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I have actually managed 41.2mpg this week so have achieved the figure I was hoping for. I have driven more sedately and done some motorway journeys at 60-65 Max to get over 40 though.

My previous calculations were also out slightly as I was working the gallons out wrong. So I estimate I have done 37mpg 39mpg and now 41mpg in mine since I have had it.

I still don't think that's bad for the engine considering it's not that powerful.
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I did 215 miles on roughly half a tank so over 400 miles should be achievable. It put in around 27 litres from memory.
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I'm only on my second tankful, so I haven't got a conclusive figure yet. I did around 38mpg on the first and am at about the same at the moment on the second tankful. It's around 4-5mpg less than I was expecting on the type of journeys I do. I have no idea if it will improve slightly as the engine 'frees up'. I certainly hope so. That - and being a little noisier than I expected - are the only two disappointments in an otherwise great little car
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I have to say the car seems more economical on shorter journeys than it is on longer journeys.
As I said I managed 41.2 last week with normal running to and from work with some steady motorway driving on the way home. Yet a run down the motorway yesterday a round trip of 140 miles at a steady 60-65 95% of the way I still only achieved 42.4 so a very small increase over a longer distance at steady speed.
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