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Old 04-05-2020   #16
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Re: What's ur best MPG?

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As the revs fall you can feel it kick in again so it doesn't stall. I have only felt it a few times in several years of the Panda.
The fuel supply is cut off when engine is above (about) 1500 revs and throttle is not demanding power. The idle control system kicks in at 1500 revs to prevent it stalling. Put the clutch down while coasting will use more petrol.
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These cars are now OLD

SO cheap tyres..and back boxes will play a part

no better than 46mpg from our '04 1108 ..thats in 15 years
Is that mainly short journeys ? Town driving ?
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My mid 1990s VW Passat Mk3 1.9TDI-90 gave 50+ mpg. I drove it fairly hard and never worried about fuel costs. During the early 2000s truck drivers strike, I had to get to work (Derby to Hertford) so drove VERY carefully proper hyper-mile stuff and walked to work every day. The journey home was just as tedious 55 mph all the way. When I filled up it had done 55mpg.

All that faff for just 10%. I really should have had it chipped as that would have given 110bhp and a similar benefit in fuel consumption. At least it did on the Ford Galaxy which used the same engine.
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I have owned a 2006 Panda Dynamic 1.2 since 2009 and know its full history from new. Tyres have always been premium brands - Michelin energy, Continental Eco, Dunlop Street Response and there is no air con so that should give a marginal improvement on mpg


I also have very accurate fuel records since 2009 based on full tank to full tank. Refuelling is at whatever supermarket is cheapest on the day


The Panda is our second car, and get very limited running - total milage from new is under 44,000. We are out in the country, so no local shops or paper delivery. The typical use most days is a 10 mile round trip to the nearest supermarket and once a week Mrs FarNorthPanda does a 25 mile round trip - this is all on local roads. Long journeys on motorways etc are a rarity. All of that will tend to worsen the mpg


Fuel consumption works out at 42.2 mpg average for the last 11 years. Best performance (tank full to tank full) was 54.3 mpg and worst performance (tank full to tank full) was 34.7 mpg
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Re: What's ur best MPG?

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I have owned a 2006 Panda Dynamic 1.2 since 2009 ...

Fuel consumption works out at 42.2 mpg average for the last 11 years. Best performance (tank full to tank full) was 54.3 mpg and worst performance (tank full to tank full) was 34.7 mpg
I'm surprised it is lower than my 49 with aircon. I guess you are doing more commuting type driving, or have more hills, etc. Fairly flat around here, and try to avoid shorter journeys in it. For most of my time with mine, short journeys have been relegated to the 'company car', which is of course more able to deal with such journeys.
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Re: What's ur best MPG?

City driving -
Punto Mk2 1.2 Sporting Speedgear (CVT) 33mpg
Peugeot 207 1.6 (conventional auto) 22mpg
Panda Mk2 1.2 Dualogic 45mpg
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Re: What's ur best MPG?

My 2006 1.2 (with 95,000 miles) normally sits at 53mpg, regardless of the type of road.
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Hello everybody. Im curious what is ur best MPG (and ur engine ofcourse)
If u got some good eco tips please do share
2009 Dynamic MJT 90k+:
Figures got from tank brimming to tank brimming and gps miles tracked on Google Maps for the long runs only.
Yearly round trips from SE England to Skye and outer Hebrides (>2500m) average 65.5 with a best in 2018 of 67.5mpg. I guess the initial long motorway runs offsets the slow cross country mountain grinds once in the highlands?
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56.2mpg from the last 900 miles - 1.2 2009
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I got 68mpg religiously from my 2006 Panda diesel .Once did both directions of my hour each way commute bar the last few miles of my return leg at an indicated 100 MPG !!!!(this would have been hypermiling inc behind lorries but even still ...)I sold this car at 170k having bought it three years plus earlier at under 100k miles .I would have kept it but for the fragile radius arm bushes

Replaced it with a 2010 Panda 1.1 eco with under 10 k miles despite being old enough .I could have cried at the difference .HARSH due to lack of soundproofing and higher reving engine .Got 52 mpg in that by and large but happily traded down to a 2003 Seicento (which I only kept a month or so because of the dreaded clutch cable -although I loved most of that month thrashing ,eh,driving it ) .Since in a MINI 1.4d 2003 which is quiet ,handles and is economical (60mpg?)
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I've just done a run from London to Cornwall and back with two surf boards on the roof and got 44.8mpg with a 2004 1.2l with 60k on the clock. Air con turned off, bog standard fuel and tyres.
I have to admit that I thought it would be higher than that, given that's measured from a petrol station just before the motorway, so it's pretty much all extra urban. Especially as the M4 has 50mph limits at the moment, but I'm guessing it's the boards - I'll have to see what it does with them inside next time
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My 100HP gets about the same miles per on Tesco 99 posh as it does on 95 RON, but it drives so much nicer so I always use that when I can. But I do draw the line. Esso wanted 1.40 per litre for 97 octane. I put in 10 litres of cheap and topped it up at Tescos at 1:18.

The 1.2 is also better with the posh 99 so I generally fill it with that especially if we are going any distance. It needs all the help it can get.
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Quote Originally Posted by CatLeChat View Post
I've just done a run from London to Cornwall and back with two surf boards on the roof and got 44.8mpg with a 2004 1.2l with 60k on the clock. Air con turned off, bog standard fuel and tyres.
I have to admit that I thought it would be higher than that,
I'm guessing it's the boards - I'll have to see what it does with them inside next time
Yes.. aerodynamics..

Anticipate 20 to 40% losses
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Re: What's ur best MPG?

Just completed a round trip taking in the Lake District, Kirkstone Pass, Hartside and Killhope through Weardale, Teesdale, over the North York Moors to Scarborough and back past the lakes.

Quite a bit of up and down (1st gear for parts of Kirkstone from Ambleside), hardly any motorway/dual carriageway work. Wonderful roads and great fun in our 2004 1.2 Panda

Used three full tanks, so took the opportunity to do proper brim tests.

Total journey: 963.6 miles
Total fuel added: 88.46 litres = 19.46 gallons
Average 49.5mpg (the dash readout indicated 55.8mpg for the entire trip - I noticed our computer routinely gave readings over 10% better than we were actually getting.)

The best we had from one tankful was 51.5mpg. I was surprised how well she did. Something to be tankful for, heh. We weren't hanging about, and had a pretty heavy load on board for the return leg. I guess the wind must have been in our favour Both ways. Which never happens.

I've also noticed fitting a rear spoiler has improved mpg. I didn't make any proper calculations before fitting it, but the computer suggets mpg has improved by over 5%.

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