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Milage per gallon for Vauxhall Vectra?

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5y, 9m agoPosted 5 years, 9 months ago
I have tried google, but its still not giving me the full answer im after.

I have a 2000 Vauxhall Vectra, 1.8 Petrol

I use my car daily to do mainly school runs and work pick ups. I am constantly stopping and starting, Like on the way to my sons school it is 4 roundabouts, 5 junctions all within 2 miles. Everywhere i drive is uphill. so obviously that will be using more petrol.

Google says my car should really be giving me 40mpg. But what it doesn't say is is that motorway milage?

I put in 10 gallons and restarted my mile counter. I am up to 220 miles and just above the red. I am now wondering is this right for a car which is stopping and starting and mainly driving uphill?
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5y, 9m agoPosted 5 years, 9 months ago
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google parkers
1 Like #2
I would have thought you should be getting 30 mpg around town unless there is a problem somewhere. My mechanical knowledge is pretty much zero but it does appear your car is using slightly more fuel than it ought even with uphill driving.
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splatsplatsplat
google parkers

Thank you, 1st one I come across says 37 mpg, But its still not answering whether this is worked out on daily basis of short trips, or motorway run :) x
#4
darren9030
I would have thought you should be getting 30 mpg around town unless there is a problem somewhere. My mechanical knowledge is pretty much zero but it does appear your car is using slightly more fuel than it ought even with uphill driving.

Thank you, It was only in the garage in Dec fixing a leaky petrol pipe. Cant see no new puddles on the road outside, but I was thinking its using way too much petrol too quick.
1 Like #5
How do you drive uphill everywhere? :)
#6
sancho1983
How do you drive uphill everywhere? :)

haha I did think that sounded a bit odd when I typed that lol. :) should really say every trip I do is uphill one way :p
1 Like #7
Your car will never do anywhere near the official figures IMO. Take about 70-80% of it and you'd be closer. If you are ever sad enough have a read of how they calculate the official fihures its a joke compared to reality driving.
1 Like #8
Around town driving in a 1.8 petrol car - I'd say ball-park is 30mpg. I had a 1.8 Honda that gave 30-35mpg on average.
#9
greg_68
Your car will never do anywhere near the official figures IMO. Take about 70-80% of it and you'd be closer. If you are ever sad enough have a read of how they calculate the official fihures its a joke compared to reality driving.

I am hoping for about 250 miles for the 10 gallons max. Seems like it could be right then, if I take into consideration the stopping and starting on hills and the cold weather.
So glad my son finishes school up there in 7 days time to start big school on the same road I live! Will finally save some petrol.

Thank you all :) x
#10
I used to drive a 2001 1.8 Vectra SRi 130 & got about 35mpg with motorway driving.

Edited By: Painkiller on Feb 07, 2011 12:03
#11
Lots of things can affect the fuel economy on a vehicle , weight your carrying [passengers] ,tyre pressures and alack of servicing , for instance a old dirty air filter and give poor economy.
I run 2 Vauxhalls [Vectra & Zafira] , my Vectra gives superb millage but it is the diesel model , but the Zafira [1.6] is very poor around the doors.
When was the last service you had on your car ??
#12
The manufacturer's figures will usually be three-fold; urban, extra urban, and combined. As long as you're approaching the lowest of the three I'd say everything's OK. You'll get the top figure by resetting the clock/beginning your calulation once you hit a motorway on a clear road and stop the calculation when you come off, but before you stop or slow down! I've always managed to exceed the listed figures in my car, but the figures are pretty low (it's a thirsty BEAST) and I drive uber carefully probably irritating the tailgaters behind me. That's not to say I dawdle, but I don't over-accelerate unduly.
#13
ricko
Lots of things can affect the fuel economy on a vehicle , weight your carrying [passengers] ,tyre pressures and alack of servicing , for instance a old dirty air filter and give poor economy.I run 2 Vauxhalls [Vectra & Zafira] , my Vectra gives superb millage but it is the diesel model , but the Zafira [1.6] is very poor around the doors.When was the last service you had on your car ??

umm lol I bought the car in Oct 2008, Never had it serviced. Maybe that could be 1 reason. It flies through the MOT without issues. Been a fab car, my only issues is the petrol usage at the moment.
Im not sure when the previous owner last had it serviced either.
Mainly only carrying my and my 2 yr old son, All 5 of us now and again, but hardly ever.
#14
beth3735
ricko
Lots of things can affect the fuel economy on a vehicle , weight your carrying [passengers] ,tyre pressures and alack of servicing , for instance a old dirty air filter and give poor economy.I run 2 Vauxhalls [Vectra & Zafira] , my Vectra gives superb millage but it is the diesel model , but the Zafira [1.6] is very poor around the doors.When was the last service you had on your car ??
umm lol I bought the car in Oct 2008, Never had it serviced. Maybe that could be 1 reason. It flies through the MOT without issues. Been a fab car, my only issues is the petrol usage at the moment.Im not sure when the previous owner last had it serviced either.Mainly only carrying my and my 2 yr old son, All 5 of us now and again, but hardly ever.

Not even an oil change in all that time?

The MOT only checks certain items, you should really consider a service including oil change.
#15
Could probably do with at least a basic service then (do it yourself if money is tight). Short journeys will wear an engine quicker than long ones too.

Edited By: greg_68 on Feb 07, 2011 13:01
#16
pghstochaj
beth3735
ricko
Lots of things can affect the fuel economy on a vehicle , weight your carrying [passengers] ,tyre pressures and alack of servicing , for instance a old dirty air filter and give poor economy.I run 2 Vauxhalls [Vectra & Zafira] , my Vectra gives superb millage but it is the diesel model , but the Zafira [1.6] is very poor around the doors.When was the last service you had on your car ??
umm lol I bought the car in Oct 2008, Never had it serviced. Maybe that could be 1 reason. It flies through the MOT without issues. Been a fab car, my only issues is the petrol usage at the moment.Im not sure when the previous owner last had it serviced either.Mainly only carrying my and my 2 yr old son, All 5 of us now and again, but hardly ever.
Not even an oil change in all that time?The MOT only checks certain items, you should really consider a service including oil change.

No no oil change either :| its something I don't think about. You would of thought driving for 10 yrs I would of really.
I think I will be booking a service soon then. I always thought they were just an expense that was a luxury for cars rather than an essential. But if it will help with the car then I will book it in.
#17
Certain service items could be considered just an expense for newer/more expensive cars. However, very basic items such as oil filter and oil change really must not be ignored. It is never a bad idea to have somebody slightly qualified give the car a quick check too, if you don't believe what they say as gospel.

Highstreet places like kwikfit and national will do you an oil and filter change for very little, unless you have a friend that can help? A basic service will almost certainly improve the way your car runs.
#18
When a car is driven cold such as on short journies it uses a lot more fuel than when the engine is warmed up,Your car may do 40mpg on motorways or 30mpg driving in town but it might only do 20mpg on short journies while the engine is cold,

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