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Poll: Mk 7 MPG (469 member(s) have cast votes)

What MPG are you getting out of your Mk 7?

  1. Petrol: 20-30 Mpg (18 votes [3.79%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.79%

  2. Petrol: 30-40 Mpg (162 votes [34.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 34.11%

  3. Petrol: 40-50 Mpg (101 votes [21.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.26%

  4. Diesel: 20-30 Mpg (3 votes [0.63%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.63%

  5. Diesel: 30-40 Mpg (8 votes [1.68%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.68%

  6. Diesel: 40-50 Mpg (86 votes [18.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.11%

  7. Diesel: 50-60 Mpg (66 votes [13.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.89%

  8. Diesel: 60-70 Mpg (23 votes [4.84%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.84%

  9. Petrol: 50 Mpg + (Really...) (2 votes [0.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.42%

  10. Diesel: 70 Mpg + (Really...) (6 votes [1.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.26%

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#301 Magor

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:29 PM

09 zetec and ive been getting 35 max driving sensibly and around 28 if i put my foot down

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#302 orcomma

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 01:06 PM

my diesel's economy was much better after its first service, up by about 4mpg on average

so any new diesel owners who aren't happy with their MPG be patient! now i get about 50mpg if i drive it like i stole it, 56mpg normal round town and 62mpg if i drive like a granny.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 04:37 PM

so any new diesel owners who aren't happy with their MPG be patient!

What mileage are you on now?

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 05:52 PM

my diesel's economy was much better after its first service, up by about 4mpg on average

so any new diesel owners who aren't happy with their MPG be patient! now i get about 50mpg if i drive it like i stole it, 56mpg normal round town and 62mpg if i drive like a granny.

What mileage are you on now?


MPG improved for me after 15k (service was at 12.5k) - I'm on 32k now after just 18 months =/

#305 d2kea

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 07:36 PM

I get between 35-40 mpg. Whether I drive sensibly, like no harsh acceleration or the opposite.

I've heard you can disconnect the battery for a bit to reset the mpg on the ECU, as I'm told the ECU learns your driving style. I bought mine with 16k on the clock. I drive a lot on the motorways, I can reset the trip before I leave, do 70mph and still just about get 40mpg, with sensible driving.

#306 Stoney871

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 05:49 PM

It is recommended that if you disconnect the battery that you should drive a minimum of 10 miles to allow the car to relearn your driving style.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 05:01 PM

What mileage are you on now?


just hit 13000. 1st service was in december at a dealership

i heard on the grapevine that in the volvos they reprogram the ECU at the first service to take account of the loosened up engine - they use ford diesel engines (but perhaps a 2+2=5 moment!)

i work for nissan - i think they do for our diesels too, tho obviously ours are made by renault and fall apart before their first service anyway :lol:

#308 dah

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 10:51 AM

Just got back from a trip of 1100 miles over 5 days 53 MPG 4000 on the clock so not to bad.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 11:29 AM

Hey guys,

It's all about how you drive it. I struggled to get over 39.5mpg.. Until I started changing gears earlier and not booting it past the 4,500 mark. I now get 44mpg and I'm driving the 1.6 Zetec S.

#310 b1g_dav3

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 12:38 PM

Trip says 65.7, my working out says 63.5, either way decent :P

#311 Pauly

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 02:36 PM

weve got Fessy Zetec S 1.6tdi and the Mrs gets low 50s around town the best we had was on a run at 60-65mph and we got 60mpg .

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 08:13 PM

I get 37.4 to be exact on my 1.4 pet I can never get it higher and this does lower depending in how I drive lol

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 08:52 AM

I get nowhere near the advertised 60mpg combined in my 1.4 TDCi... I traded in a 1.4 Peugeot 207 HDi for this because the advertised economy was better. With the 207 I could get to Essex and back on £15 driving frivolously (£10 if I drove carefully). With the Fiesta, it takes me £17 driving economically and anywhere up to £22-23 driving frivolously. It is the WORST purchase I've ever made, and I'm never ever going to buy one again. It's burning a huge hole in my pocket and I can't afford to give it back... so now I'm stuck struggling with a car that's made my life worse.

I took it to the dealership and they told me I was getting 54.4MPG, which is 'very good'. It's also a lie, the guy managed to check for leaks, check the brakes, take it on a dual carriageway up to 70 miles an hour and come back to the dealership and sit down in front of me again all in the space of 15 minutes which I found very impressive, considering the nearest duel carriageway was a considerable distance away. And those checks, blimey! Must have been incredibly thorough in that space of time. So on the way home, assuming he reset the MPG meter I absolutely hooned it, and it still said 54.4MPG no matter what I did, so obviously it's inaccurate as hell. I reset it once again myself, while flooring it... and obviously it gave me like 23something MPG.

They refuse to admit there's anything wrong with the amount of fuel it uses, and tell me I'm getting an MPG that most people would be 'proud of'. I was proud of my 207 getting me to work and back on £15 a day, instead of basically what is now £25 a day for the same drive...

Also filling up this tank to the brim for roughly £60 quid, it tells me I have 440 miles. In the 207, filling up the same amount, I got 625...and believe me, that actually was accurate. Oh what a mistaka to maka.

Anyone enlighten me as to whether there's anything wrong with my car, or does it just inherently use stupid amounts of diesel for no reason? Using 6 miles driving a mile down the road is obviously acceptable.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:08 AM

Have you properly worked out your mpg? e.g. brim the tank, note the mileage, drive, brim again. Divide the litres used by 4.54 (to get gallons) then divide your miles by that number.

#315 Casheti

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:19 AM

Well I work shifts on a rota system so some weeks I work loads and sometimes I get weeks off... so it's difficult to really obtain an accurate figure as some days I'll be driving to work and sometimes I'll just be driving to friend's houses and stuff in town... but in the interests of finding out whether my car actually has a genuine problem I'll do it the next time I fill up. I think I'm also gonna put some of that diesel fuel cleaner stuff in (as long as that's an okay thing to do while recording MPG) as it was originally a motability car, which I bought with 17,000 miles about a month ago. Judging from the state of it, it wasn't really used much as there's no cosmetic imperfections and I think the person couldn't drive very well cos the clutch seems kind of poo... and makes a really irritating tapping on your foot when fully depressed while sitting stationary.

So yea, in summary... next time I fill up, diesel fuel cleaner or whatever it's called and brim the tank, then note the mileage on my trip down to 0. Sound good? (Although when I enter the red zone it tells me like 70miles to go, then at the very bottom of the red zone it still tells me 50... so I don't think I'll be trusting that to get me home)

Oh and PS. Is my car supposed to tell me when to change gear? Cos I can see there is an up arrow on the dashboard... but it never lights up. Is my car just lacking that feature or is it broken?

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