I ran several tanks of premium when it was going for $1.50 here in Denver after oil collapsed. I've since gone back to 87 octane. I can't tell any difference in acceleration performance. I don't know how anyone could accurately claim a mileage difference unless they drove the very same routes, accelerated the very same, hit all the traffic lights the same, carried the same amount of weight, drove with or against the wind the same, etc., etc., etcThanks, guys. I wasn't intending to start another octane debate, just wondering if anyone on the forum uses 87 in their 3.3.
The average price of a new car today is $35K. $50K is still a good chunk of money but, not a barn burner.Uh oh, another octane discussion.
My feeling on this has always been and will continue to be, if you're going to drop around $50k on a car why cheap out at the gas pump? But everyone is entitled to do whatever they want.
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"we aren't Priuses"...........have you a talking Stinger with a Jones premium?It's kinda like owning a dog, you can buy it cheaper feed or better ones with all the goodies. It won't die either way but it would be more happy with the better one. If you are going to buy this kind of car, why cheap out, we aren't Priuses.
Oh, spare me. I'll just say that I could pay cash for a small fleet of Stingers this afternoon if I chose to, but I got that way by saving money on things that aren't important.If one cant afford to fuel and maintain the car, one probably shouldnt buy it.
Thank you , Nasscar.I will answer you Mike. I used 91 ( as per the owners manual) exclusively for about the first year of ownership. Since the price of fuel has dipped due to Covid, I have now been using 98. These are RON ratings In Oz so different than yours but 91 is the lowest rating and 98 is the highest. Can’t say I have seen any performance benefits of the 98 but that could just be my driving manner maybe. Not giving any opinion here about which is best.
Oh relax. If you cant handle other peoples opinions and their criticism then dont post on a public forum.Oh, spare me. I'll just say that I could pay cash for a small fleet of Stingers this afternoon if I chose to, but I got that way by saving money on things that aren't important.
I can certainly "afford to fuel and maintain" my vehicles, but by the same token I don't waste money feeding them truffles and creme brulee when they're perfectly happy with button mushrooms and vanilla pudding. More and more automotive gurus are saying Premium fuel is a waste of money. Carmakers often recommend it because they managed to wring out an extra fraction of a mpg on EPA tests, or because they qualified their cars on it. But the return on investment isn't good, since any mileage gain doesn't merit the extra cost.
I have no problem with people burning Premium if they choose to. But I started this thread to hear from people using Regular gas in their 3.3TTs, not to be told what I should or shouldn't buy.