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    zaffy mpg= crap

    hi chaps...a newbie here, i've owned my zaf for approx 14months now.
    prob is, im only getting around 21mpg around town.
    is this normal, or is there something wrong???
    thx

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    all dependant on the engine......

    what one do you have?


    I know the 1.8 is better than the 1,6 due to weight and gearing.
    why do today what you can...... I'll finish this later

    2958cc was 175BHP @ 4000rpm, 370Nm (273lb.ft.) @ 1900rpm NOW 230BHP/469Nm (344.9lb/ft)!! www.IUsedToOwnTwoAstras.com

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    doh!.....would help if i say more about my car.lol
    yes its a 1.8l 1999 model.

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    have you tried pushing one of these things? i sugest you do, it may give you some idea of how hard the engine has to work.

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    the 1.8 isnt that great, mine does 32mpg but i do have a run to work, the gearing is to high imho so could do with a 6th gear or the diesel box (but that wont fit).
    Cant Think of Anything Funny To Say

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    My brother had a 1.8 Design and it would not really break the 23mpg round town, my GSi averages about 28-30mpg with mixed 'normal driving', but then again the missus is not a lead foot!!

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    that is bad, i dont want to be greedy, i'd be happy to get say 26mpg around town.lol

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    My boss did have a 1.8 elegance driving on a mix of country roads and long A road runs, he said he was averaging around 30 mpg on the runs but only about 24-25mpg in general.Low gearing good for flexibility, crap for mpg and high speed cruising.

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    thats not that bad considerign the weight of the thing around town i get 23-26 out of my 1.8 coupe
    Gav Coup'e se2

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    hehehe...well its shocking for me m8.

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