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Old 26 February 2014, 11:46   #1
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"Family car" fuel economy?

OK, planning on changing the car.

I am seeing lots (i.e significantly regularly such that the prices are low ompared to equivalents) of a few cars, and I'm curious about real world fuel consumption.... especially for people who do a lot of motorway driving.


So, the "common ones":

Mondeo
2.0L petrol Ecoboost (if only to confirm my suspicions!)
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(ideally estate versions, but the boot is cavernous enough to live with a hatch!)

Volvo V70. Petrol or Diesel. I keep seeing these ridiculously priced and wonder why. It;s either that if you;re going to buy one you'll buy it new or they drink like the proverbial fish!


Can anyone shed light?

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Old 26 February 2014, 12:15   #2
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The boss had a Volvo V70 2.0 turbo year 2000 (petrol) broke his heart with electronics problems. It had similar fuel consumpt to my old and still current merc 1999 E 200 automatic. circa 28-30 mpg maybe 31/32 on a good day with the wind behind you
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A pal of mine has a 2.0 L D passat reckons its great on fuel roughly 500 miles a tank full up 5 persons on board.
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I'd avoid ford. Just no durability. VW all the way. Passat estate 2.0tdi would do you well. 50mpg and plenty of pull even in the 140bhp version.
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This might be a useful resource (the Telegraph Motoring agony uncle's "Real MPG" database): Real MPGs | Honest John
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Agree with HP again!!! Aaaagh for very good real mpg vehicles Go German..
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Not sure why you have a downer on ford, I have a 09 Mondeo, 70 litre tank, and get 650 - 700 to the tank, which is 45 mpg approx
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Not sure why you have a downer on ford, I have a 09 Mondeo, 70 litre tank, and get 650 - 700 to the tank, which is 45 mpg approx
I thought the Mondeo was a good bus as well plenty of torque
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I thought the Mondeo was a good bus as well plenty of torque
Yep big positive:

Front wheels steer
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