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10-05-2011, 11:09   #16
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My average consumption is 6.5L/100km on my 2006 1.8 avensis
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10-05-2011, 11:19   #17
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My average consumption is 6.5L/100km on my 2006 1.8 avensis
on motorways at 110-130kph?
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How many mpg is that?

The average mpg on the trip computer is about 10-15% more than what the car is actually getting.

If the trip computer says 40 mpg then it's really doing about 36 mpg.

I know from owning one of these cars that they are crap for fuel consumption on the motorway - I once drove from Cork to Mondello and got 29 mpg, admittedly that was at a speedo indicated 130 kph (so just over 120 in reality before all the high horse brigade get excited) but that's still dreadful for a 1.8 petrol even at those speeds.

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10-05-2011, 12:35   #19
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My average consumption is 6.5L/100km on my 2006 1.8 avensis
That's 43 mpg and very dubious, for a 1.8l petrol car.
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i was driving to carlow on saturday to see a car. the satnav said i was doing 109kph when the speedo said 120? do i take it that i was just doing a happy medium 115?
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Satnav is Correct.
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10-05-2011, 15:21   #22
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So I decided to go and have a look to see what the deal was, when I got there the guy had the entire tax book filled (all I needed to do was sign if happy). He also explained to me about the tax book typo after I pretended to just kop it. I will admit I was kind of falling for it because the car was so nice and everything was perfect, new tyres full service history, low mileage, new NCT, spotless inside and out. Drove perfectly through all gears. Alarm bells started ringing again when I noticed the car had full climate control which as far as I know only came in the 1.8? His deal was that he was heading back to Lithuania and was selling the car, he had it for 6 months and had tried to get the tax office to fix the typo on the book but they said that it did not matter; he said that I would be the third owner. So after haggling on money I told they guy I would call him later and went off to decide what to do. It was such a good deal I decided to do the Cartell investigation on it and it threw up crazy results:
Who was the FSH with? Did you give them a call? Obviously the car is not a genuine example, but I'm interested in this part.
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According to Parker.co.uk the average MPG for a Mazda 6 1.8L petrol is 36MPG, the Almera i am driving now is down at 40MPG!
Therefore with the Mazda, my tax and consumption would go up.
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10-05-2011, 16:39   #24
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dont get a toyota avensis

get a toyota corolla instead. definately make sure you get a diesel. if you get a 1.6L toyota avensis older than 2008 you will be be paying €445 in tax annually. we sold the avensis and got another corolla seeing as we were so impressed with the one dad had. we got a 2010 1.4 diesel toyota corolla about 2 months ago. dad has a 2008 1.4 diesel corolla. they both look the exact same and are amazing cars. way faster than the toyota avensis we had also. we only pay €156 tax on each corolla per year. they also get around 60 miles per gallon. without a doubt i would get a corolla over an avensis any day as they are so much better.
update: the 2004 1.6L toyota avensis petrol we had only did 40 miles per gallon at best on a very good road.
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http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showp...8&postcount=24

This wins the Boards.ie Motors post of the day !

Oh how I lol'd and then lol'd some more after reading that!
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I have seen over 50mpg on the trip on my 04 avensis and would recommend the car to anyone.
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That's 43 mpg and very dubious, for a 1.8l petrol car.
+1

That's a good average over a tank for me in a diesel.
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There is some daft mpg figures for the Avensis being quoted in this thread. I had a 2003 new shape 1.8 litre Avensis from new for 4.5 years and covered over 160k miles in it. Mostly motorway driving but also some daily trips around town, on average I got around 35mpg mixed from it which I considered decent for a car of it's size and weight. Expecting anything better from any 1.8 litre large family car is unrealistic imo.

I passed the car onto my father who is semi-retired and still has it with over 200k miles on it mainly used for getting about. The car has started using more oil than before but his mechanic reckons that is to be expected on a car of that age and mileage. The clutch is now starting to slip a little but other than that, a new battery 3 years ago and rattles from the trim, the car has served us well and done exactly what it was bought for.
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Right i agree some of the figures are OTT alrite.

If we are saying that the 1.8L petrol does 35-40 MPG, what would the 1.6 petrol do under the same driving conditions?

A guestimate will do!
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Right i agree some of the figures are OTT alrite.

If we are saying that the 1.8L petrol does 35-40 MPG, what would the 1.6 petrol do under the same driving conditions?

A guestimate will do!
A 1.8 will do better than a 1.6 on a motorway, because it has more power, so it does not need to work as hard, and also because it has taller gearing, meaning it runs at lower revs, and lower revs = lower fuel consumption.

The official EU fuel consumption figures suggest that a 1.8 is actually a shade more economical than the 1.6 though, and cars are driven extremely gently in that, so I think it is safe to say that the 1.8 will be more frugal.

I repeat that fuel consumption in these is dreadful at motorway speeds though - on national roads with a speed limit of 100 kph fuel economy is much better - but don't expect to ever get more than about 35-36 mpg.
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