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Old 28-06-2008   #1
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Fuel economy on 1.2

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My 1.2 Lounge has just passed the 2,500 mile mark. He had been
averaging 48 mpg, but on a recent 50 mile trip on twisty A roads, doing
between 50-55, averaged 64 mpg. I returned home via the M5 motorway &
a good A road, being able to put my foot down more & he still averaged
59 mpg. Today, he averaged 52 mpg on a 56 mile trip, on hilly roads.
I think this is excellent for a petrol model. Any other 1.2 owners getting
good economy figures too ?
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Re: Fuel economy on 1.2

Yep, I'm getting pretty much the same economy figures as that.
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Re: Fuel economy on 1.2

I'm just below 1500 miles and average so far is 44, but mind you,it is mostly city driving
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Re: Fuel economy on 1.2

its not fair have done nearly 4000 miles and still my mpg is only 44 - 47 what am i doing wrong
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Re: Fuel economy on 1.2

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its not fair have done nearly 4000 miles and still my mpg is only 44 - 47 what am i doing wrong
Forgetting where 5th gear is?

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Re: Fuel economy on 1.2

no i defo know where that

either im a really bad driver or there is something wrong with the car
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Re: Fuel economy on 1.2

Regard the red but of the tacho as a no go area rather than a target.

Most un italian, but does do much for fuel economy.

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Re: Fuel economy on 1.2

I find that in third the engine is so quiet, smooth and flexible that I tend to use it a lot in and around town.
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Re: Fuel economy on 1.2

Quote Originally Posted by ensonricky View Post
I find that in third the engine is so quiet, smooth and flexible that I tend to use it a lot in and around town.
You've just answered your own question!!

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You've just answered your own question!!

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Re: Fuel economy on 1.2

1st tank 40mpg 2nd tank 45mpg cars done 700miles now so it should start rising towards the 50's
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Which question?
Why consumption isn't lower, or something like that.

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Re: Fuel economy on 1.2

I'm approacing 800miles now and I'm averaging 45mpg. First 400 miles mostly A roads, now city run abouts.
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Why consumption isn't lower, or something like that.

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Re: Fuel economy on 1.2

am confused now (AND THATS NOT A HARD THING TO DO)

God knows what am doing wrong but just cant seem to get the mpg as high as everyone elses
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