In France I only got 42, maybe I was going faster perhaps 80 but it was all the hills that cost me. Last 6 hours now in the night and forgot fuel consumption just wanted to get home, so thrashed it a bit but still returned 44 for the trip home. If I had slowed a bit I would have again done 50 plus
I have now in six months done 8,000 miles with no probs the car behaved impeccable. OK the sat nav played up one day, the arrow stayed in Calais all day but that has righted itself. Only complaint really is the paintwork is a bit thin, and I get a load of stone chips, my other car now 100,00 klm same journey 4 times no chips. A Fiat Doblo built like a brick.
People knock the car but I find it to be comfortable, 18 hours of none stop driving and no backache at all, to anybody contemplating one I say go ahead you could do worse.
Sorry about the probs speedy is having, lucky he has a good dealer, must go there for my sevice now due.