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  1. Quick but economical cars

    General Motoring Discussion
    I didn't used to care for mpg or diesel's for that matter but I now find it fascinating what modern engines can do and how much they can save us money, probably me getting older :depressed: Its not just less stops to fill up but road tax etc too all add up to money which can be spent elsewhere...
  2. 156 - Help - Beyond economical repair?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi - My 2002 156 1.8 has just under 90K. Only three months ago I had the gearbox rebuilt after it developed a fault and yesterday I had to take the car to the garage because the engine ran rough, something I had once before when a spark-plug died on me. The garage told me that the rocker cover...
  3. Is "D" Actually more economical?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Right guys hear me out here, dont tag me as unknowledgeable yet? :) I had a weekend trip to cromer for the weekend, about 120miles there. On the way up there i went friday nite all in D i managed 37.6 (end of trip) , at one point reaching over 38 and even almost reaching 39. I had more fun...
  4. Ebay item, economical with the facts!!

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hy guys about a month or so ago i sold a Y reg spider cat c write off on ebay.I made it clear it was a repaired cat c and sold it for about 1k.The new owner is now selling "his pride and joy" at £3995 as he is emigrating!! sadly no mention that the spider is a cat c which he has owned for about...
  5. The most economical 1.6 147 known to man

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Guys, When selling the car we are all keen to promote the good points but check out item on ebay 270931640805. This little gem seems to run on vapours!:p
  6. Economical 156

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Needed petrol the other day, so ran up to garage, forgot wallet so shoved in the fiver I had on me. Look how far I could have driven LOL
  7. Economical travel - 1.9 JTDm

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Today the sun is shining and as I was in no hurry on my way from Leeds to York I set the speed at 55mph on the cruise control and wafted along the A64, driver and passenger, air con on. Not many people were managing to go faster than that thanks to the trucks. Over a distance of 21.6 miles I...
  8. A very economical 27 minutes....

    Alfa 164 & 166
    from a 3 litre V6!
  9. Most Economical 2.4 Sport Wagon?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I managed to get 41.4 mpg out of my 2.4 Sport Wagon the other day, is this a record? It was a round trip across the New Forest of just over 17 miles on a beautiful sunny morning which was very calming. I probably stuck to the 40mph limit most of the time and I was using V-Power diesel. Can...
  10. Cheap & economical small diesel

    General Motoring Discussion
    Hi guys, Looking for a new car for my girlfirend, needs to be small as she doesnt like big cars, prefer a diesel but most of all cheap because she has the worst driving record in the world and it will probably end up in a ditch! (Hence why shes not driving my GTV!!) So I don't really want to...
  11. Stop press: GT V6 is economical

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Got back last night from a few days in soaking Newquay in my new GT V6. Gotta say what a machine :thumbs: . Did about 800 miles never missed a beat, perfect long distance cruiser ..... and the acceleration to get past caravans is amazing. Thank God I got the Q2 otherwise I reckon I would've gone...
  12. 3.2 V6 - suprisingly economical

    Alfa GTA
    When I picked up my car from veloces, the guy there said I'd find the 3.2 more economical than the 2.5V6 I used to have. Yeah, right, I thought - but I've averaging around 26mpg and it is noticeable that compared the passat V6 I had before, and the 1562.5V6 before that, the car is more...