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6 cars you might be tempted to fill up while gas is cheap

Before it was the standard fuel for automobiles, in the 1880s, gasoline was a byproduct of lamp oil. In those days gasoline was something to be disposed of, rather than used. Times changed though, and soon this fuel source become one of the world’s most valuable commodities.

 

Now, with the current economic climate bringing oil prices into the negatives for the first time in history, prices at the pump are lower than they’ve been in decades. For those with a gas-guzzler in the garage, bargain-basement fuel prices might seem seriously appealing. So let’s dive into six cars for which, ordinarily, filling the tank (sigh, again) would make us cringe. Read the full article on Hagerty.com:

 

https://www.hagerty.com/media/lists/6-cars-you-might-be-tempted-to-fill-up-while-gas-is-cheap/

19 REPLIES 19
Hagerty Employee

$1.27 a gallon here in Houston at the moment!

Community Manager

Wow, I need to actually get out of the house and get me some of that on the west side of town. 

New Driver

373’s and a 4 speed. Check! 9-11 MPG all of the time!

Passenger

2018 Jeep Trackhawk bored and stroked to 426 cubes running 16 lb's of boost. On a good day driving like grandma on the highway 16 mpg.

Pit Crew

You forgot to mention Diesel trucks, like my turbo charged H1 HUMMER. Yes it is 8 feet wide of American pride, and averages around 11 miles per gallon.  But I didn't buy it to use as an economy car, rather because it can go where a lot of other vehicles simply can not go.  You have to live with the mileage and move on to better things.

Passenger

Filling the 44gallon tank on our Excursion is our version of a strategic oil reserve!

Passenger

Yes my SS 350 373 REAR GETS 8-9MPG!!!

Detailer

My 8.1L powered Silverado reliably gets 8-9 MPG, but I haven't driven enough in the past month to need refueling. At $1.54/gal where I'm at, I might just top off on general principle. 

Passenger

'69 442 with 455 and 390's passes everything but a gas station! estimated 7-9 mpg but really it comes down to about a gal/hole shot...