we've just got hold of a 1750 sw. its a great car. but the economy... not what i was expecting.
a mainly motorway round trip of 280 miles returned just about bang on 30mpg. average speed about 60, both according to the computer.
about the same as everyone else reported.
the car has done about 2.5k miles, so not brand new, and still a little loosening up to do.
pretty poor compared to the quoted stats...
why mention it, odd but true its about exactly the same as our other car - an M3.
A full fat 8 year old 3.2l 323g c02 super unleaded monster. I must of done this journey 20 times over the last 4 years. the M3 has never been worse than 27mpg or better than 32. the lowest mpg trips are about 60 mins faster than the best mpg. or another way. i pay an extra £4 in petrol for 60 minutes less in the car. a true bargain.
must say i was expecting a new super duper special 4 cylinder to be a little better than the old gas guzzler....