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So, the book says I should be averaging about 54mpg, with a best of around 65mpg. Since I consider myself an economical driver I figured this must be easily achievable, but so far I've only managed 41 -45mpg. The worst figure was on a 65mph cruise to Southampton and back where I would have expected much better than that! Light throttle, gentle acceleration, correct tyre pressures and light loading should allow me to hit the official figures surely?
Looking through the forums on the interweb it does seem that this is an issue for others too. Mine is an early 2010 model, 1.25 petrol bought with just 3000 miles on the clock. Anybody else suffer this way or have any ideas why?
|I would agree with Fred that in the real world the manufacturer's quoted mpg figures are rarely if ever achieved. At 3000 miles the best I have achieved in my 1.25 is 48mpg, and that was on a fairly gentle 200 mile cross-country drive at no more than 65mph. I generally average around 42mpg on a tankfull of liquid gold with a mixture of short runs around town and longer trips. My method is to zero the trip meter after filling-up until the pump cut-off and working out mpg after the next fill-up to a full tank. An average over several tank fulls should give you a realistic figure,|
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