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Abarth 500 Real World MPG

This is one for all you lucky Abarth 500 owners.

What is your real world mpg like & what's you driving style?

Reason I'm asking is that an Abarth is the likely candidate to replace my 1.2 with.
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36.7 is my average but that is 5 days of heavy stop start town traffic and weekends of fun! Will happily pootle along at 50 (ie the speed every seems to drive at) and get 49ish without the sport on and 40ish button on right foot planted. Won't come close to the 1.2 but beat my old 159 1.9 quite soundly and is far more fun

Quick scout about 36ish seems to be the norm
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Re: Abarth 500 Real World MPG

Thanks. That's not as great as I was hoping, but I guess I could use the wifes car a couple of days a week to offset the difference.
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The fueling isn't so bad its the blasted insurance, I know its a racey styled car but its not that fast, double the insurance rating of a 1.4 sport for 35 extra horses? Bleeding rip off merchants
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I've been averaging 41.2 according to the trip computer with the occasional hell for leather blast.
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I am guessing your driving style may be more like mine? If so, then even with a heavy right foot, i still averaged 33.74 MPG in the 1st year of ownership over 13161 miles, and if you look at my fuelly page, I've averaged 31.5 MPG for the last 9138 miles. I've done 16k total now and after it's first service, it's more fuel efficient.

Drove to Cheltenham and back at the weekend 325 miles and averaged 36.4 MPG for the whole trip, would have been higher but had to get back so made the most of the empty Welsh roads

My extremes are 16.5 MPG silly driving
57.9 MPG trying very hard.

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I'm getting around 35mpg. I do a bit of motorway driving and I don't tend to go too slow Almost always use V-Power, car seems to run a lot better on it.
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Hey Draigflag - I'm still pondering whether or not to get a 500 Abarth. I did say that summer was the time to get a new car. Especially now the Stilo JTD is occurring problem after problem and im sick of fixing it

Anway; I have a number of cars on my list - most of the Diesel, but i really want a 500 Abarth - even though my girlfriend hates them haha.

Right ive just got a new job and now do 44 miles a day - 220 is a month - and a thousand miles a month.

First question is: I'm thinking it would be daft to get a new car and rack up these miles on it all the time, do you agree?

Second question: Forget MPG - I love a good thrash in the car every now and again - but have been more reluctant due to travel distance these days - so how many miles could i expect to do on a full tank in the Abarth - FULL to EMPTY, if drove properly?

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Oakley - Do you mean you would only do 1000 miles a month? Or 1220? I probably do just over 1100 a month as I've done 16060 miles in 14 months, to me that is nothing, my brother does around 20,000 and he is unemployed! (benefits of living in the middle of nowhere hey!?)

Realistically your looking at just over 200 miles a tank, my best was 285 i think. You would only need to fill up once a week if you did 220 miles a week, recently i have been filling up 2 to 3 times a week @ around 45 a time!

It all depends on your personal circumstances, what you can afford really, and what you really want. Hope this helps
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Re: Abarth 500 Real World MPG

We're getting just over 36 from ours at the mo, but it has only done 350 miles as well! Doesnt seem to bad when occasionally nailing it to race a scirocco lol
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Quote Originally Posted by DraigFlag87 View Post
Oakley - Do you mean you would only do 1000 miles a month? Or 1220? I probably do just over 1100 a month as I've done 16060 miles in 14 months, to me that is nothing, my brother does around 20,000 and he is unemployed! (benefits of living in the middle of nowhere hey!?)

Realistically your looking at just over 200 miles a tank, my best was 285 i think. You would only need to fill up once a week if you did 220 miles a week, recently i have been filling up 2 to 3 times a week @ around 45 a time!

It all depends on your personal circumstances, what you can afford really, and what you really want. Hope this helps
I do 44 miles a day excluding out of work use. So about 220 miles a week yeah. Which would equal on tank of fuel. Probably two after use outside of work.

Right so lets work some things out lol. I'm really tryna justify buying one as I sooooo want one its unreal.

My current car: Stilo JTD costs about 60 to fill. And I fill up twice a month sometimes two and a half - So like 150 a month. The A500 would probably set me back around 220 a month just on petrol. Let alone insurance and paying for the car.

May not be quite realistic just yet. How do you afford to run it so easily? You're only young aint ya?
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May not be quite realistic just yet. How do you afford to run it so easily? You're only young aint ya?
Well i don't drink, or smoke, and i don't have a girlfrined (i hear they are quite expensive?) and i still live at home so pay very low rent rates! If you can't afford it, don't push yourself, it would be worse to buy a car and have to part with it after finding out you can't afford to run it.
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i don't have a girlfrined (i hear they are quite expensive?)
They are nothing compared with wife and ex wife !!!!!
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Expensive?? Not so bad... "I've gone over on my phone bill, can you pay it?" .. "How much..?" .. "150" ... "Oh FFS!"

Yeah that's were all my hard earned pennies go Lol.

I was hoping for around 300 miles to a tank - makes it sound much more justifiable lol.
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I may have lied. Looks more like about 38.1mpg for me. You should be able to get 300 miles out of a tank no problem.

Not quite the same as the 500+ miles I got out of the diesel panda with the same tank capacity. Oh well.
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