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It totally depends on the driving conditions (clear road, around town, etc) and your driving style. My MPG ranges between 22 MPG (Johnny-Lead-Foot around town) and 50+ MPG (smooth-cruise at 60 MPH).
 

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average between 24 and 28mpg. driving very carefully, get about 34-36.
tried a wee experiment a while ago to see what it did when i booted it. faintly shocking that it was knocking back optimax at 9mpg!
that was pretty heavy footed stuff but even so! it's a 1.6litre hatch weighing just over a ton!
 

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average between 24 and 28mpg. driving very carefully, get about 34-36.
tried a wee experiment a while ago to see what it did when i booted it. faintly shocking that it was knocking back optimax at 9mpg!
that was pretty heavy footed stuff but even so! it's a 1.6litre hatch weighing just over a ton!
i use just normal shell unleaded and gettin 37.9 mpg thats driving the m69 and into leicester town centre everyday and back, i tried optimax for about a month and it was much lower than that dunno why, it must just burn faster.
 

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when i know i'm going to drive quickly i use esso super-unleaded or optimax. most of the time i use esso 95 unleaded (esso is closest to my house). doesn't seem to make a difference to consumption which fuel i use, just my style of driving.

9 mpg was the lowest i've had. using 95octane, driving pretty hard i've had about 11 or 12 mpg but didn't meaure accurately enough to say definitively.
 

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Hi

We are getting between 40 to 42 mpg (calculated) at present on a mixture of town, motorway and fast A roads. Only done 1600 miles at present (05 model) so haven't fully explored the full rev range as yet.

This was the sort of Mpg we we expecting as we don't use the air con very much, only the sunroof and drive fairly sensibly and within sight of the speed limits!

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As the others say, completely depends on driving. I get about 30 around town, 40+ on the motorway if i stay at 70ish. Can get just about 400 miles on tank if i'm very gentle and stick to motorways!
My new one (2 weeks old) so far seems slightly more economical than my 2001 model - even though its still running in.
 

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36/37 mpg on average. It doesn't seem to make any difference if I use Optimax or not, in fact I'm thinking of kicking it into touch as it seems to make no difference to performance either - and I like to boot it about. Usually I get about 330 miles before the red light comes on. God knows how hard you must have been screwing it to get only 9mpg!!
 

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OBC reckons I was getting around 48MPG at the weekend - have just finished 'running in' and was following other half in a classic Austin Healey Sprite on the way home from a road rally - so I was doing about 45 - 50 MPH for ages!!!!! MPG has dropped to mid-30's since getting back up to speed tho!!!
 

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Prowse said:
It totally depends on the driving conditions (clear road, around town, etc) and your driving style. My MPG ranges between 22 MPG (Johnny-Lead-Foot around town) and 50+ MPG (smooth-cruise at 60 MPH).
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Spot on, Prowse. It depends on a lot of driving conditions. 50 mpg is excellent, even if it's an Imperial gallon, compared to the U.S. gallon. My best mileage was at 38+ mpg driving on highway on 5th gear at a speed range of 65-70 mph. I can get almost 400 miles on my MC with one or more gallons on reserve.

Whenever the red fuel icon lights up (indicating that you have about 2 gallons in reserve), I try not to drive more than 30 additional miles to the next gas station.
 

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400 miles to a tank ?

I drive a ONE, but that shouldn't make that much difference eh ? :confused:

I thought that I was doing quite well with fuel consumption, especially since I just had my most miles to the tank over last weekend when I went down to Olympia for the ski show.

Usually I get 330 miles to a tank of mixed driving, but at the weekend with lots of motorway work ( 70 - 75 mph) got almost 355. So to get 400 miles is << WOW !! >> :D

Presumably MO & MC have the same tank size ?

Picking up on the Optimax / Ultimate mentioned .... on my previous car it did seem to make a difference to performance and slightly better mpg, but nothing earth shattering. I have tried both on my ONE and can find no change whatsoever. I use Tesco, since I am lead to believe that it comes from the same place as branded petrols ( I work in transport ) and so can't be that different from their own brands selling for more ?
 

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I average around 33 MPG when driving to and from work which involves about 20 minutes of queing in traffic for the last few miles of my 13 mile journey. On a long journey on A roads the most I've seen is 37 MPG, however I do like to use the performance a bit using the revs to accellerate. On the motorway I tend to get around 32 to the gallon, but I do tend to cruise at around 85 - 90mph( thats unless you are a policeman reading this in whoch case I never ever exceed 70MPH officer, honest ;) )
 
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