Topic: Fuel Economy  (Read 6365 times)

Offline 6pac #15 on: March 14, 2012, 09:17:25 am

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I use normal Tesco unleaded, a full tank costs around £50. (14/03/12)
The cars a 1996 1.5 ST with 77,000 on the clock.
I use the car mainly for short trips (Cold engine so the chokes on most of the time, especially over the winter) For the £50 i get about 300 miles so that works out around 35mpg.
Theres a great free app for the iPhone if your interested, its called MPG Calculator.
Just put in the amount of miles you've covered & the amount of fuel used & it does all the maths for you.  8)
« Last Edit: March 14, 2012, 09:32:30 am by 6pac »

Offline Faieza #16 on: March 15, 2012, 09:26:27 pm

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I use morrisons or asda


not sure last time i filled the beast up, poor student :(

Offline 5ecolin #17 on: August 03, 2012, 05:58:42 pm

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i used to get 330 miles out off my tank  (40 liters)in my starlet gt  and cant reach that in my cynos atall  (5efhe,acis) there thursty cars in my opinion

Offline mcapachey #18 on: August 16, 2012, 12:58:54 am

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10 MPG from a Paseo ?.....man, that is seriously uneconomical....I use to live in the US and 10 MPG is reserved for big old Caddilacs . I remember when I had a 83 Toyota tercel SR5. I think this had a 1.4 4E engine. I also believe the earlier Paseo uses this engine too. I use to drive from Ft Lauderdale in Florida to Union in New Jersey, which is probably about 1,100 miles. That use to cost me 4 full tanks and only $40.00

I would imagine a Paseo to be giving about 35 to 45 MPG, depending on how nicely, how light your occupants breakfast was and how pumped up the tyres are, as well as how much slick 50 you have bribed the engine with 

Offline 5ecolin #19 on: September 04, 2012, 11:10:59 am

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10 MPG from a Paseo ?.....man, that is seriously uneconomical....I use to live in the US and 10 MPG is reserved for big old Caddilacs . I remember when I had a 83 Toyota tercel SR5. I think this had a 1.4 4E engine. I also believe the earlier Paseo uses this engine too. I use to drive from Ft Lauderdale in Florida to Union in New Jersey, which is probably about 1,100 miles. That use to cost me 4 full tanks and only $40.00

I would imagine a Paseo to be giving about 35 to 45 MPG, depending on how nicely, how light your occupants breakfast was and how pumped up the tyres are, as well as how much slick 50 you have bribed the engine with

dam man the feul is cheap over there ha ha   ,the 4e is a 1300cc engine         
ur car woz a thursty yoke aswell  that comes to  11km/6.9mile a liter of feul   

kitjs kitjs #20 on: October 06, 2012, 12:56:26 pm

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My Paseo has done 96,000 miles and returns 44-46 MPG, when I first had the car at 50,000 I managed to get 51 MPG from it.  I always use premium fuel as I find it gives better MPG making it worth the extra cost. 

Offline Galliano #21 on: October 07, 2012, 09:50:14 am

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Maybe a change of the fuel filter would up the mpg?

kitjs kitjs #22 on: October 07, 2012, 10:59:51 am

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I did put on a new fuel filter last year (hell of a job getting the old one off!), didn't really make any difference.

Offline 6pac #23 on: February 15, 2019, 11:56:02 pm

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Wow, wasn't petrol expensive in 2012 😲. I've still got my password in 2019 and it's still going strong. I'll test my mpg next time I fill up and update you soon. (The car has just under 100000 miles on it at the mo as opposed to 77000 in 2012)

Offline Galliano #24 on: February 16, 2019, 12:28:01 am

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Wow, wasn't petrol expensive in 2012 😲. I've still got my password in 2019 and it's still going strong. I'll test my mpg next time I fill up and update you soon. (The car has just under 100000 miles on it at the mo as opposed to 77000 in 2012)

Welcome back 6pac. I've calculated mine in my daily (now at 217000) and I'm usually in late 40a. Most I've managed is 49.9, probably shouldn't have done two clicks at the pump! So annoyed I didn't crack 50. Probably my driving style but that 49 was a mix of country, motorway and town miles.

Offline 6pac #25 on: February 16, 2019, 12:52:09 am

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217000😲. Jeez. That means I'll still be driving my paseo  in the next millennium. 👍😎
My Mrs has a 1999 starlet sr with 140000 on it and I thought that was doing well. 😳.

Offline Galliano #26 on: February 16, 2019, 11:25:02 am

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Don't get me wrong, she's showing signs of pain now. Particularly gearbox but she's recently been laid up for a few months on a farm which probably didn't do her any good.

CLDJ has kept hers in daily use since she bought it 20 years ago... 208000 and I drove it the other day, runs like a dream.

Offline RenatoSal #27 on: March 02, 2019, 01:21:41 pm

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He must have taken good care of her if she runs great after 200k+. That's fantastic.

Offline 6pac #28 on: May 02, 2019, 09:23:26 pm

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Iíve tested my mpg again and Iím still getting 300 miles to a tank (around 35mpg) thatís driving around town on short journeys.  8)  I was getting around 250 miles a tank before I had the thermostat replaced last month.  ???

Offline 6pac #29 on: May 02, 2019, 09:40:24 pm

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The car today