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£40 quid full tank and i get 330 miles ? 1.2 ibiza

Discussion in 'Ibiza Mk4 (2002-2008)' started by Dillan G, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. Dillan G

    Dillan G Active Member

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    Hi people just wanted to see how many miles i could get on my seat ibiza 1.2,
    A full tank cost me 40 pounds and ding mototrway driving as well as city driving and i have done 330 miles and the red light is on is that good ?

    How many miles do you think i can get when the red light shows, as it always comes on at a 1/4 of a tank :s

    Thanx
     
  2. stezo2k

    stezo2k Anjuna Monkey

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    yeah 330 miles is pretty decent for the 1.2, i used to average 300 but now i average 350 since servicing. i have seen somebody get 400 out of the 1.2, not sure how though :)
     
  3. Nath_123ni

    Nath_123ni Cruising is not a crime!

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    I put £20 in my 1.2 and id get about 110 miles before light comes on
     
  4. Alex 17

    Alex 17 No Smoke No Poke

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    I get about 550 out of a 54 poud tank of fuel in the leon , not sure how good that is but im not light footed :)
     
  5. Dillan G

    Dillan G Active Member

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    Yeah i think when i service mine i can get more miles mabey .. but im happy with that :)

    Alex17 your leon is so nice .. please dont tell me thats your first car ... if it is its very nice i want one of them next
     
  6. andycupra

    andycupra status subject to change

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    why not talk in litres rather than money then we can have a more realistic view of what you are using / mpg..

    lets assume you are paying 106.9 per litre..
    thats 37.418 litres
    and 8.232 gallons.

    so 330 miles for £40 of fuel gives you 40.09 mpg. which is pretty good. not fantastic, you could certainly get more, but we dont really know what sort of driving you do, town driving kills mpg.
     
  7. Armitageshanks

    Armitageshanks Active Member

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    yep lets talk in litres! i always put 40 litres of deisel in my pd100 and run it 10 miles or so in the red zone and get around 370-380 miles of london stop/ start driving. I put an uncomfortable 36 psi in my low profile tyres to milk the economy as much as possible tho.
     
  8. s1l3nc3r

    s1l3nc3r ASBO car.

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    I had a 1.2 before and got around the 300 mark on a tank so sounds about right..
     
  9. CUPRACAR

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    If I realy try hard I can get my LCR down to 8 mpg I love it
     
  10. tooly1

    tooly1 1.2 power !

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    id be pretty happy with any where between 300- 350 mpg these cars seem more appealing and £40 to fill the tank cant be moaned at ! and alex 17's leon is actually stunning!
     
  11. MadFaz

    MadFaz New(ish)bee

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    i think a lot of people would be happy with 300 MPG :lol:
     
  12. kidinspace

    kidinspace Service Desk Specialist

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    I usually get about the 400 mark to a tank with my 1.2, filled up today and it wasn't even empty and I'd done 412... I usually run for about a day after the light and the BEEEEP [:@] comes on...

    Click my sig for the numbers...

    .G.
     
  13. Breezapom

    Breezapom mk4 ibiza fr 20vt

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    im lucky if i get 250 miles out of a tank knew i should of kept my 1.4 :)
     
  14. rocky2008

    rocky2008 Buy Cheap Buy Twice!

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    from reading that i assume you know a formula for working out how many MPG your car gets, i want to work out how many miles per gallon i am getting but dont know a forumula, could you tell me it please :) cheers.
     
  15. andycupra

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    no problem.

    This is what you do.
    Firstly you need to fill the tank and reset the trip to record miles covered while you use this tankful.
    Then simply use the car until you need to fill the tank again. Fill it up to the same point as before, (ie full).
    Note the litres used to fill the tank and miles covered.

    Then you can work out the mpg.

    Many people use 4.5 litres = 1 gallon. But i use 5 litres = 1.1 gallons as this is slightly more accurate and im my head its easier to work out the gallons.

    lets use an example of 300 miles covered and 40 litres used:

    Take the number of litres used to fill the tank, divide it by 5 and multiply by 1.1 to convert litres into gallons.
    Eg 40 divided by 5 is 8. Multiplied by 1.1 is 8.8 gallons.

    Then simply take the miles covered and divide by the number of gallons.
    Eg 300 miles covered, divided by 8.8 gallons is 34.1 mpg. (to 1dp)

    or in short:
    (40/5)*1.1=8.8
    300/8.8 = 34.091 (or 34.1) :)


    the alternative is:
    40/4.5= 8.889
    300/8.889 = 33.750 you can see this gives a slightly different amount as the litres to gallon conversion is not as accurate. (but shorter).
     
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  16. rocky2008

    rocky2008 Buy Cheap Buy Twice!

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    spot on mate! thanks alot, im not the best at maths but you explained that superbly! :D
     
  17. Alex 17

    Alex 17 No Smoke No Poke

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    My 1.2 managed about 350 on a tank ,
    And thanks for the kind comments , Nope the leon was not my first car had a mk4 seat ibiza first , Click the link in my signature for my readers ride thread :)
     
  18. Bigjohn84

    Bigjohn84 Intagram / johnyoung84

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    I've just filled my tank up in my Cupra 1.8 20VT and my digital gauge says 330miles how is that?
     
  19. britishsligean

    britishsligean Active Member

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    My 1.2 52 gets me roughly over 100 miles on 1/4 of a tank so I get about 300 miles before the light comes on, but I feel the tank sensor is off as it comes on when I hit 1/4 tank
     
  20. DavieTDI

    DavieTDI Brain dead

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    I put 1p into my tank and drove to Jupiter and back. I just love some of the figures that get claimed on here.
     

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