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post #31 of 33 (permalink) Old Apr 7th, 2009, 10:50 PM
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Have any of you driven the car over a tank to see what mpg you get if you cruise / drive the car extremely gently?

I have a Cooper S and managed to average 50mpg (measured at the pump) once getting over 560 miles from one tank (50 litre tank) - literally driving at 50mph everywhere using cruise control.

I reckon it's possible to get over 80mpg from the Dooper using the same driving technique - has anyone achieved it?


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70MPG? I wish!

Picked up my 57 Dooper a couple of weeks ago and even though I'm driving at no more than 60 and most of my driving is motorway I can still only get 63 mpg on a full tank.

Would the 17" alloys be a factor??

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Would the 17" alloys be a factor??
yes. Should'nt make huge i difference though. Rough rule of thumb 1 mpg per extra inch.

I'm only getting 56 long term in mine with 17" flames
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