Join Date: Nov 2014
County: Paris / Ill de France
Your honest, real-world fuel consumption
My 2.4 Jdtm 200hp Ti Qtronic is currently giving me (according to the trip computer) a miserable 21mpg, (around 13.5l/100km). This is for around town, driving gently.
I've read wildly varying fuel consumption figures both here and elsewhere. From 35mpg+ (sounds wildly optimistic) down to 15mpg if driven hard (sounds depressingly probable).
Given that my engine is low mileage (60,000 km), and has just had a thorough clean and service, I'm wondering if this heavy consumption is normal, or if something is set up wrongly. I appreciate that the QTronic box will suck a few mpg more, but I haven't had fuel economy this bad since the early 80s!
What should I be expecting?