Car: 2006 Suzuki Swift 1.3 AMT
Join Date: 10th February 2012
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What's up with 1.8 auto fuel economy?
Third test drive yesterday. Pram fits in boot (tilt the seat slightly, slide in pram and lock seat back in place) which is a demand. However, driving approximately 30 miles on main roads and a little on motorway I only averaged 41.5 mpg using the Eco button. Disappointed with that, I must say. EU mix for main road is 56.5 mpg, and was hoping to achieve 50.
Didn't use aircon. Engine only had 4K miles on it and 8-10 degrees celsius outside temperature.
So, I din't even match combined EU (44) on main road doing between 55 and 60 miles per hour.
The low revs on motorway was a plus though although this should have meant better mpg too.
EWind noise from left wing mirror and and when turning the wheel and low speed, I felt a bit of weird "resistance".
What did I do wrong with regards to mpg?