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Old 06-02-2008   #1
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Question MPG in punto 1.2 8v??

just wondering how many mpg others are getting in your punto 1.2 8v

and how many miles you get to a full tank?

sorry if repost as am new
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Re: MPG in punto 1.2 8v??

47.4MPG after 3 days
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Question Re: MPG in punto 1.2 8v??

Quote Originally Posted by T14086 View Post
47.4MPG after 3 days
i no this might be silly question.

will my alloys 17", make a difference to my car?

I've had all my service done lately filters,oil,right pressuses in my tyres,
(4 brand new tyres aswell) so am just working out the benefits really are the down side in my case if big alloys change mpg?

on my dash last time i checked am sure i was in the 30's but going to keep eye on it

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Re: MPG in punto 1.2 8v??

I have only had my punto for two months but my 1.2 8v has never gone below 40mpg which I am well happy with! As for your tyres issue the larger the tyre the larger the size of contact patch hence more losses due to friction, not to mention the added mass of the larger tyre.

However I doubt it makes a huge difference. I`d love to see an actual experiment done to measure it though
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Re: MPG in punto 1.2 8v??

get about 40mpg but my drive to work is only 2 miles so its not very economical for the car, can get about 48mpg on a run.
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Re: MPG in punto 1.2 8v??

I managed to leave my home in london with the red fuel light flickering, I managed to travel another 80 odd miles towards portsmouth before even thinking of topping up.

the red light comes on when theres 7litres in the tank (according to the manual) so i don't thing thats too bad at all.

I've also driven mine up to nottingham and back on a single tank of fuel, and that was with 3 people in the car, 3 kayaks on the roofrack and a weekends worth of kit in the boot. thats about 400 miles if you include faffage.
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Re: MPG in punto 1.2 8v??

17" alloys will definately increase your fuel consumption as well as decreasing the life of transmission parts due to everything having to work harder to turn the extra mass of the wheels
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Re: MPG in punto 1.2 8v??

i worked out mine is about 40-48mpg, depends what mood im in
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Re: MPG in punto 1.2 8v??

40mpg on a motorway. But I do have gsr induction/40 mm tb/crich chip, 16" wheels and a very heavy sub box.

Not bad for a car that was built before Al Gore invented global warming
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Re: MPG in punto 1.2 8v??

my sub box is light , i get around 40 normal driving 48 on the m'way
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Re: MPG in punto 1.2 8v??

at the moment its at 42.8mpg and i drive it like i stole it...


have had 54.6mpg... when i was driving economically... whish isnt often
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Re: MPG in punto 1.2 8v??

i manage to get average of 35MPG, but the highest i recieved from my punto was 44MPG that was when it done 1.4miles of travel...

if you notice ur MPG dropping it could be due to:

hole in the exust
loose connection on the exhust
Dirty Air Filter
Dirty engine oil
deflated tyres
Heavy Load (E.g stuffs in the boot, Alloy wheens etc..)

hope that helps
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Re: MPG in punto 1.2 8v??

Quote Originally Posted by kashem58 View Post
i manage to get average of 35MPG, but the highest i recieved from my punto was 44MPG that was when it done 1.4miles of travel...

if you notice ur MPG dropping it could be due to:

hole in the exust
loose connection on the exhust
Dirty Air Filter
Dirty engine oil
deflated tyres
Heavy Load (E.g stuffs in the boot, Alloy wheens etc..)

hope that helps
I have a 1.2 16v and I normally get about 32-36 (ish). The highest I've ever seen though was 38.9. Eco-drivin' biatch!
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Re: MPG in punto 1.2 8v??

Quote Originally Posted by The Free(welsh)man View Post
I have a 1.2 16v and I normally get about 32-36 (ish).
ive got a 16v 1.2 and what your getting well thats not bad, mines at 27.1 at the momment........
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Re: MPG in punto 1.2 8v??

i have a 1.2 16v and i have had the car since saturday and it started on 28 nows its 39.2 and im reving a little to much when pulling away im not used to the pedals yet and i drive a little to fast some times but im gonna slow down and see what i get out of it.
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