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#1 Steve



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Posted 16 August 2011 - 06:41 PM

Whats the fuel economy on your car around town? How does it compare with the manufacturers MPG figures and have you managed to get better economy than the manufacturers stated figures? Dont forget to state which model you have :)

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#2 Danny87


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Posted 17 August 2011 - 08:39 AM

The MK2 Punto I had before my Fiesta used to average around 42mpg during town driving, and on a long run on motorways etc I would routinely see 50mpg on my trip computer. I've done the maths too and it seems the trip counter was giving an accurate reading, I was really satisfied with the fuel economy on that car.

I haven't had my Fiesta for that long, however I drove some distance visiting family last weekend, I reset my trip counter before leaving and once I had got back I had done 145 miles. I still had half a tank of fuel, and I filled the car the night before at Tesco and put 40's worth of fuel in. So it appears I haven't lost any of the MPGs I was used to after having the Punto.

I didn't use my A/C on the way home, but I don't know if that would change the figures enough to notice..

My father has a late 2009 Mitsubishi Colt with the sequential manual 6-speed gearbox, he doesn't come close to the official figures. He says he does, but when I've used the car I never see the trip computer saying more than 30mpg, surprising as the government figures say closer to 38mpg. So it's either the way I'm driving it or something isn't right :D

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 07:59 PM

i average 55mpg in my 1.6 tdci fiesta titanium, round town, upto 60+on long motorway journeys

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 08:00 AM

My 1.6 Petrol Cee'd averages on a full tank around 38mpg when I put my foot down, or around 44MPG if I be a good boy, actual live readings can vary anywhere between 18MPG if I have my foot surgically attached to the floor, or 53mpg if I plod along between 60 and 70 :)

I need to update my spreadsheet and see what it has averaged over the last 6000 miles :)

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 01:38 PM

Urban driving I am getting 40 mpg and motorway 43mpg from my Focus Sport.

Car has only done 2200 miles and mpg should improve as the engine loosens up as previously experienced. The other thing is I avoid using this car for short journeys where possible and use the Wifes SportKA instead

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 01:40 PM

My first refill, and I'm getting 39.5 mpg to/from work on A & B roads, with no motorway driving yet.

Focus '09 1.6 Zetec (petrol) with 3.5k miles on clock.

I think the gauge that shows remaining fuel is a bit pessimistic; I'd just got a second warning 'bong' at 25 miles, but I reckon there were about 50 miles in the tank (6 litres left). It also says I'll get 425 out a tank, but I reckon 475 is nearer.

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 09:41 PM

Haven't been anywhere in my Fiesta (1.6 TDCI) yet so round town figures only at the moment which are coming in at around 54mpg which I'm quite happy with. Got a couple of long runs planned over Xmas so looking forward to how this brings the figure up.

I've had quite a few cars (37!) over my time and have tracked my mpg on them all. On average I get 85% of what the manufacturer claims for combined. Only my two Freelanders did better with an average of 104% of what Land Rover claimed. I always get closer to the manufacturer figures on diesels than I do on petrols.



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Posted 11 December 2011 - 09:53 PM

That's good fuel economy, Rog! The modern Ford diesel engines are really fantastic. My father used to have a Mitsubishi Colt with a 1.5 turbo diesel engine, it was a three cylinder and was unbelievably noisy. The combined fuel economy figures were somewhere in the region of 55mpg, but even with a really gentle right foot both me and my father struggled to see 36mpg, and on a longer motorway trip with the cruise control set to 70 it wouldn't go much above 40mpg - in the end he chose to get rid of the car and actually gets better fuel economy out of the petrol Colt he has now!

I always use the figures as guidelines as it's possible to get better fuel economy than the combined figures if you have a gentle foot and live somewhere quiet without constant traffic jams! :D


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Posted 18 December 2011 - 11:56 AM

I average about 39mpg in my 1.6 Rover 25iS, the majority of that is around town, on motorways I can get around 42. Not bad for a 160k petrol engine!

As for my parents, they average about 34mpg in their 1.8 Mk2 Mondeo LX and roughly 37mpg in the '98 1.3 Fiesta. Both of which are used for commuting 30 miles a day and the odd Tesco trip.

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 03:08 PM

i have a heavy foot, and average between 44-50mpg

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 10:59 PM

Got a 1.6 petrol Mk7 Zetec S...

Average town driving is around 35-36mpg for me, have a *very* heavy foot too. :rolleyes:

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 07:58 PM

I dont know what the official figures are, but my 2.0 petrol Mk3 Mondeo does 32 on the short hop, 12 mile, stop start M62 journey to work and back. On a longer run and taking it steady at around 75 it returns about 40 with the cruise control on. If i boot it big style when some A4 or BMW oil burning nobber is up my bum, then it leaves them for dead and the needle moves left at a quick rate of knots. PS no insult intended to you diesel motorists unless you drive one of the aforementioned models.


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Posted 21 December 2011 - 08:22 PM

Focus Titanium 1.6 petrol :angry: 32.5mpg is my latest figure .

My driving consist's of small trips to work and back 1.5 miles each way and then smaller "dads taxi" trips to the town. So not so good , but some weeks i'm doing less than 50 miles in a week.

Best i have managed from her was 43 mpg to Manchester airport when i went on holiday this year, that was mostly motorway , fully loaded with 2 years worth of womens clothes and make up and 1 pair of my speedo's :D

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 09:04 PM

I'm not sure what the official figures are for my model, which is the 2.0L TDCi Zetec S 136PS. Around town I can get anything up to 50mpg and on the motorway anything up to about 65mpg! :D

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 01:08 PM

yeah i have checked my economy in the last month it is in between 35-40 i think i can get more but there is a small problem after solving that my car will get nearly 50 hope so

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