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#16 artscot79

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 05:06 PM

i do get annoyed by these posts nowt personal mate but these posts turn up continualy. the problem and im not being rude is buyer ignorance and poorly understood or explained mpg figures as stated above.

if you drove at 40mph on a straight road no stopping and the road was flat and the outside temp was at optimum as on the mpg tests you would get the figures they say but if you read the posters and small print there are the optimum figures in optimum conditions and do not take into account engine warm up time which takes longer in colder temperatures nor does it take into account the roads traffic lights changes in temperature etc etc the figures you posted are what id expect doing 80mph.

take top gear that tested the 80mpg prius and never saw anywhere near that theres nowt wrong with the car

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:59 PM

Your doing well Paul!!

That indicated or calculated MPG??

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 04:08 PM

what about mine

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 04:58 PM

I reset my trip computer every time I fill up and that's normally what I average.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 05:46 PM

we have the 08 1.8 duratorq and average approx 43mpg around town, only had it since wednesday night, but has covered 60k and i do have a heavy foot, revs upto 4.5k and change but the mpg doesnt go below 41..... approx millage 145m on 20 quid..... hope this helps

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 11:55 AM

we have the 08 1.8 duratorq and average approx 43mpg around town, only had it since wednesday night, but has covered 60k and i do have a heavy foot, revs upto 4.5k and change but the mpg doesnt go below 41..... approx millage 145m on 20 quid..... hope this helps


You rev up to 4.5k? That can't be good for the engine, nor your pocket!

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 03:18 PM

I don't rev above 2k normally.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 03:31 PM

I don't rev above 2k normally.


Which is the same practice I take when driving, and is meant to be the best for being economic anyway!

I'd say let the engine run in a bit more, and it might improve. (Mine's done 50K so that might explain why I'm getting such high MPG with granny like driving!)

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 04:36 PM

I don't rev above 2k normally.


that carnt be good for the engine, pottering around???

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 04:39 PM

You rev up to 4.5k? That can't be good for the engine, nor your pocket!


being told by plenty of people that you must give diesels a good hammering every now and again, due to pottering about is bad for unburning crap.... fuel economy is brill even driving like that never under 41

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 01:04 AM

that carnt be good for the engine, pottering around???


Well the dash indicates when is best to change up and it is around 2K for every gear. But I do like to get more from in quite frequently ;)

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 06:31 AM

I don't rev above 2k normally.


I couldn't be bothered with that! That's taking money saving a bit extreme, it'd be quicker & cheaper to catch the bus than drive around changing at 2k rpm :D 3 day to go bus ticket takes you anywhere throughout the city ;)

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 11:09 AM

I couldn't be bothered with that! That's taking money saving a bit extreme, it'd be quicker & cheaper to catch the bus than drive around changing at 2k rpm :D 3 day to go bus ticket takes you anywhere throughout the city ;)


I disagree, it depends how quickly you get to 2k and change that matters. My car is very quick even when changing at 2k it still goes very fast. It seems to have a hell of a lot of power which really helps its too.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 11:37 AM

Hi, as you all seem to have different engines then the same revs would not apply from diesel to petrol. Having said that the ecoboost engines do not seem to need much revs anyway.
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Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:37 PM

lol, 2k is like 20mph in 2nd, change into 3rd = no good need put foot down quite alot

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