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New Jersey gas station prices on October 16, 2014


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Is this kind of drop reflective in your area?

If you are shopping for a vehicle, is MPG as important to you today as it was six months ago?
 

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One thing is for sure - the pace of diesel equipped vehicles may slow.

Look at this deal from VW on the brand new Golf diesel sedan with an automatic transmission, and compare it with the base model, equipped with a manual transmission and two doors. For just $20.00 a month more, you get $ 4100 worth of additional content:

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The 2015 Golf Lease Special.
$249/Month. 36-month lease. $2,349 due at signing.
National Offer | Offer ends October 31st 2014

Lease a 2015 Golf 1.8T S 2-Door with manual transmission for $249 a month. 36-month lease, $2,349 due at signing.

Based on MSRP of $19,815 (including destination charges) for a 2015 Golf 1.8T S 2-Door with manual transmission, excluding title, tax, options and dealer fees. Monthly payments total $8,964. Acquisition fee of $625 included in amount due at signing. Requires dealer contribution of $202.48, which could affect final negotiated transaction. Purchase option at lease end for $10,898.25. At lease end lessees responsible for $0.20/mile over 36,000 miles and excessive wear and tear. Dealer sets actual prices. Lessee responsible for insurance. Closed-end lease offered to highly qualified lessees on approved credit by Volkswagen Credit through participating dealers.


The 2015 Golf TDI Lease Special.
$269/Month. 36-month lease. $2,349 due at signing.
National Offer | Offer ends October 31st 2014

Lease a 2015 Golf 2.0L TDI® Clean Diesel S 4-Door with automatic transmission for $269 a month. 36-month lease, $2,349 due at signing. (Excludes title, tax, options and dealer fees. TDI® Clean Diesel models only). See your local VW dealer for this limited time offer or for one of many other great lease deals available on Golf models.

Based on MSRP of $23,915 (including destination charges) for a 2015 Golf 2.0L TDI® Clean Diesel S 4-Door with automatic transmission, excluding title, tax, options and dealer fees. TDI® Clean Diesel models only. Monthly payments total $9,684. Acquisition fee of $625 included in amount due at signing. Requires dealer contribution of $366.73, which could affect final negotiated transaction. Purchase option at lease end for $14,588.15. At lease end lessees responsible for $0.20/mile over 36,000 miles and excessive wear and tear. Dealer sets actual prices. Lessee responsible for insurance. Closed-end lease offered to highly qualified lessees on approved credit by Volkswagen Credit through participating dealers.
 

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They see electric cars catching on and the industry as a whole shifting so they price it closer to where it should be. Once again the rich, sorry, MEGA wealthy controlling the masses and it is so obvious.
 

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I think I'm paying around 3.35 for premium....

Can't remember what regular cost last week.
 

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Even cheaper in Virginia by about 10 cents per gallon - and I still drive to maximize fuel economy - any money I save on gas is still mine and not some corporation's. I am really surprised how few people actually drive intelligently and save fuel - it is so easy to do and that is money that is yours - I routinely get 10 mpgs on the highway more than the sticker said I should. Get 46-48 mpgs on average on my way to work - 10% suburban and 90% interstate.
 

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They see electric cars catching on and the industry as a whole shifting so they price it closer to where it should be. Once again the rich, sorry, MEGA wealthy controlling the masses and it is so obvious.
Well most people are not buying electric cars just to save money (nobody buys any new car just to save money).

However the Volt's EV range is similar to what a fuel efficient compact car would get out of one gallon of gasoline on the highway. And my Volt takes about $1.50 to charge in electricity. And electricity rates are nowhere near as volitile as gas prices.
 

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Not sure how accurate this is, but the local news was reporting that ME countries are getting desperate for cash with all the war going on, it's their only export and source for funds and are flooding the market to obtain it...
 

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Not sure how accurate this is, but the local news was reporting that ME countries are getting desperate for cash with all the war going on, it's their only export and source for funds and are flooding the market to obtain it...
I read that OPEC was dropping prices to put pressure on Russia, pushing their oil-dependent exports into a loss, with a slowing economy
 

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Need to shut down some oil wells till the price goes back up. Hey Barry what can you do to get the prices back up.
 

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It's good news as it will bring more money to spend. It might be a good christmas afterall. The only fly in the ointment is Ebola in which I hope it doesn't spread in the coming weeks. That will destroy any good news relating to gas pices.
 

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Not sure how accurate this is, but the local news was reporting that ME countries are getting desperate for cash with all the war going on, it's their only export and source for funds and are flooding the market to obtain it...
The IS controls a few refineries and are selling for whatever they can get, that will drive down prices.


I read that OPEC was dropping prices to put pressure on Russia, pushing their oil-dependent exports into a loss, with a slowing economy
This too, it's the classic Ronald Reagan bankrupt Russia strategy: Sorry Vlad, the King has just agreed to turn on the pumps. Nice knowing you.
 

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1.13L ULP here in Winnipeg and was over 1.24L and the news says expect 1.07 L ULP by NOV
and they are saying that EU economy not recovering + the EBOLA scare + all of the AID going to W Africa causing the markets to be sharply OFF
 

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It's well under $3 here. Good time to buy a fuel sipper or EV.

When gas had a big spike a few years back I almost bought a Hummer.
There were quite a few goofs panicking and dumping 'em for cheap.
When it comes to cars, it's good to zig when everyone else zags.
 
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