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View Poll Results: What's the lowest you paid for a liter of fuel?
Less than Rs. 20 49 37.69%
Rs. 21 - Rs. 40 48 36.92%
Rs. 41 - Rs. 60 26 20.00%
More than Rs. 60 7 5.38%
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Old 31st March 2008, 16:25   #31
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Ive edited the timeline from an article in Aug 97, Auto India, giving fuel prices over the years, starting with 58 paise per litre in 56.

Aah great work Karlos, after all my memory isn't fading
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Old 31st March 2008, 16:26   #32
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Superb find, karlosdeville !!!
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Old 31st March 2008, 16:43   #33
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I remember filling up petrol in my Dad's Lambretta for Rs 1.47 per litre when I learnt driving in 1971 / 72. At that time, my uncle got a new job with a very decent pay of Rs 300 per month!!

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I remember filling up petrol in my cousin's Chetak for Rs 9 per litre. If I remember correctly, Diesel used to cost around Rs. 5 those days!
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i don't believe that. 87-88, petrol was around 20-25 per litre, ok probably around 18 per litre not lesser

1987 was when I got my first car - a NEW model Maruti 800. The petrol was around Rs.10/- per litre, definately NOT Rs.20/- or Rs.25/-

The cheapest fuel I can remember is about Re.1/- + some change, when my father bought a new Black Ambassador in 1968-69.


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Old 31st March 2008, 17:39   #36
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Thats right. Circa '87-'88 the price of petrol was Rs. 9/10 per litre. Remember filling up Rs. 5 worth of petrol many times in my friends' BSA falcon "phut-phutti".
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In the late '80s, IIRC petrol was Rs.8 and diesel was Rs. 5.xx. I distinctly remember my dad regularly complaining about the high prices.
Couple of weeks back, my dad nearly fainted when I was filling up my car with Speed 97 @ Rs. 65/lit
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Old 31st March 2008, 17:58   #38
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Diesel at 8 Rs and 10 Rs was the least, I remember my father used to fill our still running 85 HH CD100 and (our sold 10 yrs ago) Amby trekker diesel!!!
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in '95 i used to give a 100 rupee note to get my kinetic pride's tank full.. and still get 20 rupees back!
btw.. the pride's tank was of 4 litres.

And the funny part is, even then we used to squeeze the maximum out of those four litres!
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Sometime in the 90s I used to fill my dad's scooter with 20 bucks of fuel.. and I used to get something like 1 ltr+. Nowadays I get the same amount, albeit with a 50 buck note!
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I remember around Rs. 6.40 per liter I filled in my fathers Vespa 150 in 1984-85. Normally we also filled for Rs. 20 at a time.
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I remember my Dad paying Rs. 19/20 per liter for his Jawa in early 90s i guess.

Well the lowest I paid was during my engg days when I got my Victor, It was around Rs. 33 per liter. Used to get a little more than 3 liters for Rs. 100
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i remember, i used to pay 10rs for half a litter petrol with single oil thats when i used to ride my uncle's Luna TFR or Bajaj Cup (year between 1992-1994)
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When I started driving, petrol WAS 1.05 per litre in 1972.!! AND, in 1974, Gulf Crisis, it shot up to 1.75 per litre, And, I was Asked by my Dad, to stop using the car except for going to work!
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Rs 7 in 1987.I remember,this was the price of a mug of draught beer in bangalore's pubs & the prices more or less increased simultaneously for about 8 yrs cheers:
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