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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!)
2.0L TDCI
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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!


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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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Yep big positive:

Front wheels steer
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Yep big positive:

Front wheels steer
Rear wheels drive
RWD?

I thought they were FWD?
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I'm just about to swap from a Hyundai i10 1.2 auto to a Kia Rio 1.1 CRDi on the basis of improved fuel efficiency alone.
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I'm just about to swap from a Hyundai i10 1.2 auto to a Kia Rio 1.1 CRDi on the basis of improved fuel efficiency alone.
Sad day for me tomorrow.

I'm trading in my Audi A4 1.8T for a bloody Clio.

I waited a year to find the Audi, right colour, right engine/gearbox combo, fully heated leather, BOSE system etc.

Daughter is 17, need to get something that we can insure.
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Sad day for me tomorrow. I'm trading in my Audi A4 1.8T for a bloody Clio. I waited a year to find the Audi, right colour, right engine/gearbox combo, fully heated leather, BOSE system etc. Daughter is 17, need to get something that we can insure.
I wouldn't bother my lad Jonny is driving an old clio 1700 to insure 3 rd party
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I wouldn't bother my lad Jonny is driving an old clio 1700 to insure 3 rd party
Managed to get fully comp for me, mrs and two daughters who are 17 and 19 for 882.

The car is a 2010 Clio 1.2 TCE.

Protected NCD too.
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Managed to get fully comp for me, mrs and two daughters who are 17 and 19 for 882. The car is a 2010 Clio 1.2 TCE. Protected NCD too.
Have they passed there test his went up from 700 with 2 named drivers after he passed his test
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Have they passed there test his went up from 700 with 2 named drivers after he passed his test
The eldest has been driving 2 yrs, youngest still learning.
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Sad day for me tomorrow. I'm trading in my Audi A4 1.8T for a bloody Clio. I waited a year to find the Audi, right colour, right engine/gearbox combo, fully heated leather, BOSE system etc. Daughter is 17, need to get something that we can insure.
Answer's a bus/boyfriend/taxi.
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Answer's a bus/boyfriend/taxi.
Reckon buses will be a bit thin on the ground in Alan's neck of the woods
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Reckon buses will be a bit thin on the ground in Alan's neck of the woods
More like dads taxi
Nae busses or taxis, we have a train station a mile away though, two trains a day!
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