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Fuel Price Investigation by the OFT


HondaMan

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Saw this today.

Any bets on what their report will say. My money is on something like "No further action by the OFT is needed"!

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Condom

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No, I never look at the fuel efficiencies. The choice between Volvo & Saab is styling choice. My next car will obviously not be a Saab so I do hope Volvo styling gets back on track after a year or two of so so styling.

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interzone55

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Condom

Now that Volvo is free of Ford control you may get your wish.

Such a shame about SAAB, they built some truly wonderful cars...

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Chegs ®™

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I've never been good enough at maths to work out the running costs of any of my cars,I did finally opt for a diesel as it used the same fuel cost per week as the previous petrol car did per night.My next car will be purchased with occupant safety as the primary consideration as I've discovered the painful way,that Cumbrias roads are patrolled by accidents looking for a place to happen(usually to me)

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morddwyd

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Fuel efficiency may be a factor for some people, but it is by no means universal.

Everybody has there own major criterion for their next car.

Styling. manufacturer, safety, mechanicals, dealer network, part ex allowance, colour, emissions, insurance costs, we all have our own.

For me it is simply a flat floor with fold flat rear seats so that I can get a power chair in the back. I don't even open the driver's door until I have checked this out.

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pavvi

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Oresome

It's a long time since supermarkets truly used their fuel prices as a loss leader. Where I live in Port Talbot, Tesco is one of the most expensive in the area - in fact Tesco fuel prices in Port Talbot are 5/6 p a litre more expensive than prices in Watford when I went through there a while back. I suspect that supermarkets think they have enough of the market now to have their prices so they make a good profit - I always give a wry smile when I see a Tesco tanker with "Why Pay More" written on the side of it. Tesco still do their drive around the area to check the prices on a weekly basis but when one of the other filling stations puts up their price to match Tesco's price, Tesco increases it again, usually by a penny a litre.

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hssutton

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"The purpose of the fuel price escalator is to wean us off our obsession with using up a finite resource as fast as we can"

So we pay around £1.40 per litre to save the planet.

In Venezuela they pay around 2p a litre. Not sure of the cost in Dubai, but my friend whi lives and works there tells me it costs £10 to fill up his big 4x4.

It's obviously just a money making method for the government.

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