MSE News: Fuel prices set to soar - how to beat the hikes

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"An imminent fuel duty increase and potential further price rises means motorists need to be on guard to limit costs ..."
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  • Inactive
    Inactive Posts: 14,509 Forumite
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    From the main article;

    " accelerate and break gently. "

    So what are supposed to break gently to save fuel?

    :rotfl:


    Very professional.. ;)
  • malkie76
    malkie76 Posts: 6,170 Forumite
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    2p per litre is hardly a 'soar' is it? Guilty of sensationalist journalism?

    I save on water by putting a brick in my toilet sistern. I've done the same for my car and now it costs 50% less to fill my tank up!!!!!!
    Legal team on standby
  • Lemonade_Pockets
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    I'd love to see the data on how they managed to save 60% using just those techniques!

    Was the benchmark car driven in 1st down a motorway at 90mph with flat tyres a lead triple decker roof rack and a tub of blackhole matter in the glovebox?
  • Inactive
    Inactive Posts: 14,509 Forumite
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    malkie76 wrote: »
    2p per litre is hardly a 'soar' is it? Guilty of sensationalist journalism?


    I agree, a lot of these MSE Articles are getting very " Daily Mail " just recently, poorly researched and as you say " sensationalist ".


    Shame, they used to be better.
  • Mark_Hewitt
    Mark_Hewitt Posts: 2,098 Forumite
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    I applied the techniques a long time ago, you can only change once, doesn't help this time!
  • DKLS
    DKLS Posts: 13,459 Forumite
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    I looked in the mirror and I dont look like driving miss daisy, hence will stick to my usual driving style which = 23mpg on a run and 16mpg if the road conditions allow.
  • Mark_Hewitt
    Mark_Hewitt Posts: 2,098 Forumite
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    DKLS wrote: »
    I looked in the mirror and I dont look like driving miss daisy, hence will stick to my usual driving style which = 23mpg on a run and 16mpg if the road conditions allow.

    Well if you can afford it, why not!
  • moonrakerz
    moonrakerz Posts: 8,650 Forumite
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    The cost of my petrol has not risen one penny - I still put £10's worth in each time !
  • jammin_2
    jammin_2 Posts: 2,461 Forumite
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    Inactive wrote: »
    I agree, a lot of these MSE Articles are getting very " Daily Mail " just recently, poorly researched and as you say " sensationalist ".


    Shame, they used to be better.

    Yes, but they're free.
  • olly300
    olly300 Posts: 14,736 Forumite
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    I applied the techniques a long time ago, you can only change once, doesn't help this time!
    These articles are aimed at people not new to money saving or MSE.

    Anyone who is, would have if they were changing car got one that is more efficient, or got rid of it all together.
    I'm not cynical I'm realistic :p

    (If a link I give opens pop ups I won't know I don't use windows)
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