Missing the 166
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Bristol UK
Another Fuel Consumption thread!
Well, I've read various threads on fuel economy but not noticed any from anyone driving a auto.
I bought a 2007, 1.9 SW auto a couple of weeks ago now and just completed my first full tank of diesel.
I'm fairly disappointed to be honest. the computer is reading 530miles on a full tank and 33mpg!
Over that milage approx 400 were on 'private roads'! at around 90mph and the rest in town.
Driving under 80mph I can get the computer to read approx 42-45mpg along the flat, but it drops as soon as I see a slight incline.
A friend of mine drives a Saab 93 manual with the alfa 1.9 diesel engine and he says he is getting near 50mpg on average driving around 80-85 on the 'private roads'.
After 10 years with gorgeous V6 petrol Alfa's I thought it was time to stop wasting money on fuel and buy a diesel. I'm only getting an extra 10mpg and I have to listen to that horrible rattle every time I start it. Was it worth it
My Alfas: Alfa 156 2.5 SP2, Alfa 166 3.0 Super, Alfa 166 3.0 Sportronic Lusso, Alfa 166 3.0 Sportronic Ti, Alfa 159 1.9 JTDm SW, Mercedes E320cdi Sport