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    Cheapest Gas?

    What's the very cheapest gasoline you have ever purchased, where and when? (This ought to be interesting!)

    19.9 ( that's right folks, ninteen point nine cents per gallon!!), Denton, Texas, 1966. Couple of stations across the street from each other were having a "gas war". Average price around town was about 25.9 Lucky me!


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    probably something around 1.99

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    When I first started driving... it was $0.88/gal
    Ohhh the good old days!

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    I don't really know. I remember paying .49/gallon (that was when it was still leaded gas) around 1976 when I started driving in Honolulu. Can't say that was the cheapest though.
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    I remember paying $0.97 for the good stuff in college. Now ....

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    Charlie, this thread appears to have atracted a young crowd.

    When I moved to California in '71 competing stations across the street from each other would indeed have gas wars. They might start at .25 in the morning and one would go down by a penny. By the afternoon they would both be at .19 or .20.

    And btw, you just sat in your car while an employee pumped the gas for you, checked the oil level and tire pressure on all four tires, and cleaned your front and back windows and side mirrors.

    When you were done paying for your $3-$4 fill-up you would also get your choice of S&H green stamps or Blue Chip stamps, and sometimes a set of 4 drinking glasses with the LA Rams logo on the side.

    At the car wash, the wash was free with a fill-up of 12 gallons or more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wyatt View Post
    Charlie, this thread appears to have atracted a young crowd.


    And btw, you just sat in your car while an employee pumped the gas for you, checked the oil level and tire pressure on all four tires, and cleaned your front and back windows and side mirrors.

    When you were done paying for your $3-$4 fill-up you would also get your choice of S&H green stamps or Blue Chip stamps, and sometimes a set of 4 drinking glasses with the LA Rams logo on the side.
    Would they crank up the car to re-start it for you too, or was that something you had do on your own?

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    You guys are making me feel old.as As a kid,I can remember buying gas for the minibike and the push mower for .25 a gallon.If we wanted to ride the minibike we had to buy our own gas for it.As for the mower I had to supply the gas for it since I mowed half the lawns in the trailer court down the street for between$.50 & $2.00 a lawn.When I started driving it was $.49 a gallon.

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    I remember it being in the 80's, or 86.9 a gallon in the early 80's when I was in high school. Here's a site to help you find the cheapest now:
    http://autos.msn.com/everyday/gasstations.aspx?

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    I remember seeing 19.9 cent a gallon gas from the window of my dad's car.

    I think 29.9 is the cheapest I actually paid for the stuff.

    I worked my way through college earning $1.00 an hour at a gas station.

    I also lived on Peanutbutter, jelly (a gift of Knox Assorted), and tortillas at the time.

    I thought I was sacrificing. Who knew I was being "trendy" with the first PB&J Wrap?

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