Join Date: Nov 2014
County: Paris / Ill de France
I am a Very Stupid Man. I can't believe what an idiot I was.
It turns out that the garage that serviced and fettled the car before I took delivery had done around 300km of lead-footed driving, most of which was while the engine was still out of tune and coked up.
When I got the car, the average fuel consumption on the trip computer was naturally very high. And Stupid Me didn't think to reset it. So I piggybacked my consumption onto theirs, and of course my figures were catastrophic. Now that I've reset Trip A and started from scratch I'm getting perfectly acceptable results. 9.4ltrs/100km, around 30mpg in mixed town and dual carriageway driving. Drops to 25mpg if I really put my foot down, but sadly traffic and speed cameras don't often give me the chance.
So, from 16mpg, to 30mpg. Egg, meet face. Sorry about that.