Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: South Yorkshire
I've got a 1.8TDCi, with approx 13,000 miles on the clock. On a recent holiday in the UK I got on average between 55 and 60mpg on various different legs of the journey, and that was with air con on, the car heavily loaded, and driving mostly on motorways between 50 and 70mph. Travelling around local country lanes on holiday I got around 45mpg.
The best fuel economy I've ever got is on a 250 mile motorway journey, and that was 64.9. I was driving at mostly 60mph on that trip, and had fueled up on the motorway at the start, so the car was warmed up and had no slow roads or stop-start traffic to lower the average.
On my 35 mile journey mixed roads journey to work I get around 50mpg.
However, around town on short trips I'm lucky to get 30mpg. Normally it's around 25mpg. It's even worse when my wife drives the car, as it only gets driven on very short trips where it doesn't warm up.
I know the fuel economy readings on my car are within 1mpg accuracy because I worked it out manually once.