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How do you Brits do it?

Just got back from England over the weekend.

I can dig the 95 octane "regular unleaded", but $7.20 per gallon (when converted)???

We added a liter of Mobil 1 to my friend's car too - approx US$22.

Damn....

Old 08-18-2010, 05:24 PM
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Perhaps wages are commensurate with the cost of living, thus the prices don't seem out of line. If we had those prices in the states, I would have to seriously curtail my driving addiction.
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Not only the Brits. In Norway as well. Here we pay $7,38 a gallon. Even though we have all that oil :-)
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Maybe you can afford more expensive fuel when you don't have to pay $10,000/yr for health insurance. Our current government will have us paying both soon enough.
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We get stung on fuel, road tax, and insurance! Property prices are also rediculous! I doubt the average wage is any more than in the US, and we do pay for our health care, it comes out out of your wage as National Insurance, which is on top of Income Tax.

If you don't have a job then you get free health care, a free house, and free money! That's why the country is full of genetic sewage!
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$6.7 here in Spain.

They take 25-30% of your salary to maintain the National health system and the wage for unemploiment and retirement.
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We get stung on fuel, road tax, and insurance! Property prices are also rediculous! I doubt the average wage is any more than in the US, and we do pay for our health care, it comes out out of your wage as National Insurance, which is on top of Income Tax.

If you don't have a job then you get free health care, a free house, and free money! That's why the country is full of genetic sewage!
That, my friend, is exactly where we're going in this country. With our new Obamasized health care plan, the fully employed will spend more on health care while the unemployed will choose to stay that way in order to get the free stuff. It's a wonderful country for opportunists.

The only way I can afford to retire is to take all my money and bury it in a big can in the backyard, show no record of returns on investments nor any accumulated wealth. On paper, flat broke. Start collecting unemployment, food stamps and free health care, then social security if it's still around. Live high off the hog and cruise down to the local free food bank in my Porsch, burning $3.20/gallon fuel.
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Gosh. . .now i feel a bit guilty paying 15 cents a gallon. The down side, our communist mini dictator president, high crime rate, and a gov that doesent work and streets with so many holes that i couldnt drive the P anymore
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he, he. Be careful or he may nationalize your Porsche!!
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Our service stations only have elf racing fuel, $1 a gallon, I guess we have it good.
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Maybe you can afford more expensive fuel when you don't have to pay $10,000/yr for health insurance. Our current government will have us paying both soon enough.
True Brian, at least health care is free here :-)
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Come on guys... life is good!!!!!!!!!

Here we are in a Porsche forum with "at least" one P car in the garage... complaining about... just complaining...

Rise to 50k feet and look down, it could be worse, guaranteed.
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Yeah Miguel, we should count our blessings. But this gas-bashing has been fun this afternoon, huh?
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Never ever settle. Never. That is how we got into this economic mess. As long as the masses can afford a monster truck show and big screen TV they will ignor what the government is doing.
Sure it could be a lot worse, and if we don't turn it around soon, it will be.
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Well said Brian. . .thats why im not considering going back to the states. Although i am planning on leaving Venezuela.
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After I saw Michael Moore's last report about the US health system, I would prefer to pay 10USD per gallon than getting sick in the US!!!
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Just got back from England over the weekend.

Where did you visit Don?
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"Something rotten in The State of Denmark"

In Denmark you pay around 8.50 usd/gallon 95 octane unleaded.

But first you have to pay tax to get your 930 on the road.

36.000 USD (tax alone) for a 3.0 930

50.000+ USD (tax alone) for a 3.3 930


I guess money doesn´t matter when you are in love

And on top of all that:
When you fire up the old Porsche you risk being verbally abused by eco-idiots, on chinese "sweat shop produced" bicycles, who do not understand that loving and maintaing an old car is actually environmentally friendly behavior.
As opposed to buying and scrapping every 10 years.

Denmark is no ideal habitat for petrolheads.
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My Brother lives out in Grenaa, so i'm in Denmark at least once a year, you guys get spanked with car tax, but you have the most beautiful roads, flawless tarmac, nice and empty too! I love driving out there!
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That is true. Our roads are pretty good. (and health care, education ect. is paid for by taxes)

And Germany is our nieghbour to the south, so it is easy to take the Porsche for a sprint down the Autobahn towards the Nürnburg ring, do some laps and head home. (Porsche experiences doesn´t come more genuine than that)


By the way, I add "Castrol Valve Master Plus" to the 95 octane unleaded gasoline.
It is a combined lead replacement additive / octane booster. (boosts octane from 95 to 97)

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