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Old 02-03-2001, 08:03 PM
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I Will be driving a rental car in Scotland, England, and Wales the last two weeks of this month. Technically, (Hence Tech Forum) I will need to purchase Petrol. Could someone provide me with an approximate cost per liter?

560SL staying home -- won't fit in the overhead compartment

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Old 02-04-2001, 07:18 AM
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I am not from the UK, but I live close to it.

I have been told by someone from the UK last week that one will have to pay approx. $1,25 per liter(!) petrol (diesel is a bit cheaper).

I think you will be glad that your 560SL doesn't fit in the overhead compartment...

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1993 C250D
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Old 02-04-2001, 11:55 AM
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unleaded petrol is 75.9 Pence Per litre
Leaded **** is 80.9 Pence per litre
and diesel is 81.9 pence per litre.
Hope this helps. It just shows you how expensive fuel is in the U.K or is that (rip off u.k).
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Old 02-04-2001, 12:59 PM
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Thanks for the replies. I had planned for US $5 per US gal equivalent, so maybe I will have a little extra for a few pints of Britain's fine brews. Or maybe $ to cover another round of fuel price increases.

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Old 02-04-2001, 01:51 PM
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Too much!

Currently about 75p/L for unleaded, more for Lead Replacement Petrol (LRP/4-star) and diesel (80p/L+). That's down in the south-east, it's more pricey still in remote parts of Scotland. It's also usually more pricey on the motorways for some reason, and quite a lot cheaper if you go to supermarket petrol stations, eg Tesco, Sainsbury, Asda.

James, UK.

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