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Want to get a LS1 but have a question about MPG

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    Well I think US and UK is measured differently, but we get 95 for the basic stuff and 97 or 98 for the super unleaded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gareth001 View Post
    Well I think US and UK is measured differently, but we get 95 for the basic stuff and 97 or 98 for the super unleaded.
    wow if its not measured different than i would have to say its no wonder your paying out the ass for it

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    Well in the UK we pay - wait for it....

    About 70% tax on petrol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gareth001 View Post
    Well in the UK we pay - wait for it....

    About 70% tax on petrol!
    yikes, do you know why that is?

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    Probably because the government can't think of any better way of getting money into the treasury. This is shown if you look at the amount motorists in the UK pay in taxes, 15% of the 45billion taken from road users is in tax spent on roads and their up-keep!!

    Also check out this site:

    http://www.lse.co.uk/ShowStory.asp?story=US622316M&news_headline=driver s_pay_more_than_quarter_of_costs_in_tax

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    Quote Originally Posted by gareth001 View Post
    Probably because the government can't think of any better way of getting money into the treasury. This is shown if you look at the amount motorists in the UK pay in taxes, 15% of the 45billion taken from road users is in tax spent on roads and their up-keep!!

    Also check out this site:

    http://www.lse.co.uk/ShowStory.asp?story=US622316M&news_headline=driver s_pay_more_than_quarter_of_costs_in_tax
    wow all i have to say is im sorry man, those numbers in that article are terrible... they actually make me feeling like im paying nothing

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    pretty much the same in germany. about 70 or 80% tax (im in a state of denial on that subject).
    91 = regular
    95 = super
    98 = super plus
    100 = v-power

    ...never tried 98 for my car, i wonder if it would make a difference to 95?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hamburger68 View Post
    pretty much the same in germany. about 70 or 80% tax (im in a state of denial on that subject).
    91 = regular
    95 = super
    98 = super plus
    100 = v-power

    ...never tried 98 for my car, i wonder if it would make a difference to 95?
    it will give you a few hp, but if u get into changing your compression and run way higher you have to run higher octane, but not too many people have to worry about that as a dd

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    Thanks everyone, you've given me alot to think about. What im thinking i might do is pick up an older civic (95-98) for a DD, i hear they're really good for insurance if you get the right years, and the MPG is great. THen once that's paid off, pick up a camaro for fun times Then (since i live in BC, we get crappy winters) ill keep the camaro off the roads for winter (RWD + Snow x ice= bad), and have it on the road for the other seasons (save on insurance that way), and as a drag car. If i want to drive it other times, pick up a temp insurance for $20 for like a sunday drive should i feel the need. I think that would be a nice compromise, what do you think about that idea?

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    Now that sounds like a plan!

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    less worrying = more fun. good plan!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BULLET_WS6 View Post
    it will give you a few hp, but if u get into changing your compression and run way higher you have to run higher octane, but not too many people have to worry about that as a dd
    ...what i thought!

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    2000 SS Camaro A4 and I check my mileage every tank! The lowest I've gotten around town is 21.8 and the highest is 23.2. Can't tell ya about the highway as I havent taken it on any trips, also I only run Super unleaded in my car. Hope this helps!

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    Ive been looking into 94 geo metro's, they get crazy MPG, there older so the insurance should be very minimal. Im hopeing i can work this out, i really want a camaro lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by kawana View Post
    Ive been looking into 94 geo metro's, they get crazy MPG, there older so the insurance should be very minimal. Im hopeing i can work this out, i really want a camaro lol
    those are the suzuki swift sisters, right?


    my girlfriend had one of those, but with the short rear/hatchback. very inexpensive and uncomplicated car. and actually fun to drive!

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    Very fun to drive...expecially if five speed. you can rip through the gears like its a go-cart

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    well a go-kart is essentially what that is....i believe most of the metro's were only 3 cylinder vehicles.

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    my girlfriends swift was a three cylinder with a thundering one (1) liter displacement! but the car's also very light. hers had power nothing, not even power steering.

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    Well not trying to be mean but if you are looking for fuel economy you may want to go honda.... they get good gas millage. If you want to go fast (not like honda fast) you may have to bite the bullet my friend horse power is all about how much gas/air you can get threw the motor.

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    my insurace went DOWN when i got a red v8... i did drive a black v6. but don't expect yours to.

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