159 JTDM fuel consumption
Feeling much more relaxed after nearly 18 months of driving - consumption has improved from 39 on a regular 430 mile motorway return run from Bristol to Wetherby, when I first bought it, to 47mpg at 23k miles. The biggest improvement was after the 1 year service, when I supplied the dealer with fully synthetic oil (they only used semi-synthetic). The round-town mpg is still fairly grim at 34, but Bristol does by reputation have the slowest traffic in the UK, but even that has been a steady improvement. Apart from that and one reversing light switch failure it has been pretty good and a superbly comfortable ride - even the tyre wear is half the rate of my previous 156.