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Old 08-23-2022, 04:05 AM   #9 (permalink)
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The Mistress - '88 Bmw 320i Touring SE
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Last 3: 27.17 mpg (US)

Germany Beadle - '91 Mercedes 300td (estate, N/A)
90 day: 24.63 mpg (US)

The Bloodylingo - '05 Citroen Berlingo Multispace Desire
90 day: 39.77 mpg (US)

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90 day: 26.19 mpg (US)

Clio 182 - '05 Renault Clio RS 182 182
90 day: 31.73 mpg (US)
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This has mainly been doing commuting duties for the good lady (whilst her mk1 golf gets new injectors)

However, I had the opportunity to go and see my friend who has just opened a campsite on the Isle of Gigha.

The road to the island is a decently twisty, fast flowing road, and the closer you get to the campsite, the lighter the traffic.

I took the opportunity to run the 182 down and back - sticking to speed limits, but enjoying the roads.

The car is great for this sort of drive - you can leave it in 5th and tickle past slower moving cars, or shift to forth if you need to be nippy. Holding 60 is possible on a light throttle and engine braking is aggressive enough to allow attacking the corners with no energy lost to heat from the brakes.

On the way down, I was hauling grain for the island brewery - about 60kg. The boxes were too tall to fit in the boot.

The ferry across is very picturesque

And the campsite is handily just next to the ferry slip

Home for the weekend was set up

The the island was wandered

On the way back, I took the opportunity to get a picture at a cool old garage in Inveraray

All in all, a great weekend away - with the added bonus of a best ever tank over 370 miles!

34.57 mpg (US)
41.53 mpg (Imp)

I expect I'll be back down again, so will see if I can better that
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