What is a good mpg reading?Watch
I always thought that anything over 30mpg was good, but these days, it's not uncommon to see 45mpg+
What do you get? And are you ok with it?
I would also like to know what a good figure is.
on motorway i would say good is 45/50+
If you're running a Jag V12, you've got to be happy with double figures eh!
Contrast that with either mum's or dad's - you'd be lucky to get 10mpg out of them.
They are achieved under laboratory conditions.
As a rule of thumb, take the worst set, either the motorway or about town figures, I can't remember, and that is about the best you can expect.
Unless you join the hypermiler club - drivers who beat the official mpg.
What I normally do is I just look at it every other fuel tank fill up or so to ensure that the car isn't over-consuming fuel which might indicate something is wrong with it.
Current car claims to do 7.7l/100km but the computer says it's doing 11.5l/100km, I'm fine with this as I drive on hilly roads all the time and in urban conditions quite often. Also realize that it is a big and heavy car so it isn't going to deliver any fantastic fuel economy which again is fine as I like my cars to be big and comfortable for the mileage I do.
I have absolutely no idea what I get in my '94 1.4 Golf. I know the Land Rover got roughly 25mpg, and the Morris Minor was probably 20-25mpg. I'd like to think the Golf gets 35-40, but I cba to work it out. I just fill it up when it runs out. I get about 400-450 miles out of a tank on the Motorway and it's something like £50 to fill it.
The guideline average is 46mpg so I think i'm doing quite well