Re: Fuel Economy
- From: "MW de Jager" <mwdejager@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 4 Dec 2006 08:59:04 +0200
Steve you hit the nail right on the head.
I went shopping for a new car for my wife the other day. I could buy a new
small car for x amount of money. This would probably have power steering,
but nothing else in the luxury catagory.
In the end we bought a 2nd hand 316i for less than half of the price of an
entry level new car. Full service history and after spending a little money
it is now spotless. Fuel consumption is not even 20% worse than that of the
really small entry level car. And it has all the luxuries, AC, PS, EW, SR
leather seats, alloy wheels.
She does less than 1000km per month, so it will take her for ever to use the
difference in cost due to fuel consumption...
"Steve" <steveloukes@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
On 26/11/06 18:34, in article 4569de20$0$1490$db0fefd9@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx,
"Richard Wilkinson" <bounce@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Discovery worth £5000 and does 25mpg
Purchase BMW for £5500 and does 40mpg
600 miles week @ 25mpg = £100 / week fuel
600 miles week @ 40mpg = £65 / week fuel
So the BMW would have paid for itself after 3 months and I'd be £35/week
I'm guessing maths isn't your strong point...
To get 40mpg you're going to need a 530d not a 525d - and you'll need to
double your budget or settle for one with over 100k and pay for
suspension,bushes,discs etc as they will come up for replacement before
long. They are out there within your budget however.
Much more fun to get an M535 for 2-3k and spend the rest of the money of