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boatmadman

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Real world MPG
« on: May 30, 2008, 06:15:47 PM »

Lets see what we REALLY get from our cars - not the official figures, the real ones!

To start off:

Audi A4 Avant TDI - average 45.5 mpg over about 3000 miles . Probably 60/40 motorway/urban

Audi A2 1.4 petrol - approx 43mpg over mixed driving, probably biased towards urban.

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barryfoote

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Re: Real world MPG
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2008, 09:42:00 PM »

Volkswagen Golf 2.0 ltr TDI.....48 to 55 MPG.....Country and motorways mainly...
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Re: Real world MPG
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2008, 09:50:58 PM »

Volvo S80 five cylinder 2.4 diesel - Average of 48.8 mpg over the last 2000 miles, mixed driving, motorways and urban.

Absolutely amazing for a BIG car!

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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2008, 09:54:16 PM »

320d Sport. 160 mile a day commute. all but about 20 mile on motorways & dual carriage way. Board computer show 62mpg with average speed shown on board computer of 58mph. On the motorway I drive at 75mph except where there are traffic holdups.
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Re: Real world MPG
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2008, 10:04:37 PM »

2006 - VW Passat 2.0TDI DSG (Auto) estate - mainly lives on the motorway really - 41 to 44 but gets hammered, getting better with age though was down to 38 when new :(, 85k now.

2007 - Seat Ibiza 1.9tdi Sport, mainly urban use, 52 - 55. On a run 'trying' to be good :angel: 61 - 64 - 15k on the clock O0

1992 - Mazda MX5 1.8 - 35 - 38 but gets hammered....

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Re: Real world MPG
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2008, 10:20:29 PM »

last time i filled up to full  :'( 60+ i got 550 miles to empty (I'm young with lead foot) think that works out at 41 to the gallon mostly town maybe a run up to Blane moor lake
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Re: Real world MPG
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2008, 10:29:18 PM »

2004 Volvo S40 1.8sport.    Around town mostly with the odd motorway trip, 46.5 mpg.
Not sure if thats a good thing or not.

before that had a Suzuki Vitara with a few engine mods, be lucky to get 25-30 mpg in that but it was good fun in the summer.

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Re: Real world MPG
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2008, 11:29:56 PM »

Vauxhall Vectra V6 2.5 SRI Estate.
87k on clock so just run in.
On a run 33 mpg (I checked the mpg to and from Wicksteed)
Around town about 23.

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nhp651

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Re: Real world MPG
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2008, 11:38:06 PM »

Nissan Note 1.4 petrol.
great little car for humping both family and model boats around in, with Japanese quality........42 mpg around town /motorway/ up hill and down dale.........never changes from that figure. just superb.
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Re: Real world MPG
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2008, 12:36:11 AM »

Honda CRV (yes a 4X4  :) )

Checked regularly 38 to 40 just me in,
32 'average' with Spanner and girly stuff
25 to 30 towing :'(

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Re: Real world MPG
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2008, 12:43:36 AM »

Chevy G20 dayvan.............20 if I am lucky and don't use the accelerator.....................10 if I boot it.

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Re: Real world MPG
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2008, 09:23:27 AM »

VW Touran 1.9D - averaging 52MPG - mixed urban and rural, up to 60MPG on motorways

Only p****r is that just put 60 of chip-oil in it and barely got the froth off it when I was told that the replacement may be delivered 3 weeks early!

Still should be even more economical - 150g/km plays 165g/
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Re: Real world MPG
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2008, 09:53:03 AM »

Rover 214SE...a fiver's worth of unleaded lasts me all week, 14 miles a day to work and back.
My old street rod...11mpg if I was lucky, 4/5mpg when posing.
The sweeper...2mpg when in sweep mode, around 5-6mpg on a run to the tip.[glad I don't pay the fuel bills on the old boy...]
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Re: Real world MPG
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2008, 10:50:51 AM »

Ford Galaxy 1.9tdi Automatic...
40mpg around town/...50+ on Motorway runs...

Thats with up to 7 peopleor loads & loads of boats...

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Re: Real world MPG
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2008, 10:58:11 AM »

69 Vw beetle 1600 with twin webber 36idf around 25 which is more than it ever did with the single standard carb  O0
escort diesel daily hack parts chaser........around 35

the worse i ever had was a 69 camaro which had a 8.6 twin turbo, supercharged v8 in it 4 if you drive like yer nan, about a gallon to the mile if u didnt............ahhhh fun times
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« Reply #15 on: May 31, 2008, 11:54:05 AM »

The old Sheerline is clocking 23.1 mpg! This is truly excellent for this old 4 litre 2 ton pre-historic beast. I filled the tank to the brim and took her out on a trip.. mixed driving.. and filled her up to the brim on return. Having
'zero'ed' the clock before I set off, I noted exactly how many litres it took to fill up again and worked out the consumption. This is the only truly accurate way to clock your usage. I am satisfied now that I have the engine set up reasonably well as these old machines can be greedy cows. Fortunately, it only comes out on sunny days so as we have'nt had too many of those lately it hasn't cost me a fortune and no-one can complain that I'm polluting the planet!
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« Reply #16 on: May 31, 2008, 12:25:18 PM »

Ford "Transit" diesel...like Rolls Royce, if you have to ask about the price, you can afford to run it ! Norry you have PM.
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« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2008, 05:48:09 PM »

...I meant CANT afford to run it :embarrassed:. There ends any similarity to the Rolls-Royce. >:(
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« Reply #18 on: May 31, 2008, 06:07:01 PM »



    2005 fiat doblo 1.9 jtd........mini mpv......mixed driving round town and motorway driving 55 mpg

    1942 dodge wc54 ambulance.........4.2 ltr straight six side valve.......carb like an upturned bucket.........mpg :'(.........dont ask

       regards....bob
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« Reply #19 on: May 31, 2008, 10:52:39 PM »

You have to think US 'Gallons' for this...

Ford F150 truck... about 12 miles to the gallon (thats if you are lucky).. and it takes $80+ dollars to fill it up.
Ford Focus Station Wagon (Estate).. about 25 to the gallon... and takes just over $30 to fill it up.

Does that make you guys feel any better?.
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« Reply #20 on: May 31, 2008, 11:04:38 PM »

1999 V reg Peugeot 206 1.9 Diesel ( the old non-turbo engine ) with 93,500 miles on the clock

Motorway sticking to close to 70mph I still get 48-52 mpg
Town 35-38mpg
Normal 60mph runs 45mpg
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Re: Real world MPG
« Reply #21 on: June 01, 2008, 01:13:24 AM »

Vauxhall Calibra 4x4 Turbo , average on last 10k , works out at 12 mpg

running flat out full boost, flicks between 6 to 8 mpg on the computer
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Re: Real world MPG
« Reply #22 on: June 01, 2008, 09:05:10 PM »

Omega 2.5td 170000 on the clock 42mpg up hill down dale only drops to 38 towing the caravan


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Re: Real world MPG
« Reply #23 on: June 01, 2008, 10:22:12 PM »

Omega 2.5td 170000 on the clock.....

170000? Sounds sweet as a 'choose your own adjective here' - impressed!

Oh! Me?

Volvo S60 D5se 185ps Euro IV - Good news? Low road tax (165) - Bad news? Unimpressive 'real world' economy - 33mpg typical - 50mpg on a run.

Or is it just me that gets 33mpg?  :angel: Big fun getting it that low..... I think our Mr Brunstrom prevents it getting any lower ;)

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« Reply #24 on: June 02, 2008, 07:53:06 AM »

My 1.6litre 1970 Renault Hill climb car with supercharger and a 350 Holley bolted to it gave 1km per litre dyno showed 160hp at wheels.
More a fuel GULPER than a guzzler and that was with Avgas aviation petrol at 50 cents/litre higher than premium fuel.
This was my 1:1 car 7yrs ground up build. I can't access photo bucket at the moment so i'll post pick later.
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