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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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#331 Casheti

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 08:26 PM

So I brimmed my tank (about £57) with Diesel and got 340 miles until the bottom end of the red...

What a car...

And before anyone says it, yes I've taken it to the dealership who refuse to admit anything is wrong with it

Also I've had near-death incidents on several occasions due to the terrible brakes, but apparently they're "better than good"

Top car, would recommend to anybody feeling particularly depressed who doesn't care if they might die on the way to and from work and doesn't mind remortgaging his house to drive to the shops and back.

Edited by iNath, 26 April 2012 - 10:43 PM.
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#332 Fez Bomb

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 12:14 AM

I have the Mountune 155 and I seem to average around 20mpg, harsh times.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 07:49 AM

So I brimmed my tank (about £57) with Diesel and got 340 miles until the bottom end of the red...

So, that's about 40mpg. How do you drive your car? The 1.4TDCI doesn't have a lot of power which means if you want to make good, quick progress you need to drive quite hard and therefore fuel consumption is going to suffer.

What revs do you change gear at?
Do you accelerate quite hard at all?
How many of you in the car and do you have much in your boot? (Weight is an MPG killer)
What speed do you cruise at on motorways?
What kind of roads do you drive on mostly?
Do you do mainly short journeys where the engine doesn't get a chance to get fully up to temp?

All of the above make a difference to MPG. 40MPG does sound low but driving style and conditions could easily make the difference rather than a mechanical problem. The 1.4TDCI is a low power city car and is designed to "pootle" about in. Drive it like a 1.6 petrol and you will get 1.6 petrol MPG!

Top car, would recommend to anybody feeling particularly depressed who doesn't care if they might die on the way to and from work and doesn't mind remortgaging his house to drive to the shops and back.

That's a bit unecessary IMO.... If you're not happy with your brakes, get a second opinion from aother Ford daeler or from an independent garage. What's the mileage on your car? What cars have you had previously? Not all car's brakes are the same and remember that the Fiesta has drums on the back which are good efficient brakes but arguably less powerful than discs. That said, when I am driving my Fiesta economically it's very rare that I need to even use the brakes which makes me wonder again how fast you are trying to drive.

If you buy a car for economy (why else would you buy a 1.4TDCI Fiesta?) then you should drive it economically. Simples.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 07:53 AM

My metal only has 950 miles on clock and mpg is steadily rising from starting point of 34 and is now at 41mpg and still climbing. It is all commuter mileage on country lanes, so far 50 miles max on motorway & that was short bursts. This from a 1.6 petrol. I think the quoted mpg is always on the high side but the fiesta is capable of good mpg. Just my opinion but I think people need to look at their driving style rather than be so quick to criticise the car.

#335 Casheti

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 06:57 AM

So, that's about 40mpg. How do you drive your car? The 1.4TDCI doesn't have a lot of power which means if you want to make good, quick progress you need to drive quite hard and therefore fuel consumption is going to suffer.

What revs do you change gear at?
Do you accelerate quite hard at all?
How many of you in the car and do you have much in your boot? (Weight is an MPG killer)
What speed do you cruise at on motorways?
What kind of roads do you drive on mostly?
Do you do mainly short journeys where the engine doesn't get a chance to get fully up to temp?

All of the above make a difference to MPG. 40MPG does sound low but driving style and conditions could easily make the difference rather than a mechanical problem. The 1.4TDCI is a low power city car and is designed to "pootle" about in. Drive it like a 1.6 petrol and you will get 1.6 petrol MPG!


That's a bit unecessary IMO.... If you're not happy with your brakes, get a second opinion from aother Ford daeler or from an independent garage. What's the mileage on your car? What cars have you had previously? Not all car's brakes are the same and remember that the Fiesta has drums on the back which are good efficient brakes but arguably less powerful than discs. That said, when I am driving my Fiesta economically it's very rare that I need to even use the brakes which makes me wonder again how fast you are trying to drive.

If you buy a car for economy (why else would you buy a 1.4TDCI Fiesta?) then you should drive it economically. Simples.


I always change gear at 2000 revs or just over

I don't accelerate particularly harshly but not slowly either, just the same as a normal person

There's no extra weight or extra people in my car either, it's just me to and from work

If I'm on a dual carriageway I tend to cruise around 80ish, sometimes 90 if I'm in a hurry... and I knowwwww you're going to say that this is what's costing me my MPG... but in my 1.4 HDi Peugeot 207, 60 plate, I drove exactly the same way and got about 600 miles out of 1 tank which cost the same amount of money, which is why I think this Fiesta is so God awful, because it can barely get over 300 driving the same way!? So that's half the economy...

And I pretty much do all motorway driving, never really any short journeys.

Also the clutch is terrible and can't handle being in traffic, as when stuck in London in traffic it pretty much starts to die and shudder whenever you pull away... and when you fully depress the clutch pedal while stationary it makes a tapping on your foot which is really irritating. Also when coasting in neutral the Revs don't lay idle until you come to a stop, whereas in every other car I've had when coasting in neutral the Revs would idle at the same speed no matter what the car was doing.

The mileage on my car when purchased was 17,000 miles... it's now on about 21,000 miles and I've only had it a few months. I do a lot of driving so I really REALLY notice the massive hole in my pocket that this thing is creating in comparison to the last car, which subsequently I only actually got rid of because it kept having problems over and over and over and I couldn't be arsed with it anymore. So now I've ended up with another car that also has problems people refuse to fix or admit to their existence.

From Bedfordshire to London and back used half a tank yesterday.. that's about 55 miles each way in total. What a CRAP "car".

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 07:37 AM

If I'm on a dual carriageway I tend to cruise around 80ish, sometimes 90 if I'm in a hurry...

I'll pretend I didn't read that. ;)

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 10:40 AM

I always change gear at 2000 revs or just over

For economy, you want to be changing at 2000rpm or just UNDER

If I'm on a dual carriageway I tend to cruise around 80ish, sometimes 90 if I'm in a hurry... and I knowwwww you're going to say that this is what's costing me my MPG...

You're right I'm going to say that's killing your MPG!!

but in my 1.4 HDi Peugeot 207, 60 plate, I drove exactly the same way and got about 600 miles out of 1 tank which cost the same amount of money, which is why I think this Fiesta is so God awful, because it can barely get over 300 driving the same way!? So that's half the economy...

It sounds in that case like the Peugeot is geared differently to give better economy at higher speeds. Probably a longer fifth gear. You would probably find that if you drove your Fiesta at legal speeds it might do better than the 207 did....

With all the weight on manufacturer's to reduce emissions and improve consumption, they are going to make sure a car is economical at the speeds at which the MPG tests are done. That means cars geared for optimum economy around 56mph. You're trying to drive at nearly double that and are wondering why it's suffering!

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 12:19 PM

For economy, you want to be changing at 2000rpm or just UNDER


You're right I'm going to say that's killing your MPG!!


It sounds in that case like the Peugeot is geared differently to give better economy at higher speeds. Probably a longer fifth gear. You would probably find that if you drove your Fiesta at legal speeds it might do better than the 207 did....

With all the weight on manufacturer's to reduce emissions and improve consumption, they are going to make sure a car is economical at the speeds at which the MPG tests are done. That means cars geared for optimum economy around 56mph. You're trying to drive at nearly double that and are wondering why it's suffering!


Well actually my Peugeot got to work and back driving incredibly economically on £10, whereas driving incredibly economically in the Fiesta for the same journey costs me £15 minimum. So I stopped caring after I realised no matter how I drive I still have to throw my money away.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 03:45 PM

Well actually my Peugeot got to work and back driving incredibly economically on £10, whereas driving incredibly economically in the Fiesta for the same journey costs me £15 minimum. So I stopped caring after I realised no matter how I drive I still have to throw my money away.

Yeah, but your complaining that you're throwing money away so you drive faster to throw even more money away......

#340 Casheti

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 04:15 AM

Yeah, but your complaining that you're throwing money away so you drive faster to throw even more money away......


Yea you might be right

Anywho, after an amazing night out and a long !Removed! taxi home, I noticed the taxi driver changing at ridiculously low revs, and I'm talking like 1500, sometimes even 1000... fair enough he has a huge diesel engine but even so, surely that's torture?

Definitely wouldn't be healthy for a car like mine, or would it? I have no qualms about changing that early, but I wouldn't want to cause damage...

#341 lyndon-mk7

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 09:22 AM

right then guys.

i have a 1.25 zetec petrol model and it costs around 50 - 53 quid to fill up bottom to top depending on where i go to fill up. at the moment the trip says im getting 35.5 mpg which i dont know if it is good or even acurate as im only getting around 310 miles from a tank. does anyone know if this is correct for a 1.25 petrol? many thanks

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 02:57 PM

I got 53mpg last week going to altno towers and back *400 mile round trip*. Did 60mph all the way.. Awesome MPG, and that was in a new ford fiesta 1.25 60bhp

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 09:11 PM

Have a look here:
http://www.whatcar.c...mpg/my-true-mpg

Gives a more realistic figure of what your mpg should be :)

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 07:27 AM

1.4 PETROL TITANIUM 2012

Done 200 miles just town driving and getting 30 miles to the gallon


one greedy b******d my car lol

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 06:40 AM

My 10 year old Pug 206 was getting 68 mpg and was very fuel effecitent. My 1.4 TDCI fiesta gets 57-58 mpg when I drive well. It's a noticeable difference but otherwise it's a good car. Why did you buy a diesel if you want to regularly go 90mph!

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