At what price was a gallon of gas when you turned 18? Or had your first car?
For me = $1
1.45 a gallon if i remember correctly back in 1994 when i was apx 17 (texas panhandle)
If my memory serves me correctly, it was around 35 cents a gallon. You could get around three gallons for a dollar. Even then, I can remember my mother complaining about me running around in the family car on Saturday night..."you can't be running all over town in that car...not with gas at 35 cents a gallon! LOL! Of course, in that day, one dollar bought far more than it does today or probably ever will again. WB
I've seen 19 cents a gallon gas when there was a gas war going on. Gas wars were price competion between gas stations. You don't see them anymore and that price is long gone.
If I recall, and this is a ballpark figure, it had to be around 65 cents a gallon. Adjusted for inflation, that would be about $2.15 now. So, clearly, the rise in gas prices has outpaced inflation.
27 cents a gallon! Dad said when the price of gas gets to 75 cents we would sell our cars and ride bikes. We actually got rid of the Plymouth Fury III and bought a Mercury Comet. Mileage went from 12 to 18mpg.1/3 more! Ha.
I turned 18 way back in 1964, and at that time, the price of gasoline was hovering around 27 cents a gallon.
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