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That sounds about OK.
Is it auto or manual?
You have to realize that fuel economy figures are set(at least out here in Australia) on a rolling road/dyno workshop type set-up. The cars don't have any load to carry and it's a perfect environment so to speak. Add in, wind, road resistance, passengers and tyre pressures etc and it all effects the outcome. Also, the optimum speed for fuel efficency used to be quoted at about 80km/h or so which is about 50mph so anything above that increases fuel consumption somewhat.
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