Thankfully for motorists, fuel duty has been frozen again – for the ninth year in a row. Whilst this is good news in principle, the fact remains that it costs on average over £70 to fill the tank of a family car. Most would agree this is a significant amount of money for what is a necessity for a large number of people (certainly I couldn’t do without my car for work and family reasons). Barrel oil going up in price and a weakened pound may unfortunately see a still-higher price.
Perhaps a fuel cut may have been even more welcome news, despite the pressure from environmental groups. It certainly makes us here at Car Articles think that perhaps the eco-box, rather than the sportier model, may be better in the longer term. However fun we find ours, we need money in wallets for even greater considerations as bills go up.