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Mforcer

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1 8 0 0 0 0 km
« on: 24 July 2008, 03:35 PM »
;D

My car ticked over the 180,000km mark last night. Averaging 5787km per year.

Scary to think of the roughly 36,000L of fuel (at 5km per L) which has been consumed.

It is also interesting to note that my car was originally purchased 12 May 1977 for DM50203.20 (A$19,500).
Michael
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Re: 1 8 0 0 0 0 km
« Reply #1 on: 24 July 2008, 03:59 PM »
Pfft. 180,000km!  Barely run in. ;D

But the fuel, that's about $60,000 worth :o

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Re: 1 8 0 0 0 0 km
« Reply #2 on: 24 July 2008, 04:36 PM »
Pfft. 180,000km!  Barely run in. ;D

I know :-[ I don't like to think of how long it will take me to get it run in :P

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But the fuel, that's about $60,000 worth :o

:'(

Purchase of a new car: $19,500
Fuel: $60,000
Smile on the drivers face: Priceless ;D
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Re: 1 8 0 0 0 0 km
« Reply #3 on: 24 July 2008, 11:50 PM »
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Re: 1 8 0 0 0 0 km
« Reply #4 on: 25 July 2008, 12:00 AM »

I think i calculated that my 6.9 had consumed about 69487.5 litres of fuel in its life. Now thats a decent carbon footprint for one car.


We should get little black balloon stickers for every 10,000 liters of fuel consumed and stick them on the front guards like the WW II fighters did.

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Re: 1 8 0 0 0 0 km
« Reply #5 on: 25 July 2008, 02:24 AM »
Or if we want to pretend to be good greenies, I could see if we can get some new boot badges made - something like 1.6 VVTI TD GX Hybrid. Would that score greenie points?
Then you can plant your right foot with a clear conscience.
And yes, 180k is a bit low, you're not trying hard enough!
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Re: 1 8 0 0 0 0 km
« Reply #6 on: 25 July 2008, 07:14 AM »

once apon a time fuel was dirt cheap.
 

Impossible, I don't believe you ;D 
Actually, my earliest recollection of the price of petrol, I do remeber many moons ago when I was much younger noticing a sign at a servo' in Sydney saying 26c a litre.  I can't remember the year but I wonder how the price compared with average wages then and how the $1+ whatever the price is now compares to today's avg wage.

In any case, $60k, I'm going to add that is roughly seasonally adjusted. 8)

I could see if we can get some new boot badges made - something like 1.6 VVTI TD GX Hybrid. Would that score greenie points?

I just need a sign on the boot similar to one I saw at a coal fired power station which they have near a highway in clear view of their cooling towers to appease the greens .  It says something like "It's water vapour, not pollution".
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Re: 1 8 0 0 0 0 km
« Reply #7 on: 25 July 2008, 07:20 AM »
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Re: 1 8 0 0 0 0 km
« Reply #8 on: 25 July 2008, 07:25 AM »
Before the oil crisis, apparently it was only a few bucks for a full tank.

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Re: 1 8 0 0 0 0 km
« Reply #9 on: 26 July 2008, 06:43 AM »
I feel embarrassed to say that petrol was 41 cents an imperial Gallon (even scarier than the fact that it was purchased in gallons was the fact that a few months earler before decimalisation it was 4 shillings and a penny) when I got my drivers licence in New Zealand at the tender age of 15. That is about 9 cents per litre.

I could only afford to put a dollars worth in at a time but even so that was still about 11 litres.

Mind you the average wage was only $30 or $40 per week.

Bill