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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.
This job should never be complete - the day I think I've done it all, is the day I resign.
Currently in VelSatisfied's garage:
2005 FIAT Ducato 2.8JTD LWB Gran Volume, 2000 Kawasaki ZZR 1100 D7 'fullpower' in black + full GIVI & KAPPA luggage, 2007 MB R-Class 320 CDi Sport LWB uprated by Brabus to 300Bhp don't know if there's a 155mph limiter - will be fun finding out! 2004 Mercedes Vaneo 1.7 CDi Ambiente 7-seater