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    As the title suggests, i was reading an article in the people today and their motoring journalist said the insignia sri 2.0 litre turbo had a combined mpg of 18, yet after reading vauxhalls brochure for said model it had a 30mpg combined figure. obviously one of them is wrong and i cant see vauxhall putting into black and white print a set of false figures, so could an owner of the above model shed some light on the subject as i am hoping to get one of these in year or so. many thanks. PS the motoring "jounalist" is called Paul Myles" !

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    Quote Originally Posted by dezzie View Post
    obviously one of them is wrong and i cant see vauxhall putting into black and white print a set of false figures


    Surely any vehicle manufacturer is going to print figures that have been achieved under "perfect" (read: fixed) conditions, aren't they?

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    Car manufacturers put disclaimers in the brochure that says 'dependant on driving style" so they can not be done for mis-information. I wouldn't be suprised if the journalist was hammering it however if I am remembering correctly this guy did give the Insignia a cr4p writeup when it first came out.

    Both will be right as Vx are quoting on 'sensible driving' and the journalist is quoting on 'driving like most people who would buy this car would'.

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    think the fig's are lab based as set out under ec guidelines. details available somewhere just cant remember where! dont forget its more about the driver and where you live!!! still i would always go the diesel nowadays. total convert. used to be petrolhead!

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    i know what you are saying but the difference between the two sets of figures is huge!

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    Manufactures MPG stats are always well above what the car will relistically give.

    I complained to Nissan about my Pathfinder which was giving 18mpg max with a very careful driving style.

    When i quoted there brochure stat of 30mpg they basically laughed and told me i should be grateful i am getting 18 as 14/15mpg was the norm with these vehicles.

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    A freind of mine has an Insignia SRi 2.0 Turbo, he has had it since January 30th, so thats 3 months, he's covered about 4000 miles.

    I asked him what he's getting in the real world, he is getting an average of just over 27mpg. Based on calculating it when he fills up.

    He told me if you give it some, it can drop quite alot, his worst over a tankfull was 21mpg, but the best he has acheived on a tankfull is 29mpg, based on the fact his engine will still be quite tight his figures are pretty good.

    He has been running a check on it, as it took him an age to convince his Mrs to have a petrol turbo from his 3.0 diesel Vectra C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve0 View Post
    Manufactures MPG stats are always well above what the car will relistically give.
    I'd disagree. I got exactly the combined figure on my 1.8VVT SRi over an average of 8000 miles.

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    i saw on a programme, think it was top gear, ages ago that the way manufacturers get there mpg figures is by doing 56mph on a rolling road over a 3 mile distance, it mentioned that this was unfair as there is next to no rolling resistance on a rolling road and didn't represent actual driving conditions. i can't remember if it was only one manufacturer that did it this way or most/all of them....

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    My Signum has an official figure of 47.9 mpg I think, that is acheivable but you have to drive very gently to get this over a full tank.

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