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Old 10-04-2015, 10:43 AM   #11 (permalink)
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@elhigh...thanks for your reply. 32mpg is what I get with in-town drive only which is quite better than what the manufacturer claim is. Opel claim 6.5 litres/100 km in-town. I'm getting in at 5.5 litres / 100 km so a full litre less than claimed. Unless I calculated in incorrectly when converting to miles. But I do agree with you that there are room for improvement and would like to achieve a 5 litres/ 100 km in-town. @cripplerooster...yes I have. I'm not fond of the gearing of diesels and it does happen in SA that some rural areas only supply 500 ppm or 50ppm diesel at best. All the latest diesel vehicle require minimum 50ppm or 10ppm. Also my Corsa are almost paid up and are in very good condition mechanically and exterior wise. To pay the extra premium on a diesel car just to gain a bit in fuel usage won't be worth it , cars are a tad expensive in SA due to poor currency. Although I enjoy the usability of the diesel's torque.

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Old 10-17-2015, 06:00 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I'm not fond of the gearing of diesels and it does happen in SA that some rural areas only supply 500 ppm or 50ppm diesel at best. All the latest diesel vehicle require minimum 50ppm or 10ppm.
Isn't most of South African fuel made out of coal instead of petroleum through the Fischer-Tropsch process by Sasol? IIRC the South African coal is not so badly contaminated with sulphur.

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