did a run to Edinburgh and back (London) via Birmingham on the way there, and Newcastle-upon-Tyne on the way back last weekend. Just under 1000 miles, all flawless motoring, except my radio not working.
I think it worked out to around 35 mpg in the twinnie, which I thought was very good. I kept it at an indicated 70 on the way up, and 80 on the way back. Even at 35mpg, it cost a fortune. Now glad I didn't get a V6
Some spirited driving from Hexham to the M6, too, which was good fun, though I had to take it a lot easier when I realised just how many sheeps were wandering around on the roads.
In Edinburgh I had the chance to take a drive in a Mito. I cannot begin to describe just how awful that car is. Steering, gears, clutch, handling, brakes. All awful. Apologies to anyone who has one. It felt like a van. And the one I drove had massive wheels and low profile tyres, which made it ridiculously uncomfortable as well as being ****. It made me very glad I still have 16" wheels on mine.
Also, I put one of those caravan solar charger thingies in the back window attached to the battery recently, and now my remote central locking works from 100 yards away, rather than the 5 yards funny angles I had to do before. And hopefully now I won't have to ring the AA each time I want to drive anywhere. This is not because the battery is dead, but because I only drive the car every few weeks.