Brett's gasoline prices

Enough already!!! It’s bad enough that we Brits have to pay �3 a gallon
but to have you Yanks rubbing it in is worse.On a side note I just received my AA magazine and in it an article states that out of the 65p per litre we pay for fuel 50p is tax! Just 5p and road tax goes towards UK road transport issues. 45p goes straight to the treasury! So if fuel wasn’t taxed we would pay the same as the USA. (How does it go … No taxation without rep…). Just the price we pay to enjoy our British Cats. Vladan T wrote:

Hello,

I am still looking for a gasoline station that has
Brett’s prices. The cheapest gasoline in my area
(Northern California) is “Arco”, and that is
approximately $1.10 per gal. for 87 octane.
Every other brand is about 10-15 cents more.

Regards,

Vladan

I saw gas today for $.85 a gallon (U.S.regular)…
I think thats cheaper than tap water…


Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com

Hello,

I am still looking for a gasoline station that has
Brett’s prices. The cheapest gasoline in my area
(Northern California) is “Arco”, and that is
approximately $1.10 per gal. for 87 octane.
Every other brand is about 10-15 cents more.

Regards,

Vladan>I saw gas today for $.85 a gallon (U.S.regular)…

I think thats cheaper than tap water…


Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com

Hi Neil

You’re right about the level of tax on UK petrol. By the way, have you
realised that the Value Added Tax of 17.5% is added on to the already
taxed price! So we actually pay tax - on tax!

Happy motoring
Martin S.

While we in New Jersey probably have the lowest prices for fuel in the
country (I don’t pay any higher than $1.17/gal for 92 octane, and
$1.03/gal for diesel to feed my '79 300D), our auto insurance is the
highest in the country and probably makes up the difference. By the
way, I think we’re only one of two states that don’t have to pump our
own gas …therefore I never hear any “whoosing” sounds … I have never
even opened the gas cap myself.
regards,
Tom, '91 Sovereign (159,400 mi.)

wow Tom 153000 miles and you have never put petrol (gas) in!!
What is the secret!
Btw i paid $500 a year for my insurance with a squeaky clean record ans 38
yrs old. North London area.
Brian Morris
91 XJ-6 112k
Drinks fuel at $160 worth 1000 miles!-----Original Message-----
From: Krier, Thomas KRIERT@mops.wl.com
To: ‘modern@jag-lovers.org’ modern@jag-lovers.org
Date: Thursday, February 26, 1998 3:10 PM
Subject: Re: Brett’s gasoline prices

While we in New Jersey probably have the lowest prices for fuel in the
country (I don’t pay any higher than $1.17/gal for 92 octane, and
$1.03/gal for diesel to feed my '79 300D), our auto insurance is the
highest in the country and probably makes up the difference. By the
way, I think we’re only one of two states that don’t have to pump our
own gas …therefore I never hear any “whoosing” sounds … I have never
even opened the gas cap myself.
regards,
Tom, '91 Sovereign (159,400 mi.)

What is it the Irish say? - The pints are magnificent but the gallons
crucify you! (or something like that). Apparently the cost of running a
Jaguar in Ireland is horrendous, new prices 2 or 3 times the UK, and a huge
import tax if they buy in the UK. A recent article in the UK magazine
Jaguar World (or maybe the JEC club mag, not sure) described the staggering
cost and the summary was : Brits (like me) should stop whinging and just
enjoy their cars. I’ll drink to that.

Steve
1990 XJ6.

Here in the Northern California Bay Area, I have found one of the
cheapest gas stations around, and last night I got 87 octane at
$1.26…I’m trying this for the first time, and my '88 1/2 XJ-40 is
purring smoothly, no pinking!

Ray> -----Original Message-----

From: Krier, Thomas [SMTP:KRIERT@mops.wl.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 26, 1998 6:43 AM
To: ‘modern@jag-lovers.org’
Subject: Re: Brett’s gasoline prices

While we in New Jersey probably have the lowest prices for fuel in the
country (I don’t pay any higher than $1.17/gal for 92 octane, and
$1.03/gal for diesel to feed my '79 300D), our auto insurance is the
highest in the country and probably makes up the difference. By the
way, I think we’re only one of two states that don’t have to pump our
own gas …therefore I never hear any “whoosing” sounds … I have
never
even opened the gas cap myself.
regards,
Tom, '91 Sovereign (159,400 mi.)

Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 09:42:36 -0500
From: “Krier, Thomas” KRIERT@mops.wl.com
Subject: Re: Brett’s gasoline prices

While we in New Jersey probably have the lowest prices for fuel in the
country (I don’t pay any higher than $1.17/gal for 92 octane, and
$1.03/gal for diesel to feed my '79 300D), our auto insurance is the
highest in the country and probably makes up the difference. By the
way, I think we’re only one of two states that don’t have to pump our
own gas …therefore I never hear any “whoosing” sounds … I have never
even opened the gas cap myself.
regards,
Tom, '91 Sovereign (159,400 mi.)

Heh heh, I’m also from NJ, and I’ve never found 92 octane for
less than $1.30, but I pay less in insurance (for my 2 cats)
than my friend from PA (who owns 1 big ford) … I guess even NJ
is a pretty big place!

Bill
'91 XJ-S
'91 Sovereign
http://njcc.com/~wrf

— Received from EUS.EUSFRLE 972 583-0518 98-02-27 07.24

-> wrf@njcc.com
-> modern@jag-lovers.org

Now insurance prices reminds me of something odd. While I was an
impecunious student in Louisiana, I remember reading that in lieu of
legally required liability extortion, er, insurance, one could post a
$10,000 bond (which could collect interest by the way!), thus one would
only have to pay for the cheap insurance items like uninsured motorist
insurance, towing, etc. Hmm. Wonder if Texas has that?

Fred Leeper
'89 XJ40 (fully and legally insured)-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Date: Fri, 27 Feb 1998 07:06:20 -0500
To: modern@bedrock.bitcon.no
From: wrf@njcc.com
Sender: owner-modern@jag-lovers.org

Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 09:42:36 -0500
From: “Krier, Thomas” KRIERT@mops.wl.com
Subject: Re: Brett’s gasoline prices

While we in New Jersey probably have the lowest prices for fuel in the
country (I don’t pay any higher than $1.17/gal for 92 octane, and
$1.03/gal for diesel to feed my '79 300D), our auto insurance is the
highest in the country and probably makes up the difference. By the
way, I think we’re only one of two states that don’t have to pump our
own gas …therefore I never hear any “whoosing” sounds … I have never
even opened the gas cap myself.
regards,
Tom, '91 Sovereign (159,400 mi.)

Heh heh, I’m also from NJ, and I’ve never found 92 octane for
less than $1.30, but I pay less in insurance (for my 2 cats)
than my friend from PA (who owns 1 big ford) … I guess even NJ
is a pretty big place!

Bill
'91 XJ-S
'91 Sovereign
http://njcc.com/~wrf