Originally Posted by Mollers
Many members of the D3 forum claim better figures than I. Not sure how.
Make the kids walk to school, avoid rush hour, stick to the speed limit (100 or 110 kph here)
, and do the shopping in the Astra!
On diesel, I'm getting about 9l/100km (31mpg) in mixed use - with a bias towards longer drives. Have been as low as 8.3 (34 mpg) on one long trip, 26 mpg around town.
The new 3.0 l D4 is supposed to have better fuel consumption, but the dealer told me that a lot of that is in not planting your foot to overcome the turbo lag of the D3.