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Was having a pretty good night till I had to go and fill the car with… - Scraps & Stitches
justmej
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Was having a pretty good night till I had to go and fill the car with petrol. Who would of thought one day it would cost you £64.00 or $102.82 to fill a Mini. Good job I didn't fill up last week it would of cost so much more.

Hubby and I were talking as we were filling up the car. When we moved into the house were in now, it cost us £250 to fill our oil tank for the winter. This was back in 1997 not that far back really. Now it costs us £2000 to fill it up.

Both are something we cannot do without, so you just have to pay...
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luicat From: luicat Date: July 2nd, 2011 10:20 am (UTC) (Link)
Eek! I thought mine was bad. I only have a little Hyundai i10 and when I bout it almost two years ago it cost £27 to fill. Now? £40. I really don't know how they can justify it. The bus to my work costs more than using the car and I need to commute because I can't afford to move near to work. Like you say, we just have to pay...and pay...and pay...
No wonder we're all skint and shops are closing!
:o/
bluewolf458 From: bluewolf458 Date: July 2nd, 2011 12:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
When I was still working, I could drive to work in 15-20 minutes. By bus it took a minimum of an hour and a half and either 3 or 4 changes, depending on which route I chose - but even by catching the first available bus, there was no way I could get to work on time by public transport. I could get there faster by walking than by bus! (Not by much, it was fully five miles, so only by five minutes or so, but...)
justmej From: justmej Date: July 2nd, 2011 12:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
So pleased I'm not still driving the X5.. Some days I could take a bus, but it's the 5 mile walk to get to it thats the killer. Plus it around here is the school bus so goes at 8:00 and comes back at 4:00.
Spalding looks like a ghost town we have so many empty shops. Even the pubs around here are closing. I would say in the last year, half of them in Spalding have closed there doors for good. Cheaper to go to the supermarket and drink at home. Here thats what people are doing..
bluewolf458 From: bluewolf458 Date: July 2nd, 2011 12:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm around £45 for a Clio (and that's with fully a gallon still in the tank), and in the rural area where I am, we pretty well have to use the car. I downsized from a Megane a few years ago.

When I started driving, we got four gallons for £1, and. some. change - it cost 4/8d a gallon (roughly 23p). Now, here, it's over six quid a gallon. That's well over $9.50 a gallon, boys and girls in America.

It's not the price of the actual petrol I object to, it's the percentage of the cost that's tax.
justmej From: justmej Date: July 2nd, 2011 12:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
My tank wasn't completely empty either. I had to laugh at news paper headlines the other day.. Tesco slashes prices at the pumps by 2p.

The tax is killing everyone. I really wonder where the goverment think we are getting our money from, so we can keep up. Not from our savings thats for sure.
bluewolf458 From: bluewolf458 Date: July 2nd, 2011 12:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
We got 3p a litre off last week. I landed lucky - I'd meant to fill up a couple of days earlier, and delayed...
chriselora55 From: chriselora55 Date: July 2nd, 2011 01:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
"....we cannot do without, so you just have to pay..."

..and pay some more. *Sigh*

Yep, I agree,it's ridiculous, the tax on stuff.
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