DRIVING home tonight, I noticed that petrol prices are starting to slide back into the realms of sensibility. The Shell station that I pass on my daily commute is proudly displaying 94.9p per litre for petrol, and 105.4p per litre for diesel. A year ago, we’d have been apalled by these prices, but all of a sudden, they don’t seem that bad at all.
Given that we’re already in a recession (despite what economists will tell you – jobs are being lost now), and money’s going to be a lot harder to find during the next couple of years, I reckon fuel prices are going to have to slide a lot further before bigger cars are going to become desirable again.
Still, it’s nice to know that my recently purchased Saab Aero isn’t quite as silly a decision as it might have seemed when its fuel hovered around the 120p per litre mark. Let me know how you feel about fuel costs, and whether you feel confident about the future, dropping costs or not…
Is the Editor of the Parkers website and price guide, formerly editor of Classic Car Weekly, and launch editor/creator of Modern Classics magazine. Has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Practical Classics, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Pistonheads, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, Radio 4, and the the Motoring Independent...
Likes 'conditionally challenged' motors and taking them on unfeasible adventures all across Europe.
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