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post #1 of 14 Old 11-08-2008, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hi fellow owners.

Had the Cmax 7 weeks now and am not happy with MPG. This thing drinks more than my
subaru did! I do 400+ miles a week and get the following result.


2008 1.6 C-max zetec : 33 mph
1998 2.0 subaru legacy non-turbo : 40 mpg

Do all C-max's drink this much ???
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post #2 of 14 Old 11-08-2008, 04:27 PM
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hi mate , had my 1600 for nearly 3 months now , 08 vehicle and struggle to get 33 mpg , averaging 31 - 32 mega ing thirsty !!!! not impressed a tell ya .
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post #3 of 14 Old 11-08-2008, 04:56 PM
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I presume you mean petro; as opposed to diesel/




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post #4 of 14 Old 11-08-2008, 09:34 PM
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yep , petroL
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post #5 of 14 Old 11-09-2008, 07:32 AM
 
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I've a C-Max 1.8 which I regularly get 40mpg when I'm driving, but when my wife drives it she gets 32-33, which I'm continually picking her out on 'cause of the way she drives. Maybe you need to modify your driving style a bit too ....
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I've a C-Max 1.8 which I regularly get 40mpg when I'm driving, but when my wife drives it she gets 32-33, which I'm continually picking her out on 'cause of the way she drives. Maybe you need to modify your driving style a bit too ....

did advanced driving in forces so know how to drive for max mpg.
but this doesn't work in tha C-max
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post #7 of 14 Old 11-09-2008, 09:52 AM
 
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At a mere 66kW and 150Nm torque for the 1.6 as opposed to 92kW and 165Nm for the 1.8, I don't consider that the 1.6 has enough grunt to pull the heavy C-Max's body around, and probably also goes a long way to explaining why the 1.8 petrolhas much better fuel economy than the 1.6.
I did however have a 1.6 petrol C-Max as a rental car a couple of months back, and between Chippenham & Bristol airport and back I averaged just under 40mpg, butthat was also at 6am outbound and 11pm return, so didn't have to contend with normal town traffic.
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post #8 of 14 Old 11-09-2008, 08:21 PM
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nope , 1600 has sufficient power for me , just lousy mpg AND i drive considerately too , in fact drive steady just to try and improve mpg . She can shift when she wants to , just shocking mpg.
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oh i rich bee, av been driving for 23 yrs now , so av got a little knowledge of economical and driving hard scenarios ...... just a little mind
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post #10 of 14 Old 11-10-2008, 11:20 AM
 
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Hi patriot, I have a 1.6lx ('06) I get roughly anywhere from 35 to 40 mpg out of it, I would say that i will drive eco sometimes, but not always, sometimes AC ison too etc.obv alot of my driving is motorway.
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