I would like people`s opinions on this.
1.9 CDTi 150 54 plate done 14k
Well here is the average day of my car - which the wife drives 95% of the time.Where I live it is 90% 30 - 40 mph limits with cameras.
Off my drive 100 yds to junction - another 100 yds speed bump - another 100 yds speed bump - another 100 yds speed bump - another 100 yds speed bump - 500 yds lights - 500 yds round about - 600 yds roundabout - 700 yds lights - 300 yds roundabout - 100 yds junction - 250 yds junction - 100 yds speed bump - 100 yds speed bump - stop.Now reverse the route.Yes it`s only used on school run twice aday.Also once a week shopping run - again 30 - 40 mph limits and once a week three miles of dual carriage way.I find that the temperature needle doesn`t move at all really when doing the above.Wife took it to dealer we use 20 mins driving at 40mph - with cameras along 70% of way and needle was just moving.
My mpg is not wicked,on last tank I averaged 32 mpg.I think vxl state around 36/37 for urburn driving.On previous tank averaged 43mpg (462 miles on 11 gallons) - this was driving to Sunderland and back including town work up there then usual stuff round home.Now we are used to driving a diesel but it seems so poor the mpg.
Just come back from few days away (35 ish miles away) averaging 36ish on way up,not free flowing traffic a bit stop and start.Then to get into the place queued for ages 1st gear all around my mpg dropped to 30mpg
on way back with being carefull get it upto 36mpg.(my car is set to UK units checked that already)
Now these are my thoughts.
is the fact it rarely gets warm killing my mpg
is the fact that it`s used in general in urburn/ultra urburn enviroment
is the ECU used to plodding around and therefore when goes on a `run` it freaks out on the fuel front and isn`t used to it - this is on my assumption of it having an adaptive ECU that learns your driving style.
another thing does anyone think the throttle is short - I mean there is a lot of travel,before you know it your foots on the floor ( I am comparing this to my TDCi Mondeo)
thanks in advance for any thoughts opinions and ideas