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What's ur best MPG?

Hello everybody. Im curious what is ur best MPG (and ur engine ofcourse)
If u got some good eco tips please do share
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Re: What's ur best MPG?

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
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Actual MPG, not from trip computer...

49-56 for a 55 plate Dualogic 1.2
76-79 for a 55 plate Multijet 1.3
Both rural driving (fairly gentle, but not holding up traffic, no trips under 10 miles), Nokian iLine tyres, supermarket fuel, driver only.

32-35 for a 07 plate 100hp A & B roads. (Not so gentle, being held up by traffic!), RainSport3 tyres, supermarket fuel, driver only.
Live in Norfolk, so no motorways and precious little Dual Carriageway.
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Re: What's ur best MPG?

10 years with the Panda 1.2 60hp has given me an annoying average of 49.7. 50 would be so much nicer.
Currently, with so little traffic, it is returning 53-54. Others report better, but being based on the Eleganza, the climate control is running all the time which will reduce the economy a little. Most journeys are not local, so much is motorway, and at 70, consumption is rather worse than on A & B roads.

The working car, A 2015 Fabia 1.2 TSi, just keeps giving low 50s, even with learners driving. A recent couple of trips of 40 miles each way, mostly B-roads, returned 63mpg. Heavier car, faster, yet better than the 14 yr old Panda. Progress. (Still enjoy the Panda more)
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Re: What's ur best MPG?

Road surface, wind direction, temperature.

Best ever was Crewe to Norwich with a strong tail wind @ 68 mpg

Really need to keep top speed below 55 mph. Around 50 seems to be a sweet spot.

there's one road near me thats has a very rough surface thats terrible for mpg

you'll do well to get into the mid 50s on it.


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I don't find a modern Suzuki any better. The 16v engine just doesn't have the same low down power.
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Panda Waze 4x4 doing 42mpg driven mixed trips. 50 attainable on a long run wihtout much care but only 5000 miles so far- summer tyres in the summer months. So far only 1000 miles on winter tyres.

Panda 4x4 0.9 - 37mpg winter tyres average driving and mixed roads over 18000 miles.

Panda 100 43 mpg driven fast all the time over 80000 miles 46mpg with a little effort. On a long run 50mpg driven within the speed limit. On its last day with me absolutely flat out Norfolk to Manchester 50mpg.

312 1.2 lounge gives easy 46mpg and 63 best Swindon to Norfolk. Usually 58-60 on a run within the speed limits.

169 1.2 45 average and about 56-58 on a run driven sensibly within the speed.
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Quote Originally Posted by Mousendahouse View Post
Hello everybody. Im curious what is ur best MPG (and ur engine ofcourse)
If u got some good eco tips please do share
Now we seem to have strayed away from the 169's

Do you want to focus on Ecodriving..?

This is getting more tricky..
Comparisons are hard..
Journeys now take more time.. due to housing estates needing traffic lights

Stopping and starting ruin it
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Re: What's ur best MPG?

normal driving at posted speed limits 49mpg
on an economical run (55-60mph on a 100 mile run) 55mpg

2009 1.1 eco active

if you want economy My Royal Enfield 2012 Bullet achieves 95mpg at 60mph
72mpg at 75mph
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2011 1.1 Active Eco

Normal mpg is between 50-55mpg on a mix of A and B roads.
No Aircon and standard wheels and tyres.
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2010 1.3MJ
Tank to tank average:
Best 79.65
Worst 52.85

Currently measuring consumption in weeks to the gallon as I last filled up 10th March! and still have plenty left.
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2011 1.2 Dynamic Euro 5.
Standard alloys with budget tyres, pressures regularly checked.
Air con off, windows up, all unnecessary 'junk' removed to help weight.
90% dual carriageway - max 50mph.
10% city driving - gentle acceleration and try to avoid stopping.
Only myself in car normally.
Regular Tesco unleaded, figures brim to brim from same pump.
Best so far is 57.6mpg (trip showing 61mpg, so showing 5% over)
485 miles from a tank, half way into the red zone.

Only had the car a few months, but have started to become fixated by the mpg readout on the trip computer. Have recently started coasting down every available hill (computer jumps to 141.2 mpg - an unusual figure, not sure why) and now determined to achieve over 60mpg and 500 miles to a tank - just takes so long to empty it !
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Quote Originally Posted by Panda Dynamic View Post
2011 1.2 Dynamic Euro 5.
Standard alloys with budget tyres, pressures regularly checked.
Air con off, windows up, all unnecessary 'junk' removed to help weight.
90% dual carriageway - max 50mph.
10% city driving - gentle acceleration and try to avoid stopping.
Only myself in car normally.
Regular Tesco unleaded, figures brim to brim from same pump.
Best so far is 57.6mpg (trip showing 61mpg, so showing 5% over)
485 miles from a tank, half way into the red zone.

Only had the car a few months, but have started to become fixated by the mpg readout on the trip computer. Have recently started coasting down every available hill (computer jumps to 141.2 mpg - an unusual figure, not sure why) and now determined to achieve over 60mpg and 500 miles to a tank - just takes so long to empty it !
cuts fuel to the injectors when it recognizes that no power is needed from the engine.

Not sure how fiat implement this but its very smooth.There is a rev limit. 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.
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Quote Originally Posted by Panda Dynamic View Post
2011 1.2 Dynamic Euro 5.
Standard alloys with budget tyres, pressures regularly checked.
Air con off, windows up, all unnecessary 'junk' removed to help weight.
90% dual carriageway - max 50mph.
10% city driving - gentle acceleration and try to avoid stopping.
Only myself in car normally.
Regular Tesco unleaded, figures brim to brim from same pump.
Best so far is 57.6mpg (trip showing 61mpg, so showing 5% over)
485 miles from a tank, half way into the red zone.

Only had the car a few months, but have started to become fixated by the mpg readout on the trip computer. Have recently started coasting down every available hill (computer jumps to 141.2 mpg - an unusual figure, not sure why) and now determined to achieve over 60mpg and 500 miles to a tank - just takes so long to empty it !
there is a difference between budget and eco tyres, But only below 30 mph. Budget tyres are very noisy.

I find very little difference between windows up or halfway down.


because there's such an increase when coasting. You can accelerate too slowly


gain a couple of mph before a gradient then lt drop a bit on the up slope. You don't have to power all the way to the top. Then pick it back up on the downward side.


I find no difference between cheap and premium fuel


in cold weather the engine warms up quicker with the heaters off Makes a big difference on short journeys


road surface makes a difference. Shiny black ones are good followed by the concrete slabs. Generally the bigger the stones the worse the economy. Sometimes I took a different route because the roads where smoother

my gauge is a little inaccurate after the warning light comes on


weight makes a big difference. Carrying 2 people I get about 6 mpg less on the flat

braking just waste petrol into heat.


I started Being happy with 58 mpg. But as you learn from the onboard computer mid 60s became the norm.
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Quote Originally Posted by Kronkron View Post
2010 1.3MJ
Tank to tank average:
Best 79.65
Worst 52.85

Currently measuring consumption in weeks to the gallon as I last filled up 10th March! and still have plenty left.
Me too, I filled up on the 21st March and have only done 20 miles since.
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Re: What's ur best MPG?

Best trip in my 1.4 Tipo was 60
More common mid 50s on a motorway trip driving around 60mph
Avarage for a tank is 40-45

Obviously a Tipo is much much heavier then a panda probably an additional 30-40%


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Me too, I filled up on the 21st March and have only done 20 miles since.
I used half a tank so 20l Or so since 14th march
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