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When were you last at a gas station?

Discussion in 'Cars and Transportation' started by ElectricAvenue, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. ElectricAvenue

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    I got my MS back in June 2013 and I haven't been to a gas station yet, that's almost 10 months!
    This obviously is for all the times I have spent not in my car but in others including wife's ICE and company cars.
    When were you last at a gas station?
    Who has the longest record?
     
  2. ACDriveMotor

    ACDriveMotor Member

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    Since I took delivery in Nov '13. I've cheated twice to wash windows though.
     
  3. jomo25

    jomo25 P4398

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    I had gone 11 months (from March 2013-Feb 2014). We never used any gas in our Volt after our MS arrived on 4/18/13. But, the Volt tracks the age of gas, and as it approaches 1 year old, it starts to force burn it off. So, it finally burned off the last 5 gallons in the tank last week. We put 2 gallons in it just cuz it won't allow you to have full power unless there's some gas in it (which is annoying BS since we never go beyond the battery range of it any more, a fundamental flaw of the Voltec power train if you ask me). Our lease ends in October, I don't expect to need to put gas in it ever again.
     
  4. ChadS

    ChadS Petroleum is for sissies

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    March 2009 was my last gas station visit - for my car, anyway. September 2009 was my wife's last visit. Sure don't miss that.

    At some point over the past few years, I did fill up my son's car (a plug-in hybrid) once. And two rental cars, one in LA and one in Hawaii.
     
  5. brianstorms

    brianstorms Member

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    March 3rd. Had to get gas for the rental just before returning to the airport. First gas-filling since, oh, I bought the car last August.

    It was weird putting liquid into the hole in the side of the car. Also weird seeing exhaust smoke coming out of the pipes in the back. So 20th century.
     
  6. Trnsl8r

    Trnsl8r Blue 85kwh since 12/8/12

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    Four days ago. Darn leaky tires...
     
  7. Ugliest1

    Ugliest1 S85: "Sparky"

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    I plan on fairly regularly visiting an air station.... What are those smelly upright things that those smelly 4-wheeled things are always visiting???
     
  8. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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  9. pgiralt

    pgiralt Active Member

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    Two weekends ago when my wife almost ran out of gas getting home (car was struggling to stay running) and I had to fill up a gas canister to get gas to fill it back up. She wants a Model E. Can't wait.
     
  10. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Same here. About a week ago when a flock of flappy birds nailed my Model S's windshield with some green and white stuff.

    Before that, about a month ago, when Tesla Service and Enterprise conspired to put me into a BMW gasser.
     
  11. GlennAlanBerry

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    I use a laser-controlled, no touch car wash at a nearby gas station during the winter here in Colorado, so I go "to the gas station" relatively often, and just drive right past the pumps to get a wash.
     
  12. mknox

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    Me too (although not as fancy a wash), and I also pop in from time to time and squeegee the salt off the windows, headlights and tail lights. I tried the squeegee at home with water and it immediately froze to my glass! I can't be bothered leaving a pail of washer fluid in the garage for my squeegee when there's so many gas stations around.

    Speaking of car washes, I always try and remember to buy a wash ticket when I'm fuelling up my wife's ICE so I can get the "with gas" discount :wink: They're usually good for 30 or 60 days.
     
  13. Owner

    Owner Active Member

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    Just the other day as my Model S is in for service…. and the ICE needed some gas.
     
  14. jpasqua

    jpasqua P19325

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    I had to put air in my tires last week, but before that it had been months. Even then it was to get gas for my wife's Prius.
     
  15. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    Going to go get some gas this evening for my team's Ice Race/Snowcross car. I'll be bringing a 20 liter gas can in my Model S trunk...
     
  16. Ugliest1

    Ugliest1 S85: "Sparky"

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    That will be quite the sight! Can you get a picture with the can hidden in the open trunk and you with the nozzle inside?
     
  17. neroden

    neroden Happy Model S Owner

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    Yesterday -- they're great places to pull over and change drivers. They usually have free restrooms and you can buy bottled water! :wink:

    I haven't pumped gas since I got my car. :cool:
     
  18. JPP

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    yesterday--wife's LS460 needed some premium fuel...,:(
     
  19. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    Uh, no, not doing that inside the car. I can get a photo of it on the ground behind the car though.
     
  20. roblab

    roblab Active Member

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    Last time at a gas station?

    Uh, gettin' old. I don't remember that far back.

    Turned over 37,000 miles this month on my VIN 00064. 18 months in two more weeks.:smile:
     

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