Real MPG!?

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Marinfullsuss
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Re: Real MPG!?

Post by Marinfullsuss » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:38 am

Sharms wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:23 am
My normal commute is 108 miles each way and sticking to speed limits I achieve 52mpg in eco mode and 49.5mpg in normal. Using a light right foot, fan heating only (no AC) and cruise control when on motorway/A road.

Around town short runs happy if I break in to the 40's
Hi Sharms - are you 4x4 or 2wd?
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Re: Real MPG!?

Post by Sharms » Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:04 pm

Hi

2wd

I got 52.8mpg on my run from London to UWE Glenside on Friday
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Re: Real MPG!?

Post by Rob M » Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:42 pm

Well, having now clocked over 2000 miles in my 1.4 150BHP manual 4x4, I can now say that economy really is not it's strong point.... :D
Lots of mixed driving, town, motorway etc and the fuel gauge has a tendency to start moving towards empty quicker than I would have hoped.
It would, probably, give my 5 ltr Pontiac a run for it's money.
Obviously, the way I drive the car will be highly influential in what it can deliver in MPG, I don't hang about in it and I prefer the sport setting but, for me, I would have to say that it is a tad disappointing, I was not expecting epic MPG but I was expecting slightly better.
In saying all of that, If I have gone out and thrown over £27K on a car, I cannot carp about fuel consumption, I can afford the fuel.
What I would say, in all honesty, is that IF you are buying on a PCP deal and the dealer is giving you a guaranteed future value, go for the diesel.
Really, go for the diesel.
New diesels are not likely to be banned from city centres and the tax rate for them will not suddenly go mental, it is not a vote winner.
The diesel is dead but not quite yet, perhaps.
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Re: Real MPG!?

Post by Colin Lambert » Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:22 pm

Driving in sport mode will guzzle fuel at an extraordinary rate.
I don't even know why they have a sport mode on an SUV.
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Re: Real MPG!?

Post by MoominPapa » Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:37 pm

Sharms wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:04 pm
2wd

I got 52.8mpg on my run from London to UWE Glenside on Friday
I'm just surprised at how little difference there is in the economy of the petrol 1.4 150 and the 2.0 tdi 150 on a run.

IMO other than towing, I can't see how diesels can be justified.
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Re: Real MPG!?

Post by Rob M » Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:32 pm

Colin Lambert wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:22 pm
Driving in sport mode will guzzle fuel at an extraordinary rate.
I don't even know why they have a sport mode on an SUV.
Ive tried all modes, even the individual settings and Sport suits me better.
It sharpens the car up considerably.
Horses for courses and all that.
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Re: Real MPG!?

Post by DaveM » Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:45 pm

Colin Lambert wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:22 pm
I don't even know why they have a sport mode on an SUV.
So, what do you think the S stands for in SUV? ;)
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Re: Real MPG!?

Post by MoominPapa » Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:03 pm

DaveM wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:45 pm
So, what do you think the S stands for in SUV? ;)
Clever marketing.
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Re: Real MPG!?

Post by Colin Lambert » Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:39 pm

According to the Yanks who invented the term SUV, it does NOT stand for 'Boy racer vehicle'.
The SPORT means suitable for DOING sports in. i:e. Surfing, shooting, cycling, country pursuits etc.
Not driving a 30cwt brick like a lunatic. Whilst burning unnecessary quantities of expensive petrol.😉
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Re: Real MPG!?

Post by DaveM » Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:36 pm

Colin Lambert wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:39 pm
According to the Yanks who invented the term SUV, it does NOT stand for 'Boy racer vehicle'.
The SPORT means suitable for DOING sports in. i:e. Surfing, shooting, cycling, country pursuits etc.
Not driving a 30cwt brick like a lunatic. Whilst burning unnecessary quantities of expensive petrol.😉
Yes, my little joke!

Seriously, though, I don't think having a sport mode means we have to drive like a lunatic.
Having in my youth had my share of V8s, Jags and turboed-up Saabs, I nowadays drive for maximum economy and smoothness, and minmum personal stress. However, if I were on a twisty alpine pass, waiting patiently to get past a slow-moving tractor, I'd definitely be waiting in sport mode - anyone waiting in eco would be the lunatic.
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