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Looks like Chris Martin reads the board. Loathe him or despise the pr1ck, some interesting ideas...

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Up to 128.9 @ Tesco ( Knocknagoney) .
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big mervyn wrote: Sat Oct 09, 2021 5:37 pm I'm conducting a little experiment during my extended stay in Espana.

I hire cars for 2 week blocks. Not sure why but it is by far the cheapest way.

My mileage and driving patterns are consistent I,e. A daily commute of 20 miles each way combined with some urban driving,

The cars I've been given all have less than 10000 km on the clock.

Fortnight 1 Fiat 500 petrol self charging hybrid - 48.8 mpg

Fortnight 2 Kia Picanto petrol - 51.3 mpg

Would one not expect the hybrid to offer better fuel economy?

Picked up a Fiat Panda today. I'll give you the stats in 2 weeks!
So ... the Fiat Panda hybrid did 51.4 mpg.

I was also impressed with it's amphibious qualities. We had a stonking three inches of rain here today with little or no road drainage. I drove for about 10 miles with the water up to the sills with no probs although I did return minus a number plate
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Hi Merv

Thanks for the info on the Panda.
Don't want to bore other posters on here too much, but the coefficient of drag has an effect when you have two similar powered vehicles, same engines, comparable weights.The 500 is wider than the Panda and has wider wheels and tyres thus creates a bit more drag.
In tests a small vehicle travelling say north to south with 10 mph head wind will lose up to 8 miles per gallon more than when travelling the same route south to north with the 10 mph tail wind. Small variations in tyre widths and profiles and even tyre pressures can have quite an effect on MPG. :thumleft:
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Oh dear, Tesco (Knocknagoney) now at 131.9 which is 6p up since the beginning of October 2021.
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HwoodMike2umate wrote: Tue Oct 26, 2021 11:00 am Oh dear, Tesco (Knocknagoney) now at 131.9 which is 6p up since the beginning of October 2021.
Still 10p cheaper than our local garage in Bangor
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big mervyn wrote: Fri Oct 22, 2021 5:36 pm
big mervyn wrote: Sat Oct 09, 2021 5:37 pm I'm conducting a little experiment during my extended stay in Espana.

I hire cars for 2 week blocks. Not sure why but it is by far the cheapest way.

My mileage and driving patterns are consistent I,e. A daily commute of 20 miles each way combined with some urban driving,

The cars I've been given all have less than 10000 km on the clock.

Fortnight 1 Fiat 500 petrol self charging hybrid - 48.8 mpg

Fortnight 2 Kia Picanto petrol - 51.3 mpg

Would one not expect the hybrid to offer better fuel economy?

Picked up a Fiat Panda today. I'll give you the stats in 2 weeks!
So ... the Fiat Panda hybrid did 51.4 mpg.

I was also impressed with it's amphibious qualities. We had a stonking three inches of rain here today with little or no road drainage. I drove for about 10 miles with the water up to the sills with no probs although I did return minus a number plate
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So ... last fortnight I had another Fiat 500 hybrid. This one did an impressive 61.7 mpg aided, I think, this time by less urban driving and less use of the aircon in more comfortable weather (mid 20s here now).

I've now got a Nissan Micra Acenta with a normal petrol engine
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Oh dear, now 139.9 @ Tesco (K'nagoney) :(
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I get the feeling that £1.50 isn't far away.
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Good news on the petrol front. Noticed as a past this morning that Tesco (K’nagoney) is down 2p to 137.9. Merry Xmas.
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131.9p yesterdy evening in the EuroSpar at the foot of Portglenone Main Street by the bridge.
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WestDr wrote: Fri Dec 10, 2021 4:32 pm 131.9p yesterdy evening in the EuroSpar at the foot of Portglenone Main Street by the bridge.
Portglenone??? Who'd've thunk it?

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146.3p at the Applegreens just beyond Sandyknowes. Luckily I was the passenger.
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More good news. Tesco ( K’nagoney) down another 2p today to 135.9. Merry Xmas
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big mervyn wrote: Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:43 pm
solidarity wrote: Tue Oct 12, 2021 7:18 pm
waggonsroll wrote: Tue Oct 12, 2021 5:58 pm
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Bobbievee wrote: Sun Oct 10, 2021 10:43 pm Ok ok lighten up!
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