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Hi All,

I have had my Antara Diamond on order for a while now, its due at the end of July (in shiny black, like my C5). It seems that many of the so called professional critics have a downer on the Vauxhall and specifically the Antara. Personally I don't understand where they get there criticisms from. I have had test drives in all of the popular models, Yeti, Kuga, Tuareg, and Honda CRV none of which impressed my wife and self as did the Antara.
I decided to try the Antara, I hope the decision was the right one to make. In the past I have owned BMW's, Mercedes's, Ford and Nissan vehicles none of which were up to speed when compared with the Citroen C5.
Anyway I am looking forward to getting the New Antara. One point that I am a little concerned about is the mpg, as most people seem to be achieving far less than that specified by the manufacturer.
 

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I've had my Antara for 2 months. It's done just over 1500 miles and I've been very happy with it so far. It's averaging 35 mpg. I have just done a 250 run to Manchester Airport and it was effortless even with the car being full. I'm going post my mpg figures once I return home. I also run a Honda Civic Type R which is my toy but I must admit I now enjoy driving the Antara more. I'm sure you will have the same enjoyment once you get yours.
 

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Hi and welcome


The quoted figures from the manufacturer should be taken with a pinch of salt.


I have just over 800 miles on the clock and I am happy with what I am getting re m/g.


34 m/g - local
27 m/g - towing


I am really impressed with the car.
Just a note:
Mine came with an inflation kit!!!
If you intend keeping the car for any period it may be worth looking into a steel rim spare.
I tow with mine so went for a full size 16 inch spare. This is the largest steel rim available.
( more info if needed )





Edited by: KenB
 

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Pleased to hear that you are enjoying ownership of the Antara, 35 mpg sounds pretty good for the size of the vehicle I think I will be happy if I get that. I am a disabled driver so I am not sure what to do in regard to the steel spare. I believe, though I have never had to do it, that I can call the RAC for assist.
I've never towed before but I am thinking of buying Tour Caravan for trips on the continent.
I do a lot of mileage in my vehicles the C5 I have has 66000 miles on the clock in just under 3 years, much of it in Northern Europe and Scandinavia as our middle son lives just outside of Drammen, Norway. This was why I am a little concerned about the mpg.
 

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Hi, mpg seems to vary from what I have seen - I have an older 2l diesel (pre-facelift) and on a trip from Fife to South Wales managed to average (according to the onboard comp) about 30mpg. Doing some manual calcs, at last fillup it as about 50l (approx 11 UK Gal) for 360miles which is 32.73mpg which makes me wonder about the accuracy of the onboard system (my last car told me I was getting just under 40mpg, when in reality it was about 30! that was an 04 Toyota Corolla Verso diesel). I actully need a speed sensor replaced on the front passenger wheel so I don't know if that will have a negative impact on the mpg or not.

For motability, if you need your tyre changed it is covered by RAC. You jut call them on the RAC motability number (in your documentation or on the motability website) and they'll sort things from there.
 

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Hi Eddie

I believe, though I have never had to do it, that I can call the RAC for assist.
If you do have occasion to call the RAC ask if they will take the tyre to a puncture repair centre.
If you let them use the inflation kit you will have to replace the tyre with a new one.
( bit of a difference in price !! )
 
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