Hear hear!The only really important road vehicle fuel variable for consumers is the octane number. Fuel 'additives' are much like snake oil, marketing ploys to make you feel good about a particular version of a generic product. My car is immune to the alleged benefits of additives, because they only work if you believe in them.
I would advise rational consumers to not fret over brands or additives and just buy fuel with the minimum required octane rating at a good price. In modern, regularly driven cars, using fuel with a higher octane rating than needed is completely useless and wasteful.
A perfectly reasonable position. Time is money! I just don't understand those people who claim that they are getting some sort of benefit from paying too much that involves the "quality" of the fuel. Theoretically possible, but not likely and even less likely to be recognized by us.I use a Mobil that is right down the street. Across the street is an Arco which is usually cheaper by 5 to 10 cent. I just refuse to stand in these triple long line at all the stations there at Arco. At about 10 cents a gallon I am paying a dollar extra, Take My Money. I don't do long lines for 10 cents a gallon savings.
I've been using cheap gas from Costco or Superstore (grocery store in Canada) since I bought our CT a year ago. About a month ago I started having a "rotten egg" smell coming from my car on quite a regular basis for about a month straight. After googling the problem, cheap gas can give off a sulfur smell. I've switched to Shell V Power for my past 4 tanks of gas... and I haven't had the smell since. Maybe it'll come back... maybe this isn't the fix... but it seems to be doing the trick so far.