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    Fuel consumption/economy

    Well after fixing at least for a few days my coolant loss I been driving around. I put 45 Morrison's finest petrol in and driven to York and back abd had a red light. Sounds epic serious but I did do some town driving other day and hour or so of ticking over. Could two hours of idle and hour or so around town use around 30 of petrol possible a bit more.

    Time wise it's about right. Four hours maybe useage for about the same in time as I do in York. Does ticking over and town driving use equal to or more then driving 50/70? Coming home seemed like my fuel flew down but checked underneath and see nothing.

    I know driving styles ect can vary. And so do all our engines and cars.

    But wanted to know more about general fuel economy and what the usual is.

    What engines and mileage and costs are you guys doing?

    Anyone with a petrol 1.2 like mine got a figure to compare ?

    Wish I knew my usage. Think it's 45quid 33litres...

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    Idling uses more than you realise - which is why modern cars use start/stop technology. My 2.2 is good on a run and horrendous round town, just because of what it guzzles idling in traffic.

    The only way to really measure fuel consumption is to fill the tank, drive until it's getting low, then refill it - and work out the miles done for the fuel used.
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    Thanks dude. I think I had it on idle for quite a while then. I've stuck 45 in that should do me three days. Will see if it lasts. Think it only uses slightly more then the 1.0

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    Finest? Do you mean the high octane stuff?

    Saying York and back doesn't help as no idea how close you live to there.

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    I get 25 around town 3 mile trip twice daily drive to Wales band back (about 150 miles from me) on about 50pounds worth duno how much mpg that is but it's loads more than 25 lol

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    My average mpg is currently at 46 it's been around that for about a month :-)

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    Obviously playing guessing games with how much you drove but I've worked that out to about 25mpg

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    Corsa B 1.5TD got me around when i drove sensibly got me around 55mpg average
    Ibiza 1.9TDi gets me around 65mpg average

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    Corsa B 1.5 TD. 53MPG lifetime average.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegas View Post
    Finest? Do you mean the high octane stuff?

    Saying York and back doesn't help as no idea how close you live to there.
    100 miles a day.

    Nah. Just Morrisons...

    Going to see what happens over next three days with 45quids worth.

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    I did a mpg using different fuels on other site (Using my 1.2 corsa c), but lost it before I could move it on to here.

    But the 1.2 corsa is not as good as made out to be on MPG, I did a run on a full tank of fuel from A50 esso petrol station to bradford just off the M606 and back a total of 199.8 miles to look back at fuel gauge just moving to 1/2 a tank so.

    Cost of fuel 52 pounds fuel light was flashing so running on vapours

    199.8 miles covered

    mpg is around 24.45

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    Ok so I've used 35.90L to do 317miles. I divided it up but that's a fail as that's miles per litre. Does this sound right?

    I'll try convert this to gallons on phone but no idea what a gallon looks like tbh.

    This was standard Morrison's fuel and used 50miles town driving and the remainder was 60-70mph with some town driving at each end.

    I've refilled with shell V+ or whatever it's called and will repeat the process. Hopefully the fuel will help clean the car a little or should I just use FedEx?
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    That works out at approx 45mpg

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    Thanks for the help. Is that good or bad for a non twin port 2003 1.2 SXI corsa ?

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    I calculated 40mpg. Not really good for the way it was driven.

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    Time stationary on that tank is around 30-60mins I may add. That's likely all stationary time
    I've tried not to be heavy footed. I'm wondering if my fuel useage is at fault farther then if it's high level money saver. Hopefully it's normal for my car.

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    Came across this, seems normal then ?

    http://www.parkers.co.uk/cars/review...ck-2000/20032/

    Other forum uses have said that first 1/4 stays for ages then it flies down after that. Sounds like my gauge exactly, someone said fuels still in pipes so always seems good at first.

    Think I got nothing to worry about. Although depending on petrol costs might look for a diesel astra/vectra next year.

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    A diesel would more than likely cost more
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    MPG has improved a little since the exhaust work.
    Will need to try and run a full tank through it to work out average now

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    What did you do to your exhaust hardcore? Might be obvious to these guys but wondering how you may have improved. I have a slight blow between sections I need to seal. Doubt that would effect it though ?

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