Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Crown Vic tank #4

I had to fill up my Acura with gas because all the E85 pumps were taken.

I filled up the Crown Vic with E85... but I had to fight with a lady over the pump!  Mexican standoff, she was coming in one direction and I in another.  It seems to me that Meijer E85 is becoming more popular.

I filled up at 106432, last tank was at 106166.  17.32 gallons over 266 miles is 15.35 mpg.  Not fantastic mileage!  Mix of highway and suburban driving.

E85 was $1.82 per gallon, 87 octane was $2.02, and premium was $2.42, for a savings of $10.32 per tank.

The car is running flawlessly, no issues with E85 other than fighting over the pump at Meijer!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Crown Vic Tank #3

Last tank started at mileage 105843, and ended up at 106166.  I filled up with 17.345 gallons, for a mileage of 18.622 mpg.  NOT BAD!  I have been driving... more gingerly.  I don't really take it over 70 mph on the highway, for example.

E85 was $1.799 per gallon, regular was $1.99 and premium was $2.49 per gallon.  

Compared to premium (E85 is 96 or 97 octane, and thus more similar to premium than regular), I saved $12.14 per tank.

Car is running fantastically on E85.  Not one issue.