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  # 2253712 7-Jun-2019 12:25
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zyo:

A typical car can hold more than 60l of petrol. 

 

It really can't. The vast majority of petrol cars have a 45 - 55L tank (looks at common vehicles like Corolla, Civic, Mazda3 etc - none of them are 60L tanks). A few are closer to 60L, very few are 60L+. The likes of large diesel utes are typically 65L - 80L though.

 

 

 

Not really interested in the discussion of who can be bothered doing it, just wanted to clarify this misinformation :P

 

 


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  # 2253728 7-Jun-2019 12:53
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Meh. Helpful to accumulate discounts when you're at a cheaper than usual station if the discount is the same - usually outside of Auckland.

 

Then after a while you use them to get a substantial discount on a normal fuel top-up. 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2253734 7-Jun-2019 13:08
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Inphinity:

 

zyo:

A typical car can hold more than 60l of petrol. 

 

It really can't. The vast majority of petrol cars have a 45 - 55L tank (looks at common vehicles like Corolla, Civic, Mazda3 etc - none of them are 60L tanks). A few are closer to 60L, very few are 60L+. The likes of large diesel utes are typically 65L - 80L though.

 

Not really interested in the discussion of who can be bothered doing it, just wanted to clarify this misinformation :P

 

 

 

 

With the exception of Corolla, none of these cars are even on the top 10 best sellers in NZ, so they might be relevant to you but majority of the cars sold in NZ have bigger fuel tanks than small sized sedans you listed here.


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  # 2253860 7-Jun-2019 14:19
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I have a 70ltr tank and play the game, accumulate $0.90~$1.20/ltr discount then get a heavily discounted 50ltr fill once a month

 

Its worth the effort imho, that said there is a BP very close to my work so timing it is very easy


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  # 2253876 7-Jun-2019 14:50
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Now that I've linked my ASB Visa card to my AA Smartfuel card I'm getting about double the discount that I used to previously get. I think the last time I used it I saved about 55 cents per litre, which is definitely worth it to me.


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  # 2253887 7-Jun-2019 15:14
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Wade:

 

I have a 70ltr tank and play the game, accumulate $0.90~$1.20/ltr discount then get a heavily discounted 50ltr fill once a month

 

Its worth the effort imho, that said there is a BP very close to my work so timing it is very easy

 

 

 

 

The optimal method appears to be to fill using the minimum amount to accumulate the discount, then return - as you say - at a later date to fill the entire tank. Quite frankly though, it's not worth it for me when I factor in the time taken. Time is a very scarce resource. 


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  # 2259507 17-Jun-2019 15:04
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Wade:

 

I have a 70ltr tank and play the game, accumulate $0.90~$1.20/ltr discount then get a heavily discounted 50ltr fill once a month

 

Its worth the effort imho, that said there is a BP very close to my work so timing it is very easy

 

 

 

 

I'm the same. I have access to 4 cars and 3 of them have tanks that are 78L or larger. (78, 80, 90)

 

I also take advantage of when Repco's sales on oil and their 40c/L discount coincide.

 

My last top-up of 58L (into a 78L tank) of 98 fuel I was able to save $95


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