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Old 31-03-2004   #1
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JTD (115BHP) - Low Fuel Consumption

<font face="Comic Sans MS"></font id="Comic Sans MS"><font size="5"></font id="size5"><font color="navy"></font id="navy">I have just recently purchased a 2002 115 Bhp JTD and am a little disappointed [V] so far with the fuel consumption, so far it has averaged in the low 40's, and this is with a mix of Motorway and town driving - my last car an Audi A4 TDi (and Automatic with the Air-con on!) over the same type of route got close to 50mpg.

So I guess I was hoping to have achieved 50 or nearer to 60mpg, as it is a manual / smaller / more powerful etc etc. I drive very lightly, and have noticed that at say 60mph on a Motorway, the Fuel computer is only showing 45mpg, at 70mph and 70'ish it drops to 35 &gt; 30. (Is the Fuel Computer reasonably accurate?)

It appears to take a long time to settle down on the motorway, in that as you accelerate, the fuel consumption can be in the low 20's and will then slowly creep up nearer to the figures shown above.

I have found that the mpg does improve on say A roads at 40-50 mph and the fuel consumption improves to 60-80mpg, but it is the motorway cruising that is of concern.

Is this the experience of other Stilo owners?

ps - I have found that my Air-Con is not working (First major problem!) so the above figures could be even worse if the AC was working?


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Hi

I recently bought a 2002 3 door stilo jtd. The fuel consumption averages between 42 and 48 for "normal" everyday driving. Last Saturdat I did a round trip of 235 miles, mostly motorway cruising at 75, and averaged 51.5mpg. I've only had the car 2 weeks but the fuel consumption figures don't seem to fluctuate as much as yours. Not sure if this helps you any!!

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I can get those sort of figures from my 1.8. When cruising at 90mph I regularly see 48ish mpg.
The trip fuel meter is in my experience accurate and I should think your aircon should be covered under warranty, probably something simple.

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Sure you guys aint all looking at the instant economy screen! I can see anything from 25mph to 99mph depending how far i press the loud pedal!

My 1.2 is averaging 45mpg at the moment, 70% dual carriageway, 10% backroads, 20% crawling through the center of town!

Live life a little, get a Fiat, pick a Stilo, watch it fail, book it into a arsehole dealership, having no repairs carried out, get an ulcer, suffer depression, get a baseball bat, get f**kin even!!!
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Here we go again! What is this obsession with fuel economy? Who gives a s**t? Just drive and enjoy! :D

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I'm with you 'camms. Had a good charge up to coleraine dvlni this morning!!!! Love driving the stilo [8D]

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yes, I know, it's sassi grey not metallic blue:I

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<font face="Comic Sans MS"></font id="Comic Sans MS"><font color="navy"></font id="navy">Thanks for the replies so far - To answer one response - there is no obsession with Fuel Economy - it is merely one method of establishing if a car is running in good order - if you notice that your Fuel Consumption varies (decreases) it can be a valuable early warning that something could be wrong or about to go wrong - i.e brakes binding, tyre pressures incorrect, blocked filters, car needs servicing etc etc.

This goes hand in hand with other checks that we all do on our cars to ensure they are in good working order.

Therefore the diligent driver as well as having fun, uses this as a tool to help establish if any maintenance is required. Plus of course, Diesel Drivers do in the main purchase their cars for two main reasons, Economy and the relaxed driving manner brought about by the excellent amount of torque developed in these engines.

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That's you told off TC. [^]
Welcome to the forum lostsoulal2.
I'm averaging about 49mpg with mostly town driving. As stiloboy says make sure your looking at the average and not instant consumption. Hold the button on the stalk to reset the mpg as when i got mine it was reading 15 due to delivery mileage.

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I think the only folk on here that can say they ain't interested in economy are the Abarth drivers. :p

I'm not totally rulled by fuel economy, but if i can cover 500+ miles on a tank instead of 350mile then i will, i get more enjoyment out of saving Ģ15 each tank, and not risking points on my licence and speeding fines and arriving at my work a whole 5 minutes later not all tensed up with half the other road users raging at me for flying past them only to slam on the anchors when i see a white van at the side of the road in fear that its a speed trapper!

Plus, in 4 years time, when i've finished paying for the thing, it will hopefully still be in fairly decent condition and get this it will save me even more money if it last a few more years after that. Then i can get my classic dream car.... oh yes, one day! Plus my mini will be fully restored with a throbbing 1380 to shame any Stilo! I'll gave paid for my extension with 3 car garage for my motors!

Plus i bought a petrol car because i wanted better throttle responces when i did want to use the performance, and the quietness only a petrol car can offer! If i owned the JTD and i was getting worse fuel economy than the petrol owners i'd know i had either a problem with my driving or with my car! :p

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Hi,

I also have a 2002 115 CV JTD and my average consuption is also in the mid 40s. If i push it hard, it can go to 36 mpg (8l/100Km) in the computer.

But with mixed driving situations i can get 650 Km to 700Km out of a full tank until i get the warning of low fuel.
And i drive all the time with the AC on.
I sugest you reset your computer and then watch the average.
You will never get near the average you would get with the Audi iīm afraid....but you have a better loking car:D, and more powerfull[8D]


V.

Ps: Stiloboy, you have it all planed for the next 5 years...why didnīt you buy a Citroen SAXO 1.5D, best fuel economy in the market[8D].



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I already owned a Saxo, why go from best to worst! I had a VTS on a lease for 3 years.

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True what he says about Saxo 1.5 diesels.... I could drive forever on a tankfull in mine, must have been averaging 70mpg...only trouble is they are so basic.

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Problem with the Saxo Diesel was that if you ragged one for 50 miles it smoked so badly you'd think the engine was shot! I know, did it in a work pool car years ago. Plus the 1.5 Diesel was/is very slow!

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Embarrasingly slow......

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