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post #4 of (permalink) Old 22nd December 2006
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Poor mpg

I have a 1999 1.6 8 valve auto and its much the same. Very low 20's to the gallon. I think the problem is that it is vastly underpowered. It is a gutless pain in the a** on hills and I have to do a minimum 45-50 mph before it will shift into 4th gear. Every time you slow for a bend, or if you get stuck behind someone doing 40mph it downshifts to third. It's ok on level roads or motorways. Unfortunately it's all hilly B roads round here. I've only had it three weeks, but it'll have to go. Either that or I move to Holland !!
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1999 scenic 1.6 auto
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