Hello everyone, I'm new to this forum so forgive me if this is not the correct place to post this thread.
I've just bought a 15 month old Astra (G) Convertible 1.8 16v and am not really that impressed with the MPG its returning. The car I had before it was a Renault 19 Convertible 1.8 8v and that seemed to do a lot more mileage between petrol stops!
Thing is I went for the 1.8 as I was after something economical to run but considering how guttless the cars is I may have been better off with the 2.2 litre.
Anyway, let me know if this makes sense, I filled her up to the brim, drove exactly 200 miles of mostly town use with short journeys etc where engine not really getting warm plus a bit of motorway with 45 mins of stationary waiting for accident to clear. Filled her back to the brim and she took exactly 30 litres of unleaded.
So 30 litres = 6.59 gallons
6.59 gallons divided by 200 miles = 0.03295
So that equates to 33mpg right??
This figure doesn't seem that far from what the book says for urban driving so maybe the car is ok.
What exactly is extra urban in the book anyway as that figure is higher??