, this summer it was around $16 filling it with biodiesel at a truck stop...right now it is around $22 filling it at a sunoco. f
32 TUNisia : 2007 SAAB 9-3 ... about 43-45 USD to fill up from nearly empty light being on.
33 PSA53 : Ford F-150 26 gallon tank.Usaully, I fill at 18-20 gallons @ $55-60.I actually get pretty good mileage around 22mpg,but I'm mostly off rush hour,long
34 N74JW : 2001 Ford F-150 4x4, V8, 25 gallon fuel tank. 12-14 mpg. I never let it get below 1/2 a tank to avoid sticker-shock. Gas right now is $2.80 p/gallon.
35 LTU932 : That's not an option for those of us who live in subtropical or tropical regions, because either way, there will be lots of heat everywhere. And if i
36 L-188 : Actually that isn't that bad of a guess. I have a 52 mile round trip to work every day, so four a 5 day workweek that is about right. There are a cou
37 Czbbflier : Alas, fuel pumps in Canada are clibrated to 15 deg C. Smart car, right? Here are my Smart figures: Cost .....Diesel: (20 litres or 5.28 USG) X $1.10/
38 PanAm330 : Got a 14.5 gallon tank in my 07 Sentra 2.0S, but I can rarely put 13.5 gallons into it. At current prices, it'd be $42 to fill. Gas mileage-wise, I'm
39 Post contains images RayChuang : My 1998 Honda Civic HX CVT coupe has a 45 liter (11.9 gallon) fuel tank. Good thing my car gets 33-37 miles per US gallon.
40 Andz : BMW 320d, 60 litre tank, at ZAR 7.20 a litre for low sulphur diesel it takes ZAR 432.00. That is EUR 43.44 or USD 63.60 or GBP 30.93. The price is goi
41 Mal787 : To fill my cat a BA FAlcon with a 60 litre tank at $1.53 ( fuel is expensive in the NT) would cost AU$91.80 and I do this twice a week as I normally d
42 Andz : Must be a big cat if it can eat a falcon!
43 Mal787 : Oops I ment Car obviously, But yes alll the same it is nice and big
44 Lewis : It costs me about 56-57 euros to fill my 55lt tank. These days I only fill it up at petrol stations that have a per litre price below 1 euro. That see
45 Ha763 : Just shy of $30 for 9 US gallons. My 2001 Corolla averages 37 mpg and that 9 gallons lasts for 10-11 days. My commute is 20 miles each way.
46 Andz : He is in Mexico so probably at a high elevation AMSL. In Johannesburg (5,500ft) our regular is 87, premium is 92, premium plus is 95, while you can b
47 Sbworcs : Really Expensive in UK now. Have a Fiat Punto. Not sure on tank size but costs £40 (approx $80) to fill up. Fuel is now over £1 ($2) per litre!!
48 Dazbo5 : I filled mine up with diesel the other day (60 L tank) after the fuel warning light came on, and it was £55 (~$110 USD). Diesel is approx £1.05 / L
49 Pencrypted : Yup, theres a pretty good site to track your economy spritmonitor.de
50 OlegShv : I bought almost 15 gallons of gas for my 97 Taurus, $45.60.
51 Rlwynn : Thats how it is in America. 87 89 92 I think they even have an 85. In Europe it is 91(not everywhere) 95 98 100.
52 Post contains images MD11junkie : The tank tops off at 35 liters. That's around ARS 70 (or USD 22) with 97+ octane gas. Gets me around 400km. With natural compressed gas, I fill the ta
53 Post contains images Aer lingus : It takes me around €67 euro to fill up the whole tank. Usually one tank will last 700 Miles (around 1100 km) or two and a half weeks.
54 N74JW : Wow, I'm not complaining anymore! The funny part about all of that is I am on the highway, but inching along in traffic at 10mph for most of the ride
55 PoRtColuMBus : '04 Hyundai Elantra 14.5 gal tank so roughly $40, which lasts a month for me.
56 Flipdewaf : It was a pure estimate for the flat, I do 42 miles in the north yorkshire moors in 2hrs 15 approx. Fred
57 Post contains images UTA_flyinghigh : 40 DT to fill up the Neon, which translates as 22 €. Bouahahahahaaa ! UTA
58 Post contains images DAL767400ER : Just wait, Germany is more than on track to become the number one, thanks to fuel made up of taxes by 86 cents per liter . Anyway, on the topic: Opel
59 ScrubbsYWG : it is a different rating in europe vs. america. The numbers are not transferable between the two systems.
60 MIA : 45 dollars for my diesel #2 here in New Orleans, Louisiana.
61 BHXFAOTIPYYC : No 91 here. Just 95, 98,100 (there was 97 but that was leaded fuel, now gone.) Nope, same here now. Actually I've seen €1.58 for 98 octane posted.
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