View Full Version : how much was gas when you started driving??

06-02-2006, 04:47 PM
just thinking about paying .99 cents a gallon in 1998. filling up my car for 10 bucks.. those were the good old days

06-02-2006, 04:48 PM
oops move this to the lounge please my bad.......

06-02-2006, 04:48 PM
0.89 per gal.

06-02-2006, 04:51 PM
I had a 1999 CRX SI and would put the good stuff in and pay $1.15- $1.25 from what I remember. You are talking 16 years. Crap I am starting to get old. Gas has over doubled.

06-02-2006, 04:53 PM
yeah, I remember when $1.20 was expensive.

06-02-2006, 04:55 PM
I'm an old dude, so I remember .50 :O I had a 1967 olds that cost 20 bucks to fill up, even back then, so today it would probably be 70 bucks !

06-02-2006, 05:01 PM

06-02-2006, 05:03 PM
I remember back in the day when it was .79 a gallon.

06-02-2006, 05:04 PM
When I first started it was right around 1.20 a gallon.

06-02-2006, 05:25 PM
I remember my parents *****ing and groaning that gas had gotten to $0.89 cents a gallon, when it hit $0.99 cents they freaked like we are now *LOL*

06-02-2006, 05:29 PM
I remember when there was still REGULAR gas.

06-02-2006, 05:30 PM
hmmm i recall it being like 1.50 or so per gallon like 7 years ago or something.

06-02-2006, 05:57 PM
like 1.19, back then it was cheap to get premium gas...now my car only sees regular...poor car

06-02-2006, 06:28 PM
i could fill up my civic i had for $10 and drive it for about 2 weeks

***** fukin ***** now

06-02-2006, 06:30 PM
im glad no one has been smart and said this is in the wrong section yet... yesterday i got gas for 2.64 and was pretty happy with it.. haha.. keep em comin

06-02-2006, 06:43 PM
All you youngsters!

Paid .39 a gallon to put Sunoco hi-test in my new '67 Pontiac GTO.

matrxx dude
06-02-2006, 06:46 PM
60 Cent A Gallon

06-02-2006, 06:53 PM
.69 :d

06-02-2006, 06:57 PM
about .80 is the best I have seen since the mid 80s...

06-02-2006, 07:44 PM
$0.24/litre, IIRC...back when I had my Fiat

06-02-2006, 10:10 PM
$0.24/litre, IIRC...back when I had my Fiat

Too bad I never got to see you driving in it... I think you're bigger than the car.

06-04-2006, 06:51 PM
.88 cents- summer or 2000

^^when i got my first car an 89 ford t-bird

06-04-2006, 06:59 PM
.69 a gollon I think is the cheapest I remember.

06-04-2006, 07:20 PM
IN '88 I wanna say I remember gas being around $0.73/gallon here.
It normally cost me like $17~$18 to fill up my car.
Too bad those days are sadly behind us (<$20 for >20 gallons as opposed to >$30 for <20 gallons now :()

06-05-2006, 01:33 PM
was around 1.05 when i started driving. I remember my mom or dad giving me 20 bucks and I'd get a full tank in my 93' Jimmy and a coke.....those days are no longer:(. Truck is about 50 bucks to fill now.

06-05-2006, 01:35 PM
it was around $2.00 a gallon cause i got my liscense in 2001 and with the 911 attacks and **** it was so high :(

06-05-2006, 01:36 PM
man i just checked a cheap gas website i use and avg. price has gone up .60 a gallon in a year here in town:(

06-05-2006, 01:39 PM
i'm gonn write my governor a letter. i think this state is gouging people. i live in a toruist town. on the weekends mass amounts of assholes from the detroit area come up here on weekends. now every single weekend, gas goes up thursday night by about 15 cents a gallon, and comes back down by tuesday morning. i only by gas on tuesdays and wednesdays and hope it lasts all week

06-05-2006, 01:42 PM
it's not price gouging unless it goes up like .50 or more i think. only way prices will go down is if we as a country decrease demand.

06-05-2006, 01:45 PM
when I started driving gas was like .69 .79 and .89 a gallon
that was when Clintion was in office

07-05-2006, 05:24 PM
I wasn't driving yet, but I remember the week back in 1973, when gas went from $0.35 per gallon to $0.65 a gallon. In, like, ONE DAY, in most cases. And even at $0.65 a gallon, there were still massive gas shortages. Richard Nixon caught all sorts of hell, over that. If Watergate hadn't kicked his butt, THAT probably would have...

Fortunately, we lived way out in the boondocks... there weren't as many people panicking, trying to hoard gas. Also, my dad had this Opel station wagon, that would get like 45mpg IN TOWN... we actually could goof off out in the boonies (turn off the engine and coast down hills and such) and get as high as 74mpg (over a 104 mile Saturday drive, we used 1.4 gallons of gas)!

Too bad my sister wrecked that car... :(

As far as me driving, I think that about $0.59 a gallon was about as low as I saw, when I started driving... here in there in the 1980s and such. I never worried about it, because my various Opel GTs would get between 30 and 35mpg, even hauling a$$. (the third one I had, would do 132MPH, which seemed fast as h*** back then!) :D


07-06-2006, 05:47 PM
I am pretty old 29 to be excat and I remember when I was 16 it was . 69 cents a gallon and I could fill my car up with a 10 spot. Man was that the time back then. I remember getting mad when it went over a buck. AHAHAHA! This day in age truely ***** anus. :(

07-06-2006, 05:51 PM
it was always $1.19 for regular, diesel was always $1.59, which didn't change at first, even when gas prices skyrocketed......

I always got 40-50mpg, tho with the diesel

i used to drive like an a$$, but now i can't afford to..... so i got a stationwagon.... so lame