There I was, just minding my own business, test-driving the new BMW M3, when a warning went off about having low fuel. According to the trip computer, I still had 50 miles or so to go before I reached empty, but I decided to be safe and pull into the gas station around the corner from my place on the north side of Chicago.
The M3 requires high-octane gas since it’s such a performance machine. I hit the 93 octane at a whopping $4.199 a gallon and topped off. After nearly 14 gallons the grand total was $57.94. In honor of the occasion and high prices nationwide, it might be a good time for everyone to tell us what they paid for a gallon of gas recently in the comments below.