How much did you pay

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    I hope this will be an informative thread non partisan no political blame thread.


    How much was gas the day you got your drivers license? I'll start
    56 cents a gallon. . In North Carolina

    That's Regular not the unleaded regular
     
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    In 1985...

    Gas Prices Lower Than A Year Ago - Chicago Tribune
     
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    Leaded regular cost $1.19/gallon (which would be $2.20/gallon in chained 2000 dollars), while unleaded regular cost $1.25/gallon (which would be $2.30/gallon in chained 2000 dollars).
     
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    Big,Try A$1.56 per litre for unleaded in Australia at the moment 30.01.12.now I think in the US you are paying around 76cents as our currency is about the same,would 76 cents be right!!!!???steve.!!!!!!!!!theliq
     
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    Average was 36 cents in 1971.
    Also my license exam was 100 questions plus a 25 question section on signage that you had to get 100% correct before you could take your road test, that was in Colorado. In 1978 I transferred my license to Virginia after moving here the year before, they handed me a test that had 10 questions on it. My response to the DMV worker was, "no wonder people here don't know how to drive".
     
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    I have no freaking idea.
    I got my driver's license in 1980....somebody else figure it out ~LoL~
     
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    National average was $1.25.
     
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    In '72 a group of us began planning a trip after graduating high school the following year. Like Ringle said- in the 30 cents range for gas.

    '73 war broke out which pissed off the Arabs ergo the embargo.
    So by graduation time we were looking at 50 cents plus and we had to seriously re-think the trip. Stations were rationing and many closed Sundays.
    Illinois- Colorado-Yellowstone and back. Two vehicles (gas hogs both).
    We went anyway. Starved most of the trip, but it was a hoot. :thup:
     
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    Somewhere around $.19 a gallon and a free set of steak knives if you filled up.
     
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