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Old 03-22-2011, 10:56 AM   #1
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A tank of gas cost you $90?

I just filled up this morning and it cost me 54, or $89 in your money. This is what we're dealing with in the UK now and it's taking the ****

It's becoming almost unaffordably expensive to have a fast car. It really puts a question on how important having a fast car is to me.
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Old 03-22-2011, 10:58 AM   #2
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I just put 2.5 gallons in my tank. That's all I could afford this week. Good thing I work 5 miles away.
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Is a turbo miata really that much harder on gas???
Depending on your driving style you should be able to get the same if not better gas milage.
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its not bad on gas at all, beats most performance cars and no-thrill cars.

The only alternative to something more thrifty for MPGs would be something like a Fit or Prius, and who wants that?


if gas was $9USD a gallon here, I'd just walk to work. Or move to a REAL country.
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Yamaha R6. $12 to full Im loving it.

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Thermodynamically speaking, and if driven similarly with similar tuning, a turbo Miata should get about 2-3MPG BETTER than NA. The trick is to keep your foot out of it.
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e85 much?
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There are literally 8 e85 supplying fuel stations in the UK.

BioDesiel is pretty prevelant, but BioPetrol, is rarer than hens teeth.

Paying nearly 60 (or $100) to fill the tank once a week sucks big time, but it's cheaper than buying another newer more efficient car, so what ya gonna do?
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why does e85 make sense in this situation?
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Old 03-22-2011, 11:47 AM   #10
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e85 much?
so about those farm subsidies you're already paying for...
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Corn is meant for eating.
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Currently paying $100 per tank for 100RON octane gas. About $65 of that goes to the public state mafia.
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so what you're saying is you pay for your greece when you pay for your gas
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What we need is more Alpaca farms.
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Currently paying $100 per tank for 100RON octane gas. About $65 of that goes to the public state mafia.
$1 per 1 RON. greek math.
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Oh that's nothing. Almost everything here has a 23% value-added tax. See why I wanna move out of here like crazy?
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Old 03-22-2011, 12:21 PM   #17
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It's a shame our gov't only cares about allowing unskilled, non tax paying, entitled laborers into our country. they should be bending over backwards to get skilled entrepreneurs into the states.
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It's a shame our gov't only cares about allowing unskilled, non tax paying, entitled laborers into our country. they should be bending over backwards to get skilled entrepreneurs into the states.
VERY TRUE Braineack!! I like the way you think, it would also encourage people to get off their asses and go to school for something!

As for the gas crisis, I only pay $3.79 right now for super and it's roughly 25 bucks when i fill it up. Nine dollars a gallon just seems ridiculous to me. But with that said I would never give up driving my fuel sipping turbo miata! I would be sooo bored with a "regular" car........
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Hopefully, if it came to that, corn would be cheaper... Or I could distill my own ethanol.... moonshine and gas.
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Tell me about it Graham. I'm currently spending around 100 weekly on fuel.

Also, I drove your old gt2554 car a few months ago. I dare say it wasn't in the condition you left it in before you sold it to the dealer you sold it to. I don't know if you saw the thread on mx5nutz.com, but the guy who eventually bought it didn't make it home. Seems the motor detonated itself into oblivion courtesy of a rubbish tune which I'm pretty sure wasn't done by you! Anyway, great car, and I'd really love to know what you'd done to the brakes because they had the best 'feel' of any mx-5 I've driven. I'm pretty sure they were unassisted.

I think this might be my first post too.....never intended to post for another few months, but I've been literally studying this site since I joined, and I'll be choosing a suitable spec for my '95 Eunos R-Limited pretty soon

All the best, Owen.
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