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Possible fuel cost increase, how will it effect your driving.

Just Rob. Sep 18, 2019

  1. Just Rob.

    Just Rob. Moderator Staff Member Moderator Regional Rep Team Daytona Team Brilliant Black TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter VCDS Map User S-line owners group Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group quattro Manual

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    With all the problems in the middle east made worse by the Saudi oil plant damage, it look's almost certain fuel prices are going to rise steeply quite soon.
    If the reported rate of increase does happen will it make you change your driving habbit, find other mean of transport etc.
    The suggested 5p litre increase may not seem much at first glance but in real terms per tank full it is a big increase.
    If it does happen I may cut back on my driving and most certainly non essential trips.
    I think we're all doomed frankly.:bye:
     
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  3. HOGG

    HOGG Active Member

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    I have a works vehicle to use, which the company fills up.

    My 1.9tdi does 66mpg when I do drive it. Not moved it in the passed three weeks lol

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  4. Just Rob.

    Just Rob. Moderator Staff Member Moderator Regional Rep Team Daytona Team Brilliant Black TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter VCDS Map User S-line owners group Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group quattro Manual

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    It's not just the individual driver that will be effected, any steep rise in crude fuel cost will have a knock on effect in other sectors that use crude oil based products so its going to hit everyones pocket in more than one way really.
    Your works may soon start accounting for the fuel you use.
     
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    HOGG Active Member

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    Do these use crude oil ?? LOL [​IMG][​IMG]

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    Just Rob. Moderator Staff Member Moderator Regional Rep Team Daytona Team Brilliant Black TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter VCDS Map User S-line owners group Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group quattro Manual

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    Crude oil is the basic raw material from which a number of fuels and petrochemical products are produced. Crude oil is the raw material for producing petrol, diesel, aviation turbine fuel, heavy oil (used in merchant ships),kerosene, LPG etc. It is also the raw material for producing plastics, naphtha, fertilisers etc.

    The fuels are used in transportation of people, goods and farm produce. Anything which is produced needs to be moved. For farming all farm equipment like tractors, harvestors, irrigation pumps etc operate on diesel. Several places electricity is generated using diesel generators or gas turbines which need diesel. Personal transportation like cars, bikes etc run on petrol. Food is ****** using LPG.

    Hence we see that there is hardly any part of modern life both in urban and rural areas which is not touched by crude oil.

    Now if the price of crude oil goes up, everything becomes more expensive, leading to reduction in expenditure by the consumer and thus affecting the economy. If prices are low, things are cheaper, people buy more so companies produce more and the economy booms.
     
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  7. DieselJake

    DieselJake Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Won't affect my driving, still need to drive.
     
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    Who buys an 80k car and worries about a 22.5 pence a gallon rise ?
    £3.37 extra for a full tank wouldn't buy a pint of beer !
     
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    Just Rob. Moderator Staff Member Moderator Regional Rep Team Daytona Team Brilliant Black TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter VCDS Map User S-line owners group Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group quattro Manual

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    Its the bigger picture though, it's not allways about the expensive motors with owners that have bottomless pockets.
    I don't normally question fuel cost as my cars need it to run so one has to buy it but. I run petrol cars ,petrol machinery , diesel tractors .
    the combined cost does mount up , add on top a large hike in pump prices and my pocket will feel it to be honest.
    I'm not talking about the £80k+ owners to be honest.
     
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    DieselJake Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Never met a poor person with car's, tractor's and petrol machinery; selling some of that or getting economic alternatives would help.
     
  11. Evil Derboy

    Evil Derboy Well-Known Member Team Daytona Audi RS5 Owners Group

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    I'm used to getting shafted on fuel so wont make much difference to me. I'll continue to drive like a lunatic as much as possible.
     
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  13. Crazyfool

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    As far as I am concerned, prices are always going up...we have a moan about it, but then we just get on with it.

    I’m not flush with cash, far from it, but I didn’t buy a 3.0 diesel family car and a 3.5 petrol convertible to then worry about fuel economy and running costs. They were bought for their style, main purpose and a bit of fun.

    If on the other hand I owned the 5.7 V8 4x4 like the one hired in the US, then running costs would be further up the pecking order of my car selection, particularly at 15mpg with no significant performance.


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    Yes we will always pay for fuel whatever the price.
    Other things will ultimately suffer.
    We will take cheaper Holidays.
    Buy less Jewellery/ Luxury items.
    Change Supermarkets.
    Who isnt savvy on the Internet these days?
    Major Governments start wars, quite often over Oil !
    All of our lives are run with the price of Oil in the background!
     
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    I'll be using efficiency mode on the drive select a lot more.
     
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    Might as well buy a Ford Escort !
    Efficiency mode on my A7 is dreadful !
     
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    I work from home these days, so it won't make much different to me. However I used to commute and did between 25,000 to 30,000 a year so that would have been a chunk of money I would have had to find.

    My A6 quattro is poor whatever mode it's in, but I never got the car for economy. I stick v-power in and go but I'm only doing around 7000 mile a year at most
     
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  19. HOGG

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    I kept all my full receipts for my Audi tt last year. £900 in total

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  20. RS3 S.

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    Thing is if you need to drive you have no choice but to pay up. I think all the price rise scare is a bit early as the Yanks & the Saudis have sais they have plenty in stock. And why is it that it can go up in secounds BUT never comes back down at the same rate?.
     
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    ^ This :thumbs up:
     
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    One word PROFITEERING
     
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    Well I have driven a total of 5300 miles from new in just under 16 months....so no it wont affect my driving whatsoever. :innocent:
    I am inclined to agree that we're all doomed though. :(
     
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    That works put at £75 a month.
    I wish my bill was so low, I easily double that !
     
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    75 quid per month on a weekend car seems a lot to me

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  26. voorhees

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    In March I had a 4.2 litre then a 3.2 and now 2 litre so in short no :D
     
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    Richard46 Active Member TFSI Owners Group

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    price no but if there is a shortage I may have to drive faster to get to a pump before it runs out.

    Nb when you take into account the mpg of modern cars, price of fuel, inflation etc, then I would wager running a car is still much cheaper than it was 30-40 years ago and still will be even if prices are hiked
     
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    What?
    That works out at £17-£18 a weekend, thats 3 gallons ?
    At 25-35 mpg !!!
    Thats about an hours driving!
    Not much fun to be had there !
     
  29. terminator x

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    Fuel goes up and down like a yoyo albeit mostly up simply due to inflation. I get to check it every few days given my daily is a V8! I'll carry on as normal whatever the price of fuel.

    TX.

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