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    40mpg sound about right?

    very crude maths, but...

    does this sound right?

    today i travelled 250 miles on 3/4 of a tank,

    for (roughly) 3/4 of a tank it cost me £25

    ergo, 10 miles per £1

    at 87.9p per litre of fuel, i work it out at £3.99 somethin per gallon) (4.55 litres) meaning £4 = 40 miles

    40mpg over a 250mile average

    is my maths right?

    ofcourse it wasnt as rounded as that, but thats about as close as i can recall from the clocks.

    Sound right?

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    Sounds right to me. Thats about what I get (10 miles = £1) depending on petrol price of course.
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    ahh good good...

    when i was thinking about it in the car just, i thought i was being silly thinking a gallon was a litre, i thought holy poo, im only gettin 10mpg.

    worked it out when i got home and thought it was rather high... especially the amount ive been putting my foot down today...

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    Yeah. Is yours the mk3 engine MPI?

    I like it, 350-400miles to a tank. Lasts me a whole week.
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    nah, mines a 53plate mk4 mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by monolith
    today i travelled 250 miles on 3/4 of a tank,

    for (roughly) 3/4
    well 250 miles, using 3/4 of a tank (which is 37.5 litres roughly) according to THIS SITE is 30.3mpg

    best way to fill you car up and see how many miles you get until you near enough run out and do it over 48 or so litres imo.
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