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Offline DVT

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Re: Cars
« Reply #1230 on: January 16, 2024, 02:01:08 pm »
Surely you don't expect the Daily Post to be accurate !!!!!

The high figure may be the Super stuff, having changed cars a month ago I can now use the ordinary fuel!

Using supermarket fuel can be false ecomony according to many "experts".

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« Reply #1231 on: January 17, 2024, 09:37:03 am »
Here is a different view point this morning..............

The cheapest petrol stations and how to cut fuel costs by up to 30%
Want to make sure you're getting the most fuel for your money? Levi Winchester gives a breakdown of the least and most expensive places to fill up.

FILLING UP: The RAC foundation has provided a list that ranks petrol stations by price........17 January 2024

A new table ranking petrol stations by price has shown that Morrisons offers the cheapest fuel in the UK, just beating Asda, with Shell charging the most. Morrisons charged 136.9p a litre on average for petrol and 145.5p for diesel.

The rankings, provided by the RAC Foundation, didn't include Costco, which, according to petrolprices.com, offers on average (as of writing) petrol for 129.8p and diesel for 139.6p. It means Costco would be 7.1p cheaper (petrol) than Morrisons

Steve Gooding, the director of the RAC Foundation, told PA: "While this data shows that on average supermarket-branded fuel is most keenly priced, as might be expected, motorists would still be best advised to shop around because the data also shows that prices are influenced by local competition. The transparency this data provides will give both motorists and ministers a better picture of the petrol and diesel market. Topping this price league table should give retailers cause for concern."

cont https://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/heres-the-cheapest-petrol-station-and-how-to-cut-fuel-costs-by-up-to-30/



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Re: Cars
« Reply #1232 on: January 20, 2024, 10:12:48 am »
This is the first I am hearing about this years visit, did I miss the notification ?

THE POPULAR ?Mercedes On The Prom? event on Llandudno promenade was a hit with residents.

The annual event saw over 115 members of the Wales North and Borders Mercedes-Benz Owners club line their cars up on the promenade outside St George?s Hotel.

This year?s event raised more than ?1,300 for Wales Air Ambulance, and saw a variety of models throughout the day, including a 1938 170SBC through to the latest models of Mercedes.

cont https://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/24061794.mercedes-benz-cars-take-llandudno-promenade-charity/?ref=rss&IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589

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Re: Cars........Night-time driving curfews for young motorists
« Reply #1233 on: January 24, 2024, 10:20:29 am »
Night-time driving curfews for young motorists are among a raft of measures being advocated by health chiefs in Wales. Others include a ban on giving lifts and a 75% cut in the drink driving limit.

Public Health Wales (PHW) is recommending the introduction of Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) in the belief it will save lives. This would impose restrictions on newly qualified drivers under the age of 25 for the first six or 12 months.

cont https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/night-time-curfews-passenger-ban-28499937

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Re: Cars
« Reply #1234 on: January 25, 2024, 09:48:43 am »
I believe Ford and GM are saying the same thing...........

Tesla is forecasting a sharp sales slowdown this year, becoming the latest car company to warn of sagging demand.

Elon Musk's electric vehicle (EV) maker said growth would be "notably lower" than in 2023, when deliveries rose 38%.

The company's shares fell by almost 6% in extended trade in New York after the announcement.

Mr Musk also warned that Chinese rivals "will pretty much demolish most other car companies in the world" unless trade barriers are put in place.

Tesla slashed prices repeatedly last year in a bid to keep demand up.

The moves helped the firm sell a record 1.8 million cars in 2023, up nearly 40% from 2022.

cont https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-68086212

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Re: Cars
« Reply #1235 on: February 10, 2024, 09:30:21 am »
How Asda and Tesco's fuel prices vary across North Wales - with up to 9p difference
There were differences per litre, depending on where you fill up

Asda:
Wrexham: Petrol - 137.7p. Diesel - 145.7p

Queensferry: Petrol - 142.7p. Diesel - 152.7p

Rhyl: Petrol - 145.7p. Diesel - 154.7p

Old Colwyn: Petrol - 144.7. Diesel - 153.7p

Llandudno: Petrol - 141.7p - Diesel - 151.7p

Bangor: Petrol - 138.7p. Diesel - 147.7p

Llangefni: Petrol - 136.7p Diesel - 146.7p

Coedpoeth: Petrol - 140.7p Diesel - 150.7p

Tesco:
Wrexham: Petrol - 136.9p. Diesel - 143.9p

Mold: Petrol - 142.9p. Diesel - 150.9p

Prestatyn: Petrol - 142.9p. Diesel - 150.9p

Holyhead: Petrol - 139.9p. Diesel - 146.9p

Porthmadog: Petrol - 135.9p. Diesel - 145.9p

Bangor: Petrol - 135.9p. Diesel - 143.9.

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/how-asda-tescos-fuel-prices-28600319?IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589

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Re: Cars ...QUIZ .Just 7% of UK drivers can recognise all the dash board symbols
« Reply #1236 on: February 18, 2024, 09:48:00 am »
 :-[ I am one of those, I even have trouble with my old car.................  :'(

More than 90% of drivers haven't got a clue what dashboard symbols mean
A study suggests that just 7% of UK drivers can recognise and define the meanings of all the dashboard symbols

It?s always a worry when a light goes on on your car dashboard. While it might just mean that you?ve opened the boot, it can also indicate there?s a problem ? and possibly a serious one.

New drivers will have undertaken rigorous training to ensure they know what?s what on the car dashboard, but how about people who have been driving for longer? A recent study found that the average British driver could only identify and explain 45% of dashboard signals, despite eight in 10 saying they were confident they knew them all before sitting a test.

The research, conducted by Group 1 Automotive, tested 2,000 drivers across the country to find out which lights gave people the most anxiety. They have also created this quick quiz to give drivers the chance to test their knowledge on dashboard signals.....

Quiz   https://www.group1auto.co.uk/dashboard-doubts

Article cont  https://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/more-than-90-of-drivers-havent-got-a-clue-what-dashboard-symbols-mean/

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Re: Cars
« Reply #1237 on: February 18, 2024, 09:57:04 am »
25 out of 32 for me ... at least I got the ones correct that are on my dashboard, according to the manual!

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Re: Cars
« Reply #1238 on: February 18, 2024, 10:00:43 am »
Not bad Dave, I gave up after the first half dozen, I will have to make sure the old car keeps going    :(

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« Reply #1239 on: February 18, 2024, 11:24:57 am »
Information overload.
Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.  ― Michel de Montaigne

Si hoc legere scis, nimis eruditionis habes.

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Re: Cars
« Reply #1240 on: February 18, 2024, 05:55:51 pm »
28 out of 32. Yet more distractions to take your attention from the road ahead!

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Re: Cars
« Reply #1241 on: February 19, 2024, 09:32:39 am »
Honda Civic Type R review: I go off in search of the perfect road trip - in the perfect car

Motoring editor Gareth Butterfield heads off to stunning Snowdonia in search of the UK's best driving road

cont https://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/motoring/car-reviews/honda-civic-type-r-review-32088961?IYA-reg=49560bcd-5a9c-47f0-8fc5-ba2e71710589