Pay in Aberdeen was very good because the oil industry simply couldn't hire enough people (several of my neighbours are oil people). Whilst I have every sympathy for those contractors losing their jobs, it comes with the territory and the sensible ones will have saved for this and should be fine. Of course, many won't have saved believing that the golden goose will continue to lay eggs.
PB is the most sensible person on here.
I have got 1 teenager, 1 12 year old and 1 7 year old and a wife. We like camping and we like going to France. I would have as smaller car as I could possibly get away with and I add trailer, box as required but there are limits.
I have now seen a television advertisement for the vehicle in question. It is clear to me where the OP went wrong.
The intended use of the XC60 is carrying surfing equipment to and from the beach in the hours of darkness.
I believe these vehicles return quite good fuel economy when used as intended.
Sorry to raise such an issue here - I should register with Petrolheads or the RAC but I can't be bothered.
Just to anyone who might have a bit of car/engine/performance knowledge...
I have a Volvo XC60 - its 4 years old and I have had it 3 months.
My average fuel economy is 36.7 mpg.
This seems very poor.
The figures suggest I should get 47 mpg.
It is a Diesel 2.0l and has a drivE badge.
I know we have been driving in urban conditions but even so we've had some longer runs.
Anyone got advice?