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I went and had a coffee with my photographic mate and on Thursday they went and visited Stourhead.
What a great place. But his comment was that it cost him £40.00 in petrol, we normally do two or three trips a month but he is now saying that to travel to this great venues is getting to expensive and he will have to cut back. By the time he had paid for entry and a coffee you are spending £60.00. If you have a family this rises to £100 quickly.
How many other people are cutting back there travel to these wonderful photographic places owing to the cost of petrol.
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Consider a Diesel, even at todays fuel prices £40 would get you about 450 - 500 miles and with a smaller engined car, in excess of 650.
Wife's 1.4 Diesel Fiesta does 60+ to the gallon and is £37.50 in road tax !!
I got a Vw lupo Tdi £24 to fill it and just short of 400 mpg on a run..
Would not go back to petrol
400mpg? That's a bit good.
Quote: 400 mpg on a run
That's better than a horse, isn't it?
Nearly 6 x better than the figures VW give. More like 70. The Mini was achieving 50mpg back in the sixties.
I question the need to travel such distances.
Have you considered getting a National Trust membership? I used to think it was expensive but has paid for itself just in car parking fees at these venues beside the admission.
Not MPG but Per full TANK guys lol.
Quote: and is £37.50 in road tax
So I take it that you all are not cutting back on your outings. Or is this just the diesel appreciation society.
Quote: Or is this just the diesel appreciation society.
You did beg the question by quoting figures.
I am sure we all budget travel cost in return for possibilities and lighting that may involve not one, but several visits.
Mike - Yes £37.50 is road tax for a 1.4 Diesel Fiesta on a 53 plate, I believe it's based on emissions and engine size, it's gone down from £55 the previous year !
Quote: How many other people are cutting back there travel to these wonderful photographic places owing to the cost of petrol.
Quite a few I would imagine. A round trip of 210 miles will cost me just about €50 in petrol. Add to that €385 per year in road tax and €600 in insurance. This is the un-accounted for expense in this hobby.
Quote: Add to that €385 per year in road tax and €600 in insurance. This is the un-accounted for expense in this hobby.
So you wouldn't tax and insure your car normally?
Although it is a cost involved, you don't just pay the tax and insurance to use it for photographic trips.
Quote: €50 in petrol
Is this Euro's? My Defender would beat that if it's pounds sterling, and Defenders are not know for their amazing fuel economy.
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