So I filled up the other day for the first time with E-85 gas at $2.59 a Gallon- And I think got about 14 miles to the gallon, but forgot to reset the gage until over 100 miles in – so Im not too sure about that. I filled up again last night at $2.39 a gallon and averaged 14 mpg on the way home (but going up hill the whole way). I know that with E-85 I get fewer mpg, but I still think its a much better deal. Check my math here:
E-85: $2.39 X 20 Gallons = $47.80 – 14mpg X 20 gallons = 280 miles so therefore each mile cost .17 cents
Reg Gas $3.59 X 20 gallons = $71.80 – 19 mpg X 20 gallons = 380 miles so each mile costs .19 cents
In the long run E-85 is less expensive even if its only a few cents per gallon. In my mind its a better deal cause Im paying less than $50 to fill up as apposed to over $70 each time… Am I Crazy?