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According to the Associated Press, drivers in the San Diego area are crossing the border into Mexico for cheap fuel. While the average price of a gallon of unleaded is $4.61 on the American side of the border, it's only $2.54 on the Tijuana side. There's even a better price for paying in pesos.
The cross-border traffic in San Diego has long led shoppers to cross over for clothing, pharmaceuticals, and unique forms of entertainment, not to mention Coca-Cola made with real sugar. In this case, it could help the driver of a Ford F-150 truck save $50 or more per fill-up. Diesel's an even better deal, since it's averaging more than $5 on the U.S. side of the border.
There is a catch, though. The border crossing times in San Diego can run more than two hours--burning up some of the cost savings from making a run for the border, the AP adds.