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running your car(s) #219345
1st Apr 2008 12:33pm
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Who can see themselves changing there cars in the next 12 months.

With fuel prices going up and the cost of living rising most people are finding it hard to run 1 car let alone 2 or even 3 cars (Mr Mac)

I run the focus most of the time and worked out im getting 50mpg most of the time so i'm happy with that. however the calibra is another story. hardly use it so 30 of fuel lasts about 2-3 weeks.

So anyone running a 2000cc car must be finding it harder and harder to run. So who is realistically looking to sell up and downgrade soon.


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Re: running your car(s) [Re: Cali_16v] #219346
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Im not changing my car, just changing the fuel I use.

Jumping back to Biodiesel.

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Re: running your car(s) [Re: MattLFC] #219347
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Yes but even that is going up slowly.

i can;t run the focus on that so i'm forced to pay 114.9 for diesel in some places or as low (ha ha ha ha) as 112.9.


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Re: running your car(s) [Re: Cali_16v] #219350
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Im kinda stuck between a rock, and a hard place.

The BMW isnt that bad on the fuel - low 40's round town, 50 on a run, but I need something big, heavy, and with some grunt to tow the race car...

The Nissan, well Im lucky to see 20mpg from that, but hey, I dont really drink, so if some people can piss 50 up the wall once a week, I can get my own enjoyment from putting 50 of fuel in per week.


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Re: running your car(s) [Re: StuyMac] #219352
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Forgot the civic was race only, but it must be hard for you mate, i find it a pain running two, but suppose your the same don't run the 180 that much and the diesel is the work horse, does make things easier.

How much fuel you need for the civic on race days?? you worked it out yet ??


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Re: running your car(s) [Re: Cali_16v] #219353
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The Civic is still road legal wink End of Feb Nissan needed taxing, End of March the Honda needed taxing.... it not just fuel costs wink

Not sure about Fuel it will use in a race yet - prolly covering 30 miles per race, 2 gallons maybe, 12, Half a tank.... think

Though Ill keep more fuel in the car than needed to try and stop fuel surge in the bends smile

I can put 30 of V-Power in the Nissan somenights and burn it all off in a couple of hours raftl

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Re: running your car(s) [Re: StuyMac] #219354
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Well i've only got a 1.5 and im finding it hard lol, Had to scrape 66 together today for the tax and back on steelies as the tyres on the alloys are bald and i can't afford any new ones yet frown

Skint skint skint raftl

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Re: running your car(s) [Re: Civic_Coupe_Sean] #219358
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raftl

What size tyres you on matey?

Ill be removing a pretty decent set of 195/50/15s soon from the Civic to get a set of Toyo 888's Fitted.

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Re: running your car(s) [Re: StuyMac] #219359
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Lmao trust you raftl saying that its got to be good as i got the best car at work raftl

Re: running your car(s) [Re: Civic_Coupe_Sean] #219362
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At the mo they are all 205/55/15'2 2 are dead and the other two and on thjere last legs raftl

Re: running your car(s) [Re: Civic_Coupe_Sean] #219369
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Mines not on the road and it's costing me at least 250 a month

Garage: 30
Insurance: 180
Petrol: 40

It goes through a tenner of petrol a week just idling.

Plus I have the cost of buying parts and tools (this week, 100), just paid for it to have an MOT, 35, 6 months tax will then cost me 100.

Should have got a Honda.... smack


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as long as parts prices don't go up i should be ok.


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er 2500 quid this last month..
I get through about 150 to 200 quid of diesel a month...depending on how many times I go see my mum/walking in lakes or Snowdonia...or how hard/often I give it a thrashing...
Work milage is only about 250 ish miles per month...so about 50 quid in diesel...but I no longer have the tunnel!!!

Just on a side note..the works cars are costing us so much in juice we are going to 530Ds....

the VXR gamble hasnt paid off...but looks like ill be gettin my hands on a 530d 08 plate v soon!


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Re: running your car(s) [Re: Beemertastic] #219434
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Stuymac......couldnt you get a swirlpot to stop the fuel surge???


We have ridiculous fuel surge in the rally car...on a 3/4 full tank......so well perhaps be making our own if we can


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Re: running your car(s) [Re: MGCraig] #219458
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Yeh I'm down grading...to a V8!! but it has got LPG conversion.And 45p a litre should be bearable! I will also still have all the bills associated with running a 200sx as well;)

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