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Old Apr 30th 2014, 4:22 am
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing
So far I'm averaging 28.7 according to my trip computer. I do a lot of city driving and virtually no highway though and that includes a lot of fiddly little in-town drives after I bought the car. I imagine it should even out somewhere around 30 once I get back to my normal driving habits though.
That's really not bad at all.

I get all the instant mpg, fuel range, average mpg, gallons of fuel used and the traditional gauge, same as you.

Nice to see some of us have moved on a bit from dipping a stick down the filler neck.
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Old Apr 30th 2014, 4:31 am
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That's really not bad at all.
No, not really. It's got a listed combined mpg of about 31, so I'll be happy with 29/30 and more than seven days between fill-ups. If I did more highway driving I'd be expecting 34 or more, but I don't so what I get will do me.

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Nice to see some of us have moved on a bit from dipping a stick down the filler neck.


In the old one, I used to keep a log book I updated every fill-up, and I'd just work out my average mpg based on what I put in vs the trip mileage which got reset at the pump. Back when I started it, I could push 27 right after an oil change but towards the end, 23/24 was more what I got.
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Back when I started it, I could push 27 right after an oil change but towards the end, 23/24 was more what I got.[/QUOTE]

How long did you go between oil changes to cause that drop in gas mileage?
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Old Apr 30th 2014, 5:58 am
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Originally Posted by CelticRover
How long did you go between oil changes to cause that drop in gas mileage?
No longer, always 3,000 miles or as close to it as I could get in. The car was just shit so its fuel efficiency dropped off as the engine aged.

Most of the time I eyeballed it, I probably did get periods of 25 or 26, so it wasn't a very scientific number. Either way my new car is much better on gas, which was my main point
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Old Apr 30th 2014, 6:23 am
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..... How long did you go between oil changes to cause that drop in gas mileage?
I'm not sure how long SoS had his Suzuki, but my Accord experienced a similar 2-3mpg drop off when gas became E-10 back in 2006.

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Originally Posted by Pulaski
I'm not sure how long SoS had his Suzuki, but my Accord experienced a similar 2-3mpg drop off when gas became E-10 back in 2006.
We bought ours (new) in 2006 ...

I don't know what the factors were but luckily it isn't my problem anymore. Even though I still am a little sad I just kind of dumped the old car.
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We bought ours (new) in 2006 ...

I don't know what the factors were but luckily it isn't my problem anymore. Even though I still am a little sad I just kind of dumped the old car.
My MX-5 had a definite reproachful look going on when I drove off in the Mini.
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My MX-5 had a definite reproachful look going on when I drove sped off in the Mini.
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Even though I still am a little sad I just kind of dumped the old car.
Yeah, I'll be sad to leave my little car behind when we move. Pulaski wouldn't approve of it though, 'cos it is one of these

...and no that isn't me
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Yeah, I'll be sad to leave my little car behind when we move. Pulaski wouldn't approve of it though, 'cos it is one of these http://i40.tinypic.com/14dlytz.jpg
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Bee!

(What model is that?)
Peugeot 107 Urban
It comes with a whopping 997cc engine that delivers 50 mpg (UK)


Mine isn't quite so blingy - but does have the bonnet/roof stripes.
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Peugeot 107 Urban
It comes with a whopping 997cc engine that delivers 50 mpg (UK)

Mine isn't quite so blingy - but does have the bonnet/roof stripes.
My Mustang doesn't need stripes or bling. It also has more cc in two cylinders than that car toy has in the whole engine.

And you're right, I don't/ wouldn't approve. It's rather too French for my liking.
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My Mustang doesn't need stripes or bling. It also has more cc in two cylinders than that car toy has in the whole engine.

And you're right, I don't/ wouldn't approve. It's rather too French for my liking.
It is actually Czech by country of assembly (together with the Toyota Aygo & Citroen C1) and fits in the most amazingly small parking spaces (possibly even sideways ) - and yes it gets called my toy car here too
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Originally Posted by lizzyq
It is actually Czech by country of assembly (together with the Toyota Aygo & Citroen C1) and fits in the most amazingly small parking spaces (possibly even sideways) ....
I bet you could park that in the bed of my truck!
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