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Old 24 September 2011, 09:25 AM   #1
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Before I ruffle anyone's feathers I want to add I didn't buy the car for the economy, but this weekend I worked out that to take the scooby for the weekend over the ibiza would cost about 50 extra in fuel ( 20 mpg vs 47) anyway as the sun was out I couldn't help taking the scoob at the thought of my old local roads over the weekend! Anyway..... Out of interest, I drove very very sensible/gentle for 100 miles home and managed 33.5mpg! How good is that!

On just the motorway, there and back it will save me around 26 quid, and I still can enjoy some scooby fun on the roads around here!
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Old 24 September 2011, 10:43 AM   #2
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they can give good mpg when you drive like every else and keep it off boost.
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Old 24 September 2011, 11:03 AM   #3
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my record is 36MPG.....i wanted to see what i could get so put all my best fuel saving tactics to use and never once let the turbo come on boost, kept a steady 65MPH. It was late one Sunday evening so no traffic.

I was driving back to Sheffield from Essex so the entire trip (bare about 10miles at each end) was dual carriage way or motorway which does help a lot. but it was rather and not something i'm keen to repeat. Like the OP we also have a more sensible car for longer trips.

On the way down the day before I managed 23MPG for the exact same trip
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Old 24 September 2011, 11:15 AM   #4
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I get about 30mpg on my commutes, 300 miles out of a 50l tank. Usually doing 70-85 off boost, improved a lot since I de-catted.

Edit: Saying that, I've got a mate with a 172 Cup, who's trip computer says he gets 50mpg doing 65 in 5th...

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Old 24 September 2011, 12:41 PM   #5
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I get around 23mpg most of the time and can squeeze about 260 out of a tank.Quite chuffed with that.

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Old 24 September 2011, 01:05 PM   #6
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i managed 28 to the gallon in stop start school run and commuting to work without any steady extra urban driving.
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