OMG I just calculated, you are doing 20 mpg.. ofcource your bills are so high.. my 1.9 jtd eats half of that and I don't focus on economy.. DIESEL IS OP
Not quite. You've not taken into account any price changes to fuel. Or what my mpg is.
And I don't drive economically. I'm not sure how you calculated your figures. Check your math.
I can tell you.
Overall my mpg is 30 (Look at fuelly)
For two years it was closer to 28 (City Driving only)
For the last 6 months its been motorway = 36mpg
Then i've changed to lpg (Gets less mpg) = 28.8mpg average (Last 6 fill ups)
But its 52p a litre. Or 43.4% of Petrol. Or 42% of diesel.
Which really means for the same cost vs a diesel I'd need a diesel that would do 68.5mpg to break even.
This is only a recent thing though.
But yes Fuel is a big factor.
Before I used to do 12'000miles City @ peak times.
now I do 16'000 miles Motorway @ Peak times.
Because of the cost of even petrol between the two and the average mpg. The cost was very very similar. So when i moved house. The cost i never really felt because of the increased mpg. Tyres last longer. Brake pads last longer. But then again I need a cambelt more often.
So fuel cost per mile will come down considerably as time goes on.
The equivalent diesel same journey should ideally do about 45mpg.
Mpg is only relevant based on the mileage and type of journey you do.
Cost over time is probably more significant.