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159 fuel consumption

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I have a two year old 159 (1.9 JTS)which has done 20,000 miles. I've owned it for 15 months and have done 12,000 miles in it. Overall petrol consumption has never been brilliant (29 mpg at best) but now its down to 26mpg - I'm not a "boy-racer"! My car usage has not changed over the year. My proportion of around town driving is low and consequently I would expect to at least match or exceed the Alfa figures for the combined cycle mpg of 32.5. I'm not aware of any real problems in acceleration and performance. Apart from some apparently bogus warning light messages (re: VDC /ASR system) I've not had any other problems with the car and find it a delight to drive. I'd find it even more of a delight if it was less thirsty!
Has anyone experienced similar problems with fuel consumption or has any advice/observations?

Any response most welcome,
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What do you mean by recently? I noticed a drop in consumption of arund 10% during the winter and now that spring is here it has improved again. Don't know if that's got anything to do with your observations.
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