Petrol vs Diesel

Old May 27th 2006, 1:39 pm
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For some reason I am not sure my last message got posted but here I go again.

Can anyone tell me basically the difference between diesel and petrol usage in NZ please?

Something along the lines of, (if describing UK use):

Diesel is slightly more expensive than basic unleaded petrol
Cars get more miles per gallon generally
Car tax is slightly cheaper.

Thanks in advance.

Colin
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Originally Posted by Bodgit
For some reason I am not sure my last message got posted but here I go again.

Can anyone tell me basically the difference between diesel and petrol usage in NZ please?

Something along the lines of, (if describing UK use):

Diesel is slightly more expensive than basic unleaded petrol
Cars get more miles per gallon generally
Car tax is slightly cheaper.

Thanks in advance.

Colin
There are almost no diesel cars in New Zealand Colin. The ones that are diesel tend to be Utes, 4x4 etc. Diesel is not widely known in the non-commecial market as it is here.

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When you buy your Toyota Hilux Surf Diesel you will find that Diesel is less expensive at the pumps than petrol, but you also need to pay an additional Road User Charge (RUC) licence which is mileage based. 10,000 km costs $330 for a Category 3 Truck like the Surf. Even with this fuel cost per KM is less than petrol - but if you're looking for fuel economy don't buy a big 4x4 truck anyway!
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Originally Posted by Bodgit
For some reason I am not sure my last message got posted but here I go again.

Can anyone tell me basically the difference between diesel and petrol usage in NZ please?

Something along the lines of, (if describing UK use):

Diesel is slightly more expensive than basic unleaded petrol
Cars get more miles per gallon generally
Car tax is slightly cheaper.

Thanks in advance.

Colin
diesel is cheaper then petrol, Road user charge costs vary dependent upon how many units you buy (a unit = 1000km), Rego (car tax) is more on a 4x4 than a car - $201 per year for a car, $281 per year for a 4x4.
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I dreamt of owning a 4x4 when we got here but am glad we didn't get one now with the rising costs of fuel.
I think we may down grade our second car to a motorbike soon if fuel goes up any more. Maybe in a few years we'll all be trotting around on horses anyways or horse and cart
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Maybe we should all just drive around in these instead lol





Nah maybe not
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Default Re: Petrol vs Diesel

Originally Posted by Bodgit
For some reason I am not sure my last message got posted but here I go again.

Can anyone tell me basically the difference between diesel and petrol usage in NZ please?

Something along the lines of, (if describing UK use):

Diesel is slightly more expensive than basic unleaded petrol
Cars get more miles per gallon generally
Car tax is slightly cheaper.

Thanks in advance.

Colin
There are some diesel cars and taxis around still I think. problem was the govt made diesel too expensive to make it worthwhile, so people stuck with petrol. Many also had LPG systems fitted to their cars. Running a car on a twin petrol/LPG setup might be best. Petrol for long distance driving, LPG for city and suburban driving.
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Diesel is about 40c a litre cheaper than petrol at the moment. I save about $16 every time I fill up the van.
The diesel tax makes up some of this differnce but not all by a long way.
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Thanks all for the info.

Looks like another of those 'wait until we get there and REALLY understand/appreciate the differences ourselves' sort of things.

This time in a month..........leaving Singapore for Auckland :scared:
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Originally Posted by Bodgit
Thanks all for the info.

Looks like another of those 'wait until we get there and REALLY understand/appreciate the differences ourselves' sort of things.

This time in a month..........leaving Singapore for Auckland :scared:
a little cheap second hand import from japan with a 1100 or 1300 engine is not a bad idea, saves us quite a bit on petrol and the choice is quite good....u should be able to get a decent car for under 8k

does trademe.co.nz do cars?

maybe...have a look
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