On my last trip back from France I got from just inside the Dartford tunnel, off at J29 of M25, turned around at the lights and refuelled on the other side of the A127 with zero showing in the A4. It's about 15 miles. Mind you, I did get an awful lot of diesel in it.
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I test-drove my 430 from a dealer in Northants. The guy said it was running on vapours so gave me a fiver!
It was around 4.00pm on a Saturday and the dealer closed at 5.00. "You won't be long will you, mate?"
I went the whole hog and doubled his fiver, so £10 in the tank. :bannana:
I gave it a good whacking up and down the motorway and then realised just how far a tenner doesn't get you if you floor it.
I didn't know the area at all and ended up looking for a filling station down some rural roads.
I just about crept on to the forecourt, but was late getting the car back.
I used to work for a sports/prestige car dealer. It was unusual to get in a car that DIDN'T have the needle wrapped around the empty end stop! I once ran out of fuel driving the 100 yards to the nearest petrol station in a Ferrari - you can imagine the fun passers by had with their comments!
But that wasn't as embarrassing as the time that I drove a part exchange Ford from the main showroom to our storage site. When I set off on the 10 mile journey the distance remaining readout said 32 miles. Half way along the M3 with the reading at 25 miles it spluttered to a halt, in roadworks, with no hard shoulder! That was my 15 minutes of fame when, whilst waiting for a colleague with petrol, I heard the announcement on the radio about a 10 mile hold-up on the M3!!! What an achievement!