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#271 OFFLINE   Split_Pin

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 10:57 AM

Is that a full tank for 64 quid? If so thats not too bad imo.

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 11:57 AM

Is that a full tank for 64 quid? If so thats not too bad imo.

There was £20s worth already in!
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Posted 15 April 2018 - 12:02 PM

These are pretty pish on petrol. The 520, 523 and 528 all seem to do the same mpg.
When I had a 520 as daily it never budged from 30.1 mpg .
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#274 ONLINE   garbaldy

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 12:46 PM

The 330 I had tank to tank did 32 mpg mixed but the computer said 29 average most of the time, did get it below 20 on many occasions too.
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Posted 15 April 2018 - 03:07 PM

My 323i Auto E36 averaged @ 24 mpg brim to brim, lots of town driving tho.


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#276 OFFLINE   WilsonWilson

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 03:09 PM

Yeah thats around what I would expect I guess. Theyre big old lumps after all.

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 10:37 PM

The automatic makes a difference, mpgs will be noticeably lower than on a similar manual car. Cant really complain about my 528i, got around 28.5mpg out of it after a week of thrashing in Wales including the trip there and back (at fairly high speeds). Thats what the car said anyways. And yeah, no significant difference between the 520i-530i in that regard.


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#278 OFFLINE   Magnificent Rustbucket

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 10:43 PM

I would say anything over 25 mpg is pretty good going really.


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 08:39 AM

Haven't managed to edge the Saab over 25 yet, and the Fuelio app matches the on-board computer pretty well.

Economy run in totally unsuitable cars anyone?
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 10:43 AM

The Lolvo does about 18 I think. Haven't done a proper calculation, that's just based on the readout from the car. I've been to the petrol station five times since taking ownership. But I knew what I was getting into.


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#281 OFFLINE   Magnificent Rustbucket

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 11:35 AM

My Jag does about 22-ish in mixed driving, which I think is pretty good for a big car. It is in the late teens in town-only though.


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 11:39 AM



...But I knew what I was getting into.


Oh, absolutely. The Saab is a weekend/fun car so it's not a problem - I wouldn't have chosen it for a commuter!
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 01:12 PM

Economy run in totally unsuitable cars anyone?



62,000 miles worth (plus another 4-5k I need to update),

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My problem is that i’m either on too short a journey or driving like my hair’s on fire.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 08:22 PM

The automatic makes a difference, mpgs will be noticeably lower than on a similar manual car.


Not if you're my missus it doesn't. She'll only change gear when she hits the limiter and will happily scream along at 40 in 2nd for several miles until she changes up to 3rd. Her 1.6 Megane uses more fuel than my Jag.

I keep saying to her that she should get an auto but when she drives mine she keeps one foot on the brake ALL the time and the other one on the accelerator so I'm not sure if its a good idea either.

But in normal hands I agree your point.
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 08:34 PM

Go do some advance driver training, tell your missus you got a lot out of it and then suggest she does it as well.
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It always amuses me that e46s vie with the PT Cruiser as the car that's too shit for Autoshite, 

 

 





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