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old man
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Post by old man » Sun Mar 06, 2022 5:27 pm

Hockett wrote:
Sun Mar 06, 2022 4:53 pm
Sorry my bag, new to forums to. Didn't mean to hijack your thread.
No worries, I've hijacked threads myself. I just think it's better to do like for like comparisons otherwise everything gets skewed.
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Jjoh4
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Post by Jjoh4 » Mon Mar 07, 2022 8:54 am

Hi my two trips on the dash displayed : 1. 53 mpg combination of motor way and A class roads with no hold ups, 2. 42 mpg city driving during rush hour. Very pleased so far.



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Post by Yorkie » Fri Mar 11, 2022 11:06 am

Did a return trip yesterday from Barnsley to Filey which is approx 85 miles. Going with the battery at 95% and a predicted EV range of 35 miles I managed 70 mpg. Return with 0 EV range and battery at 15% I managed 41mpg. I would say approximatley two thirds of the journey was motorway and dual carriageway and where possible travelled at 70mph. Rest was on A & B roads and drove pretty much at whatever the speed limit was.
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Post by xtrailman » Fri May 13, 2022 9:29 am

old man wrote:
Thu Mar 03, 2022 12:52 pm
I haven't been a high mileage driver for many years now and partly due to that, it's rarely bothered me if a car has been a bit thirsty. I've always been willing to sacrifice some mpgs for a bit of engine power.
When I buy a new car, I always do a few brim to brim fill ups to get an accurate mpg figure and to see how far adrift the computer in the car is. Past experience tells me that the cars I've owned have never been more than 2 or 3 mpg adrift of the true figure.
A Skoda Kodiaq 2.0lt Petrol DSG I had for 3 years, rarely showed more than 27mpg in steady local driving and never more than 34mpg on a run, although in fairness I did often have a Canadian canoe on the roof.
The Skoda Kamiq 1.5lt Petrol DSG that followed it was somewhat better and regularly showed in the high 30s in normal driving and over 40mpg in steady local driving.

Now to my new Tucson 2WD Petrol Hybrid. I've only done 100 miles in it, so no brim to brim figures yet, but I've just driven a steady 16 miles to a supermarket and back, and as I pulled up on my drive the computer was showing I'd achieved 48 mpg. I know that figure drops off considerably when on the motorway doing 70+ with no electric propulsion, but WOW - I don't believe I've ever had a car that showed 48 mpg since I first bought my first car in 1967.
As I said, good mpg figures have never figured in my car choices, but in this day and age, it is gratifying to know I have a car capable of achieving them. :D
In the 80's my mini metro which was the worst car ive ever owned returned 60mpg touring scotland, even my 1966 cortina 1.6 could manage 40mpg.

cars have got heavier today with all the gadgets fitted but I've still had 50 plus mpg with my present 190ps Tiguan diesel auto 4wd...

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alan sh
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Post by alan sh » Fri May 13, 2022 10:26 am

I think the best car (from memory) for mpg) was my BMW 320 diesel estate. I could easily get 50+ mpg on a long run cruising at 75 (real) mph. But that had other issues (mainly the seating position) and round town the mpg dropped off rapidly.

The worst one is my Swift Kontiki motorhome which, if I am lucky, can get 23mpg. But that does weigh 4 tons :)

What I like about my hybrid is that, around town, I can easily get 50mpg now it's just about run in (1700 miles) and get 44+ mpg on a run cruising at 70 (real) mph. Overall, since I bought it new, it's averaging 42.8 and still getting better. My previous car (BMW X3 2l diesel) could never do that.
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I own a 2022 Ultimate Hybrid with Tech Pack - in Red (best colour).
Also have two motorcycles. Honda CB1300 and Honda CBF1000 (also red, of course).

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Post by adicristea » Sun May 15, 2022 2:04 pm

old man wrote:
Thu Mar 03, 2022 12:52 pm
I haven't been a high mileage driver for many years now and partly due to that, it's rarely bothered me if a car has been a bit thirsty. I've always been willing to sacrifice some mpgs for a bit of engine power.
When I buy a new car, I always do a few brim to brim fill ups to get an accurate mpg figure and to see how far adrift the computer in the car is. Past experience tells me that the cars I've owned have never been more than 2 or 3 mpg adrift of the true figure.
A Skoda Kodiaq 2.0lt Petrol DSG I had for 3 years, rarely showed more than 27mpg in steady local driving and never more than 34mpg on a run, although in fairness I did often have a Canadian canoe on the roof.
The Skoda Kamiq 1.5lt Petrol DSG that followed it was somewhat better and regularly showed in the high 30s in normal driving and over 40mpg in steady local driving.

Now to my new Tucson 2WD Petrol Hybrid. I've only done 100 miles in it, so no brim to brim figures yet, but I've just driven a steady 16 miles to a supermarket and back, and as I pulled up on my drive the computer was showing I'd achieved 48 mpg. I know that figure drops off considerably when on the motorway doing 70+ with no electric propulsion, but WOW - I don't believe I've ever had a car that showed 48 mpg since I first bought my first car in 1967.
As I said, good mpg figures have never figured in my car choices, but in this day and age, it is gratifying to know I have a car capable of achieving them. :D
I'm on the exact opposite, my Citroen C4 Picasso was doing around 55mpg, but it was heavy and slow (and diesel), then the Ioniq was exceptional, constantly doing 56mpg on motorway going 75mph, or over 65 when driving around town. Now the Tucson is great at slow speeds, probably around 50, but awful when going above 65mph on motorways (low 40s or less).

I just need to get used to the fact Tucson is a bigger, more powerful, full of tech car and forget about the consumption because other than this the caris awesome!

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Post by madowl » Mon May 16, 2022 6:58 pm

I'm not getting the same results. Overall I have got 46.8mpg. From pickup of car in Wakefield onto M1 and off at Worksop (mostly 70mph) it showed 52mpg. Only done one other motorway journey on the M180 (very flat) and again got over 50mpg. I find that if you accellerate up to just over 70mph and then ease off you get a good amount of EV miles which helps.

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Post by alan sh » Mon May 16, 2022 7:41 pm

My long journeys all involve hills - I live 500m up and then I have to go over the pennines to get anywhere. I get around 44-45mpg cruising at 71 (which is a real 70). I use the smart cruise control wherever I can.

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Alan

I own a 2022 Ultimate Hybrid with Tech Pack - in Red (best colour).
Also have two motorcycles. Honda CB1300 and Honda CBF1000 (also red, of course).

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