We've got plenty of hills in Scotland, laddie. But what goes up mustMartin said:Wow - what about on the flat, and have you tried going up hills...?
come down. And yes, it's averaged. Whenever I refuel I never just
buy a round sum's worth, but always fill up, and reset the trip counter.
Occasionally I divide the price paid by the number of miles and I
tend to get about 8p. Actually it's probably nearer 7p. It usually
involves some cross country runs and works out a bit more on the few
occasions I've been driving exclusively in town since the last fill-up.
Must say I was surprised when the fuel cost per mile went down whenI get 16p to 17p - but obv that's petrol.
I changed from 1.2l petrol to 2l diesel.
I go to a local non-affiliated garage.Mine is coming up and will be the wrong side of £500 with no extras.
That's for a large-ish "quality / exec" (not my description...) car -
dealer charges £80 + vat per hour. Interestingly, the rate drops for
"older" cars - apparently to attract the non-"company car" business.
Peugeot 206, basically a hatchback, not that heavy, but it's nice toWhat - for a heavy-ish (presumably) diesel?
have a 2l engine in it, so I can feel I could have some boy racer
moments if the mood should take me.
From the cheerful chap at the corner shop in Lauriston Place.Where do you get them,
It had 44k miles when I got it and 89k now 3.5 years later.and do they last 24k? I couldn't shoe a mini for that.
I replaced 2 tyres 2 years ago (presumably 26k miles ago and they
still have a fair bit of tread left -- the next MOT will tell) and
the other 2 just last month, so *those* must have lasted at least
45k but they may well have been "better" ones, so it's difficult
to say. But at £38 for a 185 65 R14, who cares if you have to
replace them as frequently as every 24k?
No, I'm alleging that your example is too extreme to be compatibleAre you questioning Ins ?
with a car worth only £6k.
Yes, except that SDP-only cover is incompatible with *any* businessAre you assuming max NCD, owner-only dirver,
SD+P use only?
use. Luckily, many policies throw in use in connection with the
This is probably quibbling beyond what is reasonable, but if the
insurance is significantly more expensive to allow other drivers,
then the excess cost can't really be a bona fide business expense,
can it? Not even 70% of it. I mean, if owner-only is £200 and
plus spouse is £50 more (if spouse helps out with the business
and does some of the business miles, there can be no question of
disallowing any of the £50), but if adding teenage son (who doesn't
do any business miles) as named driver for the first time adds
£1000 to the premium, you can't really justify £700 as an extra
business expense, can you? On the other hand, I suppose an "any
driver" extension might be OK on the grounds that you might want
to let an employee drive it.