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If any of you who run it or want to give it a shot are going through Sioux Falls anytime soon, the BP stations there have it for $1 less than E-10. It puts it at around the break even point as far as cost vs efficiency.

For me the only good ethanol gets served in a shot glass. I don't need to be converted, so don't bother trying.
 

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I don't have the option! The closest source of E-85 for me is a 2-3 hour drive (I think) I had never even heard of the stuff till I joined this forum in March. Flex fuel vehicles are available here but I don't think half of the people know what "flex fuel" means!
 

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E-85

West Burlington Iowa had it at $3.09 a gal. yesterday. Best mileage I think we've had is 19.5 on the highway driving back and forth to Iowa City from Burlington. Keep telling the wife that I ought to brew my own.:beerchug:
 

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What? $1.00 is the break even! Sorry, it's $0.30 that is the price difference for equality.

I have over a year of burning this in a Silverado under my belt. That is the magic number. In Iowa, there is a $0.95 differnce, which saves me about $0.06 per gallon in my Silverado. I have not calcualted the difference in the van, but I can tell you this: E10 gives me 16-17 mpg in the van, E85 gives me 13-14 mpg.
 

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20% was the break-even point for me and our 2003 van, since that was our mileage loss. At $3.80/gallon for regular, that makes it 76 cents. Back when we were paying about $3.00 for a gallon, E-85 for anything under $2.40 was financially advantageous.
 

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Regardless of how good or bad a deal it is, this was my official public sevice FYI for my fellow vanners here.
In MN the price break is only $.50 to $.60.
 

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I don't have the option! The closest source of E-85 for me is a 2-3 hour drive (I think) I had never even heard of the stuff till I joined this forum in March. Flex fuel vehicles are available here but I don't think half of the people know what "flex fuel" means!
As long as they don't start thinking it's OK to cook anything with rubber. (Bad joke - flex(ible) fuels...)
 
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