Impressive fuel consumption figures

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kt53
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Impressive fuel consumption figures

Post by kt53 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:40 pm

I've just returned from a trip to Scotland where I covered about 1200 miles on the round trip. Fuel consumption was 48.6 mpg on a mixture of motorway, good A roads, not so good A roads and B roads. Today went to Bath and back exclusively on A roads and fuel consumption was 51.8 mpg. That's in the 1.2 petrol. On my previous car, Ford Focus 1.6 I could very rarely get anything over 40mpg.


Plodder
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Re: Impressive fuel consumption figures

Post by Plodder » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:03 pm

Were your fuel consumption figures based on the trip computer or tank to tank fill ups? I reckon the trip computer is optimistic by about 3mpg.


I have 1.2 petrol Xtronic (Automatic) Pulsar Tekna bought new in April 2016.


I am disappointed at the approx. 46mpg (tank to tank fill ups) over 19000 miles which is about 20% below the brochure combined mpg. I covered over 240000 miles in my last 3 diesel cars and managed to beat the official combined figure by a couple of per cent in them all, Over a regular 23 mile drive along A roads with light traffic I use about 7 to 10% less fuel if a start with a warm engine instead of a cold one.

kt53. I enjoy all your concise and relevant contributions to this forum; thanks.


kt53
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Re: Impressive fuel consumption figures

Post by kt53 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:45 am

Based on trip computer, but so were the figures from my previous car. Even if both were optimistic it's a major improvement in fuel economy. Brochure figures for fuel consumption are a joke as they aren't achieved in real-world conditions.


Plodder
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Re: Impressive fuel consumption figures

Post by Plodder » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:51 am

You did compare like for like and enjoyed a major improvement in fuel economy. I did better the brochure mpg figures in my 3 diesel cars so it is possible, When I bought the Pulsar I hoped for something about 10% below the official combined mpg hence my disappointment at the 20% drop. All my mpg figures are for driving on all types of lightly trafficked Scottish roads. I'm guessing that immediately after cold starts petrol cars use a lot more fuel than diesels.


fujikun
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Re: Impressive fuel consumption figures

Post by fujikun » Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:21 am

i have a 1.5 diesel and i get around 60 mpg combined and on a trip to aberdeen at the weekend steady 65 mph i got 78 on the computer.
its great on juice for me much better than my same engined juke, but the juke feels more sporty.


nottmsteve
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Re: Impressive fuel consumption figures

Post by nottmsteve » Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:49 pm

Getting nowt like that from my 1.2 Admittedly most of my mileage is local short distances and at slow speeds. At the min I'm averaging 33mpg but the average speed has been only 20 !
2017 1.2 Pulsar Tekna
2017 1.2 Micra Acenta


kt53
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Re: Impressive fuel consumption figures

Post by kt53 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:42 pm

Typically around town I get about 38 mpg.


Pinky
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Re: Impressive fuel consumption figures

Post by Pinky » Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:45 pm

Just got 51 on a 90 odd mile journey down mostly dual carriageways with the aircon absolutely blasting the whole way so was pretty impressed. It might just be me but fuel wise it seems to prefer 60-70. If I go beyond that (obviously never do... haha) it seems to get less economy? My old twingo would shake if I got above 77 like it was absolute to explode but I seem to remember his little 1.2 engine eating the petrol at 70 whereas below 50mph he would comfortably nurse the petrol for miles.


addpulsar
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Re: Impressive fuel consumption figures

Post by addpulsar » Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:59 pm

Getting much better fuel economy that my juke, 7-10 miles more, just threw roof bars on and a roof box did a 20 mile journey and still getting a decent 45mpg at 65mph


Izzy Cooper
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Re: Impressive fuel consumption figures

Post by Izzy Cooper » Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:08 am

Ice had my pulsar 10 months and done 8000 miles my average MPG is 64.9 i really look after my car and it makes it so cheap to run x


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