19 June 2008


In order to save money I've been strictly sticking to the speed limits, no drifting a little bit over any more for me. And it has made a difference, my mileage has increased by about 5%. I've also noticed that the roads are a bit quieter than they were last year and there seems to be an increase in the number of people pottling along at 50 miles a hour, I don't know if this is really so or just a bit of observation basis by me. 5% improvement in the miles I get isn't really going to cut it though I just paid for my first £50 full tank of petrol today, (our car takes about 42 litres) this time last year I was paying about £37 each time I filled up. The car is pretty good for mpg it can do about 425 on a full tank, unfortunately I drive 460 miles a week to get to work and back. It's not good, not good at all.


  1. I'm a believer in higher petrol costs to encourage people to stop driving.

    However recently I realized that I'm a believer in higher petrol costs to encourage OTHER people to stop driving.

    they should have a special low price just for me.

  2. Mine's diesel which means that I get about 580 miles to a tank but it is costing me about £60 odd to fill the tank. I drive 60 miles a day to get to work and back.


    My other half is planning to change his diesel 2L Golf for petrol 1L Toyota Aygo as he has calculated it could save him £3k a year!!!

  3. I've been concentrating on improving the mpg recently too. I've only had my present car 2 years and 3 months; then it cost about £40 to fill it, now it's well over £60. I'm glad I bought a bike last year and use it for all local trips - but in this rural area, a car is too often a necessity.

  4. You've probly seen this already, but it seems like the Americans are cutting down too http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=atfoBCPxxwME&refer=home

  5. and of course blogging is directly related to wedded bliss:)