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Thread: MPG & Cruise

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    Vehicle : Nissan 350Z GT


    Engine : 3.5 V6

    Year : 06

    Mileage : 50,000

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    Saw this chart on whatmpg.co.uk and for my car, 1.9 CDTi 120 it's almost spot on with regards to Combined. I do a lot of miles and mine works out at 50.4mpg, 600 miles per tank.
    The key, I've found is keeping the revs below 2,000, using Cruise control only on flats, not bends and never hills (up or down)
    How accurate is it for your vehicle?

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    My petrol V6T is more economical used on CC than my gentle right foot which is the opposite to most others cars I drive where I find I can get better mpg with a very gentle drive.

    Seems the Vectra CC is pretty good in this respect.

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    My petrol V6T is more economical used on CC than my gentle right foot which is the opposite to most others cars I drive where I find I can get better mpg with a very gentle drive.

    Seems the Vectra CC is pretty good in this respect.

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    mine is always just over 650 when filling up and the light is never on

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    Is it cheating if I say I can do 350 miles to a tank of LPG (£30), then switch over to petrol and do another 600 miles or so? So around 1000 miles in total.

    Gotta love LPG on a frugal 1.8

    But yes - cruise control on motorways and dual carriageways with free flowing traffic. Turn it off and use the gears more when there are hills or traffic. Also cruise at 68mph, not 75mph. It makes a huge difference in mpg for very little difference in the time it takes you to get to your destination.

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    And now again have to translate to l/100m. I fill up in liters upsss we all do .
    So max ever recorded was 48 mpg and 579 miles with 20ish miles in reserve and it was all motorway going 75 ish

    Usually 42 mpg granny style 70% motorway & 30% city

    But 59 mpg as per table is simply not possible. Well maybe with suggestion below

    I heard about a chap who managed to cover 100 miles on around 1,5 liter of diesel. (350 MPG ish!!!!). All vents closed, no mirrors ect. Driving 1,5 meter behind a big lorry with constant 58 mph. Skoda Octavia 1,9 - but no one is going to drive like that mind a ticket for tail gating a lorry also car looks like laboratory rat.
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    Mind you it doesn't list all cars! No 2.8V6 T

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    Agree on a flat road, CC is more economical, however on anything with hills, its better using your foot as you will tend to build up a bit of speed on the flat to help carry you up and over the hills.

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    Vehicle : Nissan 350Z GT


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    Would a knackered thermostat drop the mpg?
    Not sure how it would really, but thought I'd ask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barlow View Post
    Would a knackered thermostat drop the mpg?
    Not sure how it would really, but thought I'd ask.
    Yes it will...... the engine will not come up to operating temperature anywhere near as fast and the temperature data feed to the ECU will cause it to overfuel as it thinks it needs to to get the right temperature range.

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