Posted by Ryan9684
on 18 September 2011 - 10:10 AM
I'm with Michael on this one, the day I start checking for price differences on petrol is the day I start taking the bus.
Its about £70 for a full tank in my car, if petrol was 5p dearer the price would go up by £2.50, my car isn't very economical so driving to the next petrol station would cost more in my time and using petrol in my tank so hardly a saving at all.
To be honest just stick it in until it gets tight like inath says usually it works unless its not quite far enouph usually sometimes it needs pulling out a little, depends how angry iv been when putting it in!
IMHO I think that most Fiesta owners are too embarrassed to admit that they have chosen a car with lousy MPG performance and exaggerate to hide their embarrassment..
I have had my 1.4 automatic titanium for 4,700 miles from new now...Wifes choice. We are still touring in Europe at speeds not exceeding 50MPG, using feather light touch on accelerator and very little braking, relying on road conditions and use of manual part of gearbox to slow the car down. Tyres are all checked daily and the car only has two people in and very little luggage.
Average speed on tour is 27 MPH and average MPG against petrol purchased is a miserable 37 MPG. Most driving is over 100 mile distances and on smooth, easy roads.
Sorry, but if you want a good MPG car then buy a Volkswagen.
If you want an average about town and country car that is easy to drive and cheap to maintain, buy a Fiesta.
I have come to like most of it but economically, a definite NO.
Swings and roundabouts but definitely lousy MPG.
I agree, if you can't get good MPG nobody can so they must be lying or making it up to save themselves from embarrassment