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Hi All,

Firstly before all the MPG thread haters start ranting, this isn't a 'how many MPG from your 95BHP thread' :p

What I'm wondering is, has anybody on here suffered severe MPG issues from a 95BHP Mito which was due to any fault with the car? and if so what was the problem?

The reason I ask is because I have suffered really poor MPG from the car since I got it, had it back in to the dealers once and was told nothing was wrong but since the weather turned cold my MPG has plummeted to around 25MPG and im really struggling to get it to rise above 27 :cry: I really feel there is something at fault but thought I would ask the question here first :thumbs:

Many thanks in advance

John
 

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I wouldnt think it was a problem seeing as im getting 20-23mpg out of my 120, i have done 300 miles. :/
 

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Could it be because of lower ambient temperatures recently and the car needs more enrichment ?
 

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I would take it back to the dealer and demand that they fix it, even on my worst day of driving my 95 hp I got an average of 35 / 36 mpg, there must be something wrong with your car. If they wont fix it write to ARUK and tell them what a useless dealership they are.
 

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i remember seeing lots of similar posts before about poor economy with the 95. I would seek out the threads and have a read.
 

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i would take it back to the dealer and demand that they fix it, even on my worst day of driving my 95 hp i got an average of 35 / 36 mpg, there must be something wrong with your car. If they wont fix it write to aruk and tell them what a useless dealership they are.
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These low 20's figures are a tad shocking :eek: - I am usually the type to :rolleyes: at a fuel economy thread :eek: - but I reckon I could achieve those figures in my V6!! :lol:

The cold will decrease the MPG somewhat, but not that much
 

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These low 20's figures are a tad shocking :eek: - I am usually the type to :rolleyes: at a fuel economy thread :eek: - but I reckon I could achieve those figures in my V6!! :lol:

The cold will decrease the MPG somewhat, but not that much
My thoughts Exactly.

I've been a keen subscriber of the MPG threads as my 95bhp has been shocking since I got the car and highly inconsistent but it's stooped to all new lows lately. (and its got 6000 miles on it so should be running quite well now) I find it hard to stomach that the majority of 155BHP drivers are achieving far better figures than I am. Even on the most spirited of drives I should be achieving better if not on par.

I think I'm going to have to be firm with the dealership and demand they look into it more closely as the figures i'm achieving are really shocking. If it hadn't been for an act of vandalism last week I would have seriously considered getting rid of the car i'm that fed up :mad:
 

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The cold does actually decrease the fuel economy allot - however this is usually balanced out if your journey's are long enough.


How long are your journey's, and what sort of driving / traffic is it?


I have the 155, and in the really really cold, for the first mile, mpg will be very low (low 20's), then gets better as the engine warms up, usually within 2 miles of starting the journey.

I was getting 25mpg average on my commute (10 mile, london traffic). A bit more on the faster bits, then dropping once the traffic becomes stop-start.


Interestingly, I changed to using Shell V Power last week, and now have an average of roughly 30 mpg for the same journey.


A friend's son had a 1.3 diesel mito, and told me that his mito had a burst fuel tank, leaking a tiny tiny bit, causing what he thought was really poor mpg, but ended up being leaking fuel.
 

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How long are your journey's, and what sort of driving / traffic is it?


I have the 155, and in the really really cold, for the first mile, mpg will be very low (low 20's), then gets better as the engine warms up, usually within 2 miles of starting the journey.
Im driving it on a pretty standard combined cycle. Doing around 12/13 miles into work mostly on fast roads (national speed limit/dual carriage ways etc) for the majority of it, I get a pretty straight run and its only about the last couple of miles where I hit any stop start traffic when I reach Newcastle City Centre......oh and im always in N mode too, never drop it into D as the fuel efficiency is so poor :confused:
 

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I had the same problem and its going back in again 2moro with poor economy. The 1st time it was a faulty oxygen sensor and it improved dramaticly, But its went backwards again. I fooled them though, I told them that i had it in to An independenant Alfa specialist and he told me what was wrong so i wanted them 2 tell me the same thing. Fibs of course but i'm weary of Dealerships so thats how i done it. I'll keep ya posted with how i get on 2moro.
 
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coldness actually increases engine efficiency.
Generally yes, but in recent conditions, the engine has had to do more work as:

various fluids are thicker & take more effort to 'pump'

tyre pressures drop

rolling resistance in snow / slush increases

Plus the engine will take longer to get to optimum running temp
 

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it definately sounds like theres something wrong with your 95bhp, mines done 700 miles and is averaging 38mpg in 'd' mode all the time, do you have the air con on all the time? this can take off up to 5 mpg, also does anybody who owns a grande punto (same engine) have these problems? check out the fiat forum, they sometimes have the same faults (characteristics) as alfas
 

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Im driving it on a pretty standard combined cycle. Doing around 12/13 miles into work mostly on fast roads (national speed limit/dual carriage ways etc) for the majority of it, I get a pretty straight run and its only about the last couple of miles where I hit any stop start traffic when I reach Newcastle City Centre......oh and im always in N mode too, never drop it into D as the fuel efficiency is so poor :confused:

Definately get it checked out.


If you told me that you do 1 mile to work, 1 mile back, in the cold, in london's stop / start traffic, I would have said yes, that economy is normal.

But on those sorts of road, and that sort of stretch - definately something wrong, take it back, and get the dealer to check it out.


By the way, I find that my fuel economy doesn't go down in D mode.


When driving in D, if I am driving normally, eg, going to work, I drive just as I would in 'N', but with the nice feeling of power under my right foot if needed, and the feeling of more torque.

Economy is the same, only goes down if driving hard, but then it would in 'N' as well anyway.
 
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