Still wrapped up in
AO Silver Member
Join Date: May 2009
Location: United Kingdom
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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