What kind of MPG do people get?

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  1. 4 Apr 2018 at 6:59 PM #1
    TouringRob

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    A boring question I know (and yes this week is a boring week at work)!

    Normally I'm not at all bothered about economy, I didn't buy the car to be economical however lately my car has been feeling very tired and as its my only working car I don't want to risk not being able to get to work!

    I drive from Sutton to Chiswick every day which is a pretty horrible 18miles and driving like a nun I've average 27.5mpg! The kids school holiday is certainly helping that.

    Naturally I can't wait to fix the long list of issues and return to my normal 19mpg but was wondering what kind of economy people achieve, could I do better around town?

    My car is an SMG and is largely standard bar an evolve remap, its a touring so a little heavier than a coupe but lighter than the convertible.

    Rob,
     
  2. 4 Apr 2018 at 7:17 PM #2
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    Just checked mine.

    16.9 but I do give it the beans a lot.
     
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    Mine's currently at about 18; I do have a bit of a lead foot :D
     
  4. 4 Apr 2018 at 7:34 PM #4
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    Pretty much a steady 22.6mpg, daily back road and motorway commute.
     
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    25mpg over 20,000 miles. I generally do 60-70 on the motorway which helps bring that up. If my driving was mainly around town I'd expect 18-22mpg.
     
  6. 4 Apr 2018 at 8:21 PM #6
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    Thats pretty impressive tbh, before I felt guilty of hammering a wounded solder I was averaging 20 at best over 6K.
     
  7. 4 Apr 2018 at 8:23 PM #7
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    Haha, that is impressive in its own right!

    I found it hard for a few days not to play with fast stuff (you know the feeling, when you see an RS3 and you just need to have a go) but for the last few days its been quite pleasant just flowing with traffic.
     
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    At the moment I am happy if it hits 19.
     
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    I got 42mpg once but I was sat behind a wagon at 35- 40mph for 7miles...

    My old house I was mainly town driving so 20mpg area, now I live rural and have 7mile of a A road joining to a motorway and sitting at 60 - 70 on that I usually get 35mpg
     
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    Short trips and urban means about 17/18 for me. I have seen as high as 30mpg when trundling on the motorway. I've had a total Vanos replacement by Mr Vanos, adjusted valves and cleaned MAF unit but still get crap (but per the spec) mileage. My Porsche is now my economy car.
     
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    18mpg here
     
  12. 4 Apr 2018 at 9:21 PM #12
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    30 but just done 600 mile run of which 480 motorway cruising
     
  13. 4 Apr 2018 at 10:56 PM #13
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    I get 22mpg around town

    On a run I can always get 32 - 34mpg driving 50 - 65mph
     
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    Mine sits between 21-23 ish.... has done over the last 6 years or so.
    Got 35mpg on a steady run up to darlington once. Used about 3/4 of a tank to do 260-280miles.
    I was happy with that.
     
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    Haha Thanks, when I was commuting big miles a few years back I learnt a lot about eco driving and most of those techniques just filter into habit after a while! Doesn't stop me driving the car properly when I feel like it though!
     
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    18.2mpg over circa 5500 miles
     
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    I've got around 24MPG over the 2 years and 15k I've covered in the car over 2 years. That's basically cruising through town and doing 70-80 on the motorway. My motorway MPG is around 30.

    The best tank I've ever had was in France. I got 430 miles from full with the reserve light only just coming on then.
     
  18. 5 Apr 2018 at 12:47 AM #18
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    Its certainly not economical. I average about 12-18mpg depending how I drive.
     
  19. 5 Apr 2018 at 8:21 AM #19
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    Anywhere between 15 and 32 on the trip depending on how I drive.

    I've done calculated 26.6mpg in the 30k I've done in the car over 5-years. Majority of that has been motorway. If I do some short trips it will drop to ~23. Obviously proper hooning brings it right down.

    Sounds like you are doing well OP.
     
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    I reckon about 10 on average haha
     

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