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I drive a 2litre TS. urban 22mpg (stop start) - motorway 35mpg (70-80mph) This is over a period of a few thousand miles, with full tanks and careful trip-meter readings...

Wondering if you have figures for your V6?
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About 26 overall had it up at around 32 driving like ya granny but soon got bored had it under 20 on a few occasions too. Oulton park etc.
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On mixed daily journeys, 20 miles motorway and a few miles local I got <>26mpg. local running 20-22 and on a long run say to LeMans 27ish depending very much on speeds. To be honest, it was this reason it had to go, all I seemed to do was put fuel in it especially after I stopped my work commute. I bought a JTS and see figures in the mid to high 30's on long trips. Not as much fun or the buzz of the V6 but so much cheaper.
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On fuelly most people get between 18mpg and 27mpg.
Most averaging around 25mpg

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Average 23 over 5/6 years of ownership.
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Mine does 23 mpg in a 100% urban from home to work. A 3 mile journey with circa 15 traffic lights.

In motorway does over 30mpg.

With heavy foot easly in the 15mpg figures.
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i can't drive mine slow... ****... it's expensive on fuel when you're going at it like you're on a ram-raid mission....

but when grannying it, (mostly when i'm running low) it does last a fair bit.... but yeah... mostly 17-18 for me... pretty much urban...

the gearing on the manual v6 doesn't help, and as a result, the GTAs with 3.2 but generally longer gearing aren't much worse on fuel if at all... weird huh?
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It's not great. My wifes V6 Q-system wagon does about 430 km on a 60l fill, which is barely 20mpg. My JTS does 620km on the same 60l, so nearly 30mpg (both are urban runs). Going close to 50% further on the same tank of gas is enough to notice.
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I get 550km on ~60L fill for my V6
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In normal mixed driving I struggle to get more than about 270 miles to a tank. Not good. On a motorway trip from Manchester to Dover recently, driven like a saint at 70 mph feathering the throttle, a brim to brim test revealed just over 30 mpg.

On that basis, I made the decision not to bother working out MPG again and just drive it, as I absolutely love it and the bottom line is, I can afford it.

In pragmatic terms it's a bit like a wankel engine - the modest performance doesn't justify the thirst. However, it is just 'feels' so damn good to drive that to me it's worth paying.

The whole driving experience has me grinning from ear to ear and gives a sense of well being every journey that few other cars provide, which to me is more important than pure performance.

So worth the thirst in my opinion!

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