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Question Fuel Consumption?

I picked up my new Grand Scenic 1.6 16V on monday and have been coming to terms with the different cockpit layout. I seem to be doing okay as I've not hit anything and only stalled it once. I must say that I am pleased with the ride, the engine is quiet and there's very little wind and road noise. Initially I had concerns about the six speed gearbox, but like all things new, given a couple of days I am coping with it very well.
The one thing that I have noticed is, is that the fuel consumption around town and in fairly heavy traffic is about 20 miles to the gallon ... I would be interested to know what other Scenic drivers are getting? I have read on this board that as the motor beds in (is that the correct term?) I will start to get better MPG results, is that true?
So, fellow Scenic drivers, perhaps you could give me a few tips on how to be a little more economical ... should I always start in first gear? At what revs is the motor most happiest? Example, my Diesel Punto was at it's most economical when the engine was doing between 2000 & 3000 revs ... is the Petrol engined Scenic any different?

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