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Just a quick question.
One of the lads in work has a 1.4 Mark 5 golf.
He is getting a fuel consumption of 27mpg. To me this sounds very low.

My question is, is this right. Could it be that the engine is small for such a heavy car, which would make it inefficient, or is it running too rich?

What is the manufacturers value for mpg for this car?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Graham
 

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is he sitting in traffic a lot of the time?
 

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I dont think it is possible to drive a 1.4 hard enough to warrant 27mpg my old 1.4 bora gave a constant 40 ish even when driving it "Hard"!
 

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Told him what to do exactly, so hopefully he will do that and get a realistic figure.
Probably getting it arse ways alright, seems like way too little.

Thanks for the help and i'll keep ye posted on how he gets on. Not sure about his intelligence really, now that I think of it......
 

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QUOTE (Mark N @ Jan 26 2006, 03:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I'd say that trek in from Wickla is drinking the good stuff Tom. I'm filling up every 5/6 days at the moment.


The motorway/dualer streches are grand - 30mpg, it's the bits either end that cause problems. Just a matter of being a little bit more creative with the mileage forms
 
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