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61.4mpg ... is the combined figure that Vauxhall are claiming for the 1.3CDTi 90PS. Is anyone getting anywhere near that? Reading the thread started by Keith Fusco it seems to me the posters who responded are nowhere near it, at least using using their miles per tank figures. In fact they seems to be getting even less than my 1.7CDTi Astra which has returned an average of 47.5 mpg for the past 27,000 miles (I'm sad enough to have recorded how much fuel I've purchased in that time so this figure is exact) Now Vauxhall claim my car should do 56.5mpg combined so its well short of that. The Astras fuel economy did not improve with age, it stayed constant.

Tomorrow I'm off to the dealership to attempt to buy either a 1.7CDTi (Probably an SXi) Astra again or a Corsa 1.3CDTi 90PS (SXi) The only reason I'd buy the Corsa instead of an Astra is the cheaper running costs through possible fuel savings and cheaper insurance. No one here is convincing me this is likely!

I test drove a 1.7CDTi a while ago and hated it, the threads on this forum did not help much either!!!

I've only spoke to a salesman on the phone so far but if anyone is contemplating buying an Astra there seem to be some great deal available through the Partners scheme. In all probability the Astra will be the cheaper car to purchase so the Corsa needs to be good.

Your thoughts please?
 

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to get that combined figure its called driving like a granny.. :\

Like changing at 2k rmp and staying and doing 50-55 on the motorway sorta thing.. :\ though in saying that my 1.7 CDTi corsa C does approx 50mpg when i changed at 2k and slowly got to 70mph! AND i still get away with booting it a little too :D

with the corsa 1.3 tax is only £35 for the year.. but you wont know till you drive if you like, just to keep the turbo going you need to keep it above 2.5k rpm, where the 1.7 is 2k rmp?!
The 1.7 CDTI enigne probs mentioned here have been now sorted as far as i been told (from here) by a new map that vx have made to solve the prob..

There might be other stuff but im not sure.. :\
 

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The mpg in the 1.3 90ps is crap i never got out of the 30s. I have a 1.9 150ps astra now and am getting 43mpg and although i dont drive it flat to the mat in every gear its far from granny driving. Do the rite thing get an astra.
 

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i was stuck with a 1.3 90ps design for a few days.. got 90miles out of a 1/4 tank :\ i wasnt that impressed till i remembered i was booting it about everywhere :lol:

But if a chance for the 1.9 CDTi astra.. i would go for it :yummy: a reamp or tuning box and you'll see 200bhp and something like 300lbft and still have 40mpg :D
 

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The mpg in the 1.3 90ps is crap i never got out of the 30s. I have a 1.9 150ps astra now and am getting 43mpg and although i dont drive it flat to the mat in every gear its far from granny driving. Do the rite thing get an astra.
You must have been flooring it or it's not run in cause I get 40 - 50 out of mine depending on how I drive it now it's got 2000 miles on it, and I don't drive like a granny.
 

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The mpg in the 1.3 90ps is crap i never got out of the 30s. I have a 1.9 150ps astra now and am getting 43mpg and although i dont drive it flat to the mat in every gear its far from granny driving. Do the rite thing get an astra.
It certainly looks most likely though it'll be the 1.7 SXi again. I'm registered for the partners scheme and between partners discount and finance deposit its making Astras well priced atm. It'll depend on the trade in price on my car. A white sporthatch would be nice. No otion to upgrade the wheels to something nicer/larger though :(
 

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You must have been flooring it or it's not run in cause I get 40 - 50 out of mine depending on how I drive it now it's got 2000 miles on it, and I don't drive like a granny.
It was a rental car and i did 4000 miles in it, it was brand new when i got it. All long distance driving as well. It did get driven hard but no harder than the 1.4 i had for a month before it. The 1.4 actually gave more miles to the tank than the 1.3!
 

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It was a rental car and i did 4000 miles in it, it was brand new when i got it. All long distance driving as well. It did get driven hard but no harder than the 1.4 i had for a month before it. The 1.4 actually gave more miles to the tank than the 1.3!
I only get into the 50's when on a long motorway run.
 

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I only get into the 50's when on a long motorway run.
that was doing 70 yes?

IF you did 60mph or even 50mph you could see 60-70mpg :| but as said thats kinda granny driving but thats the way to get the stated manufactors MPG as thats what they do when testing it :\
 

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that was doing 70 yes?

IF you did 60mph or even 50mph you could see 60-70mpg :| but as said thats kinda granny driving but thats the way to get the stated manufactors MPG as thats what they do when testing it :\
Was doing 80 in 6tgh gear to get that figure. Goes down to about 40mpg when pulling my box trailer at 70mph though.
 

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You must have been flooring it or it's not run in cause I get 40 - 50 out of mine depending on how I drive it now it's got 2000 miles on it, and I don't drive like a granny.
Its supposed to do 47.9 urban and 74.4 extra urban (61.4 combined) A best of 50 is quite frankly pretty pathetic. A workmate has a Pug 206 1.6 (110PS) It rarely drops below 55-60mpg unless he's floggin it. Another workmate has the Pug 206 1.4 diesel, it NEVER drops below 60. Both do a mix of town, a and b road driving. I don't know what Pug claim for these cars but they are delivering a damn site better milage than the average Vauxhall diesel.

I know, go and buy a Pug but truth be told I don't like em and more importantly I don't get any discount on them :lol:
 

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the pugs you mentioned sound oldish.. so might not use the common rail system that most modern dervs do, and the older 206 derv's didnt have a turbo to drink the fuel with!

For example my dads old old old escort 1.6 derv did easy 60mpg.. the mondeo he got now can do that but only on long runs as its got a huge turbo on it! :|

Im probs not making much sense here.. if not slap me :lol:
 

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Its supposed to do 47.9 urban and 74.4 extra urban (61.4 combined) A best of 50 is quite frankly pretty pathetic. A workmate has a Pug 206 1.6 (110PS) It rarely drops below 55-60mpg unless he's floggin it. Another workmate has the Pug 206 1.4 diesel, it NEVER drops below 60. Both do a mix of town, a and b road driving. I don't know what Pug claim for these cars but they are delivering a damn site better milage than the average Vauxhall diesel.

I know, go and buy a Pug but truth be told I don't like em and more importantly I don't get any discount on them :lol:
Also look at the difference of the power out of the engines. All Vauxhall dervs seem to be highly tuned, I mean 90PS from a 1.3 is some going compared to 110PS from a 1.6 and it must have an effect on fuel consumption.
 

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the pugs you mentioned sound oldish.. so might not use the common rail system that most modern dervs do, and the older 206 derv's didnt have a turbo to drink the fuel with!

For example my dads old old old escort 1.6 derv did easy 60mpg.. the mondeo he got now can do that but only on long runs as its got a huge turbo on it! :|

Im probs not making much sense here.. if not slap me :lol:
:slap: consider yourself slapped!

Both cars have turbos and common rails (Both less than 2 yrs old)

I'm more familiar with the 1.6 110PS engine in the 206. Its a PSA engine used by Pug, Citreon and Ford (Focus) and perhaps others. It also goes like sh*t off a shovel in comparison to my 1.7CDTi Astra.

The 1.4 I'm less familiar with but it can be identified with a green i on the HDi badge.

have another slap :slap:

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