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Re: Borrow some money please
« Reply #25 on: February 17, 2016, 09:37:08 AM »

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BMW , 134 mpg is that on the road ? or did VW do the testing for them ?  {-)

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Re: Borrow some money please
« Reply #26 on: February 17, 2016, 10:06:27 AM »

Hi I bet which magazine would disagree, they recently removed their  "Best Buy" status from several cars that had claims like that.
I do agree that fuel efficiency technology should be aimed at the bottom end of the market where it matters most.
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Re: Borrow some money please
« Reply #27 on: February 17, 2016, 10:15:17 AM »


 You're really only seeing the advertising departments glossy figures of 134 mpg there unsinkable, according to what I've read, the accurate figure in real-world european driving conditions is more like 55 mpg using petrol and electric and when the batteries are flat it'll give around 30mpg . Doesn't seem so good to me for a hi-tech thing that requires specialist support and servicing, unlike my cheap'n'nasty 30 year old Ford Fester 50 odd mpg and Dave at the local garage can fix it easily.  If I'm to be stuck in slow moving/stopped traffic that seems to be the average conditions these days, I know that I'd rather do it the cheapest way possible!

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Re: Borrow some money please
« Reply #28 on: February 17, 2016, 11:57:51 AM »

What's the point of having a 'toy' car but worrying about mpg?
Mine averages 22-23, but I only do a few 000 miles a year in it, so I don't mind.

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Re: Borrow some money please
« Reply #29 on: February 17, 2016, 12:45:04 PM »

 Fair comment Plague, for a 'toy' of any type it's true it doesn't matter, that is just what the fun costs, my motorcycle 'toys' definitely weren't bought with any regard to mpg even though they're not high speed machines. Most of my model aircraft have had VERY low Minutes per !!

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