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The Talented Mr. Robbieee
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My question is... I am paying £160 a month in diesel and that's getting 36mpg... That's 720 miles I travel a month. Motorway probably 80-85% of the time.

How much extra do you think I would be paying in fuel if I got a CTR?
 

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My question is... I am paying £160 a month in diesel and that's getting 36mpg... That's 720 miles I travel a month. Motorway probably 80-85% of the time.

How much extra do you think I would be paying in fuel if I got a CTR?
If you're getting as low as 36mpg in a 2.2 then a CTR is not the way to go as I doubt you'll get above 20.

Why is your mpg so low?
 

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The Talented Mr. Robbieee
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It ranges from
36 to 42 depending on my trip. On the motorway miles there are quite a few roundabouts and turns onto smaller roads.
 

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its going to depend on how hard you drive it ! i am sitting currently on average 25.4mpg and thats with some easy driving and some v-tec'in

i wouldnt say i bought mine for economy though mate , i bought it for the wild ride

that said though i took mine way up north of inverness and sat at 60 (speed cameras grrr) with CC on and was getting almost 35 mpg average on a 370 mile round trip
 

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I can get 35-45mpg out of my FN2.
 

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i manage 420 miles out of a tank doing motorway driving in my r and regularily average 32_35 on the motorway to work,generally i get 325-350 from a tank
Correct, there's no reason why you can't achieve easy 32-35mpg if you are doing a lot of motorway driving. Stick to a cruise of 70-75mph and those sort of mpg figures should be relatively easy to achieve.
 

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As rowbo says depends how hard you drive your car.I use my r everyday to and from work motorway miles and get 32 the best ive ever had was when drove down to silverstone last year and got 37 - 38
 

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Well I made the call to Honda today about swapping out my CTR for a CRZ :(

My very short jouneys (it's a '59 and I've got about 3,700 miles on it) are killing me on fuel... 16.8mpg

So if you want to buy a virtually new CTR... I might be selling...

...and crying... so, so sad... :/
 

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try a test drive and reset all the trips and see what you get on the mpg, then after the test drive do the same trip in your car and compare the figures. On the motorway drove light footed with a steady speed the R should be good for 35mpg but its the town driving and short cold journeys that hit you hard but then again a diesel is not so good for these due to diesel burning cooler hence the engine takes longer to warm up.

My advice if you want MPG then go for a CRZ and if your car is standard I think you will find the CRZ to be just as quick but easily return 40mpg around town.
 

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My other woman is my CTR
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over 18000 miles in 18 months my car has an average of 24.8mpg... I put £50 in about every 3 days... I can assure you your costs will increase substantially.
 

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The Talented Mr. Robbieee
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On reflection i need to be realistic. If i am questioning the MPG, i shouldn't really be considering the CTR lol
 

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I've been doing the Spritmonitor thing for a few months now.

<---- It's under my avatar at the bottom. 29.7 at the moment.

This includes several dyno runs, me mainly driving like a loon, and some motorway driving.
 

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My question is... I am paying £160 a month in diesel and that's getting 36mpg... That's 720 miles I travel a month. Motorway probably 80-85% of the time.

How much extra do you think I would be paying in fuel if I got a CTR?
36mpg? - Thats shocking! - something clearly isn't right there... :eek:

I don't think I've ever seen less than about 50mpg, no matter how I drive. Have you checked your tyre pressures lately? No way should the i-CTDi only muster 36mpg, unless your towing a caravan or something. :confused:

I'd get it looked at if I were you, as that is not normal economy for the diesel.
 
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