Question of the Day: Have You Broken Your $100 Gas Pump Cherry?

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago
question of the day have you broken your 100 gas pump cherry

The New York Times Sunday magazine offers a profile of conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh. In the main, Zev Chofet's article is about as predictable (and informative) as dittoheads' view on "Club Gitmo's" detainees' habeas corpus rights. Call me an unreconstructed Robin Leach fan, but I found Limbaugh's lifestyle more interesting than his politics. On page two of the online version (you're welcome) we learn that El Rushbo drives a "fully-loaded" $450k Maybach 57S (he paid retail?). In fact, the $400m man garages a "half a dozen similar rides on his estate." Quick name six Maybach equivalents. And while you're at it, how many of them have 25-gallon plus gas tanks? 'Cause that would put the cost of a fill-up Rush's rides over the "magic" $100 mark. And that, according to the same august publication, is a significant "financial milestone" (millstone?). Scribe Christopher Maag uses the C-note-plus fill-up to explore its impact on single-make clubs dedicated to gas hogs. Needless to say, they're having to throttle back. Yes, "for people who love their big vehicles, the pain is acute." More for some than for others. You?

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  • Nuclearay Nuclearay on Jul 07, 2008

    I popped that cherry back in 2005... Hurricane Katrina. I left my house in Alabama in the AM to do some some work in Tenn. When I got home in the PM the gas shot up a buck a gallon. My Dodge Ram will hold about 27 gallons. Most card readers stop at $75 now, and out of shear laziness so do I. Since the Goat takes hi-test that number is getting up there too with a much smaller tank.

  • on Jul 07, 2008

    I came close on the work vehicle, a Durango. It was on empty and took $90 to fill up. I've heard tails of $400-$500 for fueling houseboats on the lake due to larger tanks and much larger prices at dockside fuel pumps. If you want to rent a houseboat for a long weekend, the fuel is probably going to cost as much or more than the houseboat rental itself.

  • GS650G GS650G on Jul 07, 2008

    When i fill both tanks on my F-150 this weekend for a long road trip, I'll need to insert the credit card three times (due to the 75 dollar limit) and I'll try not to look at the final tab on my statement.

  • Accs Accs on Jul 07, 2008

    Hmmm I broke $60 a bout a month or so ago. I wont run the tank till Im empty anymore.. I already know I can get 500mi per tank / about 30mpg. As for $100 Id think I'd lose my mind I'd I started putting $100 in each time. I got a 00 Accord 4dr SE with coming on 160k.. I cant imagine.. even running around putting that amt of gas in a vehicle any larger tham mine.. and driving it as a commuter vehicle. Irrisponsible.. and stupid.