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  • tight with money? Heres a great money tool

     Lee Ballard updated 15 years, 7 months ago 15 Members · 20 Posts
  • Nicola McIntosh

    Member
    July 29, 2005 at 9:44 pm

    http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/tools-and- … page_id=86

    above is a great money tool…if you like to keep tabs on all your ins & outs..iain the petrol one will be an eye opener for you..seen you have a 3 litre jag.. 😛 😉

    nik

  • Iain Gordon

    Member
    July 29, 2005 at 9:57 pm

    Nik, just had a look at the petrol thing…

    It asks for your average MPG and shows an example of 36.9……..

    36.9???? you’re having a laugh…my ave mpg is around 18-20 but, i have been told that mpg is diectley related to how heavy your right foot is……unfotunatley i have a very bad limp…

    Iain

  • Nicola McIntosh

    Member
    July 29, 2005 at 10:24 pm
    quote fredthelad:

    my ave mpg is around 18-20

    just calculated your fuel for the year… :yikes: on an average 12000 miles per year, cost of fuel say..90 per litre..a whopping £3000 that’s a thousand pounds per litre….you could have three cars on the road for that 😀 😀 the gov. takes £1600 of that 👿

    nik

  • Iain Gordon

    Member
    July 29, 2005 at 10:26 pm
    quote niknaxpc:

    quote fredthelad:

    my ave mpg is around 18-20

    just calculated your fuel for the year… :yikes: on an average 12000 miles per year, cost of fuel say..90 per litre..a whopping £3000 that’s a thousand pounds per litre….you could have three cars on the road for that 😀 😀 the gov. takes £1600 of that 👿

    nik

    You’re right Nik, i could have 3 cars on the road but i can only drive one at a time, so it might as well be a nice one 😀

    Iain

  • Robert Lambie

    Member
    July 29, 2005 at 10:30 pm

    i feel for you mate… :lol1: i used to have a petrol frontera sport jeep.
    i got about 40-50 miles for a tenner whatever that works out at… thats how i would calculate how much i needed if going a fair drive :lol1:

  • Phill Fenton

    Member
    July 29, 2005 at 11:21 pm

    Time to get a turbo diesel chaps.

    Nowadays a 2 litre diesel has more torque than a 2.6 litre v6. The V6 will average 25mpg whereas the more powerful (in terms of torque) diesel will manage 40mpg. Buy a performance chip for a diesel and you have a real roadburner.

    Long live the Diesel 😀 😕

    Having said that – I love the Jaguar Ian – Fabulous classy car 😀

  • John Childs

    Member
    July 30, 2005 at 6:38 am

    I like Jags. A very good friend is our local car dealer specialising in them and he always has a row parked on his forecourt. Every Saturday morning when I drop in for a coffee and a chat I cast my eyes over the stock and sometimes I get very tempted. The problem is that my Galaxy is just too versatile and useful so I have, so far, been able to resist it.

    With my Galaxy, a 1.9 turbo diesel, I suffer a bit of a performance hit because I insist on having an automatic but in reality it is good enough in today’s congested, speed camera infested world. If I fancy a blast I just go out on a bike.

    Pottering around locally I get 38 to the gallon but on a run that can go up as high as 44, which funnily enough is about the same as I get out of my 1.8 litre bike. 🙂

    Phill, I believe that, breakiing with years of tradition, you can now buy a diesel Jaguar estate. If I ever succumb that would be my choice (provided there is an auto option).

  • Phil Halling

    Member
    July 30, 2005 at 6:08 pm

    Hi folks,

    just looking at this thread makes me nervous when I run a 5 litre petrol Merc., Like fred said I can only drive one at atime so it might as well be nice.

    Phil

  • Marcella Ross

    Member
    July 30, 2005 at 6:33 pm

    That’s quite frightening when you add up exactly what’s spent in fuel. Especially when the majority of it goes to the government. I’ve always run relatively big engine cars, Im now onto a diesel for the first time, a ML270. The fuel consumption isn’t bad, but then I’ve only done 8000 miles in the last 18 months!
    I get my hubby to do all the running around for me and keep my mileage and fuel cost low! 😉

  • Terry Gall

    Member
    July 30, 2005 at 6:43 pm

    I let it pick my lottery numbers for this week, will let you know later.

    Cheers

    Terry

  • Nicola McIntosh

    Member
    July 30, 2005 at 10:27 pm
    quote tgall070:

    I let it pick my lottery numbers for this week, will let you know later.

    what car would you pick terry if you won… 😛

    nik

  • Terry Gall

    Member
    July 31, 2005 at 7:18 am

    Hi Nik,

    The only driving I do is on the golf course!!.

    Never mind I only had two numbers anyway, back to work this morning.

    Cheers

    Terry

  • Mark Shipley

    Member
    July 31, 2005 at 8:08 am

    Touch screen technology, satellite navigation, speech recognition, 9 JBL speakers, 6 cd changer, blue-tooth integration, climate control, £65 a year road tax, £230 a year fully comp insurance including business use and a nice 56+mpg for a good size 5 door family car.

    No great big engine just a little 1.5l vvt-i and a 50kW electric motor that combined have as much torque as a V6 diesel and a 0 – 62 in under 11 seconds.

    It’s the only way to go – Hybrid technology!!

    Go and get yourselves a Toyota Prius and start saving the planet.

    Oh, and if you still feel the need for a big 4×4 jobby with all the trimmings have a look here;

    http://www.lexus.co.uk/lexus_cars/rx/rx400h/index.asp

    Mark

  • Alan Wharton

    Member
    August 6, 2005 at 10:10 pm

    Problem with turbo diesels is you may find a green peace activist has chained them selves to your bumper lmao :lol1:
    Even tho diesels are sposed to be more eco friendly than petrol motors!!
    Mines a 2.8 td Pajero btw 😀

  • TheDecalMan

    Member
    August 7, 2005 at 12:44 am

    I Just had a go with the Fuel calculator that pixnixpc had listed in her post & was expecting the worst as i am one of the hated 4X4 Owners. I was pleasantly surprised my Annual Bill is under £700 😀

    My next door neighbor was here as well he drives a automatic Hyundai coupe & he had a go on it, his fuel bill was over double of my Mitsubishi Pajero 4×4.

    O.K i only drive 4500 Miles a year , But it does go to show its not size that matters – it’s how you use it 😀

  • Marcella Ross

    Member
    August 7, 2005 at 8:18 am
    quote TheDecalMan:

    But it does go to show its not size that matters – it’s how you use it 😀

    :rofl:

  • Chris Hooper

    Member
    August 7, 2005 at 9:03 am
    quote :

    The problem is that my Galaxy is just too versatile and useful so I have, so far, been able to resist it.

    I agree John -have the same a 1.9td Galaxy, just finished a trip down through France 44 to the gallon (at French prices of 1.01 Euro Less than 70p a ltr it made for reasonably priced motoring

  • Simon Clayton

    Member
    August 7, 2005 at 3:37 pm

    I used to have a Vauxhall Sintra V6 8 seater, It was fine on a long run but about town that car could drink petrol…Good thing with it could beat most cars from the lights and i managed to get it up to 130mph.. 😮

    Got a six seater diesel van now 🙂

    Simon

  • Hugh Potter

    Member
    August 7, 2005 at 6:42 pm

    lol, the best ever car i had was my last one, a 1997 lwb nissan patrol, 4200cc s/six petrol motor, weighed in at 3000kg and would burn abour 1 gallon for every 12-15 miles !

    i think on £65 quid i would get about 180 miles 😥 lovely car tho, second only to a landcruiser amazon !

    tho thats better than my pink race car, 7.2L and 600bhp, that does about 4mpg on tickover and about 2 gallons per mile in anger (hot) , when i go out on the road it does about 40 miles on a 16 gallon fuel cell !!

    my current nissan maxima (3L V6) is most impractical for sign work, but like simon says above, there’s little in the same price range that’ll touch it for performance, both from the line and top end (which of course i never use !) and it’ll still do 25mpg when i’m nice to it !

  • Lee Ballard

    Member
    August 8, 2005 at 4:28 pm

    We run two Land Rover 110 station wagons.

    One a 2.5 petrol avg 17-20mpg (only does around 3000miles pa)
    The other a 2.5 Tdi, avg 25-30mpg (about 8000miles pa)

    Thing is both are used for towing and off road and when it floods round here we can still get about and both will be around long time after any greenpeace protesters cars are visiting the great scrap yard in the sky.

    Estimates are that 75% of ALL Land Rovers ever built are still on the road. Not many manufacturers can boast that.

    So okay on day to day running they are not the most enviro friendly cars on the road but on longevity, their a winner.

    When greenpeace start blockading airports and aircraft manus then maybe I’ll be interested in their opinions, but they won’t do that cos then they won’t be able to go to Ibiza/Kos/Spain etc.

    Sorry to digress off topic BTW

    Lee

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