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worried about my mpg, around 32mpg!

Discussion in 'Ibiza Mk4' started by kanyewest, Nov 29, 2018.

  1. kanyewest

    kanyewest Senior Member

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    my car is a 1.4 petrol and the whole time ive owned it ive felt like im spending a bit too much on petrol, but i do enjoy driving so thought it was just because i was out a lot. i recorded the last few fuel ups and im getting around 32.5mpg from it and i dont exactly rag the car around that would justify such a thirsty engine. anything to look out for when the cars behaving like this or should i book it into a garage on my day off?

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    and just to add to this, when the needle got to half a tank, i hadnt even reached 150 miles.
     
  2. R3k1355

    R3k1355 Senior Member

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    Your location says USA, so are you talking USmpg or IMPmpg ???
     
  3. Legojon

    Legojon This is the last mod, I promise.
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    Also depends on what kind of driving you do. I do a lot of short journeys (cars throwing in extra fuel for the warmup) and sitting in traffic which kills my MPG. Cruising on the motorway would stretch it a lot further.
     
  4. Chino_UK

    Chino_UK Team Creatine

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    As above, is that around town or motorway mileage? Man I'd kill for 32mpg around town, I get sub-25mpg lol
     
  5. kanyewest

    kanyewest Senior Member

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    bit of both, its mostly around town but i do enough motorway miles for me to be concerned :cry:my engine is teeny, i was expecting around 36-38mpg
     
  6. Legojon

    Legojon This is the last mod, I promise.
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    As my cars been in the shop. I've spent the last 120 miles driving round in a Toyota Avensis 2018 1.6 diesel (with stop start). The trip computer says I averaged 42mpg.
     
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  7. Craigmbp

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    If you're driving 70-80mph it's probably about right bearing in mind it's an older car now. My 1.8 20vt FR does around 38-40 mpg if I'm cruising at 60mph, 70-80 mph it does around 30 mpg, if I start booting it, it can go down to 7-10 mpg if I give it some beans. Mine is a stage 2+ though
     
  8. Brimfull

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    25 around town and 35-37 on a run in my fr 2.0 tfsi
     
  9. kanyewest

    kanyewest Senior Member

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    idk why my location is on usa, im typing this from manchester
     
  10. Bedlam

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    Are you using a VPN connection to the Internet, to disguise your true location (I am in York not the Republic of Ireland using my VPN)
     
  11. kanyewest

    kanyewest Senior Member

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    i am not, its been like this for a while and its strange but im not fussed
     
  12. RUM4MO

    RUM4MO Senior Member

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    Ha Ha! A Polo forum I am on lists my "status" a "diamond bling bling" member because of the number of postings I've made, now I was not bothered at all by that as it is mainly a friendly forum, but a grumpy old new guy took offence to it and thought that I must be a proper S--t for giving myself that name - I had to enlighten him that he was completely wrong in as much as I did not give myself that name - it was given to me!

    Maybe you have been recognised as a Trumpite - I have a cousin in USA but they are definitely not Trump followers!
     
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  13. R3k1355

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    Might be worth getting fault codes read with VCDS, could be something like a Lambda playing up and causing over-fuelling.
     
  14. Legojon

    Legojon This is the last mod, I promise.
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    I think it also depends on what revs your car sits at on the motorway when cruising at 70. Mine's about 3-3.5k which is quite high, so effectively constantly on boost.
     

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