Originally Posted by Tim M
Im considering getting my car converted to run on LPG. I would like to know if it's really worth it. I understand its going to cost about £1500 to have done, which in theory means I should start saving in the second year. I have a Ford Focus 1.6 16v petrol, and do about 15000 miles a year. Am I going to notice a significant drop in power/performance?
I had a LPG 1.8 Mondeo.. Admittedly it was a Ford conversion, and had to be replaced 3 times in the one year I had the vehicle for..
LPG seems to be creeping up in price, the local garages here are close to the 50p a litre mark. When mine worked, I was getting approximately 22 to the gallon.. (Motorway miles at slightly,
above the speed limit..) I didn't notice any difference in the cars perfomance.. Whatever figures the conversion people reckon you will get, don't believe them, I reckon you would be lucky to get 25 to the gallon. If your planning on keeping the car for the next 5 years, then it will probably be worth it. But you will find it a pita, keeping the car topped up with LPG isn't always convenient.. IMO, your going to be better off adding that 1500 to the trade in value of the Focus, and buying a diesel..