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£1.30 per litre for petrol

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Technogee, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. Oldhenwife

    Oldhenwife New Member

    The cost of running a car in real terms is much lower than it was fifty years ago whereas the cost of public transport, in real terms has increased.

    Stupid.
     
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  3. fairerfares

    fairerfares New Member

    Anything is a lot cheaper than it was 50 years ago they call it progress, Public transport in the City needs to be highlighted and driven forward for a cheaper set of options to be made.

    We need to fight on this and agreed maybe we can then get the price down. Then again the cost of using a bike or your legs and walking has not increased.

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  4. Oldhenwife

    Oldhenwife New Member

    Read what I said - 'IN REAL TERMS'
     
  5. truthis

    truthis New Member

    more tax on petrol =more people less cars and buses= more shoe sales somethiong positive
     
  6. Oldhenwife

    Oldhenwife New Member

    The number of cars increases, people seem to afford higher prices.

    Far more people rather than fewer have cars than fifty years ago.

    Most shoes are imported - and again people buy far more of those than they could afford fifty years ago.

    If our standard of living is rated by possessions we are far better off than we were despite all the complaints about low incomes and higher prices.

    We live on the state pension and have never had so much money than we had in the past. Some of that is because we don't have dependent children or a mortgage but we're well fed, warm and have transport. And we still save. Nothing to complain about - except people who complain just because the cost of their beer or petrol has increased.

    Get a life.
     
  7. RoseyMacdoo

    RoseyMacdoo New Member

    Jeez OHW, calm down! I think FF knows what 'in real terms' means, otherwise they'd be saying that everything was more expensive than it was years ago, not cheaper.
     
  8. Casino Hire

    Casino Hire New Member

    yeah sure .. it is actually full of the bodies of smart arses on the internet :biggrin: .. I'm a stalker
     
  9. Casino Hire

    Casino Hire New Member

    I used to live in the states and they complained a few years ago when gas went over $2 a gallon !!
     
  10. nevben

    nevben New Member

    I recall my grandmother saying when the £10 note came out " Thank god they have brought the 10 bob note back" I replied "That is £10 gran" ans she said the bloody thing will not buy me what I could get with the old note. For those too young to remember the old currency 10 bob = 50p.
    Think that over the years we have been seduced into handling far more money, but in real terms we are not much better off, unless you are a materialistically minded person.
     
  11. Oldhenwife

    Oldhenwife New Member

    RMd, I think you need to calm down :)

    And it's surprising how many people on internet do not understand English.
     
  12. bewerley

    bewerley New Member

    I wish beer were only £1.30 a litre. For what a litre of petrol gives you it still seems cheap.
     
  13. azza105

    azza105 New Member

    badtimes ouch !!!
     
  14. EducateFirst

    EducateFirst New Member

    Glad others agree on the price of fuel. Diesel in Leeds is as high as 157.10p per litre. Although diesel is more expensive than petrol, you do get many more miles to the gallon.

    Here is a useful website for those of you who want to find the cheapest petrol station in your area. You can receive email alerts informing you of which is the cheapest station - you are sure to save some pennies :icon_cool:

    http://www.petrolprices.com/

    Hope you find this useful.
     
  15. Oldhenwife

    Oldhenwife New Member

    Diesel stinks after a few weeks or months. Even the most efficient and well maintained engines produce large numbers of particulates. I wouldn't subject other people to them for any saving.
     
  16. Technogee

    Technogee New Member

    did you know LPG is only 80p a litre. It may be worth while gEtting a LPG CAR ?
     
  17. Oldhenwife

    Oldhenwife New Member

    We've thought about this long and hard. The capital outlay for another car doesn't make sense. We're considering conversion.
     
  18. terenced

    terenced New Member

    This thread seems so outdated already.

    Petrol £141.9 diesel £134.9 at Leeds 6 petrol station, place your bets for £1.50 a litre for a non motorway price in Leeds?

    I reckon it won't be that long with all the trouble in the middle east.
     
  19. sevenhills

    sevenhills Active Member

    I dont drive so that is ok; but it shows that Tory promisses on fuel are no better than Lib Dem ones.
     
  20. Oldhenwife

    Oldhenwife New Member

    Oh come on! The oil situation isn't in the hands of ANY party.
     
  21. sevenhills

    sevenhills Active Member

    Fuel price stabilisation measures, the plan was a crucial part of the Tory party’s pre-election manifesto. The scheme was originally mooted to ‘smooth out’ wild swings in prices at the pumps, making it easier for business and private vehicle users to plan ahead for their fuel needs.
     

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