Running a banger cost effective?

Running a banger cost effective?

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MC Bodge

11,281 posts

120 months

Thursday 12th September
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Public transport will, of course, never catch on.

A used S600L would be ideal.

For 6 miles the fuel consumption wouldn't be an issue, the V12 would be more more acceptable than an unbearable than a 4 cylinder and it would be far more convenient and comfortable to sit in traffic than to ride a bicycle for such an arduous daily quest.

_Hoppers

175 posts

10 months

Thursday 12th September
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singlecoil said:
So it seems you (and a couple of others) simply can't let go of the cycling option although it's way off topic and done to death.
Oh yes I can, it's just good fun winding up people that are getting upset by the pro cycling comments smile

singlecoil

27,823 posts

191 months

Thursday 12th September
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_Hoppers said:
singlecoil said:
So it seems you (and a couple of others) simply can't let go of the cycling option although it's way off topic and done to death.
Oh yes I can, it's just good fun winding up people that are getting upset by the pro cycling comments smile
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_Hoppers

175 posts

10 months

Thursday 12th September
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singlecoil said:
PistonHeads would be dead if that rule was enforced.

_Hoppers

175 posts

10 months

Thursday 12th September
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MC Bodge said:
Public transport will, of course, never catch on.

A used S600L would be ideal.

For 6 miles the fuel consumption wouldn't be an issue, the V12 would be more more acceptable than an unbearable than a 4 cylinder and it would be far more convenient and comfortable to sit in traffic than to ride a bicycle for such an arduous daily quest.
laugh

singlecoil

27,823 posts

191 months

Thursday 12th September
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_Hoppers said:
singlecoil said:
PistonHeads would be dead if that rule was enforced.
You would be surprised just how many posters have fallen foul of it. Admittedly they were serial offenders.

_Hoppers

175 posts

10 months

Thursday 12th September
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singlecoil said:
You would be surprised just how many posters have fallen foul of it. Admittedly they were serial offenders.
Nothing in life surprises me anymore

Superchickenn

491 posts

115 months

Thursday 12th September
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I purchased a Mk4 Golf PD130 2003 for £300 quid just over 2 years ago.

Ive done about 25 thousand miles..

only issue i have had is clutch but this was my fault because i decided to remap the car at 245,000 miles..

Brand new clutch kit was £62 quid and i fitted in in about 2 and a half hours.

insurance is £24pm Tax is £11 per month from memory .. and i get 50+ mpg everywhere

rxe

2,572 posts

48 months

Thursday 12th September
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Petrolsmasher said:
Im soon to be commuting to work (6 miles down the road so not far) but im wanting to keep my car in good condition and not leave it in a busy car park all day. So im tempted to buy a 500 quid banger to use purely for the commute to work. Is this likely to be more hassle than its worth or can you usually get something half decent that will run for the year without costing much more than petrol?

Cheers
The only question is what car you're trying to save. (and is it worth it.)

Of course running a banger is cost effective, it's not necessarily cost effective to run an extra banger.

You'll probably spend about £500 a year running your banger + fuel + the cost of the banger.

What are you going to "save" by not using the other car?