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    Saxo mpg problems

    Hey all, just after some advice :-)
    My mum has a Citroen Saxo 1.1, great car no problems at all, although currently she is getting only 28.5mpg when average is 46.
    I know fuel has gone up a bit, but seems quite bad!
    Does anybody else have a Saxo? & what fuel consumption do you get?
    Also do you think getting it serviced my help?
    Thanks in advance

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    I can understand the reduced mpg will have fuelled your concerns :whistling:

    Banned

    it needs flogging or a good servicing:)

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    transit;7624646

    I can understand the reduced mpg will have fuelled your concerns … I can understand the reduced mpg will have fuelled your concerns :whistling:



    :thumbsup: niceeee, and no it don't but does my mum's :-D

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    casparwhite;7624670

    it needs flogging or a good servicing:)



    What will a service even do?

    Getting it tuned rather than serviced might help. There are mobile tuning services that come to your house and not too expensive. Just wondered how you are working out the Mpg, are you sure it is so low. Also, it could be explained by the type of driving your mum does. If she does lots of short journeys, lots of stopping and starting this will use more fuel. HTH

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    squoog;7624704

    Getting it tuned rather than serviced might help. There are mobile tuning … Getting it tuned rather than serviced might help. There are mobile tuning services that come to your house and not too expensive. Just wondered how you are working out the Mpg, are you sure it is so low. Also, it could be explained by the type of driving your mum does. If she does lots of short journeys, lots of stopping and starting this will use more fuel. HTH



    Hiya that sounds good, will mention it to her.
    Just used online site to calculate her fuel usage, as she checks her milage when she fills up!
    She does do short journeys and long :-/
    Proper sunday driver though my mam!:p

    Banned

    its been cold as well so you may have seen an effect due to the weather......check ur tire pressures as they wiull decrecrease in the cold more rapidly.

    if it hasnt been serviced in a long time then maybe new spark plugs, ht leads, cleaning out the gunk in the exhaust and also try a fuel cleaner to clear thru some of the crap in the tank which may also have an effect.

    Banned

    Long distance cars will get better average MPG not got a saxo but a 1.4 golf get 48mpg on a long stretch, on short distance driving to work comes down to 32mpg.

    Getting a service done will reduce the friction on the parts in the engine caused by gunky contaminated oil. Replacing the spark plugs will allow for a cleaner spark, a dull spark doesn't fire off the cylinders as well as a bright spark.

    Original Poster

    Great thanks for your help everybody xx

    Also mind and check the air filter as this could need replaced. :thumbsup:

    as many have already said a service and thus a oil change, air filter change, and new sparks usually increases your mpg if they havent been changed in a while.
    Im looking at doing this to my mums 2003 punto some time soon due to the mileage its done in the last 18months.
    Although her car still gets on average 42mpg, which on lots of shorter trips drops to around 38mpg and is sensible motorway driving does about 45mpg.
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