Car threatened with scrapyard does 82.9 mpg!

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Car threatened with scrapyard does 82.9 mpg!

Postby greenman » Tue Sep 29, 2015 8:32 am

My little Citroen C3 should have gone with over £1,000 spent on it in installments as things went wrong since April this year and the car is not really worth that. The only thing that saved it was the fuel economy, it has been doing really well since I nearly got rid of it Having just returned from Milton Keynes, Finchingfield and Coulsdon with it I discovered on the last fill up it managed 82.9 mpg. I can't really believe it but I have double checked my figures and this is the best I have managed. It was mostly motorway driving and the weather was good. Long may it continue; I doubt it as now I am back to 5 mile trips and no doubt the weather will go downhill!
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Re: Car threatened with scrapyard does 82.9 mpg!

Postby frv » Tue Sep 29, 2015 10:06 am

Fantastic result greenman, let's hope your recent 'investment' means your C3 will continue in good health for some time to come :D .
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Re: Car threatened with scrapyard does 82.9 mpg!

Postby Smithsk71 » Wed Sep 30, 2015 7:46 am

Yes that is an amazing result, nice one. I don't think I could do that unless I pumped up the tyres, threw out the spare wheel and drove the motorways in the height of summer :D
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Re: Car threatened with scrapyard does 82.9 mpg!

Postby greenman » Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:38 am

I think the good weather has a lot to do with it. I was using a lot of pulse and glide between 60 and 70 mph (I never turn the engine off and coast). Occasionally I would tag along behind an arctic as a windbreak. The variable speed limits were a bit of a pain but maybe they helped with my fuel consumption! It's good to get a long unbroken run so the car can get up to temperature and stay there.
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