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post #16 of 22 (permalink) Old Mar 7th, 2012, 07:02 AM
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You guys must have a heavier foot than me,

In my MCS i average between 27 & 30mpg round town stop, start driving, I recently had a 70 mile trip on the motorway and averaged 47 at a steady 70 in 6th gear, I was delighted.

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My car is a 2003 model with 80,000 miles on it. I took a road trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles on interstate 5, averaging about 75-80mph and only got 24mpg going both ways. I was quite shocked, I expected about 30mpg.
Above 70 mph, I would not expect to get 30 mpg.

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No I have no checked to see if my is "throwing" codes. Not exactly sure what that is. Can you explain please?
If there is a problem (like a vacuum leak) a code will be recorded in the ECU. These codes can be retrieved with a reader like a Scangauge and used to diagnose the problem.

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Is that MPG in US? I don't have a heavy foot at all. I hardly raise my rpms over 3000. Cruising at 70mph in 6th gear still gives me in the neighborhood of 25mpg :-(
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Is that MPG in US?
Yes ... see my previous post for mpg reported by one US driver ...

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How do I know whether my car will be displaying in UK mpg or US mpg as I'm in Russia where the standard measure is km/l? I assume it will be UK as I think the car was built there, but is there any way to check? Averaging about 20mpg city driving (MCS R56).
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Averaging about 20mpg city driving (MCS R56).
That sounds really low, isnt the R56 turbo charged which means it should be more economical than the R53.
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Don't know. I'm using unleaded 98 and sport mode, automatic/tiptronic and as i'm still in the break-in period (up to 2,000km) i'm not revving above 4,000rpm.
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