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Hi just wanted to have an idea of the mpg you could expect from a 156 v6 ive had a 156 2.0 veloce in the past but now im looking for vanother one fancy a v6 but dont know much about them what are they like to live with performance handling and mpg any info would be greatly appreciated thanks
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My wife mainly uses ours to commute about 5 miles each way on urban roads, returning about 18 to 19 mpg. On a long Mway journey that goes up to about 30 mpg. My V6 GT is about the same. Love it in spite of its fuel consumption!
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Same as above between 20 to 30mpg depending on use but tax and insurance cheap enough

Same here the noise is just incredible
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i've averaged around 22.5 mpg in mixed driving over the last 2,000 miles in my GT 3.2. This does not include too many longer journeys. I would agree with the other guys that it is possible to get maybe 30 mpg on a cruise with an gentle right foot.

My old 156 TS averaged around 29 - 30. My JTS was slightly better but not much.

If you don't do huge mileage its a bit of a no brainer really as the V6's are just fantastic engines
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22mpg driving conservatively with the odd blast round town.
High twenties on the motorway.

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The 147 1.6 does 28mpg round town. 36mpg motorway.
2.0 about 1mpg less than the 1.6.
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Have done about 6000 km with mine and have to agree with the above figures. Many advantages to the V6 in my short experience. Magnificent growl (sounds crazy but I hardly listen to the radio anymore). The low down torque makes it a pleasure around town but the motor also likes to rev and seems happy to do it all day. My enjoyment has made me decide to ignore the computer re consumption and when that fuel light comes on, I just fill her up. Quite happy to compromise somewhere else if I start to find my fuel bill is too onerous.
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