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Neo
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Registered: 20th Feb 07
Location: Essex, Drives - Toyota MR2, 330D
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6th Apr 17 at 19:23   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

This is a hypothetical as I've been reading about this new diesel tax on major cities and was trying to think what I'd replace my car with should Chelmsford be one of the cities affected.

So, you bought a diesel trying to keep your commute cost down, but come October you'll be charged an extra tenner a day to use your motor, great.

Now you're thinking god damn it, don't want to be paying an extra 300 a month to use the car. So you starting thinking of replacements, something that can do 0-60 in about 6 seconds, can happily do 100 miles a day in comfort but isn't going to kill your pocket on fuel - ideally 40+ mpg average over a tank of spirited and motorway miles. What do you get ?
GB123
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6th Apr 17 at 19:47   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Something like a petrol Octavia vRS
DaveyLC
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7th Apr 17 at 05:59   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

There's a petition doing the rounds:
https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/182686
AndyCorsaSport
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7th Apr 17 at 07:39   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Scirocco R

I get 28-30 mpg on my morning commute, 6 miles on 40mph max roads in mild traffic.

Easy does 38-40mpg on a run, although the only run its been on is driving it back to Leeds from Crewe when I collected it last week.

0-60 in 5.5. Very comfy to say its on 19" wheels with 35 profile tyres.
whitter45
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7th Apr 17 at 15:29   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

its only applies to older diesels I believe

If you have a newer car that's Euro 6 you will be fine

All scare stories but agree if affect solder dervs
whitter45
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7th Apr 17 at 15:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by AndyCorsaSport
Scirocco R

I get 28-30 mpg on my morning commute, 6 miles on 40mph max roads in mild traffic.

Easy does 38-40mpg on a run, although the only run its been on is driving it back to Leeds from Crewe when I collected it last week.

0-60 in 5.5. Very comfy to say its on 19" wheels with 35 profile tyres.


amount of time I hear those arguments on the BMW forums

We have a M135i and it will do 40mpg on a long run for a 6pot turbo with 330BHP - But my god its boring and you really have to watch your speed

I can drive my A6 hard, well above the national speed limit on a long run to London and return over 52mpg - I owuld see low 20's driving the M135i the same way - If I drive the A6 like I drive the M135i for ecomomny I see 66mpg

Yes petrol can be economical but my god its boring and driving a slow pace
Neo
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7th Apr 17 at 16:11   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

There are plenty of newer cars to buy which would meet the criteria, but my 330d which meets all those criteria cost me the grand sum of 4k and doesnt feel laborious to cruise at motorway speeds and still get 45+ mpg.

It's an e90 though so euro 4 I believe ? So will be affected
AndyCorsaSport
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10th Apr 17 at 08:06   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by whitter45
quote:
Originally posted by AndyCorsaSport
Scirocco R

I get 28-30 mpg on my morning commute, 6 miles on 40mph max roads in mild traffic.

Easy does 38-40mpg on a run, although the only run its been on is driving it back to Leeds from Crewe when I collected it last week.

0-60 in 5.5. Very comfy to say its on 19" wheels with 35 profile tyres.


amount of time I hear those arguments on the BMW forums

We have a M135i and it will do 40mpg on a long run for a 6pot turbo with 330BHP - But my god its boring and you really have to watch your speed

I can drive my A6 hard, well above the national speed limit on a long run to London and return over 52mpg - I owuld see low 20's driving the M135i the same way - If I drive the A6 like I drive the M135i for ecomomny I see 66mpg

Yes petrol can be economical but my god its boring and driving a slow pace


I agree, i'm saying it can be economical for morning commute in traffic etc, but driving it properly, i'm usually around 20-22mpg


 
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