Speaking of petrol and petrol consumption -

I drove my partners 1.4 'H', fuel efficient Astra last night, and noticed that the average petrol consumption figure was showing 33.1 mpg. This is because she works in Preston and has to crawl to work in the traffic every day. Sometimes it can take her an hour to go approximately 6 miles.

I drove my fuel guzzling 2.0 'J' Astra VXR to work this morning and noticed that my average petrol consumption figure was showing 30.7 mpg. This is no doubt due to the fact that I leave home, straight down the bypass, and onto the M65, M66, M60 to Manchester. I only really hit the traffic for the last 2 miles and sometimes it can take me an hour to go approximately 40 miles.

I think I will stick to the VXR as it is obviously the better deal for getting to work (in my case!!). I have to admit that it would be a completely different story if we swapped cars for the work run. If she used mine she would probably be getting 10 to the gallon.