How many miles for £20?

sheriffwoody

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So I have always compared my fuel consumption in my current car, at any given point, to my other cars/friends and family members cars etc by looking at how many miles I would get out of £20! (Don’t know why, but always have)

currently I have an old Mitsubishi Lancer estate and it’s become slightly thirstier recently and on a good day I am getting about 80-90 miles out of £20 (no idea what mpg that is!)

I know it’s not an exact science as fuel prices change and vary etc, but in my old Civic Type R I would get 100 or so miles from £20 (when prices weren’t that dissimilar to now).

So, little game - how many miles do you get to £20 in your current car? (Would be helpful to know what your current car is too!)

This might also provide some food for thought as to what I go for with my next car!
 

RBZ5416

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Using the RAC's average fuel price I'd get 170 miles from my 1.2 TSI Polo.

But I do find your benchmark odd. Presumably you only ever put £20 (or multiples) of fuel in your car? Even odder is that your friends & family all do the same!
 
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nvingo

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I generally fill up with <50 miles remaining, so about £65 goes around 290 miles.
So about 90 miles per £20
Almost twenty year old Cougar V6 with under 54k miles.
 

Inked

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Usually about 100 miles in my A4 3.0 TDI V6, about 130/140 in our Focus 2.0 petrol.

Both cars are always filled to first click on the pump.
 

IronGiant

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200 miles from a Skoda Octavia 2.0 TDi VRS Estate :D
 

rousetafarian

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100 roughly but if I hoof it, much fewer
 

Foster

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200 miles usually suzuki swift 1.2
 
90 out of my Honda CRV, but then I do mostly short local journeys, so about 22 mpg. I'll get around 27mpg on a run.

I actually put my milage and petrol spend along with every other sort of expenditure on rolling Excel spreadsheets. (It's just something to do)

So for what its worth. Last year I got 4.49 miles for ever pound spent on petrol.
 

sheriffwoody

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Using the RAC's average fuel price I'd get 170 miles from my 1.2 TSI Polo.

But I do find your benchmark odd. Presumably you only ever put £20 (or multiples) of fuel in your car? Even odder is that your friends & family all do the same!
no not always - what ever I put in I just convert it in my head “£30/40/50 in the tank - that should give me about 130/180/220 miles” etc
 

mjn

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I’ve no idea......but if somebody wants to crunch the numbers......feel free.

 

mjn

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LV426

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New car 29 November '19.
Up to Saturday morning, when it was last full: 2334 miles for a total unavoidable* fuelling cost of £40.27. Represents 1159 miles per £20.

Previous car over two years
Up to point of trade-in - 18657 miles for a total unavoidable* fuelling cost of £364.68. Represents 1023 miles per £20.

Both cars are Hyundai Ioniq Electric.

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* including actual direct costs plus domestic power and including parking charges etc., where unavoidable to access a chargepoint.
 

The Dreamer

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New car 29 November '19.
Up to Saturday morning, when it was last full: 2334 miles for a total unavoidable* fuelling cost of £40.27. Represents 1159 miles per £20.

Previous car over two years
Up to point of trade-in - 18657 miles for a total unavoidable* fuelling cost of £364.68. Represents 1023 miles per £20.

Both cars are Hyundai Ioniq Electric.

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* including actual direct costs plus domestic power and including parking charges etc., where unavoidable to access a chargepoint.
Does this include charging at home?
 

LV426

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Does this include charging at home?
Yes. (I did include it in the * footnote). A mobile app tells me how many kWh the home charger uses per session and I know my tariff.

As an aside - I also include in my figures the following disproportionate cost:
When we visit the mother-in-law we "rent" a garage from a third party for £5 per night, and we use their 13a power. It's a flat rate and no attempt is made to measure actual power use. Up to press that has been 6 nights (£30) of the £40.27 total cost. We don't in fact use anything like £5-worth of power per night on most occasions; it could be argued that part of this cost is for the use of the garage itself or the convenience of overnight charging rather than separate stops; it could be argued that, if we didn't prefer to have a power outlet for overnight convenience (i.e. if we chose to charge at a nearby rapid instead, at less cost) we could park for nothing. I can't readily estimate what we'd pay for remote charging on these visits, so it's simply easier to write the full £5/night off to "fuel" costs, which is what I do.
 
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I have no idea. £20 worth of RON98+ varies so much in prices. I guess it’s about 13 liters. And at the moment I’m doing about 17mpg. So that is about 47 miles I guess.

There is just too many variables involved to use it as a comparative measure. Other than a bit of fun I would not deduct any meaning from it.
 

Dony

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I have no idea. £20 worth of RON98+ varies so much in prices. I guess it’s about 13 liters. And at the moment I’m doing about 17mpg. So that is about 47 miles I guess.

There is just too many variables involved to use it as a comparative measure. Other than a bit of fun I would not deduct any meaning from it.
What car are those figures for?


£20 = 200 miles in our Polo Beats, or about 170 miles in my Volvo V60.
 

domtheone

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£20 is about 3.5 Gallons so circa 120 Miles. + or - 20 if on a steady run or bad traffic.
 

Greg Hook

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23MPG at the moment in my Stinger, so £20 gets me about 100 miles, maybe slightly less.
 

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