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Filled up this morning. £110 for a tank of diesel and we only have the standard size tank!

Economy was 36mpg compared to the computer, which said 37.5mpg. That’s 2/3 town driving in mainly 20/30 limits and the rest on the motorway. Does that sound OK?
Yes that sounds fine. We routinely get 39/40mpg on our 150 engine.
 
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100 miles? What do you reckon? Still got to be a LOT cheaper than diesel!
Now when’s that Buzz Cali finally going to happen…
Great question but should be way more than that. Having recently done the sums and as a result taken the plunge on an ev - I’ll be paying £2.61 for a full charge at home, 260 miles WLTP/c.220 miles real world. Cost of electric fixed for 2 years so no shocks come October. Cupra Born for me but the Tesla wont be much different.
Did the sums 6 months ago and it was borderline, clear cut decision now for Mrs KB; 70 miles a day commute plus running the kids around and the occasional trip up country.
 
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How many miles does that equate to…?
Just checked the App, 101kWh so with mixed driving prob around 500-600km. Also using 12.4 SEK to GBP.

I charge the car in the night at between 7-14 öre per KW, but we also need to add the tax of 34 öre per KW but the fixed price of the connection to the grid I discounted because I need that for the house regardless of the car (solar is next):

Tax is 34 öre per kWh *101 = so an additional 34kr (approx), so an additional 2.75 quid.

Supercharger network is more expensive at around 3kr per kWh atm so you'd be in for around 25 quid.
 
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Maybe on Jim's 1.9Tdi but I'd be pretty chuffed if I could do anywhere near 750 miles on my 2.0 180 (80-litre tank) as that would be about 43mpg.
For the work commute, 46miles Twisty A road I dropped the speed from national speed limits to 50MPH and keeping a high a gear as practical the average MPG jumped per trip jumped from 38 or less to 44 - 47 MPG. The wind direction and regenerations make a big difference.
Time wise its 10minutes more if that so seems worth it.
 
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Just done the first 1000km in the new van (150 DSG), economy seems way down on the old 1.9tdi manual, 30mpg vs 40 on a longer m-way run. Still a tight engine I guess, and the air-con is running all the time in this heat (was broken in the last van). Also not conviced that ACC does much to help economy either.

Hoping it improves as diesel is about 2.20eur around here and we've a 4000km round trip coming up in Aug.
 
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Just done the first 1000km in the new van (150 DSG), economy seems way down on the old 1.9tdi manual, 30mpg vs 40 on a longer m-way run. Still a tight engine I guess, and the air-con is running all the time in this heat (was broken in the last van). Also not conviced that ACC does much to help economy either.

Hoping it improves as diesel is about 2.20eur around here and we've a 4000km round trip coming up in Aug.
Had many Passat's over the years (work lease and private) - always found they needed 10-15k miles to 'loosen up' and get better fuel figures. Plus a good run in from new and careful check on tyre pressures.
My only concern (waiting for our van) is that my running in process needs a manual transmission - bit concerned over how to adapt it to an auto box (never had auto before) now that the latest ones no longer have the 'sport shift' function... Any advice welcomed.
 
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Had many Passat's over the years (work lease and private) - always found they needed 10-15k miles to 'loosen up' and get better fuel figures. Plus a good run in from new and careful check on tyre pressures.
My only concern (waiting for our van) is that my running in process needs a manual transmission - bit concerned over how to adapt it to an auto box (never had auto before) now that the latest ones no longer have the 'sport shift' function... Any advice welcomed.

A noticeable change over 11K on mine. As for the auto, I was also concerned as this was my first auto but flicking it into manual is easy and back to D to get the coast benefits. Tyre pressure seem to make a big change on these, even 0.2Bar.
 
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Southampton £1.98 Shell BP and Esso - cheap Tesco £199 - so Tesco's doing their bit - NOT
 
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Just done the first 1000km in the new van (150 DSG), economy seems way down on the old 1.9tdi manual, 30mpg vs 40 on a longer m-way run. Still a tight engine I guess, and the air-con is running all the time in this heat (was broken in the last van). Also not conviced that ACC does much to help economy either.

Hoping it improves as diesel is about 2.20eur around here and we've a 4000km round trip coming up in Aug.
ACC wont always be the best for economy as eco/coast mode won't kick in when you're going downhill or easing off the throttle. It's mainly for ease of driving rather than an economy tool I think. Although I had 44mpg in my coast on the 250mile drive back from the dealers last month. That was mainly motorway, half of which was probably in 50mph zones.
 
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My only concern (waiting for our van) is that my running in process needs a manual transmission - bit concerned over how to adapt it to an auto box (never had auto before) now that the latest ones no longer have the 'sport shift' function... Any advice welcomed.
you mean they don't have the M mode? Mine does (delivered May) so you would have control over which gear you're in.
 
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ACC wont always be the best for economy as eco/coast mode won't kick in when you're going downhill or easing off the throttle. It's mainly for ease of driving rather than an economy tool I think. Although I had 44mpg in my coast on the 250mile drive back from the dealers last month. That was mainly motorway, half of which was probably in 50mph zones.
Yeah the ACC seems to enjoy dropping into 5th when you crest a hill at 60 to maintain the speed, rather than dab the brakes if it doesn't have to. Which is fair enough but as you say, not the best for economy.
 
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Maybe on Jim's 1.9Tdi but I'd be pretty chuffed if I could do anywhere near 750 miles on my 2.0 180 (80-litre tank) as that would be about 43mpg.
The engine was a 84 hp when I bought it 7 years ago but we had a modest map to 105 just for a little more punch when entering motorway. It's 5 speed with no A/C and book says 80 litre tank. We've happily got right up to Durness from Wymondham area with fuel to spare and my son a few years back went to a wedding in Melvich (north coast of Scotland) and stupdily set off back without filling locally as not a lot on the road back - he ended up at first garage at Inverness running on fumes!!!

Must admit I manage to get the very best ou of vehicles but still don't hang around. My 2011 Nissan X Trail averages mid to high 40's with over 50 on a long run. Others on the Nissan forum say they're glad to even get 40. BTW I go by filling tank.
 
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Along the same lines - Just bought my first 10eur pint in town this evening. They’ll be all over town soon.
 
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ACC wont always be the best for economy as eco/coast mode won't kick in when you're going downhill or easing off the throttle. It's mainly for ease of driving rather than an economy tool I think. Although I had 44mpg in my coast on the 250mile drive back from the dealers last month. That was mainly motorway, half of which was probably in 50mph zones.
I use Acc in eco mode for long uphill sections, otherwise a combination of D and manual with coast mode. Seen 54mpg stuck behind a HGV at 40MPH for 25miles.
 
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I use Acc in eco mode for long uphill sections, otherwise a combination of D and manual with coast mode. Seen 54mpg stuck behind a HGV at 40MPH for 25miles.
Ive often thought a better cruise control option would be to keep the fuel throttle in the same position for fuel economy, no matter what. Crawl up hills, and zip down them!!!
You can certainly get better economy driving without ACC, if you’re concentrating.

With an empty van today I did manage 46mpg using ACC 90% of the journey though, which is a fair comparison with my Volvo which would turn in and 52mpg.
 
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