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#46 Russ

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 03:35 PM

The actual fuel figures are calculated by a government body, not ford.ford supply a car and the 'body' actually test it then supply ford with the figures as they do with other vehicle manufacturers.

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#47 dja55

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 05:00 PM

just gone over 4000 miles now in the 1.6 TDCI titanium and we are averaging 57mpg, mainly journeys of around 10 - 14 miles. Very pleased with this to be honest

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 07:02 PM

just gone over 4000 miles now in the 1.6 TDCI titanium and we are averaging 57mpg, mainly journeys of around 10 - 14 miles. Very pleased with this to be honest


I've done just over 2000 miles in mine now and averaging 40 mpg based on journeys of 10-12 miles.

I'm not complaining as the engine is still tight but I'm hoping to get the quoted 47 mpg average eventually. :)

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 11:25 AM

Done nearly 4000 miles in my econetic and the computer is telling me I'm getting 60.9mpg, which is pretty amazing stuff. No where near what the marketing figures are but I'm very happy with it. I do about 50/50 motorway and town driving.

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 11:30 AM

Done nearly 4000 miles in my econetic and the computer is telling me I'm getting 60.9mpg, which is pretty amazing stuff. No where near what the marketing figures are but I'm very happy with it. I do about 50/50 motorway and town driving.



ive done just over 250miles in my 1.4tdci ,mostly doing about 15-20 miles a day and my trip computer says im doing 61mpg , so im pretty pleased so far

#51 paulworthing

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 12:00 PM

I used to have a diesel 406 and used to regularly get 60+ MPG out of that with careful driving - nearly, but not quiet, managed 1,000 miles on one tank of fuel. It become an all consuming gake to drive it carefully to see how far I could stretch a tank of fuel (and I never put the aircon on unless the dashboard was melting)

#52 Helena

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 12:43 PM

Mines fab on the fuel !

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 01:23 PM

Mines got better, i'm happy :)

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 04:42 PM

Well - thought would give an update.....

Over 6k miles now. Have a new journey to and from work which, while mostly Motorway, is only about 20 miles each way so I suspect the engine is only really getting up to temp really just as I am stopping.

Have stopped checking the MPG religiously - was getting too depressing. Check on last fill......is now up to about 53mpg.

Not great - but getting there.

On the plus side - still loving the car. Have seen it in White on the roads.....not normally my cup of tea - but definitely liking that one. B) B)

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 05:07 PM

I've just been on a trip up to Leicester and back (93 miles each way) and averaged 49mpg on the way up and 41mpg on the way back with the car absolutely packed to bursting! I was picking ym sister up from uni and she had two jumbo suitcases and enough crap to fill up all but a small gap in the back for a person to sit in. Three of us in a 1.2.

My normal urban driving mpg has so far topped out around 34mpg with 500 miles on the clock

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 08:12 PM

I can't help but reset the computer when doing the odd type of different journey, to see what the car thinks it is returning.

Around town I generally get around 50-54mpg. On a mixed run I have managed 70.1, which I was happy with, but this by driving like a Rover 200 driver. A more spirited drive see around 60mpg.

2000 miles on the clock, and it is slowly getting better and better. In my opinion, diesels take a lot of wearing in, before you recoup the rewards, generally 3 years in when you swap it for another one :P

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 08:54 PM

I've just done my usual urban commute, about 20 minutes there and back and I'm getting 37mpg which is pretty close to the brochure spec. I'm a happy bunny so far.

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 08:17 PM

I think the trip computer under-calculates...mines says 61.3 mpg at the moment.

Take my real life example:-

- This time last week, I topped up a full tank - filled till it clicked.
- I driven 494 miles
- Today I filled it up till it clicked, I've managed to put in 33.4 litres
- 33.4 litres = 7.35 gallons (using 1 gallon = 4.54 litres)
- 494 divided by 7.35 = 67.2 mpg

I think that's very impressive! :)

#59 Ronnie Roberts

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 09:28 PM

I think the trip computer under-calculates...mines says 61.3 mpg at the moment.

Take my real life example:-

- This time last week, I topped up a full tank - filled till it clicked.
- I driven 494 miles
- Today I filled it up till it clicked, I've managed to put in 33.4 litres
- 33.4 litres = 7.35 gallons (using 1 gallon = 4.54 litres)
- 494 divided by 7.35 = 67.2 mpg

I think that's very impressive! :)



Glad someone has the sense to work it out prperly! the trip computer on the fiesta is shocking! mine says 46.7 its actually 58.8mpg when u work it out....

other thing is a tdci engine takes 8000miles to wear in unlike the 2-3000 miles a petrol takes!

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 08:09 AM

You are being a little unfair on the engine - as it has only done 1.5K, it's still tighter than a nuns' chuff. Check your figures again at 5k and 10k.

And yeah, you will probably NEVER achieve the stated milage, for the reasons already stated.

Ah well, at least take comfort in the fact that the MP3 playback is perfect on these cars!! :P

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