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Old 25 February 2006, 14:56   #11
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Try buying summat that does more than 18mpg..

tc, you took the words right outa my mouth.
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Old 25 February 2006, 15:09   #12
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why should we? lets all ride fking push bikes, use our great public transport network or drive those crappy hybrid things just because this shower of shit government decide to pull motorists' pants down? Find a 4x4 that'l tow a decent sized rib and be good on fuel consumption and I'll eat my bobble hat.
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Old 25 February 2006, 15:27   #13
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The 18mpg is the fuel consumption of Codders vehicle that isn't used to pull his rib.. For non-rib towing usage, if your using summat that gets less than 20mpg, the last thing you should be doing is whinging on about the cost of fuel..
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Old 25 February 2006, 15:48   #14
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in my humble opinion that is bollocks tc.

One of the upside's of living in a democracy is that we are able to complain, rant, rave and whinge about what we want, within reason (providing it doesnt offend muslims) and one of the things that grips my shit is the tax this goverment imposes on us, both overtly or sneakily without many of the population figuring this out.


One of my cars does circa 50mpg, the other does less than 10 on a bad day -this is neither here nor there when deciding what I can whinge about - furthermore, given that a high proportion of users on this forum have outboards that can do in 60 ltrs of fuel in an hour, it kind of makes your 20mpg benchmark for whinging a bit silly.

I guess the flip side of living in a democracy is that most people seem to be stupid / ignorant / apathetic and hence we have TB as our PM.
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Old 25 February 2006, 16:02   #15
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The discussion is about vehicles, and not ribs, so that comparison is the definitive example of talking bollocks.. Yep, we are allowed to whinge about whatever we want, thats the advantage of living in a democracy.. However, complaining about the price of summat in one thread, and then commenting on the low mpg of your vehicle would strike anyone with a tad of commonsense as nothing more than hypocrisy..

As for being either stupid/ignorant or apathetic, fortunately I don't fit into any of those three categories, as I don't pay for the diesel I use, people like you do..
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Old 25 February 2006, 16:02   #16
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The 18mpg is the fuel consumption of Codders vehicle that isn't used to pull his rib.. For non-rib towing usage, if your using summat that gets less than 20mpg, the last thing you should be doing is whinging on about the cost of fuel..
I have an old Rover 420 diesel we have left over which I use on a regular basis that does 48mpg - I use this for long journeys when I am not leasing vehicles.

My 110 V8 does about 16mpg average which I only use occasionally.

The Discovery I have just bought does 30mpg.

The buses I see in Swansea that are TOTALLY empty not only do about 10mpg but have special lanes built for them as well.....
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Old 25 February 2006, 16:04   #17
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Besides which I CAN currently afford to run my vehicles - what about my poor mate who has just got divorced - has custody of his kids and has had to give up work for a while to look after them?

He is REALLY struggling - ask him what he thinks of the fuel price and his poor kids when he can't afford to take them places!!!
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My 110 V8 does about 16mpg average which I only use occasionally..
yeah, I kinda guessed that Codders, my comment was a light-hearted piss-take regarding your two comments posted with a week or so of each other..
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Donutsina911 you are so right. i completely agree
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yeah, I kinda guessed that Codders, my comment was a light-hearted piss-take regarding your two comments posted with a week or so of each other..
No probs - lets face it anyone who runs a power boat can't take fuel economy very seriously - and to think the greens target 4x4s!!!
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