Yes! That "Trip Computer" or pet "toad", is more of a "confuser" right enough! By my own reckoning things are as follows:
- The Tank holds 53 litres. Fact!
- From my "sums" I get 46 MPG (Usually) which is 10.1+ miles/litre.
- My range, in that case is 530 miles (500 Safely)
Why then does the "toad" keep telling me my maximum range until I refill is 460 miles, just after I have filled up?
Why, also, does it try to convince me that I'm about to run out when I know I won't, Gauge on the stop, Low fuel light on etc and if I then go to fill up the most I have EVER managed to get in (with a struggle) is 48 litres, usually about 42! It is a BIG disappointment to me that the tank is so small. My previous car, a Picasso, held 60 litres and the Xantia before that held 65. Driven carefully I reckoned I could get from Aberdeen to South Yorks AND BACK (720 miles) without a refill (theoretically!) as that car would better 55 on that run! Hopefully the CMax will too!
I have discovered that it is less of a liar if it is reset after every fill, putting in a £10 "squirt" seems to confuse the poor thing even more, probably because it's not actually enough to register!
Actually wish I had an Auto right now as I've just had my left hip replaced 2 weeks ago and have another 3 to 4 to go before I'll be allowed to drive again. If I'd had an auto the surgeon said it would have been less, so they've actually got their place! To be fair, the modern ones aren't nearly so bad in the fuel stakes as the old "slush" boxes used to be, and some are actually quite pleasant and sporty. I was most impressed with my mates Audi A3 TDi with the DGS 'box fitted. I hear Fords "Powershift" is claimed to be almost as good.