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Travel Cost


Hoffy e2
10 257 16 England
13 Oct 2007 11:00PM
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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Chrism8 8 752 14 England
14 Oct 2007 8:47AM
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 !!
Tandberg 11 1.2k 2 England
14 Oct 2007 9:38AM
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
Dave
Boyd 11 11.2k 11 Wales
14 Oct 2007 9:40AM
400mpg? That's a bit good.

Wink
stevekhart 8 4.5k 3 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2007 9:48AM

Quote:400 mpg on a run

That's better than a horse, isn't it?
KenTaylor e2
10 3.0k 2 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2007 10:26AM
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.
Ken
scthomas 7 62 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2007 10:34AM
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.
Sue
Tandberg 11 1.2k 2 England
14 Oct 2007 10:36AM
Not MPG but Per full TANK guys lol.

My Mistake
Dave
User_Removed 10 17.9k 8 Norway
14 Oct 2007 11:29AM

Quote:and is 37.50 in road tax



??????? Chris...?
Hoffy e2
10 257 16 England
14 Oct 2007 12:09PM
So I take it that you all are not cutting back on your outings. Or is this just the diesel appreciation society.
KenTaylor e2
10 3.0k 2 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2007 12:24PM

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.
Ken
Chrism8 8 752 14 England
14 Oct 2007 3:34PM
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 !
paulcr 10 1.5k 9 Ireland
14 Oct 2007 6:24PM

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.

Paul
Badger 12 4.7k 20 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2007 7:40PM

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.
rodp 9 1.2k England
14 Oct 2007 9:57PM

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.
Rod

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