Good evening all. I am new to this forum, and looking to see if there are any other owners of the new Mondeo estate with the 140 PS diesel having poor fuel consumption.
I have owned 3 mondeo estates over the last few years progressing from the 125PS stage 3 engined LX (52 plate), to a 140PS stage 4 engined Zetec (07 plate), to my new car which is a 140PS stage 5 (61 plate).
I was happy to see my fuel consumption improve when I switched from the 125PS (52 plate) to the 140PS (07 plate). On a long run, cruising at 80 mph I was getting about 48 mpg instead of 44 mpg.
I was expecting to see a further improvement with my new car (61 plate) but was hugley dissapointed to get only 41mpg on a 700 mile trip cruising at 80 mph. The car has 4000 miles on the clock. My local Ford dealer suggested I should leave it a bit longer before they would consider it necessary for them to investigate. The spec sheets indicate that the fuel consumption should be 11% better over the stage 4 engine of my previous car.
Is anybody else on this forum seeing unexpectedly poor fuel consumtion from their new Mondeo Diesel 140 PS Estate? I should add that I do pay great attention to fuel economy, and drive 'like a nun', and have kept the same driving style across all the the cars.
Thanks for your comments.