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Re: 2000 Megane Scenic getting 37.2MPG - good or bad?

Hi there Hugh.

Well, really the best way to approach this is from employing the cheapest methods first, that way, any gains are immediately 'tangible' benefits.

The order I would work through are as follows;

  • tyre pressures
  • no roof racks / unnecessary weight in the car
  • I'd raise each wheel off the ground to see if they spin freely (no binding brakes/worn bearings)
  • adapt my driving style to anticipate and read the road ahead - thereby avoiding unnecessary braking/acceleration/gearchanging
  • if the car is due a service - that will make a difference
Crossing these off, one by one (or all at once) should ensure your car is optimised for the best economy it can deliver.



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