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    The title is a bit odd but my point is i'm looking at a university which is in cambridge approx 40 miles away from me but i want to commute as i don't want to live in halls. So my question is how much money would i be spending on petrol to drive approx 80 miles a day(there and back)
    They call it PMS because Mad Cow Disease was already taken! :D

  • #2
    about a tenner a day i guess. what 30-40 miles per gallon? 4 pound a gallon, so around 10pounds.

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    • #3
      It depends what you're driving.

      I drove a small Fiesta for a 50 mile commute and it cost me about £13 per return journey of 100 miles. Plus parking of about £3 a day. But petrol prices have come down a smudge since then.
      Last edited by Kermit; 01-10-2006, 01:22 PM.

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      • #4
        Depends on the car. At the moment, £10 should get you 80-110 miles in average cars. Bank on £10 for a return journey, anything less is a bonus. Unless you have an Impreza, and are getting 18-22mpg... then it'll cost you heaps more. Think I was getting 250-280 miles to £50 or thereabouts...

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        • #5
          If it were me, I'd be more bothered about whether or not I could stick a 40 mile commute every time there was a lecture.
          Another quality post brought to you by Mr Mist, god of Moo.

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          • #6
            The car will be a fiat punto so it will probably have a 1.1 engine.

            Mist- I don't exactly have much of a choice in terms of commuting if i go to london uni's its still a commute on train and tube.
            They call it PMS because Mad Cow Disease was already taken! :D

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            • #7
              my uni is 30 miles away and i've worked out (even though my petrol guage is broken!) that it costs around £3 to get there.

              eta: why do you have to go to a london uni??

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              • #8
                Originally posted by PRETTYgreenEYES
                The car will be a fiat punto so it will probably have a 1.1 engine.
                With no traffic, expect 7-9 for each return journey, if the car is good and looked after properly. Get stuck in traffic, and forget any expectations. I reckon you'll use a litre in around 20 minutes of idling, so you'll waste a gallon every hour and a half of idling. It all adds up... Stopping and starting will use a bit more, too.

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                • #9
                  ...yeh so basically wot i said

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by lucifer devil
                    my uni is 30 miles away and i've worked out (even though my petrol guage is broken!) that it costs around 3 to get there.

                    eta: why do you have to go to a london uni??
                    I don't have to but i don't want to be far from home so it's either a london uni, anglia ruskin or hertfordshire uni that i'd go to
                    They call it PMS because Mad Cow Disease was already taken! :D

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                    • #11
                      You can find the answer with a very simple basic math equation.

                      (Miles your driving / miles per gallon your car gets ) cost of gas per gallon = cost to drive x amount of miles.

                      Example:

                      (80/27)2.5= about 7.40 to go 80 miles.
                      Last edited by my name; 01-10-2006, 09:01 PM.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by PRETTYgreenEYES
                        The car will be a fiat punto so it will probably have a 1.1 engine.

                        Mist- I don't exactly have much of a choice in terms of commuting if i go to london uni's its still a commute on train and tube.
                        It'll have a 1.2 engine...not that it'll make much difference.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by LacyMay
                          It'll have a 1.2 engine...not that it'll make much difference.
                          They do make a 1.1 punto as well actually smart arse
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                          • #14
                            why don't you want to live in halls?
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Mist
                              If it were me, I'd be more bothered about whether or not I could stick a 40 mile commute every time there was a lecture.
                              even more tempting to sack the whole day off to chill, when you're miles away!
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