So at 12ish last night I was bored, what should I do? I know ill have a steady trip to scarborough and back.
The gauge was just on red so I put £20 in her, reset mpg counter and set off, I did something really odd and kept to the speed limit all the way (maybe 80mph for a few mins).
It was really great, no traffic, no stress and just cruising.
Got to Scarborough after not seeing one car on the way, keeping to the speed limit and doing superb gearchanges (so odd for me lol)
Any way I parked up on the spa car park 60 odd miles from home and checked figured on my dis and this is what I saw - Range (it was at 160 when I set off)
Now the big one avrage MPG:
Wow, now I know some of you will say yeah it's telling lies BUT look at the fuel gauge that was just touching (below) the halfway mark when I left and in the pic it only had moved a couple of mm, the fuel gauge is independant of the MPG calculator so no lies
I have a boost leak too but as I wasnt flooring it, it diddnt obviousley cause an issue.
41.3 MPG is one of the best figures i have seen on an A3 1.8t for a genuine run, ok no traffic and keeping to speed limit but it shows what's acheivable.
On the way back however I cained it lol, ended up getting home with petrol light on and 15 miles on the range lol
Not bad for a 12 yr old car I think!