I was paranoid about the fuel consumption of the Captiva for a month or so after I bought it, purely because the actual mpg was nowhere the published mpg. However, 5 months after purchase I've got used to it, the trip currently reads 27mpg and hasn't been reset for a couple of months, but most of the driving is urban.
My previous car was a 1.8 petrol Zafira and that averaged 29mpg over a 4 year period, so overall not much difference between the two. My biggest gripe isthat diesel has overtaken petrol in price in the last year or so, and so I am probably spending around £20 more a month on fuel.
Anyway all i'm saying is you get used to the mpg, it does what it does, you fill up, and then it does was it does again.
Hi Newbie (lady). Expect Oldroverboy will get back to you - he's really good. From figures given you have put in 3.876 gallons and indicate the potential mileage as 122. 122 divide by 3.876 = 31.48mpg. You dont indicate type of drive ie open road/motorway or town/general or mix of both. Maybe not so tearful afterall
This is where it gets complicated. Newbie, had you run out of fuel when you put in that amount? I don't know what engine it is and if petrol or diesel. if your credit card will stretch to it, fill it up till the pump clicks. note the mileage or set the trip odometerto zero. fill up after 200-250 miles and then come back with figures or google fuel consumption calculator. ARE YOU BLOND? this is essential information for the forum!
. How many of you fellas would know how many shirts you can steam iron from one fill-up? I bet the lady would know that. Each of us are skilled in different areas. Hope this lady, blonde or other wise is taking this in good heart
Well Well! swmbo uses henna, but she is from the middle east! as my duties include washing ironing, cleaning the bathroom and vacuuming, sadly not at the same time I need to relax by doing other things! I am (he says modestly) a pretty good cook and can multitask drinking wine at the same time. However, Newbie welcome , if somebody hasn't said it and if you think you are getting 29mpg be happy, but do the fill, zero fill bit. If you like the car it doesn't matter. Can you give some advice? HOW do I iron those oversized king sized egyptian cotton sheets?
Good to see Newbie from Surrey has taken this all in good cheer
. I think we have all had a chuckle over these posts. Oldroverboy, Bigiain I can join you in a 'silver' hair trifecta, what I've got left issilver also. Bigiain all I can say is you must have a small tank - on your iron that is - only six shirts per fill - very poor 'mileage' in my opinion! Oldoverboy fold them inhalf or quarters. Good thing with kingsize is they give plenty of oil rags whenthrown out.Gotta be practical.
Welcome miss/mrs/ms (delete as applicable) newbie.
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....right, where was I... yes.
if you are just driving around town with an auto diesel, then 29 mpg is good. You havent really given enough info to work out your MPG, as OldRoverboy says, you need to fill, drive log the miles driven and refill to see how much fuel you burnt to do those miles to get a consumption figure. You need to do this over and over to get a more accurate picture as your driving style will change each trip. One thing I would say though is to fill the car past the click, right up till you see the fuel in the pipe, and do that again. The reason for this is to overcome different pumps clicking at different times. Visually seeing the fuel is the only way to actually guarantee how much you put in and how much was used.
Right.. got to go now, the wife has just sat down without making me a cuppa.... women these days
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