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Anyone miss going to the gas station to fill up?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by AC1K, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. AC1K

    AC1K Member

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    Sounds ridiculous but have any of you started heading to the gas station and then realizing you don't need gas (muscle memory / force of habit)

    for me i haven't actually left my house but i keep getting the feeling i'm supposed to be doing something with the car as plugging it in seems almost too easy.

    i guess ill have to get gas eventually though since i have a gas powered pressure washer, it will be pretty funny when i pull up in an EV.
     
  2. lolachampcar

    lolachampcar Active Member

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    I'm calling TROLLLLLLLLLL here :)

    Every so often I have had to drive my wife's car and that friggen thing requires liquid dead dinosaur stuff. I have literally forgotten how to use those stupid pumps.

    Oh, I forgot; I fixed the problem. Her MS will be here 9/6.
     
  3. Zextraterrestrial

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    OK

    NO!

    drive a gas truck for work, it sucks

    had to drive gas car for 1 week during my 1 year S service. Sucked majorly. I waited in line to get gas and when I got to the pump the gas door wouldn't open??? WTF. So I had to pull out of the spot I just waited for to figure out that a fuse is bad and I need the key on to pop the fuel door, or trunk even!

    + just to go get gas in the car I needed to put a new battery in the car! Luckily it was still barely under full warranty from Costco by 1 month! yay

    anyone looking for a 2002 lexus LS430 in CA, I used to think it was 'nice', now it is only nice to sit in in the driveway
     
  4. ElSupreme

    ElSupreme Model S 03182

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    I miss those windshield squeegee/scrubber combo buckets. My windshield is so dirty all the time. :frown:

    But I deal with the suffering.
     
  5. sublimaze1

    sublimaze1 8Dec2012 / Leeroy Jenkins

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    So I am in BadA** and we pull up to the 7-11 to return a Redbox video. In the forecourt is, of course, pumps. I decide to drive between two pumps to head to the video return. At this precise moment, the 6 year old (whose head is never out of the cockpit) perks up - "Hey, I thought this thing didn't need gas"

    Priceless.

    - - - Updated - - -

    LOL!
     
  6. anthony

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    I had to go get diesel for the tractor, no one even blinked an eye, but in NH i don't think people know electric cars exist.
    I had someone ask me if that was an 8.5 liter the other day.

    What I DO miss is the sound of this:

    IMG_20130731_190219.jpg

    Some engines should forever be heard. Back story, met that guy on the highway, we stopped, talked and traded for a bit.
     
  7. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    Every once in a while I have to buy some gasoline for my snowblower or lawnmower. Yes, I drive up to the pump in my Model S, pull a container out of the trunk, and fill 'er up.

    (I actually do most of my lawn cutting with a robotic electric mower, but I've yet to see a usable electric snowblower.)

    And no, I don't miss gas stations one bit.
     
  8. Discoducky

    Discoducky Active Member

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    I'll visit the museum one day.
     
  9. Rodolfo Paiz

    Rodolfo Paiz P85 "Plug and Play"

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    As the kids would say... "uh, duh!"

    My only relationship with gas stations now is waving good-bye to them and reminding my wife of every $100 I save... :-D
     
  10. Btrflyl8e

    Btrflyl8e Active Member

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    What's a "gas station" again?
     
  11. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Haven't been to a gas station for gas at least since March 2012. Don't miss it at all.
     
  12. The Fury

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    Is that the place that sells the slurpees?
     
  13. AC1K

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    Definitely don't miss it now (its CAD$/L)

    so for gal its 3.78541 L for 1 GAL

    thats 539.39 US Cents for 1 GAL in Vancouver

    2013-08-14 19_12_11-USA and Canada Current Average Gas Prices By City_State_Province - GasBuddy..jpg
     
  14. elecblue

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    What is "gas" again?
     
  15. mknox

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    All electric here... including snowblower. (I know... wimpy Toronto winters :smile:)
     
  16. yobigd20

    yobigd20 Well-Known Member

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    I miss the smell of gas.
     
  17. vfx

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    eat beans
     
  18. Liz G

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    That's where you get ice and lottery tickets when you don't want to go all the way to the grocery store.
     
  19. Btrflyl8e

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    Ah, I don't ever purchase either of those things so no wonder I'm not familiar.

    You know, I realized the other day that I hated stopping for gas so much I would wait until I was almost empty. That caused me to have range anxiety with my ICE, not my Model S.
     
  20. SCW-Greg

    SCW-Greg Active Member

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    I love this thread!

    But on a serious note, my wife still has to deal with the pump.
    Me? Been 9 weeks since I've waited in line for that privilege and smell.

    So I'm feeling guilty... Need to take care of the wife now. X is on the horizon.
     

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