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For what it's worth, on a trip to Le Mans and back this year, over about 700 miles, in 30C or more heat, with full A/C, back seats down full of camping gear, sitting at a GPS measured 130kph, I averaged only 38mpg, so maybe my car's a bit of a duffer
No, that's in line with expectations.

Do the same trip at a GPS measured 80kph with the A/C off and the windows shut, and you might have averaged another 20mpg. You'd have saved about 35 in fuel, but at what cost in time and personal comfort?

Fuel is only a small part of the total cost of running a car; for most folks, the difference isn't worth the candle. Anyway, 38mpg is probably at least double what you'd have got from one of the few 1960's cars capable of cruising at 130kph.
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Re: 1.2 vs twinair

Just got back from the Lake District, Eco mode and AC on all the time, 70mph on the motorway where possible and trip says 48mpg !!(probably 44-45 really ?)
Considering its a Cross I think that's ok.
The TA just gets better and better, on previous trips I've had to switch the Eco mode off to climb some motorway hills but this time never felt the need just changing into 5th was enough for all I came across.
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Just got back from the Lake District, Eco mode and AC on all the time, 70mph on the motorway where possible and trip says 48mpg !!(probably 44-45 really ?)
Considering its a Cross I think that's ok.
The TA just gets better and better, on previous trips I've had to switch the Eco mode off to climb some motorway hills but this time never felt the need just changing into 5th was enough for all I came across.
Just got back from another week in Spain. Lucked-out on a Panda this time and we had a Peugeot 208 diesel. Over 1000km it averaged 45mpg, which I thought was disappointing.

Awfully noisy of course but the in-built satnav was very good, the cruise-control a nice play and the up-hill torque was nice. But all that gear-changing (what, no 20mph in 5th?) - I just can't get along with diesels.
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Just got back from another week in Spain. Lucked-out on a Panda this time and we had a Peugeot 208 diesel. Over 1000km it averaged 45mpg, which I thought was disappointing.

Awfully noisy of course but the in-built satnav was very good, the cruise-control a nice play and the up-hill torque was nice. But all that gear-changing (what, no 20mph in 5th?) - I just can't get along with diesels.
But what a pretty car 😍
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If the 208 quite high geared and have to keep changing cogs, 45mpg not bad at all. Expect to make good fewer gearchanges going back to a 1.2 by end of this month (at least on the flat anyway). In theory there should be only 6 mpg in it round town. But longer journeys will be the difference. If Fiat gave me a new TA 4x4 and said I had to keep for 5 years I'd accept it. Wouldn't buy another though.
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