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TBH I didn’t know if I was teaching anyone to suck eggs there. It’s the method I used on my 156 TS as it didn’t have a trip computer, so it was the only way. That returned an average 31mpg all day no matter how I drove it.
 

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If you want to compare with others have a look at Fuelly (see my signature) Just be aware it defaults to American Gallons which are smaller than Imperial gallons so the mpg figures will look small. You can set the units and input in litres and get the answer in mpg(imperial). It is essential, however, when doing consumption figures to always brim the tank to the same level
 

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TBH I didn’t know if I was teaching anyone to suck eggs there. It’s the method I used on my 156 TS as it didn’t have a trip computer, so it was the only way. That returned an average 31mpg all day no matter how I drove it.
I stopped checking MPG many years ago when I bought my first 164 12v 3.0 V6! I only made a couple of confirmation checks on my 147 1.6 TS during several years of ownership just to confirm to myself how inefficient it is! It was the Cloverleaf vendor that introduced me to the gadgetry during the road-test and I did want to make an MPG comparison with the Twin Sparks I have as I had read very mixed reviews and also had started to question the motives of my previous car supplier (mainly Twin Sparks) who had told me that the 1750 TBi was a guzzler...he also told me that the Giulietta was a re-badged Fiat with a very poor suspension layout without double-wishbones.....well, so far I have discovered that he was wrong on all accounts and I am very grateful to the Alfa specialist who converted me to the Giulietta Cloverleaf! The suspension on my147 1.6 TS has been very well sorted at considerable cost but even with the Dynamic mode disengaged, my Cloverleaf offers much more grip and feels very planted at all four corners by comparison!
 

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If you want to compare with others have a look at Fuelly (see my signature) Just be aware it defaults to American Gallons which are smaller than Imperial gallons so the mpg figures will look small. You can set the units and input in litres and get the answer in mpg(imperial). It is essential, however, when doing consumption figures to always brim the tank to the same level
Thank you Tony. Do you have a 1750 TBi? Yes, when re-filling I stop at the first click when the flow is cut-off.
 

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Thank you Tony. Do you have a 1750 TBi? Yes, when re-filling I stop at the first click when the flow is cut-off.
No. I have the 1.4 Multiair which is only used for longer journeys hence virtually 40mpg. For shorter trips such as shopping we use an X plate Saxo which has half the total mileage of the Giulietta!
 

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No. I have the 1.4 Multiair which is only used for longer journeys hence virtually 40mpg. For shorter trips such as shopping we use an X plate Saxo which has half the total mileage of the Giulietta!
What a coincidence! The one and only non Alfa/Lancia that I have ever owned was a Saxo back in 2003 that I bought as a temporary run-about in an emergency from my vehicle supplier! Dark blue, diesel, one owner, low miles....eventually the supplier took it back and sold me a 33 1.5 IE!
 
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