Gerrycan from Adelaide Australia

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Gerrycan from Adelaide Australia

Postby Gerrycan » Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:13 am

Hi,
Obviously just joined.
I have two cars: Skoda Octavia mk3 1.4tsi manual (2014) and an ancient Toyota Echo (Yaris for some) with 1.3L engine and manual box (2003).
Pretty happy with consumption I get from both but always looking to improve.

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Re: Gerrycan from Adelaide Australia

Postby frv » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:59 pm

Hi Gerrycan
Thanks for joining!
You might have to do one more post before you can post freely
What kind of mpg are you getting from the Skoda and the Yaris?
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Re: Gerrycan from Adelaide Australia

Postby Gerrycan » Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:36 am

I'll keep this short as my previous attempt to reply crashed out asking for a further sign on to the site.
The Skoda Octavia mk3 manual 1.4tsi is actually the most frugal petrol engine I've owned. Lifetime average is 6.3L/100 (45mpg) but the relatively poor return is explained by the innumerable short urban journeys it undertakes. Longer journeys are about 5L/100 (55mpg).

The ancient 2003 Toyota manual 1.3L Echo is still good mechanically and averages 5.9L/100 but this better consumption is due to journey type than characteristics. On a longer run it returns about 5.7L/100 (49mpg).

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Re: Gerrycan from Adelaide Australia

Postby Gerrycan » Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:33 am

Hi,
I've tried to submit two replies so far and I'm not sure if they are getting through using the simple entry method so I have gone into the more advanced facilities and was prompted to signon again, so we will see how we go.
The Octavia averages 6.3L/100 and the Echo averages 5.9L/100, most of the journeys for both vehicles are very short urban runs.
On longer runs the Octavia is far more economical usually 5L/100 but once as low as 4.5L/100 (60+mpg).
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Re: Gerrycan from Adelaide Australia

Postby frv » Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:39 am

Hi Gerrycan

Sorry you’ve had a little difficulty but thanks for persevering :mrgreen:

Hopefully it’s all ok now and you can post freely.

I’m on holiday in Guernsey with no car only walk, bus and bike for me here!

Cheers :D
'15 Audi A3 Sportback SE CoD S-Tronic - 5+ year average 55+mpg
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(Retired) '06 Honda FR-V 2.2 i-CTDi - Best/longest tank: 67.92mpg (+51.6%) / 815.5 miles.

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Re: Gerrycan from Adelaide Australia

Postby Gerrycan » Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:59 pm

Sorry to interrupt your holiday.
Guernsey looks a great place to cycle around. Enjoy.

It seems I'm still having problems with quick replies but advanced option seems to work ok

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Re: Gerrycan from Adelaide Australia

Postby frv » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:42 pm

Great 👍
'15 Audi A3 Sportback SE CoD S-Tronic - 5+ year average 55+mpg
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(Retired) '06 Honda FR-V 2.2 i-CTDi - Best/longest tank: 67.92mpg (+51.6%) / 815.5 miles.

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