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Old 25-11-2010   #1
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Is your Panda too thirsty?

Hi everyone,

Just got a Panda 4X4 petrol. I got it used with 25.000 km. So far I have only fill it up twice and the fuel consumption is a bit too much (IMHO).
Average 8,7 l/100 km within the city limits.
Sorry for the units, I'm not good in conversion in MPG, (I live in Athens Greece).
Is this normal? What do you think?
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Re: Is your Panda too thirsty?

The petrol-engined Panda 4x4 is not very economical.
The engine has to work very hard to keep this heavy little car going.
The gearing is very low so the engine runs at high revs.
There are additional power losses in the4x4 drive-train that the front wheel drive models do not experience.
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Hi everyone,

Just got a Panda 4X4 petrol. I got it used with 25.000 km. So far I have only fill it up twice and the fuel consumption is a bit too much (IMHO).
Average 8,7 l/100 km within the city limits.
Sorry for the units, I'm not good in conversion in MPG, (I live in Athens Greece).
Is this normal? What do you think?
That's about 35 miles per gallon, I reckon - which doesn't sound too bad for that car in those conditions.
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Re: Is your Panda too thirsty?

I'm getting 42 mpg over the last 17000 miles
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Re: Is your Panda too thirsty?

Around 33 in my 100hp.
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Re: Is your Panda too thirsty?

We get around 33mpg average on our 100hp.

Strangely we only managed 32mpg over the last 2000 miles on the companies 1.1 Eco Active (which is very disappointing the be honest).
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Re: Is your Panda too thirsty?

Used to get around 38mpg in the 100hp....

Getting around 48mpg over the same journey in the Eleganza....
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Re: Is your Panda too thirsty?

My 1.1 returns 52 mpg with great reliability. No runs shorter than about 20 miles.

And I thrash it.
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Re: Is your Panda too thirsty?

I have just googled the conversion which says:
(8.7 litre) per (100 km) = 27.036159 miles per gallon

If that is correct it is very low. My petrol 4x4 averaged around 40 mpg (5.6 l per 100 km) if I kept below 60 miles per hour or 37 mpg (6.36 l per 100 km) if I drove 'normally'.

I thought this was not good enough so converted to lpg!
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Re: Is your Panda too thirsty?

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Around 33 in my 100hp.
That's what I get around the doors. I can get about 10 more on a decent run.
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Re: Is your Panda too thirsty?

Quote Originally Posted by jimbo118 View Post
We get around 33mpg average on our 100hp.

Strangely we only managed 32mpg over the last 2000 miles on the companies 1.1 Eco Active (which is very disappointing the be honest).
Yes, on certain roads (putting it through the gears..) the consumption of the 100HP is very low. Even on motorways at higher speeds it really dives below what you'd expect. Small engine, I guess that's going to happen.
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Re: Is your Panda too thirsty?

I get around 43 mpg out of my Panda petrol 4x4. That is with very little town driving and rarely over 60mph. Beats the 12mpg I got from the 3.5 auto Isuzu Trooper which the Panda replaced!

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Re: Is your Panda too thirsty?

I get exactly 40mpg over just under 1800 miles on my 1.1 eco. I am a bit disappointed with that but it is all city driving with lots of journeys under two miles and I trash it. I got 32mpg out of my old 1.2 16v Corsa and 33mpg out of my 1.3 OHV Fiesta so I guess 40mpg is good.

I would say the 30mpg 1.1 above must be faulty.
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Re: Is your Panda too thirsty?

50.9 mpg actual over the first 2,306 miles on a new 1.2 dynamic. That's about 4pmg less than my new 1.2 500 over the same mileage. Careful observation of the trip computers on the two cars suggests the Panda uses significantly more fuel when the engine is cold, but the difference is less noticeable on a longer run.
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Re: Is your Panda too thirsty?

The other thing I noticed on my Panda 4x4 petrol is that the dashboard mpg figures were about 10% higher than the 'actual' consumption measured by noting miles travelled and amount of fuel put in the tank...
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