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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by richjthorpe, Apr 20, 2005.

  1. richjthorpe

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    Hi all,

    I nearly fell over yesterday when I filled up my car with petrol. 90.9p a litre !! Is there a website that tells you the cheapest petrol station in your area ?

    Cheers,

    Richie.
     
  2. Miyazaki

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    You didn't check before you filled up? :eek:

    I live in quite a rural area, and petrol at some stations near me can be extortionate. Diesel at one garage is 98.9p a litre!
     
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    I think the AA used to do it, but stopped..??
     
  4. richjthorpe

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    Well, I actually didn't fill it up, just put a tenner in and thought I'd be able to find another cheaper petrol station in the area !
     
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    Think yourself lucky the BP station right next to the BP works in Grangemouth were taking 94.9p per litre for unleaded the other day :mad: :mad: :mad:
     
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    Cheapest place near me at the mo is the tesco enormi-store and that is 82.9, but I won't fill up there for ethical reasons, or indeed shop there.
     
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    Surely there must be sound safety reasons for not selling petrol online!
     
  8. Miyazaki

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    you can't print it out, thats why!
     
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    How much can be saved by shopping around? I'm a bit lazy and just tend to stop at the same place. Mind you 30 quids worth keeps me going for a couple of weeks, so it's probably not worth worrying about. Cheaper than beer, so can't complain.
     
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    I never even look at the price I pay for petrol, I suppose I should shop around more.
     
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    cheapest i can find in glasgow is 83.9 , two weeks ago 79.9 seems to have quietly creeped up :thumbsdow
     
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    Why? :confused:
     
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    Surely the price of petrol has gone over and above what it was a few years ago when there was talks of road blocks and all that. Also, it'll be going up again becuase the government have put more tax on it in September.
     
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    Yeah you're spot on there, A small group of people set up www.petrolbusters.com years and years ago, I used to use it quite often. The AA bought it off them for a quarter of a million I beleive but then after a few more years decided to shut the thing down. :(

    I dont think there is any alternative website that provides info on petrol prices. Petrolbusters was a brilliant idea I really dont understand why they closed it down! :lease:

    Kev
     
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    Tesco petrol is a bit iffy as it seems to have a higher water content. In my Sunny GTi, it made foe one hell of a drop in performance. Shell unleaded was far better, then Optimax arrived. I use this or 97 ron fuel - even more expensive now.

    What really gets my goat is that diesel is cheaper to refine but now costs far more than in comparison to ten years ago.
     
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    Yeah I bought my diesel to save on fuel costs and now, although its more efficient, the fuel costs more than unleaded......gits.

    Gordon
     
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    It doesn't cost me any more, as I only ever put £10 in at a time.
     
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    ...and on a more frequent basis! :rotfl: :rolleyes:
     
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    In Holland last week petrol was about €1.20 and diesel €0.90.

    I only wrote this post to show I know where the euro symbol is :)
     
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    Thats an interesting comment....I used to buy superunleaded from our local Tesco as it was about the only place around that sold the stuff.....absolutely no performance problems with a 360+bhp turbo engine....but then super unleaded had a rather high benzene content!

    I totally agree with your comments re diesel,which is ludicrously expensive in this country,especially when compared to our neighbours in France.
     
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    I have a Company car that was fully expensed - I'd just fill up on the pump we have on site, no matter how many miles I did work or private, I just paid the same amount of tax each month for the benefit.
    However, have now been given the option to pay for my own fuel - the tax saving will mean I'm £500 per year better off! (I do less than 16K miles per year).

    So now the cost of fuel will affect me, I'm also looking for the better deals in diesel.
     
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    The mismanagement of the fuel tax regime has created a huge demand for diesel in this country which now has to be corrected by price management. It ain't going to get any better in the future I'm afraid.
     
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    Never expected for a minute that it would!......still cheaper than super unleaded at 8mpg though :rotfl:
     
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    Very good...thanks....confirms that Asda is the cheapest for me!
     
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    only 98 RON fuel for me.
    I remember in the mid nineties when some manufacturers had to replace tons of engines (i know of BMW and Jaguar 6 cylinder and 8 cylinder units) because of cheap supermarket fuel with too much sulphur content which lead to premature cylinder bore wear and ultimately caused some engines to die.
    The added cleaning properties are also an added bonus for engine life in the higher quality fuel.
     
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    Nice one Stuart, even if the data is four weeks old it still gives the cheapest in the area. It's now in my favourites.
     

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