Hey what's M, P and D stand for? 188.8.131.52 17:43, 1 July 2015 (UTC)
- God question. The first price without a letter should be petrol/gasoline. M should be Methanol fuel used in some racing cars. P could be Propane. D must be Diesel fuel which is more expensive than petrol.--Dgbrt (talk) 20:24, 1 July 2015 (UTC)
- M and P mean 89 and 91 or 92 octane. Officially, each chain has their own brand names for each grade, but they all settled on M names (Medium, Midrange, etc.) pretty quickly, and P names (Premium, Pro-Tech, etc.) beat out H names (Hi-Test) by the early 90s. So, now they can all advertise their prices with signs with M and P.
- The D is always for diesel (and in America, there's only one kind of diesel at non-truck pumps instead of the two found in some parts of the world).
- By the way, mid-range gas is almost entirely a scam. It sort of made sense in the 70s, when cars that needed more than 88 octane were allowed to use leader gas for a few years after cars using 87 octane. But once that exception expired, its only purpose has been idiots who think "my $50000 BMW can't possibly use the same gas as my crappy old VW, so I'd better spend a bit more". 184.108.40.206 04:34, 15 September 2015 (UTC)
- Actually, higher octane gasses are less susceptible to knocking. I have an older 2004 Subaru Baja manual, and 89 octane gas actually helps the car make more efficient starts. Knocking isn't good for the engine, and it occurrs more at 87. 220.127.116.11
Not sure about the last bit regarding SUV and skateboard carrying capacity. That would be like saying a scooter or bicycle is a poor choice because they can't carry mattresses. I believe the point of an electric skateboard is to transport the person, not cargo. You could feasibly rent a truck for cargo. flewk (talk) 17:43, 28 December 2015 (UTC)
$4 gas... that's strangely nostalgic seeing that... Not that I'd want it back, of course!--18.104.22.168 15:19, 16 August 2016 (UTC)