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Just been out in the Bora (130 diesel) to give my bro a lift, on the way back I managed to get 77+ mpg (reached 84 at one point but 77 was the average) over a 3 mile stretch at approx. 67-73 mph. Slightly downhill for the first 3/4-mile or so, but then it levels out.

Anyone else been getting firgures like this?
 

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Just been out in the Bora (130 diesel) to give my bro a lift, on the way back I managed to get 77+ mpg (reached 84 at one point but 77 was the average) over a 3 mile stretch at approx. 67-73 mph. Slightly downhill for the first 3/4-mile or so, but then it levels out.

Anyone else been getting firgures like this?
surely this should read

Just gave my bro a piggyback lift home, on the way back I managed to get 77+ mpg (reached 84 at one point but 77 was the average) over a 3 mile stretch at approx. 6-7 mph. Slightly downhill for the first 3/4-mile or so, but then it levels out.

Anyone else been getting firgures like this?
and to answer your question, no where near it mate
 

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sounds a bit high but then it was only over a pretty short distance, make that 20 miles with some up and down dale and a few stop/starts at round abouts and your average will plumite to the 50's i'd expect.
 

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sounds a bit high but then it was only over a pretty short distance, make that 20 miles with some up and down dale and a few stop/starts at round abouts and your average will plumite to the 50's i'd expect.
About that, yeah- mixed driving I'm averaging 55-62 depending on where I'm going (got 2 common destinations, work and pleasure). The reason for the short distance was that I wanted to see what the motorway/dual-carrigeway cruising mpg was like- was a pleasant surprise if that's a reliable figure, because if I get the job I'm applying for then I'll be doing a fair amount of M-way driving to and from work each day.
 

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Think about it; just over a ton of metal doing about 70mph on the best surface known to a rubber tire, and going very slightly downhill... it's gonna want to keep going. Therefore you've got very little load on your engine so it's not going to be burning fuel in the way it does to get you to that speed in the first place, or indeed if you just boot it. That's cruising in a nutshell [Y]

By the way, try knocking it into neutral one day (top gear, 40/50mph max) and then tell me you're getting unreal economy because you should be doing 200mpg which is the highest the car can display.
 

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doubt you could maintain that over a long distance tbh, i know we couldn't in ym brothers PD160 ibiza. my brother works about 55 miles away so does plenty of motorway miles, if he drives super careful he can get high 50's and if he cains it he gets mid 30's.

he has a PD160 ibiza with cat back exhaust, hybrid turbo and map to suit giving low 200's.
 

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uhm, this weather should be increasing your mpg not dropping it as long as you can make the same progress due to colder inlet temps, on a side note i was well chuffed earlier as i got an average of 30mpg over the last tank in swmbo's car(its a 3.2 petrol vectra).
 

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I could get these figures (Or higher) if I reset mine while already doing 60mph... :/

I always reset MF2 when I put fuel in and leave MF1 to work off the engine temperature, today I done 30 miles or so and averaged 55mpg which was quite decent considering it's still only 3deg and lots of traffic/hills in my way.

My average just now after 280miles of driving is just over 40, which sucks, but I haven't been driving with it in mind.

Maybe better to see how much we get from £20? When I first got it £20 got me 200 miles, which was when diesel was about 105p/litre, now I get about 160-180, more towards the lower end in this weather.

Still over 45mpg tho, I don't do full tanks, not yet, unemployment is holding that test back...
 

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My display is usually around 10mpg too high. i got 72mpg on a 150 mile trip, only did 52mpg average on the tank though. Best bet is to work it out on fuelly. Should help to highlight any problems too by flagging up a major difference in mpg.
 
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