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Premium doesn't go down in price as quick as lower octanes.

Getz was doing 400km per tank when got it now sorted out does 500-550 per tank on premium.

Vp ute still going to get that v8 conversion just need time & place to do it.
 

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Far out Deuce, last I heard you blokes were paying $2 a litre. Obviously the price hike in the last two months has hit you blokes as well. Our fuel has gone up over 12c a litre in the last six weeks. Are you lucky enough to have cycling? We don't have it in Tas. Our fuel prices only head in one direction.
 

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Am paying 2.299/litre 95 premium in the Manawatu, NZ at the local self-service Allied Fuel pumps.
According to our fearless PM Jacinda Ardern, the fuel companies are fleecing the consumer whilst she imposes a 3.5c/l tax at the pump
bringing the govt levy/tax to about 70c/l petrol with another forecast 3.5c/l this time next year.
The govt don't care as their GST (grab,snatch & take or govt sanctioned theft) tax revenue is going through the roof.. :(
 

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Yeah I'm paying 1.74 for 95 at Woolworths go to Coles and they want 1.80 and WW over here in Tas give you 6c a litre off with a grocery docket and another 4c if you spend 5 bucks, which I buy my $30 phone credit once a month and get 10c a litre off.
 

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Am paying 2.299/litre 95 premium in the Manawatu, NZ at the local self-service Allied Fuel pumps.
According to our fearless PM Jacinda Ardern, the fuel companies are fleecing the consumer whilst she imposes a 3.5c/l tax at the pump
bringing the govt levy/tax to about 70c/l petrol with another forecast 3.5c/l this time next year.
The govt don't care as their GST (grab,snatch & take or govt sanctioned theft) tax revenue is going through the roof.. :(
That's not bad, I just topped off the Calais as it was 10c off day and it was still NZ$2.459/L for 98.

As much as it hurts at the pump, it is well past due that the government gets down to fixing a lot of **** due to decades of under funding. National could have sorted a lot of this **** but instead gave the rich/business tax cuts. Don't forget that National raised the excise tax 3 times whilst in power and raised GST to 15% but I guess that was ok because John Key did it with that ghastly smile on his face (whilst fantasizing about that pony tail).
 

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I'm putting $150 of fuel in my 6 cylinder every day. :(
 

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I'm putting $150 of fuel in my 6 cylinder every day. :(
Wholl that's more than I earn in a day. Here I am thinking poor me, I can only head to my second home once a week to make sure everything is ok, because fuel is 50 bucks there and back. I'm a lucky one.
 

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Wholl that's more than I earn in a day. Here I am thinking poor me, I can only head to my second home once a week to make sure everything is ok, because fuel is 50 bucks there and back. I'm a lucky one.
You have seen his "6 cylinder" haven't you ?
 

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Ok derrrr, i just worked it out lol. Yeah well my 2cyl uses 7L every 10mins and it burns a **** load of oil........ Yet it is in surprisingly good cond, for a 76. Even though its only 2 cyls it puts a smile on my face every time i drive it. My guess is Sabbath isn't paying the fuel bill on his 6 cyl.
 
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. My guess is Sabbath isn't paying the fuel bill on his 6 cyl.
Yeah...unfortunatly I do pay the fuel bill. Haven't been game enough to fill all 3 tanks to the top.
 

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That's not bad, I just topped off the Calais as it was 10c off day and it was still NZ$2.459/L for 98.

As much as it hurts at the pump, it is well past due that the government gets down to fixing a lot of **** due to decades of under funding. National could have sorted a lot of this **** but instead gave the rich/business tax cuts. Don't forget that National raised the excise tax 3 times whilst in power and raised GST to 15% but I guess that was ok because John Key did it with that ghastly smile on his face (whilst fantasizing about that pony tail).
The GST is really just a tax on the poor. Governments would rather tax the poor than to smack the cunts who are really ******* the country up, because those big, powerful companies up top donate to political parties to buy policy. The media is in on it too, pretty much any newspaper that depends upon advertising to stay afloat is going to be in support of tax cuts to big companies, because their donors want it.



We're going through the looking-glass here, people.

Also, to contribute and respond to OP? Perhaps the reason why "V8 drivers look unhappy" Is because they don't want obnoxious, insufferable dickheads ruining their day?



But I guess that's just my $0.02.
 

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Actually this applies to many car guys

Why so many people with great cars look so unhappy.
You cruise along beside them, give them a smile and a thumbs up and they give u the deadest looks.

I know we all have crappy days, but...

also a good v6 sounds better than a good v8

only on the account that when you make a 'vroom' sound with your mouth/tongue/lips it sounds most like a v6. (imo)
v6 is a much more friendly and appealing sound
whereas v8 is angry and foreboding

Perhaps it's that character of the v8 that the driver inherits.
I dunno xd, just an observation over the past year or so
your opinion is sucked out your ass and backfired passed your lips. Grrrrrrrrroooowwlllll rules...
 

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Premium doesn't go down in price as quick as lower octanes.

Getz was doing 400km per tank when got it now sorted out does 500-550 per tank on premium.

Vp ute still going to get that v8 conversion just need time & place to do it.
You put premium in a Getz?
 

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First week in a 2l 4 cylinder , just worked out ruffly from Sunday arvo to this arvo ( bit over 24l in new daily, would have been almost 49l in maloo, 95 in maloo , 91 in Hyundai = savings approx $43) , that brings a smile .
After a few tank fulls I want to try 98 and 95 and see if it makes any difference ( feel perspective ) , more measurable (maybe) range.

Going to try and resist using maloo for a few weeks , already imagine it'll bring one continual smile when I get in it.

Pulled up next to a very cranky sounding HQ 1 tonner yesterday , was going to give thumbs up and then ( unfortunately thought of OP comments) ( curse him) (and remembered I was in a Hyundai ) , so didn't.
Wish I had it looked and sounded fantastic.

The other week was following one of those maloo GTSRs , looked great, sounded great , he obviously wasn't giving it anything at all .
Pulled up next to him, gave him the thumbs up , we both smiled and went our separate ways.
 

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The GST is really just a tax on the poor. Governments would rather tax the poor than to smack the cunts who are really ******* the country up, because those big, powerful companies up top donate to political parties to buy policy. The media is in on it too, pretty much any newspaper that depends upon advertising to stay afloat is going to be in support of tax cuts to big companies, because their donors want it.



We're going through the looking-glass here, people.

Also, to contribute and respond to OP? Perhaps the reason why "V8 drivers look unhappy" Is because they don't want obnoxious, insufferable dickheads ruining their day?



But I guess that's just my $0.02.
I disagree, GST is probably one of the more fairer taxes as everybody pays it and the more you spend the more you pay so it does not disadvantage the poor in that regard. Now the taxing of companies is a whole different kettle of fish, especially those that use overseas tax jurisdictions to "minimise" taxes locally....
 

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Actually this applies to many car guys

Why so many people with great cars look so unhappy.
You cruise along beside them, give them a smile and a thumbs up and they give u the deadest looks.

I know we all have crappy days, but...

also a good v6 sounds better than a good v8

only on the account that when you make a 'vroom' sound with your mouth/tongue/lips it sounds most like a v6. (imo)
v6 is a much more friendly and appealing sound
whereas v8 is angry and foreboding

Perhaps it's that character of the v8 that the driver inherits.
I dunno xd, just an observation over the past year or so
Yeah/nah, maybe sound better if it's a Ferrari dino v6 on full song but then they'd be extra cranky because of what it costs them for everything = maintenance, insurance , cost to actually buy( opps I could have put a absolutely huge deposit on a house).
 

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Also V6 makes me cranky , ha ha ha, = as in I wish I owned , one , said Ferrari V6 dino motor but surrounded by a Lancia Stratos, (now that would bring a smile as wide as my house block )!!!
 
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Pulled up next to a very cranky sounding HQ 1 tonner yesterday , was going to give thumbs up and then ( unfortunately thought of OP comments) ( curse him) (and remembered I was in a Hyundai ) , so didn't.
Wish I had it looked and sounded fantastic.
Doesn't matter what you're in, see a nice car and get the chance = thumbs up everytime.
 
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