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    Went to parents house Saturday and came back Sunday with family in car. 90% was dual carrideway and M1. Had the cruise set at 70 mph all the way. Still the slowest car on the motorway even at 70mph.
    Its surprising how economical it is when you keep your speed to the legal limit.

    I am well chuffed with the economy. And yes my computer is spot on i brimmed it before i left and cheked against the fuel i had used last week compared to the on board computer, it was virtually spot on.

    And according to my range i could have achieved 704 mls to the tank.

    Not bad for a car with 92k.

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    Just think what it would have been if you'd set the cruise to 60mph (typically 56 actual).

    Stick with the HGV that are limited to 56 anyway, enjoy your cd selection and the comfy seat and you'll save a fortune on fuel.

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    It is possible...


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    My 2.2 has seen 59 avg but it does have a box fitted

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    Good goin Graham

    Quote Originally Posted by john.robertson2 View Post
    My 2.2 has seen 59 avg but it does have a box fitted
    That's just smug

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penfold101 View Post
    It is possible...

    Nice 1. Looks like it is possible then.

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    Yes, having gone from a 2.0T to a 1.9 CDTI 150 I am impressed with the fuel economy of the diesel. Recently I did a weekend run mostly motorway of 518miles and averaged 49.3 mpg......and I am never the slowest car on the motorway.

    If I had felt inclined to strictly stay within the legal limit then 55mpg or more would have easily been possible.

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