Cheap fuel nostalgia

According to a new poll by Kwik Fit, the cheap prices of fuel are what motorist miss most about driving in the 1990s.

The average annual fuel bill in 1991 was £541 – today it’s a blistering £1,406, triple the rate of inflation over the period.

Ian Fraser, chief executive of Kwik Fit, told Autoblog: ‘Motorists clearly have mixed feelings about conditions now compared to 20 years ago. On the one hand cars have pretty much improved in every department with even basic models offering air conditioning, electric windows and even sat nav.

‘But with rising fuel prices and congestion it's understandable that motorists are particularly sentimental about a time when petrol was much cheaper and the roads weren't as crowded as they are now.’

And it doesn’t stop there. Analysts predict even further rises in fuel prices this year due to political turmoil in the Middle East.

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