MPG competition - What MPG can you get?!?!?

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Re: MPG competition - What MPG can you get?!?!?

Postby greenman » Tue Sep 30, 2008 3:27 pm

One US gallon = 3.79 litres
One Imperial gallon = 4.54609 litres

This has to be taken into consideration with any cross-measurements
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Postby 87deathtruck » Fri Oct 03, 2008 5:09 am

Oh the 7mpg is converted to imp. gallons. And yeah I could pretty much see it moving. My silverado has 2 16 us gallon tanks. The sad thing is that 8500 lbs is about 3000 lbs over the maximum lawful weight for that truck. If I hadnt put a 26,000 lb GVW Trans cooler on it the transmission woulda bit the dust.
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Re: MPG competition - What MPG can you get?!?!?

Postby ArniePie » Thu Oct 09, 2008 6:56 pm

This was my mpg yesterday on a trip from home to a client. About half of it was in west london and half on the M3. traffic was not good at all as it was in rush hour so it is pretty pleasing :D

My car is a VW Golf GT Sport 2.0 TDI with 6 gears.

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Re: MPG competition - What MPG can you get?!?!?

Postby Karl » Thu Oct 09, 2008 7:47 pm

Thats very impressive for a heavy car like a Golf - is yours the 170BHP one?
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Postby ArniePie » Thu Oct 09, 2008 10:27 pm

No. To be honest I did want that one but after reading the reviews they said that the 140bhp one has nearly as much pull (not that I use it) and gets a lot more MPG so I went for that one.

It is going off lease in November and I am mulling over what to get next. Want something that can get a lot more MPG and am thinking of either the Mini 1.6d or the Seat Ibiza 1.4 HDI. It has been said that both can get 80+ with a bit of careful driving so if I do get one I am going to aim for the big 100!

Will keep you posted.

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Postby frv » Fri Oct 10, 2008 6:47 am

Well done ArniePie - I'd like to get 60 never mind 70!
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Postby IanLorenc » Fri Oct 10, 2008 12:54 pm

Definite big up to ArniePie (great username BTW!). 71.1 in those kinds of conditions is bloody superb.
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Postby greenman » Fri Oct 10, 2008 3:29 pm

Well done Arnie Pie - wish I could get +55% mpg like you then I would be getting that elusive 100mpg!
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Postby ArniePie » Sat Oct 11, 2008 1:03 am

Cheers guys.

I can easily average over 70mpg on my way home from the office which is 30 miles which is about 2 miles to the M3, about 20 on the M3 and the rest London urban. Weird thing is on the way to work my best is about 66. Farnborough must be higher up than London.

Simple case of being aware of the lights and traffic in front and some safe draughting behind HGV's on the M3 in sixth gear. These new diesel engine's pretty much just tick over at 56MPH. 8-)

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Re: MPG competition - What MPG can you get?!?!?

Postby Karl » Tue Oct 14, 2008 7:51 am

Ive been using the Picasso for a couple of days now and the average is 55.4MPG. Thats not bad for a 1.6 petrol flying brick that officially shoud return a Combined 38.7 mpg. Not sure what the tyres are inflated to but I'll have a look at lunch.
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