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Regular Plus vs Premium Fuel - Which is really less expensive?
I priced gas recently up here in the Northwest and Regular Plus was $3.59.9 a gallon while we were being soaked for Premium at $3.69.9 a gallon.
Now if an FJ driver bought $100 worth of Regular Plus @ $3.59.9, he would end up with 27.78 gallons of gas, and at 15.3 MPG, would be able to drive 425 miles. That equates out to .23 1/2 cents a mile.
But if an FJ driver bought $100 worth of Premium @ $3.69.9, he would end up with 27.03 gallons of gas and at 17.3 MPG, would be able to drive 468 miles. That equates out to .21 cents a mile with the benefit of added horsepower and probably better operating conditions for that expensive engine.
If my numbers are right, it doesn't seem to make sense at all to run anything but Premium in the FJ's as in the end, you go more miles for less money.
Am I nuts or do you agree?