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Can a 1 litre car make it to Manchester from Sheffield.
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Can a 1 litre car make it to Manchester from Sheffield.
`yes, engine size has very little to do with vehicle range. If anything an efficient 1L engine is much better as it will burn less fuel doing highway miles than larger engines with a higher fuel flow rate.
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Can a 1 litre car make it to Manchester from Sheffield.
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Can a 1 litre car make it to Manchester from Sheffield.
I don't know, can it? I'd give it lots of treats and encouragement and it might be able to do a few tricks for you.

Make sure to pet it every half hour and groom it thoroughly.
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The modern car's engine is getting smaller and smaller. Due to increase efficiency and less emission.
There is even a 1 litre Ford Fiesta with 3 cylinders turbo on the market.
Yes, a 1 litre car can go from Sheffield to Manchester and beyond.
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`yes, engine size has very little to do with vehicle range. If anything an efficient 1L engine is much better as it will burn less fuel doing highway miles than larger engines with a higher fuel flow rate.
Eh, that depends massively on the cars you're comparing. A little 1 litre screaming along at 70mph is going to use a lot of fuel compared to a larger engine lazily cruising along at the same speed.
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Eh, that depends massively on the cars you're comparing. A little 1 litre screaming along at 70mph is going to use a lot of fuel compared to a larger engine lazily cruising along at the same speed.
Yes, it varies massively, but in any car manufactured in the last 5 years should easily handle 70 at cruise lowish rpm easily in 5th or 6th. Obviously if its an old banger this won't be the case, but nobody has a BSFC map on hand for every single model on the roads... thus it was a generalisation.
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Honestly depends on what car. A 2008 Vauxhall Corsa 1.0 has around 59hp so if you have it full of people good luck doing 70 up a hill (even in 4th it's a struggle). Don't even bother with overtaking. I found it best to stay behind lorry's as there is less drag and hence less load on the engine.

However, if you have the 1.0 turbo in the fiesta, you can have a bunch of fun in that. Pull pretty hard on country lanes and a blast to drive. Can keep up with the flow of traffic regardless of gradients and can return respectable mpg at 75 which is about 70 mph real speed. (Speedos are inaccurate out of the factory, found the fiesta to be off by around 5mph at that speed)
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Honestly depends on what car. A 2008 Vauxhall Corsa 1.0 has around 59hp so if you have it full of people good luck doing 70 up a hill (even in 4th it's a struggle). Don't even bother with overtaking. I found it best to stay behind lorry's as there is less drag and hence less load on the engine.

However, if you have the 1.0 turbo in the fiesta, you can have a bunch of fun in that. Pull pretty hard on country lanes and a blast to drive. Can keep up with the flow of traffic regardless of gradients and can return respectable mpg at 75 which is about 70 mph real speed. (Speedos are inaccurate out of the factory, found the fiesta to be off by around 5mph at that speed)
1L ecoboost is great fun (factory speedos should not be close to that far off tho, 5 mph is a serious fault outside the nominal required standards, I would take that back to the dealer that should be taken care of for free fix)
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If this guy can drive from Liverpool to Madrid in a £40 car then anything is possible.
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1L ecoboost is great fun (factory speedos should not be close to that far off tho, 5 mph is a serious fault outside the nominal required standards, I would take that back to the dealer that should be taken care of for free fix)
Thanks for the tip
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1L ecoboost is great fun (factory speedos should not be close to that far off tho, 5 mph is a serious fault outside the nominal required standards, I would take that back to the dealer that should be taken care of for free fix)
That's ********. You're talking out your arse.
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Thanks for the tip
Ignore them, they don't have a clue.
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`yes, engine size has very little to do with vehicle range. If anything an efficient 1L engine is much better as it will burn less fuel doing highway miles than larger engines with a higher fuel flow rate.
I agree
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I have a 0.9L turbo (899 ccs lol), and it flies along at 85 just fine. 45-50 mpg too.
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