Petrol Cars

Johnnyboxer

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Location
Yorkshire
After a generation of driving Diesel cars, I have traded my Diesel in.......... for a Petrol Car

I'm sure I will miss the torque and mpg, but 10 ppl at the pumps will ease the pain and the wallet somewhat

Garage said that everyone buying daily drivers were going Hybrid or Petrol nowadays

Sign of the times, due to government policy and views I guess
 

Lincs Lass

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Location
north lincs
In my toyota dealers yesterday ,service guy said the sales of petrol are up and diesels have dived in the private sector, companies are still buying diesels and hybrids on fleet deels but only to get the vat back.
He also said many more buyers are going for pre registered or fixing what they have,, new reg sales are down
 

Mdt

Member
After 23 years of driving a diesel I now have a petrol, I was hesitant but after having petrol for 5 months I have no regrets at all. Am paying 8-10ppl less at pumps and am still getting a respectable 46-48mpg, was getting 50-51mpg with my last diesel and the amazing thing is the petrol is only a 1 litre engine and its certainly not lacking in power would even say it's not far off the the last diesel I had.
 

Cowabunga

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Location
Ceredigion,Wales
The latest small turbo direct injection petrol engines are a revelation. They produce diesel-like torque low in the rev range and plenty of power and performance. For cars smaller than a Mondeo they make perfect sense compared to Diesel engines today. Bigger, heavier cars for longer journeys make more sense as diesel. Farms may have bulk storage for DERV which may, among many other personal variables, also influence the fuel type preferred.
 
The latest small turbo direct injection petrol engines are a revelation. They produce diesel-like torque low in the rev range and plenty of power and performance. For cars smaller than a Mondeo they make perfect sense compared to Diesel engines today. Bigger, heavier cars for longer journeys make more sense as diesel. Farms may have bulk storage for DERV which may, among many other personal variables, also influence the fuel type preferred.
Storing DERV on farm very rarely makes financial sense nowadays unless you can buy in 20,000 litre tanker loads - A permanently discounted fuel card which tracks the wholesale market will be no more expensive and less liable to unidentifiable losses.
 

___\0/___

Member
Location
SW Scotland
I have put this up before but one or two manufacturers struggling with the new WLTP on petrol engines and trying to bring in technology that isnt working. The VAG group 1.5 tsi is a prime example.
 

Cowabunga

Member
Location
Ceredigion,Wales
Fuel consumption and emissions are now calculated using the new formula and there are five categories listed for results of consumption rather than three.
I've gone to the bother of researching what it all actually means and this is what the new WLTP figures approximately relate to

Low
(City Driving)

City Centre journey with a maximum 35 mph.


Medium
(Town Driving)

– Town or expanded city driving, maximum 50 mph.


High
(Rural Driving)

- Rural driving, A-road or dual carriageway journey to maximum of 60 mph.


Extra High
(Motorway)

- Motorway driving with a maximum speed of 81 mph, typical of a free flowing motorway.


Combined
– A mixed journey, average of all the above.
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kiwi pom

Member
Location
canterbury NZ
Diesel's cheap here (we don't have Red) but the Road User Charges for diesel make it expensive. You have to be doing quite a few K's before Diesels are cheaper, according to those who have worked it out.
Most cars are petrol, auto's with just the bigger SUV's and pickups going the diesel route.
I think we're a fair way behind the UK with emission rules? but I've been warned off diesel by more than one dealer, if you do short journeys.
 

Timbo

Member
Location
Gods County
Storing DERV on farm very rarely makes financial sense nowadays unless you can buy in 20,000 litre tanker loads - A permanently discounted fuel card which tracks the wholesale market will be no more expensive and less liable to unidentifiable losses.
Could you give an example of such a card??
 
Location
whitby
Got me thinking now... was just thinking about goin other way from petrol to diesel. Cant get current 1.4 golf to average over 35 mpg, folks with diesels seem to be getting much better round here.
Do like my petrol tho...
 

___\0/___

Member
Location
SW Scotland
WLTP also means that every single configuration needs to go through testing eg add bigger wheels to a car complete new set of tests, etc (as far as I understand it anyway).

Petrol is definitely going to be the way forward until a viable alternative is available. Wouldn't be rushing to buy one at the moment though as some companies are trying to rush through to meet emissions etc.
 

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