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Old 09-23-2011, 07:51 AM   #34 (permalink)
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The Mistress - '88 Bmw 320i Touring SE
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Last 3: 27.17 mpg (US)

Germany Beadle - '91 Mercedes 300td (estate, N/A)
90 day: 24.63 mpg (US)

The Bloodylingo - '05 Citroen Berlingo Multispace Desire
90 day: 39.77 mpg (US)

Shanner Scaab - '03 Saab 9-5 estate Vector
90 day: 26.19 mpg (US)

Clio 182 - '05 Renault Clio RS 182 182
90 day: 32 mpg (US)
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Originally Posted by eco_generator View Post
Would you be keeping the 318is?

Since the approx. fuel costs are the same per mile traveled, I would say that if you can trade in your car and pay 1000 out of pocket, then go diesel. Then you would have the option to go grease in the future, which would mean possibly free fuel.

Otherwise fit the LPG to your car. You would have to factor in diesel repairs, and whether they would cost more into your analysis, also.
I'm currently keeping the iS as it stands.- happy to invest in it if required.

With diesels I can see there being more potential for issues repairs wise-esp on say a 200 TDI.

Originally Posted by euromodder View Post
2 years payback time on a 16 year old car ?

Unless I'd want to turn it into a nice classic / historical car I wouldn't put much money in a 16 yo car.
But then, if I wanted to turn it into a true classic, I wouldn't add LPG

I'd expect it to be more expensive than a petrol Beemer to buy ?
Whats the Payback period on your Volvo?

The car has depreciated fully- and assuming it ran for antother two years it'd still be worth what I paid, and have covered the cost of LPG conversion...

I also have a ropey old single point LPG kit lying at the unit- I'm just loathe to fit it unless I can get someone to guide me..

It wouldnt be as efficient, but it cost 180 so payback would be almost instantaneous
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