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    Hi Guys,

    Sitting here on my balcony in Sunny Spain (just 20 minutes or so from Marbella) I thought I would give you a snapshot of my trip computer details. Pic is on my profile for those interested.

    Left home 7am saturday morning and got to our place Sunday evening (via Eurotunnel & having a hotel overnight in France on the Saturday evening, leaving some 1050 miles to do on the Sunday) @ about 11:30pm - myself, the wife and our dog all in good shape.

    I think the figures are pretty impressive - we stopped about a dozen times for natural breaks (for the humans as well as our dog!) and about 8 times had to slow down for tolls (which cost about €70 in total) with not many (if any) traffic hold ups to affect average speed.

    Diesel in France (some was at €1.19 per litre is actually dearer than back home) but Spanish diesel thankfully is cheaper €0.859 per litre.

    Having worked out the figures myself from the number of litres put in the tank, the MPG should read 43.8, not much different to what the screen shot is - shows the computer is not out by that much.

    Anyhow, off to pour myself another beer - Merry Xmas & Happy New Year to everyone.

    Dave

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    I really can't agree that 43.8mpg is that impressive for a diesel.

    I get 42mpg regularly out of my 1.8 petrol (and can get it over 43mpg, if I drive a touch more carefully).


    Sorry.

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    Isn't it a bit chilly on the balcony?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ste View Post
    I really can't agree that 43.8mpg is that impressive for a diesel.

    I get 42mpg regularly out of my 1.8 petrol (and can get it over 43mpg, if I drive a touch more carefully).


    Sorry.

    Hi Ste,

    Fair point I guess - seems you get pretty good MPG from your 1.8 engine - but would you get that kind of MPG with your motor fully loaded over that kind of journey?

    Fair to also say that i am pretty sure that if I driven more 'sedately' I could have got nearer 55mpg on the journey.

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve1975l View Post
    Isn't it a bit chilly on the balcony?
    Not at all Steve - but I am not sure if thats because tha sun is out or the alcohol has numbed me!

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    What diesel engine is it Dave? 1.9 / 3.0 V6?

    Seems good to me over that distance and alot of weight

    I get around 42mpg around town out of my 1.9 Astra, and about 48-50 on a run

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave45040 View Post
    Not at all Steve - but I am not sure if thats because tha sun is out or the alcohol has numbed me!
    Good answer!

    I was going to ask why you drove until I noticed you had dogs and no airport nearby. How much did the trip cost travelling wise?

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    average speed 66mph nice one
    mine is only 40mph

    My father in law just sold his 2006 1.8vvt vectra sri it only did 34mpg on the same trip as me, i got 51mpg cd1.9cdti i think he was trying to keep up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Direct View Post
    What diesel engine is it Dave? 1.9 / 3.0 V6?

    Seems good to me over that distance and alot of weight

    I get around 42mpg around town out of my 1.9 Astra, and about 48-50 on a run
    It is the 1.9 (150BHP) manual - to be honest when back at home the motor is usually loaded with tools and work stuff etc and it never really does less than 42mpg but, as you say, when its a bit lighter and on a leisurely run out will do anything between 45 - 60mpg (depends how its driven of course)

    Dave

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    As you say it depends on a lot of things load, speed etc.
    Would've hoped to get more out of mine on a long journey like that.
    J Clarkson (Top Gear) did a long test in a twin-turbo diesel jag recently - range was reported as 1000 miles at the end on an 18 gal tank (55 mpg!). And he was going about 80 mph for some of it...

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