E10 fuel is ‘absolute rubbish’ as drivers vow to return to E5 even if it ‘costs more’02/23/2022
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Express.co.uk readers have reported a range of performance issues since using the new petrol, with one saying their car was “heavy to drive”. Another warned their car was “slow to accelerate” while many reported decreasing fuel efficiency rates.
It has left many demanding to return to E5 petrol or ethanol-free fuel despite heavier costs.
Express reader ‘djrh1’ said: ”Though it costs more, I use E5 petrol, and I would use ethanol-free petrol if I could get it.”
‘Barley’ said: “If drivers want E5 they should have it rather than a more expensive less efficient fuel.
“The Greens have to invent a better alternative to E5.”
Another reader added: “Instead of £43 a month I’m spending £90, it’s a 1.4 engine, my car feels like it’s heavy to drive.
“I’m looking for E5 garages in my area, just don’t seem to be any.”
‘Backfire’ added: “Just like most ‘green’ measures, E10 seems to be pure political posturing and, actually, counter-productive.”
Another added: “Bought a new Toyota Rav4 Hybrid in October ’21.
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“Put a tank full of E10 in on the day we collected the car.
“It did not like the E10, kept shutting down, was very slow to accelerate and even with the electric side running regularly I only got 28mpg – absolute rubbish.
“Have put E5 in and guess what – acceleration better and so far it has given me just under 40mpg.
“Not bad for a 4×4 weighing in excess of 2k kilos.”
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