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Anywhere between 28 and 34 would be about right depending on type of usage
 

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learoy said:
Hi thinking of buying the above what mpg should I expect to gethanks all
Hi learoy if it's brand new then expect 30-35 mpg depending on how or where you drive it.
I'm driving an awd and averaging 37-38 mpg with 9500 miles on the clock. The 2wd is not that much different as it's not much lighter.
You need to read up on dp filters as you could have problems if you do alot of short town Journeys.
Make sure you take one on a good test run before you buy.
My disappointment of the mpg and dpf have been put aside as the pleasure to driving her out weighs these.
I hope you make the right decision for yourself
 

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i will be using it mainly for work which is 20 miles each way if this makes a difference 15 miles each way is motorway so 70/80mph
 

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I have the 163 auto, about 80% motorway and I have never reset the BC, just coming up to 5000 miles and its showing 30.3 mpg.
 

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anyone got the 163 manual im trying to work out what it mpg would be compared to a 1.7 ix35.i know they get about 42 on average so was wandering if i could expect 35mpg from the antara.can get a really good price on a diamond antara £1000 cheaper than the ix35 so ive worked it out on them figures that £1000 of fuel would make 3 years at 10,000 miles for me to break even.
 

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learoy said:
anyone got the 163 manual im trying to work out what it mpg would be compared to a 1.7 ix35.i know they get about 42 on average so was wandering if i could expect 35mpg from the antara.can get a really good price on a diamond antara £1000 cheaper than the ix35 so ive worked it out on them figures that £1000 of fuel would make 3 years at 10,000 miles for me to break even.

I have a 163 manual se nav, I can get over 40mpg motorway & anything between 35/38 knocking about A-roads. This is from new & now only have 1300 miles on clock so these figures should improve too.
 

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Just curious, but I notice that there seems to be a general consensus that mpg figures will improve as the mileage increases. I am not suggesting this is wrong, but I don't understand why this might be the case.
 

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Hi

A friend of mine works for vauxhall motors ( he used to work on the engine side but has since moved on )
He explained to me that the tolerances on the moving parts were very tight ( by design ) and as a result the mpg when new is less than you would expect.
After about 1000 - 2000 miles the moving parts are in optimum tolerance and you should see an improvement from what you were getting originally.


I have only 600 miles on mine at the moment ( 2.2 Diamond ) so no computer readout of mpg.
I am doing a manual check.
Will feed back information when I next re-fill the tank.


learoy
The 2.2 Diamond was on offer as a pre-registered ( 10 miles on the clock ) and was about £5000 below list price. Ask the dealer if this is still the case. I am sure my local paper is still advertising this deal.

Edited by: KenB
 

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HugoRune said:
Just curious, but I notice that there seems to be a general consensus that mpg figures will improve as the mileage increases. I am not suggesting this is wrong, but I don't understand why this might be the case.
When a car is new, the engine and transmission are tight. This means there is more frictionin the moving parts,which can reduce the MPG of the car. As the car ages, it loosens up a bit leading to less friction and may lead to an improved MPG.

It won't necessarily be a large difference, but I can testify it has been noticeable on every new car I've ever had. For instance, My last car was a Volvo XC70 D5 AWD Auto. When new I was getting about 30 mpg and by the time I swapped it for the Antara I was getting about 33 mpg. So there was about a 10% improvement over the time I had the car.
 

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think 0% is only on new ones.the diamond pre reg deals are £15.995 at quite a few places most look like they where registered in march have also seen a pre reg exclusiv awd 7 miles on clock for £15,789.stuck between which one to get but really like leather and not to sure i will need all wheel drive at a cost of lower mpg and higher road tax,but a great saving on list price of £23915Edited by: learoy
 
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