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Which petrol should I choose?

I run a Ford Mondeo 1.8 estate (Dec 2005). It has done 55,000 miles. I cover around 5,000 miles per year - much local but with 300 mile motorway journeys three or four times a year. I really like the car and want to keep it for as long as practicable.

Carrying on a habit from my previous car (it had carburetor problems) I have been using Shell V-Power petrol.

Am I wasting money buying this or will I get a sufficient increase in mpg and/or longevity to compensate for the extra pence per litre? And if not, what would you recommend as a half way house between V-Power and ASDAs cheapest that would best meet my objectives?

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V Power should keep the fuel system clean. It does for my car.
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