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1.3 MJ - Whats your best Fuel Range?

I've decided to go for the 1.3 MJ Diesel as i will be driving around 50 miles per day.

Just interested in what sort of range i should be expecting from a full tank?

I'm currently driving a mini cooper s which gets about 260 from a 45 full tank!!
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Re: 1.3 MJ - Whats your best Fuel Range?

The computer say 500 miles per tankful.

I fill up when it says none left (about 400 miles since filling) it only then takes 28.

Average consumption on the dash read out is mid 60s.

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Re: 1.3 MJ - Whats your best Fuel Range?

Have a look on www.fuelly.com and see if you can find a diesel owner who runs their car low to see what sort of range the car will do.

I've got a petrol 1.2 but I don't think the tanks are any different and yesterday I got 412 miles out of a tank of 41.6 litres (the tank is officially 35 litres) so I don't think it should be a problem to get 500 miles out of a diesel if you fill it to the brim. I'm sure I probably still had a couple of litres left in the tank but didn't want to risk it as I was going into an area where there was no mobile coverage.

When the display goes blank you've still got 30 miles to go plus possibly a bit extra but to be safe I'd fill up within 30 miles.
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Re: 1.3 MJ - Whats your best Fuel Range?

So on the 1.2, what do you reckon is a normal mpg with a mix of A roads and some lanes? (I live in the Westcountry !)
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Re: 1.3 MJ - Whats your best Fuel Range?

Well there are a multitude of factors. On a long distance run over a mixture of roads I can easily get mid 50's but our 500 tends to get driven on a lot of short journeys like for instance the one I did today which was about 1.5 miles there and 1.5 miles back about an hour and a half later when the car was entirely cold. That murders economy.
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So on the 1.2, what do you reckon is a normal mpg with a mix of A roads and some lanes? (I live in the Westcountry !)
This might give you an idea of MPG's Do bear in mind that a couple of those cars are Abarths.

http://www.fuelly.com/car/fiat/500
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Thanks 306maxi, glad I am not paying the petrol cost of the Arbarth ! - but sure must be fum to drive !
(did drive my mums 595 a couple of decades ago, but wasn't very reliable, so she bought a golf !)
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I get 420 - 485 miles per tank, 30 litres usually. It does less in the winter, a lot less when it's sub-zero outside.
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If you're getting 485 from 30 litres you could in theory do over 600 miles if you brim it
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Wow...whats your daily drive entail?....mostly motorways or about town?
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4 miles lanes, 8 miles dual-carriageway, 10 miles motorway, 6 miles A roads, 2 miles lanes. But I drive slow!
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Re: 1.3 MJ - Whats your best Fuel Range?

At 1.029 a litre I put in 27 worth of Shell Diesel and the 000 range indicator comes on after having done roughly 365 miles.

My driving is a mixture of 70/30 motorway/urban commute. On the motorway I rarely go above 60mph. Care has done just over 12500 miles from January and is running on 15" alloys.
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At 1.029 a litre I put in 27 worth of Shell Diesel and the 000 range indicator comes on after having done roughly 365 miles.

My driving is a mixture of 70/30 motorway/urban commute. On the motorway I rarely go above 60mph. Care has done just over 12500 miles from January and is running on 15" alloys.
You could get a whole lot more fuel in your car and you could also do 30 miles when the range goes to 0.
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You could get a whole lot more fuel in your car and you could also do 30 miles when the range goes to 0.
How many clicks should you be getting at the pump before the fuel starts to overflow, any idea?
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How many clicks should you be getting at the pump before the fuel starts to overflow, any idea?
Fill it till it clicks the first time then pull the nozzle out and fill it slowly till you see the diesel at the top of the filler no longer going down. Just do it slowly the first time and you'll get the hang of
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