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How economical is your car

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by the ratcher, Jun 25, 2014.

  1. the ratcher

    the ratcher Engaging Member

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    Hi all I have just got home this afternoon from a three day trip from Cumbria to Lincolnshire and back in my eight year old Citroen C5 110 bhp turbo Diesel hatchback.

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    six hundred and twenty three miles round trip On lots of A and B roads.



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    Seventy point five MPG. Two hundred and fifty five
    miles left in the tank
    Not bad going for an old car :up:
     
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  2. Kyska

    Kyska Honorary Member

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    I daren't photo mine, home to work not good, overall 28mpg.
     
  3. Sir Oscar

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    I average 18mpg in my camper.
     
  4. the ratcher

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    My wife has a 2012 Corsa 1.2 with only 10k on the clock and it struggles to do 35 mpg plus it is totally gutless.
     
  5. farmera

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    thats what i get 2.5 v6 suzuki 14 years old and a bute
     
  6. Kyska

    Kyska Honorary Member

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    That makes me feel better, I've got 270bhp on tap and getting not less than your wife's motor! Lol
     
  7. Kyska

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    Whaaaa! You've more money than me fella!
     
  8. Wynne G Oldman

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    My car (Chevrolet Kalos 1.2S) only does about 33 mpg, but my motorcycle (Honda CBR250RS) does 85 mpg. ;)
     
  9. doodsy

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    my 14 year old vw Passat tdi will do 60 mpg on a run if I keep the speed down and its got
    over 200 k on the clock, not too shabby, but my 1988 bmw baur e30 will only do 20 mpg.
     
  10. edtwozeronine

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    I wouldn't trust on-board gadgetry to tell you the true MPG figures. Best to do the whole fill-up, take a note of how many litres you've put in and do some sums. It'll be much more accurate.

    My fathers 2003 BMW 320D tells him he regularly does 57-58 MPG when he goes back and forth to work doing motorway miles with lanes at each end. When he did some real sums it was really doing 49.8 MPG.

    I was told by the dealer I'd be getting 60 MPG out of my 1.4 D-4D Yaris (which I took with a pinch of salt) and since I drive mostly through towns I rarely get anywhere near that.

    I tend to bang on about how good Festas are most of the time, but I have a dodgy back and the things they're not good for are ride comfort or MPG. Hence my switch to toy-town motors. :p
     
  11. David M

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    I've had my auto 3 litre petrol S-type for 12 years now and regularly got 38mpg on our 800 mile round trips from Kent to Dunbar (near Edinburgh). I was chuffed with that. More like 22mpg doing the 8 miles to and fro when I was working though. We just got back from a holiday to Exmoor then Wales then the Lake District in the girlies Honda Jazz which entailled a lot of variable roads, after the maths we averaged just over 50mpg...:up:
     
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    i had a good 65-70mpg in the fabia vrs way back in 2004-2007, about 18at an absolute push in the 2008 octavia vrs that had a whopping great turbo, full stainless exhaust and remap, the twin turbo supra was in negative figures, cost about £25 to leave the petrol station.

    im considering an rx8 as ive heard the big fuel companies profits dropped substantially when the supra went
     
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    Dont get an RX8 mate. I had one years ago, it was a nightmare as a daily car. It also ran on minus figures mpg.
     
  14. Jed Clampit

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    My Comany car is an Auris estate Hybrid- I've done 25k in in since last novemebr and it averages 60mpg most on motorways though.
     
  15. Blue Haze

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    With having no real mileage to do as I work away for at least 6 months of the year I run a BMW 650 Coupe and that gets a verified 28mpg on the motorway, and around 17mpg in the town during "normal" driving.

    Use of the "sport" button and the loud pedal see's that plunge, but oh what fun! :D
     
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    My shogun does around 23-28mpg, my avatar usually manages about 15mpg the way I drive it
     
  17. jay5488

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    My 306 does around 18mpg on a run and as low as 10mpg around town..... But it's loads of fun!!!!!!!
     
  18. RichieRich

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    2003 Vectra 2.2 DTI, will leave me 1/4 tank left from a trip from Newcastle to Basildon and back (570 miles).

    138k on the clock and still going strong.
     
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    I read that as Shotgun :lol:
     
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    Lol, I'm selling my shotguns to pay for my fuel habit ...
     

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