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View Poll Results: Premium fuels-Are they worth the extra?
Yes - I get improved MPG 8 14.04%
Yes - I get improved performance 11 19.30%
Yes - Itís greener 3 5.26%
I donít use it Ė Itís too expensive 38 66.67%
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post #1 of 65 (permalink) Old 24th February 2008
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After watching a clip from another thread, I spotted this as one of the sponsored clips and it started me thinking about the premium fuels.

I have seen the claims made for these fuels, but I have also seen the extra price at the pumps. I have always been under the impression (rightly or wrongly) that my sluggish little 4X4 would not really benefit from such a fuel, but now Iím chopping it in for a significantly quicker little 4X4 maybe I should take a closer look.

A friend of mine runs it in his Mini One and swears by it. He claims that the extra mpg he gets more than covers the extra cost, and heís convinced that he gets extra performance too.

So what are your thoughts? I've made it multi choice, so you can pick more than one answer.

I apologise if this has been done before, I had a scout around and couldnít find it

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I use it and it gives me 50mpg more and an extra 60bhp and a reduced 0-60 time of 2.9 seconds.


I use Shell VPower on the rare occasion because of its supposed engine cleaning capabilities. Not for anything else. Can't say I noticed a change in MPG, and wasn't looking for a change in perf. at all as I knew I wouldn't get anything.

I don't use it as much now as its about 1.07 a litre as opposed to the 99p it used to be back in September Regular was a treat at 92p then too Roll on more refinery blockades...We need 87p fuel again.

I was in dublin tuesday through friday and they pay 80p a litre for regular! I couldn't believe how much we were being mugged off for.
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I have tried them on a few occasions with different cars on long journeys a full tank each time and have not really found any difference to offset the increased pump prices.
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Normal diesel fuel isn't worth the price we are forced to pay, let alone being ripped off for the additonal fuel price, and also the additional tax we would have to pay.

Years ago diesel was way cheaper than petrol, I wonder how the price switch came about. The same will happen to dual fuel car's when almost everyone make's the change over.
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I have not voted in the poll as I would have voted " Tried it but found no difference "

If I did opt for the premium fuels at my current fuel ( If no improvement in mpg ) consumption and annual mileage it would cost me an extra £40 annually

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