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    Fuel prices. One i've wondered...

    Back when the last time the fuel prices were rising (& eventually got to about £1.30/litre for diesel), my petrol Escort died. IIRC this was just before the price boom.

    I opted to go diesel & picked up another Escort, but diesel this time as the difference in price was only an extra 2p/litre or something like that.

    Then it boomed, and by the end of it, diesel was something daft like an extra 14p/litre, so i was still saving, but nowhere near as much.

    So when i was thinking of ditching the Astra for diesel, i thought i best not, as it wont be look until diesel prices skyrocket.



    Yet, they sort of have, but not more than petrol. Certainly not around these parts anyway.

    Anyone know why this is? I expected they'd boom like last time, but they haven't.


    Or owuld it because last time, everyone was buying diesel cars so they tackled it at the pumps & this time folk are saying we're not falling for the same trick??

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    I'm sure if everyone switched to LPG, then that too would soon follow suit and have the price increased....!

    The government will just increase the duty on whichever one they think can make them the most money!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DucatiEvo View Post
    I'm sure if everyone switched to LPG, then that too would soon follow suit and have the price increased....!

    The government will just increase the duty on whichever one they think can make them the most money!
    +1 for that.

    oh i remember the days when i used to have my scooter. could keep up with all traffic on minor roads (anything up to 60mph) and petrol was at 79.9p per litre. only cost me £6 a week to do 100 miles.

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    id love to get another one!! just for work and back mind!



    then add -

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/YAMAHA-AEROX-5...41ff91ffa670aa

    derestrict it and possibly -

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Yamaha-aerox-m...41ff91ffa670aa

    would be good up to 70mph then!!! immense fun

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    Yeah i was thinking about this last year actually. Silly cheap on tax & insurance. Can get reasonably new/decent things for around a grand, but i probably wouldn't even pay that.

    I remember when petrol was about 75p/litre when i passed, or thereabouts. Actually, it'd probably be less, about 65/70p at a guess.

    Which is odd, as i remember it being 50p when i was going on hol with my folks, which was a good bit before i passed my test.

    Back in the days when fuel prices didn't raise 10p in 2 weeks.

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    damnit iv got myself thinking about buying a scoot again lmao

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    Got to laugh at the whole fuel prices...

    Rising the cost of LPG, nearly 80p a litre, when it is a waste product of making petrol and diesel and other things...

    Effing well disgusting
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    Really? LPG is 80/ltr now??

    I remember looking a couple year ago as i was interested in a conversion (before i found the conversion price) and LPG was only about 50/ltr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DucatiEvo View Post
    I'm sure if everyone switched to LPG, then that too would soon follow suit and have the price increased....!

    The government will just increase the duty on whichever one they think can make them the most money!
    At 72.9p per litre for LPG, you need to have a seriously economical car to save overly much money - costs me about £29 for 270 miles now, my wife's Zafira 2.0DTi manages close to 500 miles for £60 on comparable driving/roads, I'm not saving too much on fuel in the grand scheme of things. Even Car Tax for LPG has gone up, £110 for 12mnths 8 years ago, now £145 (for my 1.6 16v anyhow).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev_83 View Post
    Yeah i was thinking about this last year actually. Silly cheap on tax & insurance. Can get reasonably new/decent things for around a grand, but i probably wouldn't even pay that.

    I remember when petrol was about 75p/litre when i passed, or thereabouts. Actually, it'd probably be less, about 65/70p at a guess.

    Which is odd, as i remember it being 50p when i was going on hol with my folks, which was a good bit before i passed my test.

    Back in the days when fuel prices didn't raise 10p in 2 weeks.
    When I got my Astra (2002) I think petrol was less than 70p per litre, with LPG at 36.9p per litre.

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