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Hoffy
Hoffy e2 Member 9212 forum postsHoffy vcard England16 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2007 - 11:00 PM

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
Chrism8 e2 Member 7729 forum postsChrism8 vcard England13 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2007 - 8:47 AM

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
Tandberg  101218 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2007 - 9:38 AM

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
Boyd  1011213 forum posts Wales11 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2007 - 9:40 AM

400mpg? That's a bit good.

Wink

stevekhart
14 Oct 2007 - 9:48 AM


Quote: 400 mpg on a run

That's better than a horse, isn't it?

KenTaylor
KenTaylor e2 Member 92967 forum postsKenTaylor vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2007 - 10:26 AM

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
scthomas  762 forum posts United Kingdom
14 Oct 2007 - 10:34 AM

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
Tandberg  101218 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2007 - 10:36 AM

Not MPG but Per full TANK guys lol.

My Mistake
Dave

Last Modified By Tandberg at 14 Oct 2007 - 10:37 AM
User_Removed
14 Oct 2007 - 11:29 AM


Quote: and is £37.50 in road tax

??????? Chris...?

Hoffy
Hoffy e2 Member 9212 forum postsHoffy vcard England16 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2007 - 12:09 PM

So I take it that you all are not cutting back on your outings. Or is this just the diesel appreciation society.

KenTaylor
KenTaylor e2 Member 92967 forum postsKenTaylor vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2007 - 12:24 PM


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
Chrism8 e2 Member 7729 forum postsChrism8 vcard England13 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2007 - 3:34 PM

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
paulcr e2 Member 91536 forum postspaulcr vcard Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2007 - 6:24 PM


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
Badger  114736 forum posts United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2007 - 7:40 PM


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
rodp  81183 forum posts England
14 Oct 2007 - 9:57 PM


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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