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How much money do you spend on gas per month?

Has the recent uptick in gas prices made you think twice about your car?

We spend $40 per month on gas, for about 850 miles of travel. I went to fill our car 2 weeks ago and realized that I did not yet know where is the gas cap! I guess my wife put in the first two tanks (our car had 1700 miles on it ~ we go about 850 miles between tankfuls, as there is free electric charging at work.) And yes, I have a Ford, but not a Mustang, instead, we have a Ford Fusion Energi 2017, which I absolutely love. It's an awesome car that turns saving energi into a video game on both sides of the instrument cluster. I have become interested in the GT350 due to our good experience with the Fusion Energi (the last Ford in my family was in 1960 ~ before I was born!) Perhaps the Fusion Energi could serve as our family's carbon offset if we also get a GT350?
 

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I'll put 13-14 gallons in the tank once or twice a month. At $3.24 for premium over at the corner Shell station, that works out to $42-$91/month, for the GT350 alone.

There's also a thirsty 2014 F150 SuperCrew Ecoboost to feed (13-16mpg, depending upon who's driving, and tow package, so 36-gallon tank), and a more sedate 2013 Focus SE (28-29mpg, much smaller tank). I can work from home a couple of days per week, and we tend to stay close to home on weekends (3 dogs, one of whom is recovering from heartworm treatment and another of whom is a very energetic puppy), so we're not piling on the miles.
 

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How much money do you spend on gas per month?

Has the recent uptick in gas prices made you think twice about your car?

We spend $40 per month on gas, for about 850 miles of travel. I went to fill our car 2 weeks ago and realized that I did not yet know where is the gas cap! I guess my wife put in the first two tanks (our car had 1700 miles on it ~ we go about 850 miles between tankfuls, as there is free electric charging at work.) And yes, I have a Ford, but not a Mustang, instead, we have a Ford Fusion Energi 2017, which I absolutely love. It's an awesome car that turns saving energi into a video game on both sides of the instrument cluster. I have become interested in the GT350 due to our good experience with the Fusion Energi (the last Ford in my family was in 1960 ~ before I was born!) Perhaps the Fusion Energi could serve as our family's carbon offset if we also get a GT350?
There is no mileage in the GT350. My balance car is a Hybrid Camry I can get 40 mpg. Our GT350, 8mpg with a tail wind... it all balances out? :rolleyes:
 

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Not to get off topic too much, but like Dave said, the mpg on this really is pretty neat for being such a monster. Technology! I did a short road trip in mine already and had a best of 22 out of a tank. Granted that was all highway, cruise control, 70 mph, but still. I remember my ‘65 289 with a lot of work done would struggle with ~10 just to enjoy barely 300hp. And for some horrible reason, I feel obligated to throw out the line...if you’re worried about fuel mileage and gas price, you bought the wrong car that you can’t afford, LOL ;)

Oh, and maybe we can get a beer sometime (or start a different thread)...but I did a research paper in college on electric vehicles and 2nd order effects...let’s jsut say don’t even get me started on carbon footprint and what you “think” you’re doing for the environment by driving an electric vehicle.
 

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I'm averaging 18-19 mpg, just slightly less than my other two Mustangs, and wondering why I had to fork over that $1k gas guzzler tax. While I'm sort of interested in the mpg, I don't track the cost of running my ponies. What fun would that be? Agree with galaxy, don't get me started on electric cars. :cool:
 

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Oh, and maybe we can get a beer sometime (or start a different thread)...but I did a research paper in college on electric vehicles and 2nd order effects...let’s jsut say don’t even get me started on carbon footprint and what you “think” you’re doing for the environment by driving an electric vehicle.
It's fun to see the puzzled looks when you compliment people on their coal-burning cars. :rolleyes:
 

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How much money do you spend on gas per month?

Has the recent uptick in gas prices made you think twice about your car?

We spend $40 per month on gas, for about 850 miles of travel. I went to fill our car 2 weeks ago and realized that I did not yet know where is the gas cap! I guess my wife put in the first two tanks (our car had 1700 miles on it ~ we go about 850 miles between tankfuls, as there is free electric charging at work.) And yes, I have a Ford, but not a Mustang, instead, we have a Ford Fusion Energi 2017, which I absolutely love. It's an awesome car that turns saving energi into a video game on both sides of the instrument cluster. I have become interested in the GT350 due to our good experience with the Fusion Energi (the last Ford in my family was in 1960 ~ before I was born!) Perhaps the Fusion Energi could serve as our family's carbon offset if we also get a GT350?
40$ a month? wow :) I think I spent 80 just yesterday. This is not my daily driver, but I do drive it daily (if that makes any sense). Just for fun driving hmmm... I never thought about the monthly cost, but it seems like about 300. I didn't think people would care too much about gas with this type of vehicle. That voodoo music makes you want to keep the RPM high, hence you pay for that sound :)
 

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I just took a approximate 400 mile trip to the coast. i was surprised to get 22mpg each way. On the way down I had it on cruise control at 75, and on the way back I pushed it to 80. I liked it, since my 2010 Roush got about the same gas mileage. But typically, i put gas about every two weeks, a lot of stop and go traffic here.
 

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I think this should be a Prius discussion are you kiddin me LOL. This is your decision making process on a High Performance (not a gazillion made cars) forum discussion. Yeah its harsh but truly need to be looking at a Tesla and or 4 cylinder Mustang if the gas mileage is the discussion. You will spend more money on quarts of oil (if truly driven) and tires than gas.
 

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I put roughly 1000 miles a month on mine between daily (20 minute commute 1 way) and weekend driving. Some weeks I can get away with one fill but most weeks it's like txjbw11, every 4 days. I'm a spazz and track my spending through excel - averaging about $240 a month. Our 93 swings between $2.9 and $3.2 a gallon lately.
 

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I think this should be a Prius discussion are you kiddin me LOL. This is your decision making process on a High Performance (not a gazillion made cars) forum discussion. Yeah its harsh but truly need to be looking at a Tesla and or 4 cylinder Mustang if the gas mileage is the discussion. You will spend more money on quarts of oil (if truly driven) and tires than gas.
Ehhhhhh. My bills went up about $350 a month due to gas and insurance increases alone. Other folks with worse driving records have reported more than that. It is definitely something to consider if you are daily driving it.
 

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I think Ice Age's point of view on the subject is the car is a race car. Gas mileage shouldn't be a topic if you are truly driving it as a race car. You can see that on other points people actually average 6 mpg to 10 mpg at the track where the vehicle was designed to be at 100% of the time switching between 2nd and 3rd gear heaven fluctuating between 3K to 8K RPMS where the lion roars. I'm getting carried away aren't I?

However, that's realistically 30% of the buyers for the GT350. 99.9% of the buyers of the R model do track. That leaves 50% of the buyers of the GT350-non R as their weekend warriors and for the most post don't consider mpg. The other 20% are daily drivers.To each their though, right? Let it be.
 

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I put roughly 1000 miles a month on mine between daily (20 minute commute 1 way) and weekend driving. Some weeks I can get away with one fill but most weeks it's like txjbw11, every 4 days. I'm a spazz and track my spending through excel - averaging about $240 a month. Our 93 swings between $2.9 and $3.2 a gallon lately.
WOW, that's a great price for 93 octane!! And the fact that you can even get 93 octane is awesome! Have you tried running on 91 octane and can you tell the diff between 93 & 91?
 

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WOW, that's a great price for 93 octane!! And the fact that you can even get 93 octane is awesome! Have you tried running on 91 octane and can you tell the diff between 93 & 91?
There's also one place that REPORTEDLY has ethanol free 93 for $3.49 as of mid August. I have not tried ethanol free yet. So far I've been able to fill on 93 each time. Guess our area is lucky!

Since you mention finding 93 is awesome, do you normally run 91? Or just go out of your way to get the 93 in your area?
 

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There's also one place that REPORTEDLY has ethanol free 93 for $3.49 as of mid August. I have not tried ethanol free yet. So far I've been able to fill on 93 each time. Guess our area is lucky!

Since you mention finding 93 is awesome, do you normally run 91? Or just go out of your way to get the 93 in your area?
I think I read in our manual we can't run ethanol free gas. Is that right?
 

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WOW, that's a great price for 93 octane!! And the fact that you can even get 93 octane is awesome! Have you tried running on 91 octane and can you tell the diff between 93 & 91?
Geez, wish I could even get 93 octane around here. I’d try it just to see if I could tell the difference. Best I can do is 91, but then there’s the altitude too. My driving is any where between 5k-8k feet so maybe higher octane is a moot point.
 
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