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Originally Posted by vij1366 View Post
hello to everyone .need help please i am about to buy a 53 plate with 85k ex co car .fully serviced.
how good is this car in terms of reliability/mpg running cost of service any advice gratefully recieved .thanks for looking

This weekend I went to London and back.

I acheived approx 38.5mpg on the way down, but was nipping along with an average speed well in excess of the national speed limit.

On the way home I sat at 70mph and the car managed a quite staggering 57mpg.

Very pleased with this figure as I was doing 70 all the way so not too slow.

I have found that there is a huge difference in economy when you get to 80ish on this car and the 2.2 I had was definitely more economical at high speeds, but all in all very pleased with it.

I did 568 miles at an overall average of 47mpg, so not bad.
Around the doors and back and forth to work in heavy traffic it gets about 39mpg.

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2003 Laguna II 1.9DCi/ 1982 R5 GTL 1.1
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