Fuel consumption

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Re: Fuel consumption

Post by hellooo » Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:04 pm

I'm getting between 39 and 42 brim to brim on a late 2018 110 Flair manual. That's mainly urban with fast motorway cruising. Late 40s on a gentle longer run. The trip meter is spot on, matching brim to brim calculations surprisingly. Have only used V power since new and feels quick.

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Re: Fuel consumption

Post by Rubik » Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:14 pm

V Power fuel is a waste of money in the Cactus. It doesn't make any difference, its psychological.

I tried it for 4 weeks, 4 full tanks. dissapointed. Diesel 1.6Hdi.

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Re: Fuel consumption

Post by Vacuman » Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:35 am

Our 2015 '82' has averaged 43mpg over the last 6,000 (45k on the clock). A 200 mile trip over the weekend, mixed motorway, country roads and M25 jams and it averaged 50. That was with me driving. The missus drives it mostly and I think is a little heavy footed.

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Re: Fuel consumption

Post by Fudge1976 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:51 pm

Hi all,

I have a cactus c4 2018 flair blue hdi diesel. A year in my fuel consumption is combined 44 mpg. Which has dropped by 10 mpg since i got the car. Anyone have any ideas on why? My combined urban motorway is about the same so its baffling!

Certainly nowhere near the 80 mpg they advertised!

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Re: Fuel consumption

Post by CractusPotts » Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:03 am

Rubik wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:14 pm
V Power fuel is a waste of money in the Cactus. It doesn't make any difference, its psychological.

I tried it for 4 weeks, 4 full tanks. dissapointed. Diesel 1.6Hdi.
I currently drive 43000 miles a year for work, combined motorways and such, in the last ten years I must have averaged 25000 miles a year, I have never ever bought vpower or any of its equivolents
In fact I generally buy the cheapest diesel I can find but I can assure you that I have never found any difference with any of the brands, supermarket or otherwise.


I would remind everyone that there are a limited number of oil refineries in this country, that are far less numerous than the brands of fuel on sale.


in the end its your choice and your money but I find it makes no difference worth a damn what fuel you use or where you buy it from.
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Re: Fuel consumption

Post by CractusPotts » Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:20 am

Fudge1976 wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:51 pm
Hi all,

I have a cactus c4 2018 flair blue hdi diesel. A year in my fuel consumption is combined 44 mpg. Which has dropped by 10 mpg since i got the car. Anyone have any ideas on why? My combined urban motorway is about the same so its baffling!

Certainly nowhere near the 80 mpg they advertised!
See my other post
I drive about 1000 miles a week.
I bought my 67 plate 1.6 blueHDI EAT6 S/S, on the 28th of feb 2019, it had just over 6500 on the clock, today its the 24/03/19 with 9100 on the clock, I am averaging 63 MPG by my calculations, but indicating 65 ish on the trip.
That said if you drive in excess of the max motorway speed it will drop dramatically.

44mpg does sound very low, check everything, air in tyres, oil level, remove roof bars, excess crap from boot and back seats, I would also suggest that you only reset one of the trip computers when you fill up and leave the other running as a comparison, if you still think you have an issue, have a chat with your dealer.

I would also suggest that you start monitoring how far in miles you get from each fill of the tank, I would suggest that if you fill the car when the fuel low comes on them you are putting about 9 galls, not 10.
I think you should be getting around 580 miles between fills at least, if you get better than that then please join in the thread.

PS I have never got anywhere near stated manufacturers figures, try using one of the real mpg sites, I enter mine regularly on the Honest john website.
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Re: Fuel consumption

Post by davop » Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:03 pm

My current ave is 36.9.
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Re: Fuel consumption

Post by Rubik » Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:35 pm

davop wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:03 pm
My current ave is 36.9.
If this is petrol, its awful. I don't care what members say, it needs attention.

Diesels 2014-17 have a cleaner burning engine and mine delivers 78mpg at 16C.

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Re: Fuel consumption

Post by Rubik » Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:38 pm

Fudge1976 wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:51 pm
Hi all,

I have a cactus c4 2018 flair blue hdi diesel. A year in my fuel consumption is combined 44 mpg. Which has dropped by 10 mpg since i got the car. Anyone have any ideas on why? My combined urban motorway is about the same so its baffling!

Certainly nowhere near the 80 mpg they advertised!
You are doing something terribly wrong. Too heavy footed? tyres are too under pressure? not utilising the stop/start?
I am achieving driving it steady in traffic, sticking to speed limits and get 78mpg

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Re: Fuel consumption

Post by srperry » Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:28 pm

I 32,000 miles in my old car - a Cactus 110 petrol Flair 2019 - and I averaged 49.6 mpg over that mileage, so your diesel should get more than that.

NB. Stop/start makes absolutely no contribution to lower fuel consumption, it is however a contributor to emissions reduction.
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