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Knock sensors--despite wishful thinking--are NOT designed to compensate for use of low octane fuel. They are fine--not rough--tuning feature.

Mercedes gets essentially the same horsepower from a little bitty 180 cubic inch engine as GM does from a big old iron 350 cubic inch engine via (ta da) high compression! Wanna burn regular, get a Chevy.
EXACTLY. If the price difference between regular and premium is an issue, perhaps a different vehicle would better suit the needs of the OP.
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Knock sensors--despite wishful thinking--are NOT designed to compensate for use of low octane fuel. They are fine--not rough--tuning feature.

Mercedes gets essentially the same horsepower from a little bitty 180 cubic inch engine as GM does from a big old iron 350 cubic inch engine via (ta da) high compression! Wanna burn regular, get a Chevy.

Or do what lkchris does and get a diesel. No choices or decisions required.
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