Isnt mpg a funny thing? Noone ever really cared 25-30years ago. I used to put petrol in the car. It would run out. I would go to the petrol station and put more in.
Theres folks much older than me on here but when i was 17, 18 , 19 and I and my mates were passing our tests petrol was 37.5p a litre
My mkII Vauxhall astra 1.3 would get 100miles per £10 worth of petrol at about 65p a litre in the 90's. That was my measure then. I drove that car on the limit...EVERY day!
Now ive become obsessed with mpg and i gather the reason is the extortionate rate of tax and associated petrol prices.
If i drove my 156 jts like i did the astra i would be lucky to get 18mpg!! Lololol
i guess im saying its down to driving style alot of the time. I (think) have an extremely light right foot sometimes but in reality, my driving might not be as good as i think 🙂
Its certainly better than my wife's! She has a Volvov40 and when i drive it for any length of time, the mpg goes up a small yet significant anount.
If you own a 1750, and i mean this with the greatest of respect, you shouldnt care about mpg. If you drive 8miles to work and 8 miles back its not even properly warmed up by then! Plus, you still have to thrash it coz thats why it was made and thats why you bought it.