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Well the question is in the title really.. i was just wondering how much you all normaly spend on petrol for you ST each week as thats one of my main worrys when i get my ST wont be for a couple of years yet but just need to figure out if i can afford it as it would suck to have it and not drive it
i have a little 1.6 focus at the min and thats only setting my back about £50 a week depending on if im going up mansfield and driving around so i know its going to be more than that just wondering how much of a leap so i dont have a heart attack at the pump
sorry for the silly questions just buzzing and cant stop thinking about getting my own
 

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Have a read through some of the 1,0321,4019,2412,4087 threads about fuel consumption - that should give you an idea of average fuel consumption of the ST.
 

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QUOTE(spladdock @ 28 Feb 2010, 07:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Well the question is in the title really.. i was just wondering how much you all normaly spend on petrol for you ST each week as thats one of my main worrys when i get my ST wont be for a couple of years yet but just need to figure out if i can afford it as it would suck to have it and not drive it
i have a little 1.6 focus at the min and thats only setting my back about £50 a week depending on if im going up mansfield and driving around so i know its going to be more than that just wondering how much of a leap so i dont have a heart attack at the pump
sorry for the silly questions just buzzing and cant stop thinking about getting my own


i would say use the search but some already have so that would be pointless... basically it depends how you drive and the traffic conditions. i went from a 1.8 focus to the ST and i went from 32mpg to 24. And thats mainly dual carridge way and motorway on work run, about 20 miles a day. yo can expect about 200-250 from a tank before the light comes on with sensible driving, a lot less with... how shall we say, fun or spirited driving
if your coming from an older focus like me, the ST is leagues ahead, except the interior can be a bit niggly and rattly on some bad roads, ie all the uk ones!!
 

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QUOTE(spladdock @ 28 Feb 2010, 07:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Well the question is in the title really.. i was just wondering how much you all normaly spend on petrol for you ST each week as thats one of my main worrys when i get my ST wont be for a couple of years yet but just need to figure out if i can afford it as it would suck to have it and not drive it
i have a little 1.6 focus at the min and thats only setting my back about £50 a week depending on if im going up mansfield and driving around so i know its going to be more than that just wondering how much of a leap so i dont have a heart attack at the pump
sorry for the silly questions just buzzing and cant stop thinking about getting my own




Sorry but if you are not even going to be looking for two years then why ask about petrol prices now??

Just so you know a mate of mine on here paid £3000 insurance at the age of 21. Me thinks petrol is peanuts in comparison.
 

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if your doing £50 a week in a 1.6 focus, expect it to go up to at least £75 a week at best in an ST. if fuel econemy bothers you, the ST is not the car for you, if however, you dont care, you'll love it!
 

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no im sure the cost in petrol will be worth it and yes i know i wont be getting it for a while but at this rate the petrol will be a right bomb by the time im driving one
, and yeah im going to be around 22 when i start looking for the ST as i am paying off for the 1.6 focus atm which is the mark 2 version by the way adgieman
, but by then i should have saved it the money for it if not i will just have to fight the urge abit longer
you will find out in two years haha
 

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Trust me mate. The pleasure you get from driving this car will be worth the extra 20 quid a week. At your age the only thing that should be bothering you is the ridiculous amount of cash you have to give the insurance man!!!!!
 

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yeah i can understand its due to my age and there are alot of idiots out there it just shows how many there are if they are kicking the price of a small car like that to that price.. i may have just been unlucky but that was around the best quote i found lol
 

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Welcome to the forum, but the question's a pretty pointless one. A) there's a million threads on consumption and b) it will be completely irrelevant two years into the future. Expect fuel to have doubled in price as our Oil Overlords squeeze us for the Black Gold and our Communist Government tax the
out of us for it even more.

Come back and ask when you're ready to buy the car. In the meantime, have a look around and read up on the ownership experience. Worry about the fuel when you're in a position to assess it at the time you're planning to buy.
 

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I would hazard that in two years' time there will be a new toy to play with in the hot hatch market and the ST will be the also-ran. Nice car and all that, but not a classic that'll live forever.

PS - Buy a house first. I bought the car first and really wish I hadn't as I'd have had a house by now. Not a flat. A house.
 

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a house? waaay to much effort to keep clean though
iv always been looking for a flat and yeah the st may be out dated by then but surely its by taste? dont get me wrong there could be another car out there by then but i love the way the focus handles as i have the 1.6 now and know me way around it and also how wide it is and what not but im not a car specialist just happy with what i found
 

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QUOTE(spladdock @ 1 Mar 2010, 05:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>a house? waaay to much effort to keep clean though
iv always been looking for a flat and yeah the st may be out dated by then but surely its by taste? dont get me wrong there could be another car out there by then but i love the way the focus handles as i have the 1.6 now and know me way around it and also how wide it is and what not but im not a car specialist just happy with what i found


no problem keeping a house clean mate. just get married!
 
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