Smile If You've Got A Petrol Engine

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by K9Brian, May 1, 2015.

  1. K9Brian

    K9Brian Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2010
    Messages:
    605
    Likes Received:
    603
    Location:
    South Manchester
  2. Tootles

    Tootles Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2013
    Messages:
    9,022
    Likes Received:
    30,979
    Location:
    Lancaster
    I care?? You only have/get so much money, so you decide how to eke it out, and the end losers are then the businesses that don't sell their stuff anymore, and the same government taxing fuel, that now loses out on the tax on the stuff you don't buy anymore. So it's just a matter of prioritising......(y)(y)
     
    • Like Like x 3
  3. Jaws

    Jaws Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Messages:
    18,356
    Likes Received:
    21,738
    Location:
    Narrfoook
    Yessss... and the road transport lobby is toothless and will stand by and let it happen ??????

    Consider this.. if the planned massive ( ?? ) hike goes ahead every single thing you buy will be upped in price due to transport costs.. The govt ( who ever is in power ) is not gonna like that cos it is gonna REALLY mess up the inflation figures
     
    • Like Like x 5
  4. grumps147

    grumps147 Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2010
    Messages:
    1,230
    Likes Received:
    879
    Location:
    St.Helens
    Have no fear, when the duty receipts from diesel fall, they will load it on to petrol.
     
    • Like Like x 7
  5. Snowbird

    Snowbird Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2009
    Messages:
    10,141
    Likes Received:
    16,407
    Location:
    Liverpool.
    I will be keeping my LPG powered Ram unless of course I can get some funding for the water powered engine :D.
     
    • Like Like x 4
  6. johnp10

    johnp10 Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2009
    Messages:
    7,642
    Likes Received:
    14,214
    Location:
    North Lincolnshire
    Sooo...
    Solve a pollution problem by charging people money and increasing the price of everything?
    (See Jaws' post.)
    That will work??
    Only if you are a daft Green politician.
     
    • Like Like x 5
  7. Chris

    Chris Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2010
    Messages:
    16,443
    Likes Received:
    34,535
    Location:
    kent
    If they really hammer diesel cars then I think it will hammer the car industry.

    People will hang on to their cars because of the depreciation factor.

    They really need to think this through very carefully this time.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  8. Highwayman1

    Highwayman1 Funster

    Joined:
    May 9, 2013
    Messages:
    47
    Likes Received:
    109
    Location:
    Lincolnshire
    We really are the `mugs` of Europe aren`t we ? Given all that we, as a nation, have implemented to comply with EU legislation, it is sad that the likes of so many nations in the EU have stuck their middle fingers up to things that don`t suit them or will upset the population or cost them money. Which nations have achieved their targets ?
    Now lets see what our Govt has stood up for shall we ? Oh yeah - denying prisoners the right to vote is one and err - come on ..... help me out
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2008
    Messages:
    26,475
    Likes Received:
    25,169
    Location:
    Macclesfield
    >> But while diesel cars create fewer CO2 emissions, they emit significantly more
    >> deadly pollutants, including up to four times as much NO2.

    Typical of letting the lunatics take over the asylum. Let the numpties in power make technical regs and they always screw up.

    Low energy lightbulbs is another.

    Electric cars.

    Wind Turbines.

    It's a long list.
     
    • Like Like x 7
  10. Weinsbergaman

    Weinsbergaman

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2015
    Messages:
    221
    Likes Received:
    197
    Location:
    Wirral, North West England
    We could charge all the foreign lorries coming into our country (and there are HUNDREDS EVERY DAY), polluting our air, using our worn out roads and this wouldn't cost US a penny.
    Vote UKIP and get a little bit of our country back.

    Cheers Antony
     
    • Like Like x 2
  11. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2007
    Messages:
    29,484
    Likes Received:
    16,967
    Location:
    YO11 2BD
    Not a problem.
    i will buy the same model car but in the petrol version...... it comes in the form of a 5.7 litre V8.

    How much more crap in other forms is that going to chuck out ?
     
    • Like Like x 3
  12. gus-lopez

    gus-lopez Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2014
    Messages:
    4,405
    Likes Received:
    8,076
    Location:
    Lorca,Murcia,Spain
    I think you will find that that is already in place.(y)

    On some forums I use there are a couple of people who advise EU committee´s on aspects to do with vehicles. One said that some members are so breathtakingly naive & completely lacking in any knowledge of the committee that they are on ,that they can be guaranteed to vote for whatever the outcome that is required . He said that they just do not have the logic or wherewithal to take in any form of discussion on the subject whatsoever.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  13. chaser

    chaser Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2013
    Messages:
    7,141
    Likes Received:
    7,756
    Location:
    uttoxeter
    Beat me to it.
    If this is a EU thing how is it that diesel is cheaper than petrol over there
     
    • Like Like x 2
  14. GWAYGWAY

    GWAYGWAY Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2014
    Messages:
    1,907
    Likes Received:
    1,402
    Location:
    Dover
    Organise the putting of pollution monitors in a place that isn't in London, by a set of traffic lights where the jams occur somewhere like Herefordshire and ergo problem solved no pollution problem. My Motorhome does not pollute a lot as it only goes occasionally then it is on open road until I get where I am going preferably miles from any poxy city environment. We just have a problem in that we have a small island with loads of people crammed into small areas so it is bound to be concentrated in hotspots.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  15. Chris

    Chris Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2010
    Messages:
    16,443
    Likes Received:
    34,535
    Location:
    kent
    So everyone buys petrol engines and the CO2 levels go sky high:doh:
     
    • Like Like x 1
  16. johnp10

    johnp10 Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2009
    Messages:
    7,642
    Likes Received:
    14,214
    Location:
    North Lincolnshire
    Then the green idiots complain to the EU courts...
    Then the EU courts rule UK must control it....
    UK govt "controls" it by imposing daft taxes.......
    Petrol users buy deisel cars...

    Then someone writes another book.
    "Catch 22 Revisited"
     
    • Like Like x 6
  17. cruiser

    cruiser Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2012
    Messages:
    2,930
    Likes Received:
    2,816
    Location:
    northampton
    I have got a petrol van. so good for me. but for how long. but how can they charge more for petrol in the euro. mind you it wont be long before petrol goes up. it is already creeping up again.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  18. markh

    markh

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2014
    Messages:
    247
    Likes Received:
    243
    Changed my Ml 350 diesel for a A250 AMG merc for exactly this reason, saving a fortune and the AMG is way faster then a fat 4x4
     
  19. Bertie Bassett

    Bertie Bassett Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2014
    Messages:
    2,743
    Likes Received:
    8,714

    True Chris, very true but we both know that they won't!(n)
     
    • Like Like x 1
  20. Bertie Bassett

    Bertie Bassett Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2014
    Messages:
    2,743
    Likes Received:
    8,714

    You mean you know a politician who can think outside the LONDON freaking box.............:D
    Names please he/she/it would get my vote.:sneaky:
     
Loading...

Share This Page