What’s the worst mpg

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  • #173196 Reply
    ajn

    Do we have a quick view list of the worst fuel guzzlers on the scheme …

     

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  • #173329 Reply
    ajn

    Totally understand your choice Glos Guy..

    Ive had lots of the Ford escort, type stuff as a lad, then spent 35 yrs only owning 2 Volvo s40’s, newest was a 2005..

    However motability scheme option entered our lives and just decided the new xc40 mild hybrid would be for us, however it’s worse on fuel than our old Volvos maintained by myself, even on average of 180,000 miles each..

    On the plus side Mrs ajn really enjoys the freedom of driving again, which I enjoy not having too, just wish it wasn’t so fuel thirsty..

    #173337 Reply
    DumfriesDik
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    Morning DumfriesDik, that’s better than the 70 plate xc40 b4 mild hybrid 2 ltr auto petrol we’re driving..(description explains all). Are you using any special driving mode.. i.e we tend to use theECO mode…out of a list of …..ECO, Comfort, Dynamic (sport), Off Road rarely..

    Good morning @ajn.

    I have a choice of two drive modes on the CX5, normal and sport. Or loud and louder, hard to tell the difference if I’m honest. It’s also a 2ltr petrol auto. Very smooth and comfortable. Whoever gets to buy it has a great car.

    AP was £1200 three years ago!!

     

     

    Mazda CX5 is my DD
    VW ID3 Max on order 5 Nov 21

    #173343 Reply
    ajn

    Love the loud & louder description, with eco mode on the mild hybrid gimmick shows up thishowever it must be selected on every restart, so obviously only me doing it, Mrs ajn  just jumps in and off she goes, if I try swapping it I get a slap on the hand with a cheeky grin 😏😄

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    DumfriesDik
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    if I try swapping it I get a slap on the hand with a cheeky grin 😏😄

    Sounds familiar to me!

    Mazda CX5 is my DD
    VW ID3 Max on order 5 Nov 21

    #173354 Reply
    Paul

    My 2 litre auto petrol 2wd x1 has averaged 32mpg over 27k of mixed driving in just over 3 years which I don’t think is very good, I never reset the clock from pickup and I drive normally not fast or ragging it.  I’m expecting my 1.5 diesel auto focus estate to be better 🙏

    #173355 Reply
    Paul

    And that’s 95% comfort mode btw

    #173360 Reply
    ajn

    Just out of interest, and if anyone with more knowledge than me, what is an average mpg for this type of car auto petrol SUV 2 ltr 2020 type..

    Would say 38 mpg be good..

    #173391 Reply
    Mm5

    My new tarraco with now 2800 on the clock has averaged 23.5 mpg or so. I actually want to get rid of it. But there is no current alternative for me.

    #173413 Reply
    ajn

    Mm5 😳, I feel like almost apologising  myself, maybe contact the dealer and ask if that’s right..

    #173448 Reply
    Mm5

    ajn, honestly, I can’t be bothered. I know what they will say or try and do but in the end it will just be wasting my time. Just hoping that a good range eV comes on with 7 seats.

    #173453 Reply
    ajn

    I’m just think maybe a software update or check over just make sure its running correctly Mm5..

    However I understand the feeling of simply can’t be bothered as really in this day and age cars should be running so much better than some are, ours for instance 🤨..

    As for EV’s and 7 seaters I have no info unfortunately.

    #173466 Reply
    Andy Wood

    BMW X1 xdrive 2.0 petrol, only done 300 miles in it so far and averaged 36mpg with the heating on high most of the time, sure it will get better as it runs in, first petrol car I have had in 12 years, but only got a best of 43mpg in the pug 3008 1.5 diesel which has just gone back, and adding in the cheaper petrol cost and not having to buy ad blue every month may not end up being that much worse on running costs

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    Glos Guy
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    BMW X1 xdrive 2.0 petrol, only done 300 miles in it so far and averaged 36mpg with the heating on high most of the time, sure it will get better as it runs in, first petrol car I have had in 12 years, but only got a best of 43mpg in the pug 3008 1.5 diesel which has just gone back, and adding in the cheaper petrol cost and not having to buy ad blue every month may not end up being that much worse on running costs

    It will be better in the summer Andy. We have the 4WD version and were getting an average of 44mpg in the summer and it could get close to 50mpg on a long run. We are now getting around 40mpg during the cold months with the heater cranked up, heated seats on etc. I tend to drive it in Eco Pro mode as it’s never lacking for power when you need it, unlike our 190PS diesel Tiguan which you had to flick into Sport mode to overtake without lag. It’s a bit late now, but if your Peugeot was a Motability car they will pay for the AdBlue. I don’t miss having to use that either!

    #173486 Reply
    ajn

    Sounds like a wise choice there chaps 👍

    #173497 Reply
    Glos Guy
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    Sounds like a wise choice there chaps 👍

    Probably like you, we don’t choose cars based on running costs ajn. If we did, we’d have an EV. Desirability, quality, fun, equipment and suitability for our needs all rank way higher. If we get all that and it happens to be economical as well then that’s a bonus, but we’d never chose a car primarily because it was cheap to run. Life is too short, but I guess that we are fortunate that we can make that choice. If everyone in the world made cheap running costs their prime motivation when choosing a car then all the luxury car manufacturers would go out of business!

     

    #173723 Reply
    ajn

    Thanks for the reply @Glos Guy, you make very valid points there..

    The plug in wired car thing might still be slightly away from my interest still..

    I’m going to settle down and do the above mentioned enjoy my time as I always have..

    I mean I couldn’t handle the lawn mower, strimmer, chainsaw,blower  cable in my way every time I moved (over the years), that’s why petrol power have always been used..😉

    Lots of time yet before anything changes..

    #173732 Reply
    ajn


    SORTED 😄

    #173744 Reply
    Vinnie
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    Have an xc40 t3 inscription pro, averaging around 36 mpg at the moment (winter and short trips) in summer was averaging 39, but hubby always drives in comfort. Also started using ultimate fuel as getting better mileage. Seat Leon we had before averaged around 45 mpg, so not a big drop!

    #173762 Reply
    ajn

    That seems reasonable Vinnie, guess it don’t help I haven’t drove it much, so mainly just Mrs ajn in comfort mode, she’s just jump in and go, as I was..

    I think this forum is turning me into a gauge gawker 😄

    #173774 Reply
    Harb
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    I’m sure a MG HS owner will be along shortly to make you feel a lot better.

     
    <p style=”text-align: left;”>Hah they do seem to get mixed results! I’m in an HS group though and ignoring the PHEV most people seem to get around the 40-45 mark which isn’t too bad.</p>
    There’s always the guys flooring it and wondering why they only get 25 though

    #173785 Reply
    Paul Statter

    2017 kuga 1.5 awd auto 24.6mpg.

     

    #173788 Reply
    Noel
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    MINI Countryman Cooper S Auto 2.0 petrol 2wd, if I drive it sensible 45-48mpg, if I drive it like I stole it in Sport mode 33-35mpg. Worth every drop of fuel to have fun….

    #173791 Reply
    ajn

    That’s impressive  Noel, have the fun drive safe 👍

    #173794 Reply
    sif

    My wife wouldn’t have an X1, she thought it was for people who could not afford a proper BMW, and if money is no object, why are you on the scheme? There are far better cars out there than an X1 or a lower spec Volvo. Could the rich guys tell us why, if money is no object…as they keep repeating…they are even on the scheme in the first place. Lets face it, there are more suitable cars for disabled people in every single group, if you are prepared to buy privately. I would be running something like a Range Rover SV Autobiography Ultimate. So cut the bull and the mutual love in, admit money and costs plays a part in car choice. Instead of coming on all Richie Rich to impress the peasants who have to make hard choices.

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    crippleddad
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    My Volvo xc40 t4 is 29.1mpg on eco. Absolutely criminal sales people sold me a lie.

     

     

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