The recent hike in fuel prices made me start going again for cheaper fuel brands (In WA: United, Vibe, Puma etc) which are consistently cheaper the other brands, and the more the fuel costs, the more the difference between brands is noticeable.
I own a VW Golf TSI which requires premium ULP and, personally, I don't see any performance deficit compared to more expensive and famous brands such as (Caltex, Shell, BP etc), however I had people telling me that their car runs better and longer when using premium brands, which sounds to me a lot like a myth.
What's your experience, OzBargainers? Is there some truth or is this just a myth and all fuels are basically the same? And if so, why people just don't use only cheap fuel that can save you hundreds in the long run, and instead keep refuelling at places like BP that are consistently selling the same product at a higher price? Using cheaper brand fuel seems like a no brainer… Is there a catch?
P.S. let me know if there's another post on this - had a look but could not find one - and I'll delete.