Category: New cars

By Ruble Per Kilometer


Table of contents:

Video: By Ruble Per Kilometer

Отличия серверных жестких дисков от десктопных
Video: Мили на километры, Фаренгейты в Цельсии LEXUS RX300 2023, January
By Ruble Per Kilometer
By Ruble Per Kilometer


The route through Europe included Belarus, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Ukraine. And the main conclusion that we made during the trip was that traveling to far abroad on cars equipped with gas equipment is no more expensive than a vacation in the Crimea or on the Black Sea coast of the Caucasus.

For the past ten years, I have been operating cars only on gas. So the current "Opel Astra 1.6" release 1999 feed them. It is no secret that filling a 50-liter cylinder is 2.5 times cheaper than a full tank of gasoline. For a three week trip to Europe, there were no problems with replenishing the gas supply - we returned to Moscow with the remains of metropolitan gasoline in the tank.



They started at 6 am in the direction of Brest and covered 960 km in 11 hours. Part of the road in Belarus is paid. Any currency other than … Belarusian rubles is accepted. I wonder if the Old Man knows that Belarusian money can’t pay for the journey that he got for free from the USSR? At the same time, every Russian is forced to pay $ 20 for transit travel upon returning home.

In Brest, you can refuel with gasoline for any currency, there are several gas gas stations for cars (gas stations). I recommend that you also spend the night here in order to be in Poland early in the morning and slip through Warsaw. I note: at the border crossing "Warsaw Bridge" we were surprised by the lack of a queue - all procedures took 15 minutes. We expected something else.

Moving 750 km across Poland is somewhat tedious: the road from Brest to Frankfurt an der Oder is narrow and passes through many settlements, sometimes without traffic jams. But in each of them there are both gas stations and gas stations, and the abundance of signs makes it impossible to get lost in a country where they understand the Russian language. By the way, only at local gas stations (compared with the rest of Europe) does not require an adapter to refuel the car. And it is best to buy gas at branded stations. The price of any fuel for private traders is lower, but sometimes it can not do without incidents. So, the owner of one gas station managed to pump 51 liters of gas into the 50-liter cylinder (with a cut-off at 47 liters) and was ready to continue, but stopped, learning what the maximum capacity was. Branded gas stations do not allow themselves such an intrusive "service". Payment is in local currency, but at each station there is a change office where the refueling agent himself goes. You understand, there are no queues.

The border crossing through the Oder is a pure formality. In Germany, roads are very fast, and flew to Holland in 6 hours.

Almost all this time, the wife drove the car, quickly getting used to the behavior on the European highway. There are almost no road junctions like the Russian crossroads: in order to get on the right road, you need to change lanes ahead of time according to the road signs. Motorway stops are prohibited, so a navigator with an atlas and a cheat sheet from the Internet is simply necessary in the carriage.

Always considered Germans law-abiding. But he shocked the motorcyclist, who first energetically walked around on our left, then lagged behind, then landed on the left again (and this is at a speed of 130!), Removed his hands from the steering wheel, pulled chewing gum from his pocket, put it in his mouth, and showed us with a gesture that we are cool guys, and instantly disappeared over the horizon. The wife who drove the car just gasped … At the same time, you just need to turn on the direction indicator, they immediately give way to the lane for rebuilding, and the speed limit in the settlements is observed impeccably.

For tourists: in Germany, gas stations are sometimes away from highways, but in the Netherlands and Belgium gas is everywhere and close. At the gas station, ask for an adapter (here it is called an adapter). You can buy it for 25-30 euros. However, at some gas stations, when issuing the adapter, they asked for rights as a guarantee - this is normal practice, then the documents are returned properly.

Sometimes on foot


Stops for rest are best done in small towns. There are reasonable prices at the campsite (from 15 to 30 euros per person), supermarkets are pleased with the range and prices (not higher than Moscow). Plus free parking. Day of rest in the Dutch Enschede - and we leave for Paris.

The 750 km road to Paris was not tired, but the navigator had to work both on the eve and on the way to the border with France, until he left on the A1 highway. When crossing the border of Belgium and France - a kind of monument to freedom of movement: abandoned turnstiles of the auto passage. Neither border guards, nor customs have been around for several years. The main roads in France are paid, 250 km to Paris cost us 11 euros. In Paris there were three days, staying in the suburbs of Surezin.

The first day was devoted to car excursions around the city, later they used public transport. Ticket for all types of transport - 1 euro. When buying magnetic tickets in the metro, you can get a map of Paris with a traffic pattern. English in the amount of the candidate minimum allows quite an explanation with smiling Parisians. The metro is planned differently than Moscow: there are more stations, the lines are shorter, but the rolling stock is more modern, so you can get to any point in the city quickly. Very useful car map of Paris, where many streets with one-way traffic. In the city center, there are no places for free parking, but you can stay for 10-15 minutes with the emergency light on, although this is not too ethical. It is more interesting to walk around an unfamiliar city, and our Opel got a couple of days of rest. Public transport works well, and even having settled in the suburbs, they did not experience difficulties with trips to the center.

Upon arrival in Paris, they calculated the cost of the trip: 70 euros (fuel) plus 18 euros (toll roads). Total - 88 euros, or per ruble per kilometer. During their 18 days in Europe, in addition to Paris, they visited Amsterdam, The Hague, a number of cities in Germany, totaling more than 7 thousand km. So it was possible to obtain more or less reliable data on fuel consumption. At speeds of up to 100 km, gas consumption was 7.5 l / 100 km, at 120–130 km / h - 8.5 l. Traditionally, travel reports indicate total costs. Ours amounted to about 500 euros plus 200 for visas and insurance. A significant part of this money is “saved” by using gas.



1. Driving a car around Europe is a pleasure that is accessible even to a car enthusiast with a modest income.

2. The route is better to determine and study in advance, otherwise you will wind the extra hundreds of kilometers, wandering in unfamiliar terrain.

Popular by topic


Editor'S Choice
  • Winter Launch: How To Save Battery

    Tips of a specialist in batteries: how to “light up” correctly, how to protect the battery from discharging, whether it is possible to replace the battery yourself

  • "Parkman" Is The Superhero Of Our Time

    "Parkman's Syndrome" showed that paid evacuation has become a bone of contention. While deputies are trying to prove that the AMPP’s actions are illegal, citizens are buying anti-tow trucks

  • Mazda CX-3: The New Crossover

    Mazda CX-3: world premiere of compact crossover in Los Angeles. Report and photos of Maxim Kadakov from the closed preview of the car

  • Life In An Era Of Change

    How much are you willing to pay for peace of mind? And for certainty in life? And how much does information about where your favorite toy is located, such as a car, ATV, jet ski or snowmobile, cost?

  • Four-wheel Drive Transmission With Haldex V Clutch: Fifth Rear

    What's new in Skoda all-wheel drive design with the advent of the fifth-generation Haldex electronically controlled multi-plate clutch

  • AvtoVAZ Monopolized The Market Of Station Wagons

    The popularity of station wagons, previously underestimated by Russian motorists, is growing. Three quarters of sales in this sector are owned by AvtoVAZ

Best reviews for the week
Popular for the day