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  Topic Started By:  woody    On:  Wed 20th July, 2005 at 08:25
WTFH
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#20  Re: Help me in my quandry  20 Jul '05 at 13:08

Originally posted by techmonkey

£220 for the return trip?! ha ha, that'll be at 40mph then? No one can maintain a constant MPG - Traffic jams, roadworks, urban driving.

I'm talking about average MPG. My car averages 34mpg, and my average speed IS around 40mph according to the car computer.
So, if Woody has something more economical than a 2 litre engine, then he could well get more than 34mpg.
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woody
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#21  Re: Help me in my quandry  20 Jul '05 at 13:10
true, but do appreciate all the advice, only need to consider wear and tear on car, and weather, as would be going out on boxing day!
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Bags
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#23  Re: Help me in my quandry  20 Jul '05 at 17:49

Originally posted by techmonkey

£220 for the return trip?! ha ha, that'll be at 40mph then? No one can maintain a constant MPG - Traffic jams, roadworks, urban driving (yes it is necessary, you can't autoroute straight from the ferry to the slopes!).

If you're really penny pinching you'll save money pulling off the motorways and fillling up in local petrol stations.

Techers - not everyone has a 180bhp Honda

Apparently *gem of wisdom* average driving speed for optimum petrol consumption is 66mph. Not sure where I heard this from though...

Obv in France speed limit is 85mph so if roads aren't busy will be rinsing it!
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mickworld
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#24  Re: Help me in my quandry  20 Jul '05 at 17:55

Originally posted by Dinosaur

Originally posted by

French prices are around €1.15 per litre

Currently 1.25€ to 1.29€ for petrol - sorry.

and that's presumably not on the autoroutes?
Autoroute garages usually charge a few cents per litre more (much like motorway garages do in the UK)
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#25  Re: Help me in my quandry  20 Jul '05 at 18:02

Originally posted by Dinosaur

Originally posted by

French prices are around €1.15 per litre

Currently 1.25€ to 1.29€ for petrol - sorry.


No need to apologise. I just got the figures off the AA. They are most likely wrong.
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woody
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#27  Re: Help me in my quandry  21 Jul '05 at 08:10
hmm still think that with all this it would be cheaper to drive out as obvioulsy when i get to geneva still have to get to resort, and its gonna cost more to hire a car as well.

overall think should just drive, as roadtrips are wicked!!
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#28  Re: Help me in my quandry  21 Jul '05 at 10:15
Drive for definate. My family has driven to every ski hol since I was little. Tried flying last year and they miss placed my luggage oh the fun.
My mates are driving around Europe this summer in an ambulance they bought off ebay and they are loving it. tis all about the road trip.

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