- How many MPG does you car do?
peugeot 206 est diesel 64 mpg only 1.4 but enough power for family of 4 2 little ones with bikes and kit on
seat ibiza 1.9 tdi 130 bhp goes like a rocket returns between 56-60 mpg on commute and knocking about not had it lon enough to get a good motorway journey out of it both 04 platesPosted 6 years agoWorldClassAccidentMember
Driving around town and general use = 22.3mpg
Driving long motorways with cruise control at 70 = 29.8mpg
Driving long motorways with cruise control at 95 = 25.4mpg
The long tests to get these figures have been repeated several time on one particularly dull commute which is between 2 – 3 hours each way. They are normally within 0.1mpg of the numbers shown and I was surprised how consistent there were.
6 litre V12 MercPosted 6 years agostumpy01Member
karnali – Member
seat ibiza 1.9 tdi 130 bhp goes like a rocket returns between 56-60 mpg on commute and knocking about not had it lon enough to get a good motorway journey out of it both 04 plates
I have one of these.
My driving is mainly a-roads & motorways. When I used to go everywhere at 70mph and wasn’t particularly driving for economy, 55mpg was fairly typical (measured, not based on the computer reading).
Now I have started driving a bit more conservatively, I generally don’t go above 60mph on my commute and am much more concious of driving for economy I get over 60mpg consistently.
A friend at work recently got rid of a Fabia estate – the latest shape with the 1.6TDi engine. He used to easily get mid-60s out of that.Posted 6 years agomisterturnipSubscriber
Ford Focus Zetec 1.6 diesel 2008. Motorway driving at 60 mph you can get 70+mpg. Around town around 45-55mpg. The usual average is high 50s to lower 60s. Plus the road tax is only £30 per annum.
Great car, easy to look after, nice spec, cheap and reliable.
Hope that helpsPosted 6 years agolungeSubscriber
64.1mpg from the computer in my 1.5 Megane. It is generally a little higher in the summer and a little lower at the end of the winter, it is also about 5mpg lower if Mrs Lunge drives it… That is for 5 days per week on an 80 mile round commute of motorways and a-roads.Posted 6 years agomidlifecrashesSubscriber
S-Max Tdi140 here, just a smidge over 40mpg round town, 52-55 steady run, about 46 overall. Plenty of space, economy good enough given how nice it is to be in and how big it is. I’ll squeeze a few more mpg out of it once I adapt from the high revving Honda and choose the right gear now and again.
Honda Stream VTEC petrol 1.7, 34mpg overall.Posted 6 years agoletmetalktomarkSubscriber
We had a similar need.
Peugeot 206 1.9 naturally aspirated diesel… 50 & 55 mpg was not uncommon for the sort of driving being done – 30 mile journeys mainly on a dual carriage way.
We moved to a Civic diesel 2.2 and real world initially got 52mpg but more recently 55mpg is fairly easy to achieve and would get 60mpg coming up on more frugal journeys
To be honest the majority of our driving is longer journeys and motorway type.
Round town the Honda gets mid 40’s
It makes no sense really as the 206 is red and the civic is grey – everyone knows that red cars are better and so should have been more economical, faster, etc.
The Civic is a hoot though and whilst not as good in the corners as the Focus equivalent it does embarrass a fair few drivers of sportier cars…..just not from the lightsPosted 6 years agomorgsMember
just noticed this:lunge – Member
64.1mpg from the computer in my 1.5 Megane. It is generally a little higher in the summer and a little lower at the end of the winter, it is also about 5mpg lower if Mrs Lunge drives it… That is for 5 days per week on an 80 mile round commute of motorways and a-roads.
(the 68mpg I mentioned was on a 350 mile round trip when I was driving miss daisy)Posted 6 years agowoody2000Subscriber
Golf Estate, 1.6Tdi Bluemotion. Showing (from the onboard computer) an average of 55mpg in the 11,000 miles I’ve done in it. I get silly mileage on a run (had it up to an indicated 73mpg on a slowish 100 mile run up tha A1), but it is very senstive to the way you drive it.Posted 6 years agoskiMember
VW Golf GT-TDI 130bhp Estate, 03, 90k
On the MPG No.2 computer that has never been reset – 50mpg
Been trying to hit the magic 50mpg for about 3-4 months, with it avg. 49.8 for ages on that trip!
On long MW trips I can hit 700 miles to a tank & avg. 60mpg+ with cruise set.
With 4 bikes on the roof, fully kitted up with camping clobber & with all seats taken, I avg 45mpg back from SSUK recently.
Been bombproof so far, very sloppy handling and no real thrill to drive though, but its been a good motorPosted 6 years ago5labMember
old duratec mondeo estate, 45mpg on average (1999 on 183,000 miles)
costs significantly less to run than my mates tdci 130 mondeo (which will do 55mpg, but just had £800 of injector), but is also significantly less nice 🙂
mx5 does an average of around 30mpg, does 35 on a run and did 22 round the ring\gp circuit
eta : mpg is a silly way of measuring things, as the difference between, 40mpg and 75mpg is less than that between 25 and 40 (which is obvious if you work it out). also fuel is still a small proportion of most people’s motoring costs (even with complete bangernomics its only 50% of the cost, if I ran a new car it’d be around 25%)Posted 6 years agolungeSubscriber
morgs, basically by driving like an old man. I never go above 70mph on the motorways, I coast up to junctions and generally try to avoid stopping if possible. I accelerate slowly and coast down hills if I can. I very rarely use the aircon, I keep the tyres at the right preasure and I try and keep the boot empty.
I took the decision a couple of years ago that I would take an extra 6 or 8mpg over arriving home 5 mins earlier. It seems to have worked and my fuel bills have dropped nicely.Posted 6 years agoMacgyverMember
Generally about 40mpg. Nissan Almera 1.8 petrol with a slush box so not the most economical set up but I do drive with economy in mind. Hey this might connect to the thread of when did you realise you became your dad! 😉
Anyways that sort of mpg is done on a commute from Oxford to Newbury every day so mix of dual and town driving. Last tank included a trip into London with shite traffic in town and last fridays hell that was the A34 as some muppet pranged again and it dropped to 39mpg. Non of your computer estimates here – this is good old maths coming up with these figures!Posted 6 years ago
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