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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 18th May 2007
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thought of lpg

Might be worth considering lpg particularly if you can find one already converted. My 93 espace does about 22.5 miles to the gallon overall , town and motorway and some towing equivalent costwise to about 45 mpg as lpg is less than half the price of petrol. Conversion would cost about 12 to 1500 or about 5 to 600 if you do it yourself, about 4 days work.
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To be honest with you, the car's used for dropping kids off to school and family holidays.

The holidays can be expensive but not too bad as I get around 22-24mpg.

My previous car was a Seat Alhambra (Galaxy clone) with a 1.9 turbo diesel. At 'slightly' above 70mph, would give me 26-29mpg.

I'd rather have the petrol - and it's sooooo quick.
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Bought a Nov 2001 Grand Espace 2.0 16v petrol a few weeks ago (its an auto too!). Did 420 miles on 63 litres of unleaded. I haven't done the maths yet! Used to own an Audi A6 1.8T and this is certainly comparable on the fuel economy on a mixture of town and country with some longer runs. Running it with the middle seat in second row missing so slight weight saving...
It's 30.3 mpg!
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