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Old 11-13-2012, 12:39 PM   #31
dutd33
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Originally Posted by Darth_Focus View Post
I've got 3400 kilometers on a 2012 Ti hatch and I must say I'm far more than dissapointed in the mileage I'm getting. It's actually atrocious. I understand the driving style effects mileage...yadda...yadda..yadda, but the sticker says 7.3 L/per 100 KM city and I'm flirting with 11 L/100. 10.8 to be precise. Thats F-150 V8 territory. I don't drive like miss Daisy but I don't drive like The Bandit either. I know 7.3 is a perfect world but I'd expect something close to that albeit a little more. I'm lucky to get 400 kilometers to a tank with 150 of that on the highway. I got rid of a car in part to fuel mileage only to end up with the same thing, but with payments again. Its the DCT and it runs great and is a joy to drive mind you, but this mileage is really not sitting well with me.
I have 1900 kms on my '12 SEL Hatch and I've noticed that the mileage slowing improves with each fuel-up (I guess it's true that it improves during the break-in process).

During the first 1600 kms, I drove 95% in the city (driving to work and driving my wife to work while on the weekends doing a small trip on the highways to get out of the city) and I usually get about 460-470 kms on a tank.

Are you revving the engine a bit? Also, I've kept it in automatic the whole time. I wondering if that makes a difference.
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