well, the car has been in the vauxhall garage today because of the "poor fuel economy" we have been getting for a while now. i am not happy. they said they couldnt find anything wrong with the car. Its done 22k and its on an 06 plate. according to the BC2 trip its getting 40.1mpg overall from new, and the BC1 trip is stating that the car has done 410 miles averaging at 36.1 mpg. Even with the CRD2 tuning box on the car we were not getting more than 45-50 mpg from the car. I have rang another vauxhall garage to get another opinion today and this guy told me that acccording to their wall chart the car should be doing 29mpg urban, and 40mpg in the other areas.
We know our car and we know what we have been getting from it economy wise, even before we put the tuning box onto the car. Siince its first service we have lost between 5-10mpg off the car. I said to this guy if its only doing 40mpg now at 22k, whats it going to be doing when it gets to 100k? we got rid of a 2.0i turbo sri vectra due to the increase in fuel costs, and now we feel were not any better off transferring to diesel, other than the fact that the mileage rate was a lot better with the diesel than that of the petrol car we had and now we feel wewre at status quo.
what on earth is going on. I know the winter is here and we use the heating more etc etc but thats not the answer here i believe. the problem existed well before the autumn season set in.Is this an issue for Vauxhall to resolve? Im fed up. Weve been told to run the car for another 2-3k to see how its running after today. Well, weve already waited for the right oppertunity since its first service to get it booked in to get it checked over and with no satisfaction at all from today. does anybody know what they are doing?
PS Mrs Chunky.