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    The Missus and her fuel economy

    Thought i had to tell you this, the car is a 2010 1.4T Sline 3 door and the missus has just returned from a near 20 mile shopping trip on A and B Roads and the DIS is reading 52.5 IMPG as an average !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How the hell she does this i do not know ???????????? The best i can get around A and B roads is 42/43 MPG.

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    1st 3rd 5th? How much does she weigh?

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    She says she's about 10 stone ?

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    mate she looks fit!
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    It's the way they drive, the missus can manage 35mpg from mine and I struggle to get 30mpg and for me to get 30mpg I need to drive like a granny!

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    Quote Originally Posted by paddy View Post
    She says she's about 10 stone ?

    lol!!!

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    I struggle to get 46mpg ! And that's B Roads and mostly motorway on a 42 mile journey to work.....
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    I got 42 mpg on my last tank in a 2.0T, managed 460 miles. It's all about taking it easy.

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    36 absolute tops but then you dont buy an S3 and worry about petrol......i am told
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    Hmm I just had a 1.2 Polo as a courtesy car and had to go to Birmingham airport at night.
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    My absolute max was 63.8 over a 58mile trip. Probably the most boring drive iv ever had though!

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    i get between 45-55mpg daily from my 1.6 fsi petrol granny driving ftw!! nowadays i just cruise around petrol is too expensive to put my foot down much lol
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    I could get 55mpg out of my 1.2 Clio if I was really careful: I tend to figure I'd rather drive a bit faster and enjoy my money, though.
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    My wife's the opposite; and somehow whilst she doesn't drive fast her MPG is woeful as her use of the throttle pedal is probably a bit digital. She used to moan at me about 26mpg; when she borrows it I've seen 23-24.

    If you want a wife with lower MPG figures maybe we could swap ;-)
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    I managed 69.9mpg driving from Herts to Kent on the M25. It was soooo dull. I just sat with the lorries as I wanted to be late for a meeting. I'll never do it again though as I almost slipped into a coma through boredom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FranA3 View Post
    i get between 45-55mpg daily from my 1.6 fsi petrol granny driving ftw!! nowadays i just cruise around petrol is too expensive to put my foot down much lol
    thats impressive i barely get 30-35mpg with my 1.6, but i cant drive like a granny at all, all on london roads with speed humps everywhere tho

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    I managed to travel almost 40 miles yesterday in the S3 and according to the trip and fuel guage used 5 miles worth of fuel?? I literally cruised in 3rd most of the time and didnt exceed 25mph just enjoyed cruising through the city, baring in mind it was 9 at night and the roads were dead, so I literally cruised everywhere, but was impressed to see how frugal the car was when I drove like it was 80.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minstadave View Post
    I got 42 mpg on my last tank in a 2.0T, managed 460 miles. It's all about taking it easy.
    Taking it easy... You must of been being towed to get that!!! I struggle to get 350 miles to a tank....
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