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Old 02-13-2013, 01:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Ignis 1.3gl 5door MPG?

Hi all you Ignis fans,
My newly acqired 2006 Ignis 1.3 has just returned about 33 mpg doing local runs and I'm curious to know if this is pretty common.
I do realise that I am still getting used to it so it may improve along with my driving adjustments with this car.
Any comments /tips welcome please.

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Old 02-13-2013, 03:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Manual or auto?

City or country?

Do you like to get in front of the traffic (race) or go with the flow?

Do you have flat or hilly terrain?

Do you recognise the top of hills and coast down (it's amazing how many people don't!)?

Do you look ahead and coast up to red lights and stopped traffic (where everyone passes you) or not look ahead and power up to and brake hard at the red light or stopped traffic (the majority answer)?

In traffic jams (gridlock), do you idle forward at each move risking a lane change in front of you or do you power-brake to guard your spot in the que?

There are too many variables to advise what is "normal" or "common"!

Then again, in heavy traffic, it's sort of "unsocial" to drive economically!

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Hi Thanks for your response.
I am a long term experienced drive and most definately not a "boy racer"
The car is a manual transmission that has done only 17k.
Local terrain is mostly level and low inclined rises.
I always try to drive as economiccaly as possible within the speed limits.(must try harder)lol.
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Hi Pete,
My 55 plate 1.3gl returns about 35-38mpg around the streets of Edinburgh and around 45 when on a motorway run at 60-65mph.
Could be worth checking to make sure the brakes are not binding (do the wheels feel warm to the touch? - just a thought)
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Hi Les,
Thanks for your response.
It does'nt look like Im too far out then so for now I think it maybe a case of me getting used to the feel of the car (only had it 2 weeks).
It's a shame we can't get the average from the display.
I still need to find the right revs for gear changing---this is a lot different to drive than my previous car-Kia Rio 1.4.
Anyway I love this little car!
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They certainly are characterfull, I had a similar experience to you and I found I had to adjust the cable on the clutch as the 'bite' was too high. I either kept over revving it or stalling it - very embarrassing! Its a simple job that took 5 mins as the adjuster is very easy to get to in the engine bay.
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Back to the original question I guess.

I have a 1.3 AUTO and am getting about 450 Kms per tank. That's an outer suburban commute averaging 60 Kph (according to the feature in the clock) and very forward looking for traffic light sequences and off the gas really early for stopped traffic at lights. Sometimes I use the AC, but switch it off when starting to move off and going up the one and only steep hill (1.5 Km long).
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Hi 2000.
Thanks for that.
My calculations make that to be 279.6 miles = 31 mpg----so going by that I don't think I have much to worry about.
I believe the auto is a bit heavier on fuel?

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Autos are heavier on fuel!
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:37 PM   #10 (permalink)
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peterp, I must make a correction.

I just got home very low on fuel, in fact it was cutting out when exiting a roundabout from no fuel (tank surge).

It is showing 530 Kms on the trip meter.

I must remind you I am a fuel mising extremist in my driving habits. I probably drive using a multitude of fuel saving initiatives you may not consider - (all part of being an ASPIE I guess). As there was no traffic and I like to keep the wheels turning, average commute speed was 75 Kph this morning!

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