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Old 10-19-2009, 04:59 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I got 2.9 coming home this morning and that was the level best i could do. The terrain is hilly around the peugeot garage and they have to be crossed. Traffic wasn't an issue and i just drove in 5th, top gear, and made use of the fuel cut on the big downhills and just barely kept on the throttle on the more gentle downhills. But the uphills sucked, literally!
Anyway, it was all for nothing because when the dealer looked at the trip computer he noticed the ODO didn't tally with the distance on the trip computer so my result is null and void apparently. Here's the relevant terms and conditions:

# A minimum distance of 20km test drive must be completed.

# The test drive duplicate form must be filled out in full by the Dealer staff to record the total kilometres travelled by the customer and average fuel consumption will be calculated using the odometer, the distance recorder and the vehicle’s trip computer.

I was not made aware that i should not zero the trip computer but they just said to read the terms and conditions.
I'd pursue it more but when i looked at the results table i got a shock:
How low can you go?

I have one more try at this. I might do it at another peugeot dealer......
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Would you exchange your Yaris for a 308 if you got the chance?
Not really. I like my yaris and like it's superior fuel consumption that can be had at normal speeds! I wouldn't cope if i had to drive at 70kph all the time!

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Old 10-23-2009, 04:31 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Here's a look at the cover in front of the diesel tank. I'm thinking it's similar to the one on the 207 that Piwo reported on.

In this one you can see how it goes behind the tank.

I have one last test drive booked for tuesday week at another dealer in a place called Clonee, Co.Meath. The terrain is flat and a friend has said he'll help me in his Hyundai Trajet....hint hint....
I'm thinking it's the only way to beat this.

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Bumping.
Ollie, any updates?
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Old 02-02-2010, 11:20 PM   #24 (permalink)
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The terrain is flat and a friend has said he'll help me in his Hyundai Trajet....hint hint....
I'm thinking it's the only way to beat this.
Hint hint indeed!
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Thanks for the link Hugh

IMO the Insight's milage should be added to the Excursion's milage, then who would win? If they wanted the Honda to have low fc, then it could have just been towed, without all the extra "aeromods" on the Ford.
Geez, so shortsighted
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I did the test drive and it didn't go as well as i had hoped:

I threw everything at it but it wouldn't play ball. I think my p&g technique is ok but it only made things worse. Coasting didnt save enough to offset what was lost when i accelerated again. EOC didn't work either as the computer didn't register anything then. Great.
I do think that it did well at 90kph so when i get a chance again i'll do more of that.
So, you jumped into a new car that you didn't know and got ~65mpg (US)? Now too shabby...

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