Car Mileage Query [UK]

Shaun.P

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Jul 14, 2003
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Hey all,

I have been testing my car to see if it runs well on petrol etc. It's a one litre engine and it done 110 miles / 177 KM for £11. Is this good?

This is basically working out at £1 for every ten miles.

Is this good or bad, or average?
 

plinden

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Apr 8, 2004
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FearFactor47 said:
Hey all,

I have been testing my car to see if it runs well on petrol etc. It's a one litre engine and it done 110 miles / 177 KM for £11. Is this good?

This is basically working out at £1 for every ten miles.

Is this good or bad, or average?
Hmm, let's see:
car 1 (Honda Odyssey), 15 miles to the (American) gallon @ $3.40/gallon = $2.26 for every ten miles, or £1.21.
car 2 (Hyundai Accent), 30 miles to the (American) gallon @ $3.40/gallon = $1.13 for every ten miles, or £.60.

So considering the difference in petrol prices between the US and the UK, that seems good.
 

HughJ

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Feb 21, 2006
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Norwich UK
FearFactor47 said:
Hey all,

I have been testing my car to see if it runs well on petrol etc. It's a one litre engine and it done 110 miles / 177 KM for £11. Is this good?

This is basically working out at £1 for every ten miles.

Is this good or bad, or average?
your getting about 42mpg, which aint bad, my 200 (2.0 turbo on a run will give about 39mpg, but thats a constant cruising of 80mph)
 

Shaun.P

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Jul 14, 2003
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Thanks, I try to drive at 55mph as my manual says to keep the car between 2000 and 3000 revs for maximum efficiency, and at 60mph my car is on the 3000rev marker. However, sometimes I do 80-85 if I'm in a mad rush, and I think the car does guzzles through it at this speed.

Is this true:

Drive from A to B at 55mph will use less fuel than A to B at 70mph? Even though driving faster gets you there quicker?