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Dissapointing fuel consumption

I have now travelled 5000 miles in my 2.2 idtec es-t and am dissapointed with my fuel consumption.i am currently getting around 40 to the gallon around town,and the best i have managed is 64 on a 50 mile trip doing around 55 to 60mph.it would be nice to hear what other members are getting to compare?
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64 wow.more than double what I get

How much mpg does Honda say you should get then?
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What sort of driving is done "around town" - If it's anything like up here that would entail quite a bit of stopping and starting for lights, inonsistent speeds so a bit of gear changing and when your doing all that and lugging the car upto speed it's not going to be doing wonders for the consumption.

You'll never get great consumption around the doors unless you ride a bike.
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Averaged 53mpg ober 7000 miles, best being 68mpg over 120miles, but was at 2am and in no rush.

Never had as low as 40, even round town.
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Depends what you mean by 'around town'. If you mean a lot of stop/start and not driving long enough for the engine to warm up, then I wouldn't be surprised to get 40 MPG.
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Doesn't sound terrible. Maybe it's a bit lower than usual because of winter diesel, poor road conditions and warming up while you de-ice?
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I have now travelled 5000 miles in my 2.2 idtec es-t and am dissapointed with my fuel consumption.i am currently getting around 40 to the gallon around town,and the best i have managed is 64 on a 50 mile trip doing around 55 to 60mph.it would be nice to hear what other members are getting to compare?

When you get to 20000 miles you'll still be running it in. Dont panic your mpg will slowly increase over time. But you may have to wait a year or 2
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When you get to 20000 miles you'll still be running it in. Dont panic your mpg will slowly increase over time. But you may have to wait a year or 2
My motorway miles have dropped recently, my mpg used to be regular mid to high 50's. now I am doing much more shorter trips with stop start driving I struggle to get over 40 mpg.

I know that winter fuel, lower temperatures etc all come into play but the drop takes a bit of getting used to.
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My type s 1.8 is doing 28 mpg but I've got junk and the old springs in the boot!
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Dissapointing fuel consumption

I've had 49 mpg with the petrol 1.8 Si on a motorway cruise but in town with stop start it drops to 36mpg, lower on real short trips which stop the engine getting to operating temp. This is the real fuel eater, short trips and cold engines. Your engine isn't at temp nor your oil or cat. = Bad fuel returns. But with a tight engine it will be worse.


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Had the pleasure (!) of a work daytrip to Swansea with no pool car available, so thought I'd test the Civic 2.2 ES-T (still<5,000miles). Guildford to Swansea, via Bracknell so almost all M4, taking it easy there indicated 62.0mpg. Made progress on way home but more traffic and detour via Blackwater Valley. A final indicated 57.9mpg. However, I had filled up prior to start so could fill up and get a pump to pump calculation. This was:

363miles
25.930lt purchased to refill.

My maths makes that 63.68mpg.

Happy with that and I never quite made 60mpg in the old Gen8 2.2d. However, the new one simply doesn't have the go of the older beloved model, thought it might be my imagination with a more plush, quieter interior. But pretty sure its not got that grunt to accelerate and pull at motorway speeds in either 5th or 6th.

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With my 1.8 9th doing 70% motorway and 30% in town I'm doing 40 mpg
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The Civic 2.2 can be great on mpg and as said- your car isn't run in yet.
When I had mine, my mpg was not great because I always pushed the engine.
I bought it because I liked the torque and not for the mpg.
That said - I still saved more than a few bob on fuel against what I would have spent if I had purchased the 1.8 and driven it the same way.
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Re: Dissapointing fuel consumption

As already said, 5000 miles is no where near broken in.

It depends on your journeys as well. When I had a 100 mile round trip to work, I was getting just over 50mpg with 56mpg being my best in my 8th gen. Now my commute is only around 9 miles each way and I'm getting 40 to 44mpg with similar driving. Diesels aren't particularly economical when they're cold and take a while to warm up fully.

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^^+1. short journey + cold engine + town + heavy foot = crap mpg.



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I recently bought my 2.2 8th gen on 41k, done 1.5k now and I'm an average 45mpg not terrible but I would like more, that said the occasional heavy foot on mixed motorway and town probably doesn't help. I have now learnt to forget about the mpg and just drive the car, enjoying it more now so whatever is a bonus really

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43 round town about 56/57 on a motorway journey
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1600 miles in a 1.8 ES 9th gen and just over 31mpg.
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2.2D on 1st March done 1800 miles already 53.9 mpg
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1600 miles in a 1.8 ES 9th gen and just over 31mpg.
shockingly bad!
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