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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bavarian_blazer, Jun 15, 2005.

  1. bavarian_blazer

    bavarian_blazer 1/2 ton status

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    hi there!
    I'm really interested in the prices you have to pay for one gallon of gas in the United States.
    Over here in Europe, the prices are insane.
    Today Diesel is 1,089 euro/l that's about 4,9 euro per gallon (= 5,99 $/Gallon)
    Regular Gasoline is 1,209 Euro per litre = 6,583 $ per gallon.
    I'm really glad that I run the 6,2 Diesel :crazy:

    Greetings from Bavaria

    Florian
     
  2. HarryH3

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    Here at 6,000+ feet above sea level the oil companies pass off 85 octane swill as "regular" and the current price is $1.99 per gallon.

    While the US Government is pretty screwed up and heads further towards socialistic trends all the time, they don't yet come close to what you have there. Most of the price of fuel over there is tax. Here in the US, fuel taxes at the pump are in the 30-55 cents per gallon range. The actual amount varies by state.
     
  3. 81jimmyslt

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    Here at the North Coast of California its at $2.49 a gallon 87 octane and $2.59 for diesel


    Jesse
     
  4. NC K5er

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    I filled her up this morning at $ 2.07/gallon. That's for regular.
    I was over in France last month and rented a little 4 cyl 1.5l car.

    It cost me more to fill up that little piece of c**p over there than it cost me to fill my K5 over here !!! :confused:
     
  5. ntx78k5

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    Here in North TX Diesel is $2.60 a gallon and Regular is $2.09. I believe we pay almost .50CPG in taxes.
     
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    Up here in the Montana, above 3000' elevation, we've got 85.5 octane for $2.19
     
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    Gas is averaging about $2.20 a gallon for regular here in Las Vegas Nevada.
     
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    Diesel/b10 = $2.23
    High Octain/Ethanol = $1.96
     
  9. 4xcrazy

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    Yes the fuel prices are high over there, but i am just curious as to what the minimum type pay wages or the agerage pay wages are over there, i have heard they are significantly higher than here. So it would kind of even itself out to be pretty comparable to ours.

    Here in Phoenix, Arizona area, riding around the $2.15-$2.23/gal depending on what station and part of town you get it at.

    Still WAAAY too much.
     
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    Driving in europe is much different than here. You have to go through a LOT of chit to get a license and a lot of money. If I remember right, it would cost you around $2k to get your license. Most of the money involved in gas prices and what not I think are about polution control. I think there is also a tax on horsepower. that is why there are so many "euro racers". They take their low hp fourbanger and make it fast. That way they save money on the taxes involved with high HP cars.
     
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    well i must have it easy because the local tractor store sells gas for $1.84 and diesel is $2.00 even i think the state average is $1.99
     
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    I remember back in the 80's even when gas was alot higher in germany than it was here. But we seemed to drive less in the car and ride the bus around hiedelburg more. But alot of that that uncle sam gave us a discount on living over there more than made up the difference. I also not to get side tracked believe that after a few years overseas believe you get to be alot more grateful for what you have here. Here in newnan ga cheaqpest i saw was 2.02 a gallon.
     
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    When I was in Munich in 2001 gas was 1.99 deutch marks/ litre. Near as I can figure that was $4.00 US/US gallon...

    Here diesel runs about $2.80 US / US gallon.

    Rene
     
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    guten tag mein freund! Welcome aboard. :)

    Up here in Vancouver I paid $2.09 for a gallon of gas at Costco last weekend. Didn't look to see what desiel was... don't have any vehicles that use it! ;) $0.46 of each gallon goes to state/federal government, the rest where it actually belongs.

    j
     
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    I have been driving my suburban over here for the last 4 years. Luckly I could buy gas on post about 2.13 per gal. but the few times I needed gas and had to pay I took about half my paycheck :( . So I bought a golf That I now have to fillup on the economy, It costs as much as my burb with army prices and I can about half as far as my burb :confused:
     
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    >>Driving in europe is much different than here. You have to go through a LOT of chit to get a license and a lot of money. If I remember right, it would cost you around $2k to get your license. Most of the money involved in gas prices and what not I think are about polution control. I think there is also a tax on horsepower. that is why there are so many "euro racers". They take their low hp fourbanger and make it fast. That way they save money on the taxes involved with high HP cars.<<<


    Hi!
    My license (1999) for cars up to 3,5 tons + the license for a motorbike of any size =2500 Mark, now -I'm sure- I's 1500 Euro for both.
    If you want to move some bigger trailers ("bigger" starts with two-wheelers :mad: ) now costs 600$ extra :mad: :mad: :mad:
    The taxes in Germany are on displacement (!) , only small Trucks, SUVS and Motorhomes are low taxed, or better:were low taxed :frown1: :frown1:
    The government changed the tax system recently :screwy: :
    the new tax for my 6,2 Diesel is at around 1900-2200 $ per year :doah: (I'm not kidding) But some guys already figured out a solution for that problem, because the new taxation system injures some laws... :cool1:

    @Gas prices :usaflag:
    If we had your gas prices over here - :saweet: :saweet:
     
  17. cbbr

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    :eek: I knew that it cost more to drive there, but I did not know that it was that much more.

    I got regular (87 octane) for $1.91/gal yesterday.
     
  18. steve_kibbe

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    least expensive I've seen here in SC is 1.82 for reg 87 :o

    walmart and Ingles have it .03 off by using a shopping card :D
     
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    $2.02 for 10% ethenol, and $2.04 for regular 87 octane. This is in Northern Missouri.
     

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