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Posted 08 January 2012 - 10:47 PM

Just wondering what you folk are getting out of your 2006 Lx 1.4 petrols full tank of fuel?

currently get about 470km before the light comes on. Haven't had a chance to run it until I get scared yet. My driving is semi city. A good few very short runs at 80kph the rest in city suburbs, never go into city centre.

A friend with a 2005 1.4 zetec said she gets 610km out of a tank (run very low). mainly slightly longer 100kph runs (15-20km each) to work with a bit of semi city like myself.

I doubt I could get another 150km out of a tank (the manual says the light comes on with 80km to go) even with changing my driving style which I would not consider bad at all, but may be slightly less fuel efficient than my friend.

what are your thoughts folks? Please don't convert miles to km, I'll do that. I do trust you but its for my own head, humor me :)

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 07:11 PM

nobody? that's a shame..

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 11:06 AM

Think im gettin approx 570kms to a full tank but mine is a 08 1.6. Thats prob no use to you tho lol

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 11:07 AM

ah it sort of is. Just reinforces the fact that the 1.6 is the same if not better on juice. Insurance on the 1.6 would have killed me though

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 11:11 AM

Yea i know what you mean. On average what your mpg range?

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 11:16 AM

well based on the figures I gave (470km before the light) stick another say 50 on that giving you 520. that works out at a horrific 31mpg.

that's based on 520 km and taking 47L to brim her after that (took 50L when I got it and the needle didn't move off the bottom for a while beforehand, never been that low since)

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 11:23 AM

Yea id be expecting better results than that. Now i know sweet feck all bout engines and that but id say theres somethin a bit amiss. I do mainly country roads to get to work 10-15 kms each day return and some town driving and i average 35-36mpg but it all depends on my right foot, it does get rather playfull from time to time

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 11:25 AM

Ye I'd love to know what could cause the mpg to be down.

My right foot isn't heavy at all, maybe the very odd time for about 30 seconds on a wide windy road. Or if i get an emergency shout, but that's only happened once with this car.

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