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    Diesel keeps going up and up and up!!

    I went to put some diesel in my car(saxo 1.5) before and couldn't believe it , 119.9p a litre. Seems to be going up weekly.

    I managed to spill what was in the pipe all over my jumper and hand as the pipe was twisted, lady behind the counter asked if i wanted to wash my hands. I told her i'd go and ring what was on my jumper into my tank the cost of it!! lol!

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    Jeez £119.9 per litre?? You can get 100 litres at our local petrol station for that, you've been well ripped off!

    Original Poster

    lol! sos 119.9p

    jaidenslot;1941725

    lol! sos 119.9p


    sorry knew what you meant just couldnt resist, yes its about 117.9 here but with the 5p per litre off at tesco over the weekend made it more bearable, roll on summer when diesel prices will (all being well) drop!

    still a lot of money, its quite scary to think how are we going to afford to keep doing it, especially since we live in the middle of no where and have about 1 bus go through per week other than the school bus and they are thinking of stopping that

    petrol is going up and up too and public transport is pap where i live, and even thats pricey

    Original Poster

    Most of it is all tax anyway, they moan about the price of oil but what about all the tax they stick on it!!

    V.scary - was over near Chesham last week and saw local village station at 122.9p for diesel - thats just ridiculous! Even more so since all four pumps were busy! ?

    we know it is because they are trying to get us off the road, environment and that, but putting the prices up higher cant be the answer not when peoples lives are so different and busy, i mean how can i get 3 children sorted when one goes to school in one direction, one to pre-school in the other when there are no buses and no people nearby to share lifts

    Still not only diesel, what about the price of bread...?

    What I don't understand is, everytime we go to our local Tesco garage there are ALWAYS huge queues as if they are giving the stuff away, and it's a 24 hour one!

    Its cheaper to buy a Macdonalds than a loaf of decent bread.

    Looks like it's going to get even worse at least in Scotland with the problems at the refinery. I'm not wanting to take part in any buying panic although I'm tempted to get my tank up to full (sitting at 3/4) as I was planning a trip away next weekend.

    John

    miffy121;1941807

    we know it is because they are trying to get us off the road, environment … we know it is because they are trying to get us off the road, environment and that, but putting the prices up higher cant be the answer not when peoples lives are so different and busy, i mean how can i get 3 children sorted when one goes to school in one direction, one to pre-school in the other when there are no buses and no people nearby to share lifts



    Nothing to do with that - it's not the tax that's increased it's the raw price itself which is going up.

    John

    Johnmcl7;1941832

    Nothing to do with that - it's not the tax that's increased it's the raw … Nothing to do with that - it's not the tax that's increased it's the raw price itself which is going up.John


    well i was thinking in general, the govenment keep putting the price of taxing the car etc.. but yes i had heard it that was why, someone mentioned above it should go down again soon, but it soon shoots back up again and stays there

    Original Poster

    I only have a small car but couldn't do without it. I live about 10 miles away from the nearest supermarkets, my dentist hospital.etc. I could use the free tesco bus but i either have to take 3 young children with me which is a nightmare or would have to carry a full weeks shopping for 5 people back on it!!
    Then theres the dentist, if we need an emergency you have to ring first thing and take what they have got. I have been known to ring at 9 and have to be there for 9.30, how do you do that without a car! Oh and then theres public transport and pushchairs!!

    firends of mine who have X5s say it costs 100 quid to fill their tanks! mad!!

    jaidenslot;1941871

    I only have a small car but couldn't do without it. I live about 10 … I only have a small car but couldn't do without it. I live about 10 miles away from the nearest supermarkets, my dentist hospital.etc. I could use the free tesco bus but i either have to take 3 young children with me which is a nightmare or would have to carry a full weeks shopping for 5 people back on it!!Then theres the dentist, if we need an emergency you have to ring first thing and take what they have got. I have been known to ring at 9 and have to be there for 9.30, how do you do that without a car! Oh and then theres public transport and pushchairs!!


    LOL buses in general, i went on the park and ride the other week and i had my 5 month old baby on my knee and we had to hang on tight. I had to hang on to the pushchair too

    Innit bread has shot up in price!!! They must be making alot of DOUGH!!!! :whistling:

    Original Poster

    when my eldest was a baby(few years ago now), I had him in a sling, changing bag over my shoulder, ton of shopping and pushchair at my side. Bus stopped, driver just stared as i tried to get on and in the end a man of about 90 got off and helped me!

    Guess we are lucky where we live for public transport, the stop is literally 100yards away and they run 7 days a week, mon - sat its every 10 minutes 7am - 6pm then outside of that evry half hour, with buggy friendly low-liners, a weekly ticket is £10 compared to two hours parking for £3 in town!!!

    I spent £60 filling mine up the other day, BUT I'll get 600 miles out of that. So that's 10p a mile, still much cheaper than using the bus or train and I can go exactly where I want, when I want. I get the luxury of not having to share with the general public. I can carry passengers at no extra cost. I can carry loads of luggage without having to lug it on/off public transport as the trains trying to pull away.

    I wouldn't swap it for the world.

    It's a good thing to tax polluting things, makes people try to think of alternatives and gives the green alternatives a chance to be a reasonable price by not taxing them so much. Once people start to use the green options they'll come down in price and we'll all benefit.

    As a good friend used to say to me, worry about the things you can change in life, don't worry yourself about the things you can't. You can't change the fact that fuel prices are going to go up and up and up forever. The world will have to change and that time will come when the price of fuel exceeds the price of the green alternatives.

    harlzter;1941740

    sorry knew what you meant just couldnt resist, yes its about 117.9 here … sorry knew what you meant just couldnt resist, yes its about 117.9 here but with the 5p per litre off at tesco over the weekend made it more bearable, roll on summer when diesel prices will (all being well) drop!



    What makes you think the price will drop this summer?
    Is it just a guess or do you know something we dont, this £60 to fill up is crippling me, its costing me £200 a month to get to work, and there are NO alternative ways to get there :?

    miffy121;1941869

    well i was thinking in general, the govenment keep putting the price of … well i was thinking in general, the govenment keep putting the price of taxing the car etc.. but yes i had heard it that was why, someone mentioned above it should go down again soon, but it soon shoots back up again and stays there


    I seriously doubt it's going to go down much any time soon unfortunately, the government has actually limited tax increases on fuel due to the large percentage increase from the price of fuel itself. Also depending on the car you have you may well be paying far less tax than you previously did, for my previous Skoda Octavia TDI I had to pay 175 pounds odd for the year. My current Seat Toledo however comes under the newer regulations which means it's just 115 pounds for the year.

    The overall percentage of the price though is still tax and it does make it that bit harder to swallow when the price of the fuel itself is going up by so much.

    Up here in Inverness it's difficult to get about without a car, public transport will take you into the 'city' centre and back but that's about it. In the bigger (or should I say proper) cities such as Edinburgh I could easily get about without a car and after a few days in London I'm grateful I didn't have to use a car there!

    Thankfully my diesel Toledo is reasonably frugal managing 60mpg+ on longer distances thanks to a high sixth gear but the 150bhp still gives it plenty of go, it balances performance and economy well.

    John

    faiza1;1941898

    firends of mine who have X5s say it costs 100 quid to fill their tanks! … firends of mine who have X5s say it costs 100 quid to fill their tanks! mad!!


    Whilst I agree that this is "expensive", if you can afford to have these types of cars then they should not complain about how much it cost to fill up! :whistling: It's like buying a Ferrari/Bentley etc... and complaining about the running costs. :roll:

    I agree with hunter, even though I have just purchased a car that only does stupidly low mpg (easily Sub 20's when I'm enthusiastic with the loud pedal:whistling:). No use complaining, I love it and wouldn't change it for the world. Then again I do only use it for weekend thrashes, I tend to walk everywhere else. I do feel for people who need to use their cars for everything, but then again, why not buy a sub 1Litre cinquecento, micra, polo etc, they dont cost all that much to buy (easily sub-£500), and most will do around the +60mpg mark. If the petrol costs are too high then to be honest, change cars! (edit - I know that sounds a bit arsey, its not meant to! I do realise there are some who really cant do anything else, its more directed at the people who drive 2L Mondeos etc and complain about petrol costs!)

    thej;1942941

    At least you can still get petrol,at least 2 of my local stations just … At least you can still get petrol,at least 2 of my local stations just outside Glasgow have already got the pumps closed signs out due to the panic buying.


    What panic buying?
    Havent seen any news for ages so dont know anything :?
    Im sure you lot know already but for anyone that does not...
    petrolprices.com/

    Where I live its 123.9p for diesel, £150 for a loaf and 52p for a pint of milk. Anyone got a fiver to lend me?!

    sicboyjoe;1943198

    I agree with hunter, even though I have just purchased a car that only … I agree with hunter, even though I have just purchased a car that only does stupidly low mpg (easily Sub 20's when I'm enthusiastic with the loud pedal:whistling:). No use complaining, I love it and wouldn't change it for the world. Then again I do only use it for weekend thrashes, I tend to walk everywhere else. I do feel for people who need to use their cars for everything, but then again, why not buy a sub 1Litre cinquecento, micra, polo etc, they dont cost all that much to buy (easily sub-£500), and most will do around the +60mpg mark. If the petrol costs are too high then to be honest, change cars! (edit - I know that sounds a bit arsey, its not meant to! I do realise there are some who really cant do anything else, its more directed at the people who drive 2L Mondeos etc and complain about petrol costs!)



    It doesn't matter what car you have, you are entitled to complain about the high cost of fuel.
    Hardly any cars actually return +60mpg in real life and certainly none that cost ' sub-£500 '.
    I have a 3.2 litre diesel, and on a run, to say Heathrow and back (about 200 miles), it does 44mpg.
    I still complain about ever increasing fuel prices, mainly because of the tax.

    juts on about petrol prices to a mate, i paid £1.09.9 a liter for normal petrol. i remember when i first started driving (about 7-8 years ago) when it was 80p a liter and we thought that was expensive then!

    Believe it or not I was in Venezuela in January and the cost per litre of petrol was 3p!!! As they are the worlds biggest exporter the government actually subsidise it for its residents. All the cars you see are big old American V8 8litre monsters as they don't have to wolrry about fuel costs!

    EDIT, it looks like my 3p per litre was actually much too high -> guardian.co.uk/bus…ela

    woah, no wonder they are all smilling in the pic. 42p for a tank full!

    PaulPoole;1943444

    It doesn't matter what car you have, you are entitled to complain about … It doesn't matter what car you have, you are entitled to complain about the high cost of fuel.Hardly any cars actually return +60mpg in real life and certainly none that cost ' sub-£500 '.I have a 3.2 litre diesel, and on a run, to say Heathrow and back (about 200 miles), it does 44mpg.I still complain about ever increasing fuel prices, mainly because of the tax.



    actually I happened to buy a fiat 126 to participate in the Mongol rally this summer for the princely sum of £350 and that easily returns around the 60mpg mark, so it can be done, very easily as well!

    Much of the rising price of fuel isn't tax being applied, its the rising price of crude oil, so blaming the tax man isn't necessarily the answer.

    And I don't think that "it doesn't matter what car you have", as there are countless status vehicles such as large 4X4's that have never even seen a grass verge, let alone proper offroad use, and I hardly think that if you have such a useless extravagance then you are entitled to complain.

    ££ JASE ££;1942172

    What makes you think the price will drop this summer?Is it just a guess … What makes you think the price will drop this summer?Is it just a guess or do you know something we dont, this £60 to fill up is crippling me, its costing me £200 a month to get to work, and there are NO alternative ways to get there :?


    The price of diesel always increases over the winter and colder months and drops slightly in the summer as the same crude is used for fuel oil for oil powered heating systems for which there is higher demand in the colder periods, therefore there is less for diesel and the price jumps!
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