just read all 8 pages of this thread to come up to speed with the CNG tech. Good stuff in here guys.
long time gasoline and diesel vehicle owner but CNG is new to me
I'm currently looking for a new gas vehicle for the family and considering going CNG.
I'm considering a retrofit in a Fielder 141 as we need a wagon vehicle, being a Mitsubishi whore, a CY Lancer retrofit is also an option
I believe the Lancers take the retrofit well as the NGC fleet of Lancers were all retrofitted and they were not very problematic
prefer the wagon tho as there would be less space loss vs the tank in a car trunk
wife's friend has a Honda City CNG and she likes it, so this is an option, but a last resort as we really don't wanna put out $180k on a car, I rather buy a roro or local used wagon and do a retrofit at under $100k
the CNG stations were not something I ever paid much attention to, since I never had it, but reading through all the previous pages and seeing how often and how long the stations are down makes me second guess this option.
If I spend 10-12K on a retrofit and cant get a reliable supply of CNG, then its a bad investment to me, since we would be using the CNG as the primary fuel and fill gas only for the bare minimum
Also, I saw in the newly re-launched CNG station NP carousel at Mon Repos a sign saying NO SELF SERVICE at the CNG pumps . . . so added inconvenience of having to wait on the service staff to fill up. I understand the safety aspects of why they doing that, but its a setback and inconvenience for me as I pump my own diesel and gas at that station as my usual filling spot
present and past govts pushing the CNG use and the public are adopting it slowly, but there isn't any guarantee that they will in the future, but gas gonna still be there and like it or not the subsidy is being slowly removed, so prices going up regardless of the govt in power