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    Ok, so which one has the worst economy? Been thinking about it alot lately, I will be LPGing whichever I get (which will be the end of the year at earliest), but I was curious which has the worst mpg.

    There are some ludicriously cheap VXRs out there, and tbh some REALLY cheap 3.2s. With an LPG conversion only costing 2K (which at 20-30k per year I would make back QUICK).

    Does anyone know if the tax bracket on a car is reduced when you fit an LPG kit? I understand that lpg cars are congestion charge exempt so was wondering if the LPG installation might pay for itself in reduced VED only?

    Gotta admit a VXR estate is VERY high on the "I want one of those" list

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    I get 26.2mpg from my 3.2 GSi.

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    I heard that you cant LPG a VXR because it wrecks the fuel injectors ?

    I heard that the fuel injectors need fuel passing through them constantly to keep them lubricated and cool ?

    Dont undertand any more than that... but I'm sure thats what I heard...

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    ...Oh.... and I dont know how you can compare fuel economy between the two unless you try both cars on the same journeys, with the same driver.

    Mine averages 24-25 mpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by spoons View Post
    ...Oh.... and I dont know how you can compare fuel economy between the two unless you try both cars on the same journeys, with the same driver.

    Mine averages 24-25 mpg
    If he gets a few answers from VXR owners and a few from 3.2 owners then creates an average from each it will give him a pretty good idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penfold View Post
    If he gets a few answers from VXR owners and a few from 3.2 owners then creates an average from each it will give him a pretty good idea.
    Here are some more figures that I get in the VXR...

    7 MPG or less = annoying other fast cars...
    10 MPG = Stop Start Traffic
    24 MPG = Average around Town
    32 MPG = Sat at 80 mph on the motorway
    42 MPG = Sat at 56 mph on the motorway

    Overall average = 24-26 mpg

    HTH

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    Quote Originally Posted by spoons View Post
    7 MPG or less = annoying other fast cars...

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    30 mpg if in autobahn trundle mode (80mph).
    28-29 mpg for fast motorway / dual carraigeways.
    24-26 mpg if traffic bad.

    Average 28/29, but I do a lot of motorway miles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parapaul View Post
    lol - so average weekend use is 7 mpg then !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spoons View Post
    Here are some more figures that I get in the VXR...

    7 MPG or less = annoying other fast cars...
    10 MPG = Stop Start Traffic
    24 MPG = Average around Town
    32 MPG = Sat at 80 mph on the motorway
    42 MPG = Sat at 56 mph on the motorway

    Overall average = 24-26 mpg

    HTH

    thats around the same as i get in my gsi

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