Who tracks their gas?
So, I reluctantly added up my gas over the last few months.
2/22 – 3/24 $449 (ski/snowboard season)
3/25 – 4/22 $404 ($100 boat)
4/23 – 5/21 $213
5/22 – 6/23 $512
6/24 – 7/23 $534 (Jeep Jamboree, boat down July 5th to end of month)
7/24 – 8/22 $709
8/23 - Present $704
This does not include the Tow vehicle (which is the Wife's daily driver) but does include normal in town driving of my M3 or my Audi.
The wife's been spending $60 - $75 a week. She just drives to/from work and a few errands, and then tows the boat ~10 miles to the launch.
almost every Friday night since the start of April, we stop on the way to the lakehouse and fill (7) 5 gal gas cans with fuel ranging this season from $2.99/gal last week to $3.99/gal at the peak of summer.
So, rough guess is over last 4 months, at an average of $3.25/gal for gas, we've spent some $1,800.
I wish our gas was that cheap! I paid $4.59 a gallon for ethanol free for quite a few fillups... Premium is still over $4 at all of our local stations.
Originally Posted by wolfeman131
It depresses me way to much to think about but .....
Truck : 20k miles/year / 12mpg = 1667 gallons x $3.50 = $5,833 :(
Boat : 75 hours/year x 6gph = 450 gallons x $3.5 = $1,575
Either way its a big chunk of change.
^don't let jordan see this thread... ;) she'll want a honeymoon in Fiji.
I did the first year and not again after that. too depressing to see what you pay and at the end of the day, I wouldn't trade any of it for the fun I've had all these years..
what really gets me down are to see the prices I pay and the record profits oil companies keep raking in year after year after year.
Not me. I'm glad they make profits. If it wasn't profitable they wouldn't do it. We have some of the lowest petrol costs in the world. I'm happy to pay a few bucks for what I get from fuel. Look up the breakdown and see how much of your gallon goes to the various taxes. You might quit blaming the oil company and start blaming your gov't.
However, that doesn't discount that they still have record breaking profits. Although how much of that profit is due to the gas us Americans buy, I'm not sure...
Oh BTW, I don't anymore. Last time I tracked my gas it caused me to sell my truck and buy a car.
I'm with Kane on this one. I don't track mine but my credit card does. It helps me spend money on other things too "Do I really want to download this song from iTunes... Why not I spend that much taking a trip down the course and back... Crap Starbucks costs how much now.. Oh well that's less than one hot lap" you get the picture.
Truck - $2282 to date.
Boat - Report failed for some reason but every penny was worth it.