Can you believe it? Petrol $1.60 in Melbourne.

Submitted: Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 21:22
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Diesel may well be $1.85, not sure, don't use it.

LPG is 60 cents a litre, I know I use it.

I'm laughing all the way to the Bank. Everytime I fill the ute I count the litre meter roll over and I say to my simple self 1 dollar, 2 dollars......70 dollars.

Jim
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Reply By: Member - Borgy.. (SA) - Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 21:35

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 21:35
G'day Jim

Your not rubbing it in now are ya???.....LOL

Cheers.....Borgy
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Reply By: Shaker - Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 21:48

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 21:48
Have you got shares in a gas company?
You haven't stopped pushing the virtues of it since you converted!
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Follow Up By: Best Off Road - Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 07:52

Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 07:52
1. No

2. I thought this forum was about sharing information and experiences relating to travel, camping, 4wding etc. That's all I'm doing.

Jim.

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Follow Up By: Pnut (cns) - Saturday, May 24, 2008 at 08:41

Saturday, May 24, 2008 at 08:41
Jim
Every few days or so, you bang on about the cost of Gas vs petrol /diesel.
All power to you, champion - whatever makes you feel good, but, really, you've flogged this to death (yes you have). Move on - who cares?

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Follow Up By: Best Off Road - Saturday, May 24, 2008 at 11:52

Saturday, May 24, 2008 at 11:52
You are under no obligation to read my posts.

I am entitled to post relevant information as I see fit.

How polite was that? LOL

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Follow Up By: Pnut (cns) - Saturday, May 24, 2008 at 11:58

Saturday, May 24, 2008 at 11:58
good for you champ, keep floggin' it! LMAO
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Reply By: Member - Uncle (NSW) - Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 22:45

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 22:45
We filled up with deisel in Leonora 2 days ago and was shocked at the price, we only paid $1.65 a litre, then ya can take 4 cents a litre off that if you've got your coles dockets. However we didn't. Cant believe it its cheaper than at home and we are in the middle of WA.?
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Reply By: Member - Dave A Karratha(WA) - Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 22:54

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 22:54
It may be cheap in Leonora, but don't come up north $1.85 per litre for diesel in Karratha........ and going up!!
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Follow Up By: mike w (WA) - Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 23:09

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 23:09
Heading that way in Perth, saw it for 181.9!!!
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Reply By: Member - David P (VIC) - Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 23:23

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 23:23
Ah Jim, we'll get you in a diesel when the government works out how to tax gas-to-liquid fuel for said diesel....:))) cheers,
silverback
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Follow Up By: Member - barry F (NSW) - Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 07:54

Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 07:54
And the B.......s will find a way, probably working on it right now
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Reply By: Ianw - Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 19:15

Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 19:15
You can only laugh because of the generosity of the rest of us taxpayers who paid for your gas fitout.. If you had to pay for it yourself, you would be in the red for years!!

Ian
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Follow Up By: Best Off Road - Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 20:01

Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 20:01
No,

At a saving of $80 a week it will take me 6 months to pay off. nearly there, ROFLMAO.

Without your philanthropic donation it would take me one year. Expect to keep the ute for a minimum of three years. You can see why I'm smiling.

And I've paid my fair share of tax over the years. A lot more than most, but never complained because I believe higher income earners should pay more.

Jim.

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Follow Up By: Ianw - Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 23:01

Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 23:01
Jim
By my calculations you will save $110 per 1000ks over a similar machine running petrol,

However you will only save $54.50 per 1000ks over a diesel engined vehicle.

So to save $80 a week over diesel you must be travelling around 1500 ks per week! 75000ks per year! No wonder you only plan to keep it 3 years. On gas it will be worn out at 225000ks!

So a normal person doing 25000 per year is only going to save $27 a week. ($1350 per year)

As I said before, it will take years to pay off.

AND this is assuming the Govt doesnt tax gas. Unlikely!!!

Ian


By the way, you still haven't told us your actual gas useage per 100ks
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Follow Up By: Best Off Road - Friday, May 23, 2008 at 05:47

Friday, May 23, 2008 at 05:47
Ian your calculations are wrong.

I said I was saving $80 a week as compared to running my vehicle on Petrol.

Jim.

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Follow Up By: Ianw - Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 22:29

Sunday, May 25, 2008 at 22:29
Wrong Jim, You made a broad statement ----"At a saving of $80 a week it will take me 6 months to pay off. nearly there, ROFLMAO".

Nothing about petrol.

I believe you sold a diesel to buy the petrol/gas car. Therefore you are not saving as much as you think, had you kept the diesel.

Because you can/will not supply real figures to back up your claims we can only work out the figures as we can best estimate. I have owned two LPG vehicles in the past and I know they are cheaper than petrol. I also know that gas will only get you about 80% of the distance of the same qty of petrol. I have always said (using my confirmed figures) that to be worth the conversion cost LPG needed to be 33% of the price of petrol. It hasnt been that for years. (When petrol was 60c gas was 18c)

Anyhow who cares. Last trip to Melbourne I got 8.5 l/100ks out of my 3.0 l Nissan Nav. Beats your 18-20l/100 out of gas. And look at all the greenhouse gases you are putting into the atmosphere with all that fuel used!!

Thats the beauty of mathematics!! One can prove just about anything is something else altogether.!

Anyhow Cheers
Ian
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Follow Up By: Best Off Road - Monday, May 26, 2008 at 12:40

Monday, May 26, 2008 at 12:40
Ian,

I've never owned a Diesel, I just don't like the way they deliver their power. That may sound foreign to many here but I do love horsepower.

My 4L V6 delivers 16L/100km on a run at 65c/L equals $10.40 per 100km. Your Nav 8.5L/100km at $1.75/L equals $14.88 per 100km. Thus Adelaide to Melb (800 km?) you'd spend another $35 odd dollars.

There's also a safety issue. When it comes to overtaking, the less time spent on the wrong side of the road the better. In this regard a 3L TD can't even get near a screaming V6. Now if I'd had the dough at the time I would have bought the new Nav with the 200 kW V6, but I got too good a deal on the Courier to even consider it.

My view is simple, I get better performance for less cost.

Anyway, horses for courses. We all have different requirements from our cars.

Cheers,

Jim.
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (Yalgoo) - Friday, May 23, 2008 at 01:28

Friday, May 23, 2008 at 01:28
Nope actually I dont believe it its way less than that in Perth and theres not a snowflakes it sells for more in Melbourne
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Reply By: Outa Bounds - Saturday, May 24, 2008 at 08:27

Saturday, May 24, 2008 at 08:27
I'm sure that once enough people convert to Gas then the price will go up to match everything else - what's that word they're using as an excuse for the Diesel price at the moment . . . . . . Demand.
But at least you still have a choice to use Petrol.

So I guess in the meant time, just keep rubbing it in!
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