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Re: Megane 3 1.6 petrol owners

Originally Posted by hondo View Post
I changed down from a 2.2 dCi 150 BHP to a

1.6 Meg 2 111BHP on a run I was getting 46 MPG

Yes, I did have to tone down my driving style, when you need to overtake you will need to make a lot more use of the gearbox.

Since I don't do much mileage now, the items above didnt make a great deal of difference to me, however, one thing really annoyed me I found the 1.6 petrol really busy at 70 + MPH. Off the top of my head the diesel = 2000 RMP @ 70. The 1.6 = (3,500 RPM or very similar)
I Could live with that mpg which isn't totally terrible - Don't get any motorway miles but do get some long stretches.

On the power question i suppose it's just a matter of getting used to working the gears and doing a bit of prep for overtaking
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