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can any body help me with an on going problem with my 1.8 petrol cmax which is still pinking after 2 visits to the main dealer. i need to know what people are getting mpg wise around town and on a motorway run. mine is managing about 27mpg around town driving softly and 41mpg on a run sticking to 70.

also mine seems to rev at 3200rpm in fifth at 70 on the m/way which seems to me very high as my old focus came in at 2600rpm in fifth at 70.

any answers would be appreciated as i am going back in on friday to have a discussion with the service manager

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I have a 2005 1.8 , i only drive on A and B roads to and from work and through 1 town i get a constant 34 mpg , on the motorway driving distance at around 70ish i can get about 44mpg . How many miles do you get on a tank full to empty i get consatantly 400. Dont know about the revs .
 

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If I remember correctly there was a discussion about this some while ago and yes the petrol engine / gearbox set up does give some concern about higher revs at motorway speeds
 

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Our 2004 1.8 Ghia Petrol is used mostly round town with the odd short distance high speed trip and regularly returns 34mpg
 

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The 1.8 petrol is notorious for low mpg.
The wife had a 1.8 Escort Estate Ghia& best she got was 30 round town,usually it was 25.
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