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cost to fill up a Ford Ka (the old shape)

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5y, 6m agoPosted 5 years, 6 months ago
I am currently catching the train to work, the past few weeks has been a nightmare and I now realise I need to get a car again. My journey to work in the car takes half an hour, in the train it takes 1hr 20, the Journey in the car coming home is around 45 mins with traffic but on the train it is an hour and 45 mins!
I am looking at getting an old shape KA, I had one 8 years ago when I was 18 and I think they are pretty decent cars for just getting around.

But can someone tell me what it costs to fill one up from empty? and what you pay for fuel per litre?

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#1
It's irrelevant how much it takes to fill from empty.

The M.P.G is what you need to know.
#2
What you pay for fuel depends in where you live. Look at your local petrol station. Probably not cheap wherever you are.

As previous poster said, more important how long the fuel lasts
#3
no I am not bothered about MPg because I know I can drive a car very economically. I was just trying to work out the cost of filling up every week.
When I had my 1.8 diesel zetec focus I used to fill that up from empty which would cost £60 and it would last me 2 weeks driving 50 miles a day, I was getting 70 mpg. I know I wont get that with the KA but I was just wondering what it costs to fill up, and yes, I know prices are different. Around here prices are around £1.38 a litre.
banned#4
shouldnt really fill a car up anyway as its like carrying an extra passenger around!
#5
Probably about 40 litre tank - so 40 x £1.38 = £55.20
#6
csiman
shouldnt really fill a car up anyway as its like carrying an extra passenger around!


Thats all good saying that but when you drive a fair distance every day it is worth filling up isnt it?
#7
get a scooter !
#8
JACKIT99
get a scooter !


One problem.....Motorways!
3 Likes #9
brettytopbanana
no I am not bothered about MPg because I know I can drive a car very economically. I was just trying to work out the cost of filling up every week.


Sometimes I do wonder about the logic( or lack thereof) on this forum.
#10
£36.74, except on Tuesdays when it's £38.51
banned 2 Likes #11
I know I can drive a car very economically

Welcome to the forum Sister Magdelene.....

Pray I never get stuck behind you or you'll be seeing the road from a different perspective - the ditch
#12
Make sure you factor in all costs when considering the cost of commuting with a car such as insurance, mot, servicing, tax and particularly repairs/replacements because if you're covering a higher mileage you're going to wear through parts at an increased rate.

John
#13
brettytopbanana
JACKIT99
get a scooter !


One problem.....Motorways!


If your going long distance on the motorway I would have thought your MPG will go up dramtically. They were never really designed for long motorway journeys.

To fill the tank will cost you over £50 based on a 40 litre tank (which most small cars seem to have). But the mpg is surely more important?

If it costs £50 to fill and you have high mpg, it might need filling up twice a week as opposed to one?
#14
brettytopbanana
no I am not bothered about MPg because I know I can drive a car very economically. I was just trying to work out the cost of filling up every week.
When I had my 1.8 diesel zetec focus I used to fill that up from empty which would cost £60 and it would last me 2 weeks driving 50 miles a day, I was getting 70 mpg. I know I wont get that with the KA but I was just wondering what it costs to fill up, and yes, I know prices are different. Around here prices are around £1.38 a litre.


The Ford Ka Mk1 has a 40l tank.

In regards to
I know I can drive a car very economically.
-- It all depends on the car what MPG you get back in return, yes you can drive economically in any car... just depends if the return is good...




Edited By: RickT on Jun 05, 2011 18:45
banned#15
brettytopbanana
csiman
shouldnt really fill a car up anyway as its like carrying an extra passenger around!


Thats all good saying that but when you drive a fair distance every day it is worth filling up isnt it?

obviously! oO
banned#16
Dumb.....please lock
#17
thearbiter65

If your going long distance on the motorway I would have thought your MPG will go up dramtically. They were never really designed for long motorway journeys.

To fill the tank will cost you over £50 based on a 40 litre tank (which most small cars seem to have). But the mpg is surely more important?

If it costs £50 to fill and you have high mpg, it might need filling up twice a week as opposed to one?


Do you mean the MPG will go down, and low MPG ?
#18
RickT
thearbiter65

If your going long distance on the motorway I would have thought your MPG will go up dramtically. They were never really designed for long motorway journeys.

To fill the tank will cost you over £50 based on a 40 litre tank (which most small cars seem to have). But the mpg is surely more important?

If it costs £50 to fill and you have high mpg, it might need filling up twice a week as opposed to one?


Do you mean the MPG will go down, and low MPG ?


Oh yeah, got a bit muddled there!!
#19
I think the KA will do around 35-40 around town, and a little more on the motorway. They are super little cars. Economical to run about in for what you need.
1 Like #20
If all you're worried about is the cost of filling up & the mpg isn't important then don't bother filling up. That way you'll have a VERY economical car!
2 Likes #21
A man driving a Ford Ka would look rather gay imo, It's a girls car.
#22
http://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-reviews/ford/ka/12611


"Cheap to run at £40 ish a tank for about 320 miles" that was from a review written in May, so petrol not a million miles away from the current costs. Obv prices vary from place to place, but the majority say £40. Theres somewhere on autotrader that tells you the average mpg for each car (mway and town use) but I cant find it:|

Edited By: Nikki999 on Jun 05, 2011 20:52
#23
shauneco
A man driving a Ford Ka would look rather gay imo, It's a girls car.


I remember thinking that when I bought my corsa a few years back. Ford kept the same design though for over ten years! Must be something good about it.
1 Like #24
thearbiter65
shauneco
A man driving a Ford Ka would look rather gay imo, It's a girls car.


I remember thinking that when I bought my corsa a few years back. Ford kept the same design though for over ten years! Must be something good about it.


No denying that, It's a great car, Old shape obviously a little dated now, It's just one of those cars, A bit like a fat man on a scooter, It just looks wrong lol.
#25
I can recommend a Citroen C1 over the Ford KA. My wife has owned both and the C1 beats the KA for fuel efficiency if that's what you're looking for.

35l tank lasts about 450 miles
1 Like #26
Old Ka's are rot boxes. Just sayin'
banned#27
lol at worrying about cost then saying not being bothered about MPG oh god help me stop laughing
#28
Carley
I can recommend a Citroen C1 over the Ford KA. My wife has owned both and the C1 beats the KA for fuel efficiency if that's what you're looking for.

35l tank lasts about 450 miles


is that mainly motorway driving or local?
#29
Shengis
Old Ka's are rot boxes. Just sayin'


This point is worth considering, these cares were built to be small and cheap, not to last. The old KA's are rusting away at a fairly rapid rate now.
#30
r4ge
Carley
I can recommend a Citroen C1 over the Ford KA. My wife has owned both and the C1 beats the KA for fuel efficiency if that's what you're looking for.

35l tank lasts about 450 miles


is that mainly motorway driving or local?


40 mile to work each day on A/B roads and pottering about local on the weekend.
#31
I wasn't necessarily saying that I was worried about the cost of running the car because I know that it will be more expensive than catching the train, I am just trying to weigh up my options and see which cars are best for my budget. I know how much cars can cost, I have been driving for ten years. With regards to a bloke driving a ka, it is just a car to me, don't get me wrong I like my cars, but I don't need to prove how masculine I am by driving a manly car!
My last car was a 57 plate focus and used to cost me around £58 to fill up but that would last me two weeks as it was a diesel and was very economical to drive.
banned#32
brettytopbanana
I wasn't necessarily saying that I was worried about the cost of running the car because I know that it will be more expensive than catching the train, I am just trying to weigh up my options and see which cars are best for my budget. I know how much cars can cost, I have been driving for ten years. With regards to a bloke driving a ka, it is just a car to me, don't get me wrong I like my cars, but I don't need to prove how masculine I am by driving a manly car!
My last car was a 57 plate focus and used to cost me around £58 to fill up but that would last me two weeks as it was a diesel and was very economical to drive.

maybe you should have asked that then :)

The cost of filling up is completely irrelevant to a cars budget


But can someone tell me what it costs to fill one up from empty? and what you pay for fuel per litre?
#33
I was just interested in what it would cost to fill up.
I have found someone who is driving an Audi A2 that costs him £38 to fill up and he gets 500 miles from the tank, plus it only costs him £30 a year to tax.
1 Like #34
Which is cheaper to run? Car 1 which costs £40 to fill or car 2 which costs £80 to fill?

Need more information...The cost to fill is almost completely irrelevant.
#35
34L tank / £38 = £1.118 per litre, your mate is talking carp.
banned#36
brettytopbanana
I was just interested in what it would cost to fill up.
I have found someone who is driving an Audi A2 that costs him £38 to fill up and he gets 500 miles from the tank, plus it only costs him £30 a year to tax.

lol - someone is pulling your leg big time!
#37
Your text here

Maybe it doesnt cost him £38 to fill up but still to get those sort of miles from a full tank is excellent. I used to get 600 miles from a full tank on my 1.8 focus zetec tdci.
#38
add to that there is a 34 litre tank on it and it costs around £45 to fill up. not far off.
#39
Mellow Yellow
34L tank / £38 = £1.118 per litre, your mate is talking carp.


csiman
brettytopbanana
I was just interested in what it would cost to fill up.
I have found someone who is driving an Audi A2 that costs him £38 to fill up and he gets 500 miles from the tank, plus it only costs him £30 a year to tax.

lol - someone is pulling your leg big time!


The Audi A2 TDI 90 has a 42L tank, the pre 2002 TDI and petrol models did have a 34l tank, If you had the 1.4 TDI 90 PS engine you can pull 64 MPG upwards in them if you take it easy.

Therefore, 500 miles @ 64MPG = 7.69 gallons used.

7.69 gallons is 35 litres of Fuel.and @ 1.35 per litre it would cost you £47.00 to fill up from empty -

But most people refuel when they get to around 8-10 litres in the tank, so around £40 to fill up is about right here or there.

So therefore, your mate is correct as a base estimate.

(Just to add, the petrol pre 2002 and TDI cars had a 34 litre tank, but a build from 2002 should have a 42l tank on the 90 ps TDI and FSI models)



Edited By: RickT on Jun 06, 2011 12:12: RT
#40
RickT
Mellow Yellow
34L tank / £38 = £1.118 per litre, your mate is talking carp.


csiman
brettytopbanana
I was just interested in what it would cost to fill up.
I have found someone who is driving an Audi A2 that costs him £38 to fill up and he gets 500 miles from the tank, plus it only costs him £30 a year to tax.

lol - someone is pulling your leg big time!


The Audi A2 TDI 90 has a 42L tank, the pre 2002 TDI and petrol models did have a 34l tank, If you had the 1.4 TDI 90 PS engine you can pull 64 MPG upwards in them if you take it easy.

Therefore, 500 miles @ 64MPG = 7.69 gallons used.

7.69 gallons is 35 litres of Fuel.and @ 1.35 per litre it would cost you £47.00 to fill up from empty -

But most people refuel when they get to around 8-10 litres in the tank, so around £40 to fill up is about right here or there.

So therefore, your mate is correct as a base estimate.

(Just to add, the petrol pre 2002 and TDI cars had a 34 litre tank, but a build from 2002 should have a 42l tank on the 90 ps TDI and FSI models)




Thanks for that, I do not post a lot in this forum but I have noticed that a lot of people do like jumping the gun a lot...

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