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    Default Fuel Consumption Variables

    We have many a thread about fuel consumption here, but things that must be factored in are these before you worry about if your car is sick


    Lets take three ppl with the same spec car, one lives in Reading, the other in a rural part of Scotland and the final one a hilly part of Devon.

    Mr Reading posts his car does 45mpg overall

    Mr Rural posts he gets 55mpg

    Mr Devon just can't get past 40 mpg

    So what we have is the same car but varied fuel figures, so we evaluate the useage.

    Mr Reading gets a clear run up the M4 twice daily and gets stuck either end in traffic

    Mr Rural has no motorways and nothing to stop him so he's in top gear most of the time

    Mr Devon has hills to contend with

    And this is how the figures vary, also there are times of day, Mr A goes out at 11am and comes back at 3pm, but Mr B is stuck in it at 8am and doesn't return until 5pm, so both of these ppl will get different results also.

    Hope this helps ppl judge if their car is healthy or not, or explains why figures vary.

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    Fuel consumption ??? I`m mr Rural can I have 55mpg pleeeeeze !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bainie View Post
    Fuel consumption ??? I`m mr Rural can I have 55mpg pleeeeeze !!!
    Certainly Sir!

    I've ordered you a diesel

    Hows the nipper? all good i hope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VauxVeteran View Post
    Certainly Sir!

    I've ordered you a diesel

    Hows the nipper? all good i hope.
    *pmsl* I`ll stick with my new and improved 26mpg then !!!

    Nipper is doing great thanks mate, I am away for the first time so missing the little dude !!

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    Good stuff Tom, glad it's all top banana 4 ya, they are such a worry 1st time around, I used to get up every hour on the hour to check mine, give em a prod etc just to make sure everything was ok, still do now tbh, but not so many times a night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VauxVeteran View Post
    ...give em a prod...

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    You'll know what I mean when Harry *Vec* Jnr arrives

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    Quote Originally Posted by VauxVeteran View Post
    You'll know what I mean when Harry *Vec* Jnr arrives
    *pmsl* Exactly. you spend hours trying to get them to sleep, then when they nod off and go quiet you panick, poke them to make sure they are ok, and then back to square 1 ...

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    Only with the first one mind.....second one was sealed into the bedroom (coated with egg boxes) so he didn't wake us up.

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    i'm sure i will be the same, and i understand where you guys are coming from, but it jsut made me laugh when you said that you prod them.

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