I'm still only at 19.1mpg and I have tried everything from supermarket diesel to BP & Shell specials!! None makes any difference to me!
10th Jun 2005 8:47 pm
Member Since: 11 Jan 2005
Been averaging 32 last few days on trips to Manchester then Leeds then Shropshire then London and back.
Using BP Ultimate and range is around 600 miles if you stay below 80 on motorway - with the odd creep above
Use the torque and the gear stick... better fuel, hustles along VERY nicely and also much less stressful too.
Currently range (inc trip) is showing around 640 miles.
Usually get get 530-540 out of standard diesel. Seems extra cost of the Ultimate is far outweighed by extra MPG.
10th Jun 2005 8:52 pm
Gareth Site Moderator
Member Since: 07 Dec 2004
15k miles, and now the average is 24.0 mpg. I think that this is the final figure, because if I do a few days of town, it drops to 23.9, if I do a few long runs, it goes to 24.1, so 24 looks like the average.
TDV6 HSE AUTO, use cruise control a lot, usual cruise on motorway is 80mph.
Only 2000 miles, averaged 28.4 on the last tank, seems to be getting slightly better with each tankThe End
11th Jun 2005 7:14 am
Member Since: 04 Jan 2005
Location: Huon Valley, Tasmania
i've only driven approx 600kms .... and i'm doing 13.5L/100km or when converted - 17.4mpg !!!
And that is me taking it easy.
Then again... I've only driven it mainly in Sydney peak hour traffic !2009 Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 HSE
1985 LR 110 County 3.5 V8
30th Jun 2005 7:17 am
Member Since: 18 Mar 2005
Any one with an auto is doing well if you reach 25mpg average. That roughly evaluates to about 16-18 mpg in town and 24-26 mpg on long runs at steady speeds.
Ecosse may be different, because he has hills, city and farm and no doubt low range on regular basis all in a reasonably local area.
You only have to cough or hit a small bump and move your foot down and the gears change down in an auto, more fuel. Even if you keep to the 1900rpm rule, it is almost impossible in an auto because it is right on the change of gears band.
jzk said auto's give better control, no they don't, even if the manual select is chosen, they still vary the revs via the hydraulics, so revs go up. Manual is when you are in control. If you place the car into cruise, bye bye fuel in an auto. It makes quite a difference in a manual, so auto stands no chance.
30th Jun 2005 7:48 am
Member Since: 20 Jul 2005
just done 1000 miles in three weeks and averaged 18.9 mpg which i am very happy with this was mainly 80+ motorway and very slow single track lanes in north devon.i did manage 22.1 mpg on a 40 mile run along 'A' roads before we went away on holiday, so who needs diesel? D3 V8 SE
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