I have a 1.6TS on LPG.
Taking into account my own experience, as well as the information I have been gathering in my country were LPG is incredibly popular, I say:
When people don't know what they are doing, it is easy to get the wrong impression!
I think this isn't a discussion at all in countrys like Portugal or Italy.
In OUR neck of the woods, "Alfa Romeo stands for LPG", and "LPG stands for Alfa"!!!
There is no better fit!
Now I put it to you:
- Why should I use petrol, instead of a cleaner, cheaper fuel?
- Why should I be forced to by a diesel engine car, when I have an alternative if I'm a petrol head on a budget?
I know what people claim - LPG lacks power, it burns engines... bla bla bla...
Yes! Keep telling yourselfs those myths!! ... and we'll keep on driving the Porsche's, the EVO's, the M5's and the GTA's around here.
Petrol 95 €1,54 (£1,32)
Petrol 98 €1,61 (£1,38)
LPG €0,66 (£ 0,56)
For the sake of argument let's say that your car spends 1l every 10km which is a reasonable amount for a lively driving style.
This means for every 1km, €0,15 are going out the exhaust if your using Petrol 95.
So let's see:
Petrol 95 --- €0,15/km
Petrol 95 --- €0,16/km
LPG --- €0,06/km
If you run 20.000km per year:
Petrol 95 --- €3.000/year
Petrol 95 --- €3.200/year
LPG --- €1.200/year
With the extra €2.000 (£1.700) in my pocket each year I can easily choose one of the following:
a) Go on vacation
b) Buy the latest apple products
c) completely rebuild your engine from scratch!
Last edited by MacCross; 27-10-13 at 23:48.