Poor mpg in our 1.6 tdi se Technology

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Maddu
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Re: Poor mpg in our 1.6 tdi se Technology

Post by Maddu » Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:56 pm

Bigjimnickers,
You seem to write exactly my problem. We drive weekly 600kms. 99% on Motorway. Seeing only about 39mpg. About 6-6.5lts/100km. Local short drives better not talk about it. We got it in May'18. Please reply if you manage to improve the situation

Thank,
Maddu


Lcchull
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Re: Poor mpg in our 1.6 tdi se Technology

Post by Lcchull » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:29 pm

I get 49,2 out of mine and that round town mileage had it 2 years 5000 on the clock no problem with. I’ve
1.6se technology ecomotive Samoa orange ( The Satsuma) on the road 16/12/16 ;)


Silvertouran
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Re: Poor mpg in our 1.6 tdi se Technology

Post by Silvertouran » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:09 pm

I have done 35,000 miles in 9 months and I regularly get 50-55 mpg on mix of motorway and country road driving.


boristhebold
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Re: Poor mpg in our 1.6 tdi se Technology

Post by boristhebold » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:00 am

I get 49,2 out of mine and that round town mileage had it 2 years 5000 on the clock no problem with. I’ve


Is there a zero missing from that 5000 figure...if so, ignore me. If not, why did you buy a diesel ?


Lcchull
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Re: Poor mpg in our 1.6 tdi se Technology

Post by Lcchull » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:23 am

Does it make any difference how many miles I do
I am more than happy to buy a diesel the economy of it proves it
1.6se technology ecomotive Samoa orange ( The Satsuma) on the road 16/12/16 ;)


boristhebold
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Re: Poor mpg in our 1.6 tdi se Technology

Post by boristhebold » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:50 am

If you're happy, that's all that matters.


Golfmk56
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Re: Poor mpg in our 1.6 tdi se Technology

Post by Golfmk56 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:19 am

Lcchull wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:23 am
Does it make any difference how many miles I do
I am more than happy to buy a diesel the economy of it proves it
It makes no difference whatsoever how many miles you do, rather what type of driving you do. I used to run diesel over low annual miles - not a problem for me because I only use my car for long journeys. The question is would I be cheaper hiring a car when I needed it rather than owning a car? Yes I would, but hiring is lot less convenient.

For what I thought were obvious reasons, I can no longer make the case for low mileage diesel being economical ( haven't been able to do it since my last diesel in 2011) therefore if you have the time, would be interesting to hear how you've managed it.

There are a few benefits to owning a modern diesel which I wouldn't question, but unless the vehicle is being used for huge annual mileages, wouldn't have thought ecomonics to be one of them.


Lcchull
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Re: Poor mpg in our 1.6 tdi se Technology

Post by Lcchull » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:16 pm

As far as I am concerned my car is there when I need it if I need it I can afford to buy a diesel for my convenience so no problem
1.6se technology ecomotive Samoa orange ( The Satsuma) on the road 16/12/16 ;)


boristhebold
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Re: Poor mpg in our 1.6 tdi se Technology

Post by boristhebold » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:34 pm

I think the point that is trying to be made is that it is widely recognised that running a diesel engined car for low annual mileages and very short journeys is a recipe for an expensive car ownership experience due to all the tech the cars now have. Fine 20 years ago but now, with dual mass flywheels, diesel particulate filters etc it is pretty much akin to the PPi fiasco...car dealers selling inappropriate vehicles to people. A diesel to do 2,500 miles a year is inappropriate...IMO.


Golfmk56
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Re: Poor mpg in our 1.6 tdi se Technology

Post by Golfmk56 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:11 pm

Lcchull wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:16 pm
As far as I am concerned my car is there when I need it if I need it I can afford to buy a diesel for my convenience so no problem
Fair enough, that clears it up. You bought a diesel not for economy as previously stated, but for other reasons.

Contrary to popular belief, there was a time (not so long ago) where you could buy a diesel and it would prove a better financial buy than it's petrol counterpart over low annual mileages, but a combination of dieselgate, modern emissions technology and the fact diesel now seems to be on average 8p per litre more expensive than petrol means you'd have to do a huge annual mileage before diesel become economically viable.


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