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Old 14th June 2011, 15:34   #161
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Can I ask where the figure 4.55 comes from, or am I just being stupid?
It's a good question and you're not being stupid. The figure comes from the conversion from Litres to Gallons... there are 4.546 Litres in a Gallon (imperial). I just rounded the figure to 2 decimal places hence where the '4.55' comes from.

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Old 26th June 2011, 18:29   #162
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Had a thought the other day, keeping your windows up in the summer might be hard but itd help the aerodynamics?
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Old 26th June 2011, 18:31   #163
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I always put mine up at higher speeds, and use the fan instead on as cold as it will do and it's normally fine temperature wise
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Old 27th June 2011, 18:18   #164
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I've had garages tell me that sticking a lower profile tyre on my sisters van wouldn't adjust the speed of the vehicle... But anyway, that is their choice I suppose to put 31 psi, my garage stick in a set value but then expect to change them to my preferred values. Don't shoot the messenger, I was giving the recommended values from Citroen themselves. But I'm going to DISAGREE 100% with what you've posted.

If the garage have told you to put 31 in front and rear then I'd really suggest looking at another garage, since the front is much heavier than the rear on a saxo, and therefore the fronts need additional pressure to counter the additional mass pushing down on the tyre - else you'll have increased wear on the front.

I have a label on the door of my 1.1 mark one saying 32psi on front tyres and 29 on the back. Curious why citroen said 36psi to you :s
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Old 27th June 2011, 18:25   #165
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Had a thought the other day, keeping your windows up in the summer might be hard but itd help the aerodynamics?
Summer is a bit of a nightmare for RHD saxo owners but at town driving speeds it shouldn't be a problem having the windows down - as you increase your speeds on to A Roads and Motorways then having the windows down would be adverse to saving mpg - but you've got to be comfortable

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I always put mine up at higher speeds, and use the fan instead on as cold as it will do and it's normally fine temperature wise
I'm the same - it's a bit too windy at 70 mph to have the windows down even half way so the fan goes on max - even if it does work the alternator harder

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I have a label on the door of my 1.1 mark one saying 32psi on front tyres and 29 on the back. Curious why citroen said 36psi to you :s
Because you read the wrong bit that's for VTR tyres 185/55/R14- see the part about 165/65/R14 tyres and the recommended pressures for 1.1s
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Old 29th June 2011, 14:01   #166
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Great read.
Mines actually pretty good looking at your tables and considering it's problems. But I'll be working on my mpg now. Something else for me to get ocd about.
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Old 4th July 2011, 18:54   #167
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Great read, learnt i need to grow up when driving
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Old 4th July 2011, 19:13   #168
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Thanks guys... I'm in the process of putting together v2 of the mpg guide as v1.111 reads pretty badly. I'll pop it up once I've checked it and got some of my other projects out of the way.

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Old 11th October 2011, 17:24   #169
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£15 petrol (£1.36 per ltr)
110 miles!
none of which were m way driving

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Old 14th November 2011, 12:26   #170
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Awesome read... I'll never achieve these mpg figures Haha, but I did enjoy the read.
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Old 27th December 2011, 14:30   #171
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Old 1st March 2012, 19:35   #173
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To be fair. I'd made a few small updates so it's worth a reread if anyone wishes
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Old 18th March 2012, 22:32   #174
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Is it possible to get a decent MPG with the VTS if driven sensibly, been reading mixed reviews, dont know if I could settle for the more economical VTR haha!
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Old 18th March 2012, 22:36   #175
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I regularly get ~45 mpg from the VTS (highest being 55), my average for the ~40,000 miles I've driven currently stands at 41 mpg. They're not bad if they're looked after and driven sensibly from time to time
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Old 26th April 2012, 13:36   #176
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I must admit I was pleasantly surprised when it came time to fill up my 2000 VTR for the first time.

229 miles from 22 litres (of Sainsbury's Super 98RON)

Works out at a reasonable 47.36mpg.
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Old 2nd May 2012, 13:20   #177
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Thanks!
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great post m8 ,helped me alot ,
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Old 19th June 2012, 16:48   #179
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Interesting read mate, especially with the petrol prices these days
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Old 25th June 2012, 18:06   #180
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That was good. I've got an orange engine light on, and reading this i've realized my consumption is catastrophically bad. Gonna need that sorted now.
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