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laurenb

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Hi all

My names Lauren and I need a little bit of help.

I have always had a ford since i started driving. I have recently bought a 2010 Fiesta Titanium 1.6 and I love it to pieces, amazing to drive, comfortable and looks the part.

However I am a little concerend that I am not getting my moneys worth of miles for the petrol. The petrol prices have dropped around London, finally and i can usually get 3/4 of a tank for £30. However this gets me around 170 odd miles and i thought this was pretty good until i spoke to my Dad who thinks i should be getting more than that.

I filled the tank up today, for £40 which I thought was great, until i looked at the trip computer and realised it's estimated i should only get 288 miles out of a full tank. I am not sure thisi right.


Can any one help me?

Thanks :)

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Hi and welcome to FOC!

The tank on a MK7 petrol Fiesta is 42L, so with an estimated range of 288 miles, you are looking at about 31 MPG.

That 1.6 petrol is the older NA version, it is not going to be as efficient compared to the Ecoboosts, especially if you do mostly town driving (I imagine you do around London) and have a heavy right foot.

Have you tried working out the MPG yourself? The trip computer doesn't always get it that accurate.

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Welcome along!

I think its best that we direct your thread over to the fiesta boards for more bespoke suggestions than could be offered on this side :)

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Hi

Thanks for the feeback. I have tried to work this out myself (with a little help from my dad) his worked it out to be a lot higher than what i am getting.

I do tend to do a lot of driving around town and traffic is also a problem however I am on a visit to my grandparents this weekend - motorway driving for a change. I am going to see how it gets on with that. If not i have a number for someone at the Ford Service Centre, i will have it checked out if i still think there isnt something quite right i will book it in.

If any one else has any experience with this all feedback is appreciated. At this rate, although its nice and shiney it's getting the same milage as my 2003 Fiesta LX. Not at all what i expected.

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Someone has also suggeted resetting the trip to see if that has any effect.

Might give that a go too.

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Hi and Welcome to the Forums

yes you could reset the trip , before you go on the Motor and then compare to when your town driving , it will then give you a more up to date MPG

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Welcome to the club Lauren and dont knock the 03 fiesta LX thats what ive got ;) lol

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Welcome to FOC on behalf of the Admin and Mod Team :)

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hi from hull

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Welcome to the forum from "sunny" Scotland!

A few of use here use sites like Fuelly and others to keep track of our fill ups and therefore our MPG over time to see if we can improve it. :)

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I used to run a 1.6 titanium and an S1600 and those figures are probably about the same from what i was achieving. My driving is heavily town influenced (12 miles round trip per day, no motorways and very little above even 40mph).

I eventually worked out that if I filled up when the fuel warning light came on, it should cost me about £45 and i would see somewhere between 280-300 miles range on the trip depending on current driving conditions which was fair for Ford's recommendations.

If you want to work out what your real mpg or cost per mile is then, when you next fill up, top the tank right off. From your fuel receipt, note down the total amount of fuel purchased and the price you paid and make sure you reset the trip.

Next time you fill up, note down the trip mileage, divide this by the total number of liters you put in your car originally and you should come up with a number something like 8 (this is miles/liter). To get mpg, just multiply your answer by 4.55 and you'll get your real mpg!

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