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    Quote Originally Posted by kingkhan View Post
    i got turbo'd EP3 with 1000cc injectors, no matter how easy i drive i dont get more than 240 to a tank
    on last motorway trip of 65miles it cost me 11litres of fuel =( not sure why its so thirsty even when driving it like a granny
    any ideas how to improve my mpg lol
    I think the 1000cc injectors and the turbo is your problem.....

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    Had nothing better to do on my lunch break so thought I'd give this a go. Ever since I bought my V50 I've kept note of how many miles per tank I've managed. Not sure why as until today I've never actually done anything with the information gathered, must have a curiosity notched in my brain somewhere!

    Since purchase I have filled up 57 times, with virtually every tank being depleted before refuelling to give a more accurate comparison between tanks. An average tank costs 80 as I buy V-Power diesel; so in almost four years that's 4,560 on fuel! Stuff like this always hurts when you sit down and work it out...

    Anyway, in terms of frugality, that money has propelled me along 29,261.4 miles, equating to an average of 513.4 miles per tank; resulting in an average 47mpg.

    Best I've achieved is 601.2 miles per tank (even though the car is meant to be able to hit 780 miles), so highest is 55.2mpg. I seem to recall this was done on a drive to Wales so steady motorway, standard.

    Worst (or best) was the day I took it around Spa for the day in October last year (which also resulted in buggering my car royally!). That tank lasted a mere 211.1 miles; 19.4mpg! Granted that isn't anything compared to my old EP3 which could chew through a tank in 75 miles!! But a far cry from a car that supposedly can hit 74mpg...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TarmacNymph View Post
    Worst (or best) was the day I took it around Spa for the day in October last year (which also resulted in buggering my car royally!). That tank lasted a mere 211.1 miles; 19.4mpg! Granted that isn't anything compared to my old EP3 which could chew through a tank in 75 miles!! But a far cry from a car that supposedly can hit 74mpg...
    I've managed similar on a track day too

    That's a fair way off what Lolvo have said it should be able to do though...


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    Probably not been driven the way Lolvo intended either

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    Nope. Not even remotely.

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    I get about 250 to a tank...

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    Most I've had from a full tank was 260 and the lowest was 130.

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    Amazing this thread is still going.
    I commute just over 100 miles per day on generally pretty free flowing motorways I've been able to do over 400 miles to a tank in my dc5. I've managed to get 39.8 mpg on a run too.

    Driven around town though I get more lime 27mpg or just shy of 300 miles per tank.

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