Glass's: Falling Fuel Prices Mean Return Of Big Gas Guzzlers

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon
glass s falling fuel prices mean return of big gas guzzlers

As the price at the pump continues to plummet — diesel not so much — British valuation guide Glass’s predicts big gas guzzlers new and used will return to the motorway.

According to Just-Auto, Glass’s valuation chief Rupert Pontin says that despite such vehicles with 3-liter+ engines falling out of favor in the United Kingdom since austerity took hold five years ago, falling oil prices could soon motivate consumers into ditching their Ford Fiestas for BMW 335i Sedans:

While no-one could call petrol and diesel prices exactly cheap, they are certainly falling to a level where some consumers won’t place fuel economy as high on their list of priorities as we have seen in recent years. Bigger engined cars are suddenly more viable.

Pontin adds that while this makes for a wonderful few years for bigger-engined vehicles, the environment could take a hit for the duration due to increased emissions from said vehicles.

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  • NoGoYo NoGoYo on Jan 15, 2015

    Finally, now I can go buy that 1977 Lincoln Continental Town Coupe!

  • JK43123 JK43123 on Jan 15, 2015

    By the time they even get a guzzler designed, gas will be back to $4 a gallon. John

  • Type44 Type44 on Jan 15, 2015

    Cheap gas doesn't motivate me to buy something thirstier than my 540i, but it does motivate me to drive around for the fun of it. This eventually drives up demand.

    • Maxb49 Maxb49 on Jan 15, 2015

      Except gas prices aren't being driven down because of low demand. Gas prices are cheaper because new technology is making oil production cheaper. As improved oil production technology is here to stay - for the foreseeable future - so are low oil prices. Major increases in the price of oil, if any, will likely be due to government intervention.

  • DearS DearS on Jan 17, 2015

    I'm loving the low gas prices even though I just bought a 4 cylinder. I'm expecting to save 20% on fuel compared to having my 528i, plus another 45% or so compared to last year (I hope). That is $1300 combined :). With the added reliability, I calculate I may just get a 10% increase in my take home cash this year!