Gotwind Ben wrote:Thanks Andy.
For me and most Europeans an mpg to include your hard work of 15.6 is horrendous for a medium sized vehicle.
Our fuel prices are still well above Americas, I suspect there will be a chart somewhere online - so efficiency is key over here.
30- 40 mpg is typical for petrol (gas) vehicles.
40 - 50 mpg for diesel, I dont think you guys use that though - not sure could be wrong :?
I think a lot of it is related to speed.
I hear a 50 mile trip in England can take a couple hours.
My wife drives 42 miles one way to work. About half of that is considered "city driving" in Ohio. It takes her 40 minutes without rushing from the time she leaves the house doorway until she can call me from INSIDE her office!
Her old medium sized car gets about 35 US MPG highway, at those speeds, with 275,000 miles (450K km).
I think a lot of it is related to the perception of "medium sized".
Buick LaCross is midsized and weighs around 4000 pounds, as does the Mercury Milan, and Chrysler Sebring.
My wife's graduation present was an SUV. Yes, we use it when it is needed. No, I do not like feeding it. :cry:
Pretty sure a Cooper Mini would fit in the back if the wheels were removed. Not kidding.
Have you ever tried to get a 76 VW US Rabbit Diesel up hill on an on ramp into bumper-to-bumper 80 MPH traffic?
I have. It is not pretty.
I am not saying it is a good situation, I am simply saying that is the reality, here.
BTW, that old Rabbit Diesel still got about 68MPG going 68MPH with 68,000 miles on it.
Would I let my daughter drive it on the highway?
Not a chance.