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Hi had my antara 2 weeks now very impressed with it only gripe bein poor mpg but can live wi that any me got any tips to improve I'm all ears
 

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Glad to hear you're enjoying the car.
Any advice on MPG would have to depend on what you are already getting. Without knowing what you're currently getting it's hard to say if that can be much improved. Where you drive is also a factor. Whether you are mainly town driving or are out on the open road will also affect your MPG.

A quick stab in thedark would be, don't over-accelerate unless you have to when getting out of trouble or overtaking. If your going to be stopped at traffic lights for a while, kill the engine. Same goes for waiting in a traffic jam or waiting on the other half to stop gabbing and get in the car.


There's also a balancing act to be done in respect of managing the DPF. For fuel economy you are trying to minimise your revs, and yet you need to keep your revs up to let the DPF burn off the soot in the filter. I've only had one DPF regeneration so far. If you have too many of those, it will badly affect your MPG.

I'm getting just over 30 mpg at the moment, and that's with a mix of town driving and driving on mainly narrow windingcountry "A and "B" roads with the occasional spurt on the A9 and the odd longer journey. I've only done about 800 miles in the two and a half weeks I've had the car, so 30+ seems not bad to me considering the car is still tight.


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im currently getting bout 26 mpg did a couple of long journeys and never went above 29mpg not had a regeneration of DPF so far on, ive done bout 1000 miles since owned hows best to tell if its ready for cleaning .
 

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I would have thought you are likely to have had a regeneration already if you have done 1000 miles. I've not heard of anyone doing more than 600 miles before getting a regeneration.
It's hard to say whether 29 is good or bad without knowing what car you have and where you do most of your driving. Your driving style will also be a factor.

I would have to say that getting less than 30 on a long trip seems a bit low. Hard to say really without knowing where you went and how you drove.


It's all too easy to get fixated on the trip computer. It's best to measure your MPG over several tanks of fuel rather than being too concerned about what a single trip tells you.
 

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Hi thanks for info gunna do a tank to tank test over next few weeks see what out come is as for regeneration would there be a light come up on dash board to tell me .
 

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Hi thanks for info gunna do a tank to tank test over next few weeks see what out come is as for regeneration would there be a light come up on dash board to tell me .
The warning light only comes on if you repeatedly fail to complete several normal regenerations. Ther is no warning light for normal regenerations.
 
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