Road Trip 2010: Low Octane

We averaged about two gas stops per day on our road trip in the GMC Yukon XL Denali and Keystone Premier 31BHPR. We did one stop in the morning and one in the afternoon. A full tank cost just under $70 depending on where we were in the country. I took this picture while we were in Montana because they don't have such low (85.5) octane fuel where I live. It's strange to me because no vehicle I've ever seen before required anything LESS than 87 octane for optimum performance....

Even with fuel in Blaine, WA now costing nearly a dollar MORE per gallon than it did last summer, it's still cheaper than it is in Canada so traveling in the US always saves us money.


  1. Mmmm, I don't feel sorry for you. Over here in The Netherlands I am currently paying €1.65 (US$ 2.32 / CA$ 2.27) per LITER. So that makes US$ 8.76 per GALLON. That's twice as expensive!

    Talking about expensive, today Chevrolet anounced that the Camaro SS will finally be available in The Netherlands. Price with taxes will be €90.000, of which €60.000 is taxes such as VAT and special motorvehicle taxes (here in The Netherlands special tax is also applied on vehicles with high fuel consumption, and obviously a Camaro SS is not very economical). Mind you: €90.000 equals US$126.400.

    Thats about $100.000 more than in The States!!!


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