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19 Jun 2019 12:34 #210134 by stiffsteve204me
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209 miles, on A and B roads, over the last three weeks.


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Keeping up with traffic flow, at no time above 60mph.


More than happy with that, for an Auto.




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19 Jun 2019 21:27 #210145 by cyberdriver
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41.2 seems good to me. Something I've always wondered about fuel economy - what's the range of variation between cars? i.e. is there any luck involved in which car you get allocated, or is it all about driving style, driving conditions, fuel quality, tyres, load carried etc? I'm guessing Suzuki build tolerances would leave all gen 4 autos within 1% of each other, all other things being equal. And a loss of 1% might be offset by it a performance gain.

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20 Jun 2019 07:49 #210155 by GeordieJimny
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31.9 so far in my auto :pinch:
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20 Jun 2019 13:20 #210158 by Caelite
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Old tech Jap autos are like that, me and my mate used to have Shoguns, his was an auto (and LWB) mine was a manual SWB. there was about 6-7mpg of difference between his and mine.

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20 Jun 2019 17:19 #210167 by Scimike
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That's good, nice to see a good improvement.
Anyone checked to see if the ECU calculated MPG is accurate by recording miles per tank, brim the tank each time?
Only asking in light of the recent "scandals" in which manufacturers have been iffy with the software :laugh:

I have done this on my G3 since purchased (1.5 years) and I am happy to report an average over this period of 36.7 mpg. It's sort of a hobby of mine, need to get out more.

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20 Jun 2019 18:26 #210169 by Soeley
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I am tracking my fuel usage on the Fuelly app, and it is always within about 1 mpg to what the dashboard is telling me.

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20 Jun 2019 19:12 #210171 by stiffsteve204me
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I did check on three neck to neck fills, and the numbers were near enough to make no difference.




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20 Jun 2019 21:00 #210174 by Gadget
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GeordieJimny wrote: 31.9 so far in my auto :pinch:


Glad I'm not the only one suffering! :S

I reset my computer every time I fill up, so don't have an average from new. Best I've seen on a long run is low 39s, I do a lot of short urban journeys so usually closer to 32-33 on my auto.

I'm a very gentle driver (honestly!) and usually get excellent economy in cars, but not the Jimny, which is weird. Even stranger, one of the best economy runs I've done involved a far bit of 'point & squirt' down twisty country lanes, where I drove like a bit of a hooligan as it was so much fun. Makes me wonder if the Jimny benefits from a slightly more aggressive style of driving?

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21 Jun 2019 04:14 #210175 by Lambert
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I think you are on to something there. When my dad was regularly driving Dreadnaught he often complained that using a tank of fuel every third week seemed excessive for the mileage he was doing, maybe 50 to 75 a week. The thing was he rarely got to 3000 rpm and insisted on driving like it was a diesel chugging away in completely the wrong gear. When I took over I'm doing a minimum of about 200 miles a week but I am only using a tank every 10 to 12 days or about 300 miles to a tank. How? By not being afraid of the top half of the rev range.

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21 Jun 2019 06:42 #210177 by Andy2640
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I can concur on this..

I been watching my mpg closely this past fee weeks.

Cus i got 215's on, lots of kit in the back im averaging 35.9.

However, on a day or 2 when i was hitting 80mph down the motorway and really caining it, like 4k and 5 k rev range, it increased to 36.4.

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21 Jun 2019 09:37 #210179 by Gadget
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Wonder if it's because I'm used to driving turbo cars (petrol, not yucky diesel :whistle:), where you tend to get the best economy by keeping them off-boost. Going to try driving the Jimny differently, getting up to speed more quickly.

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21 Jun 2019 10:59 #210180 by Lambert
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Generally speaking I do just that. Beans up to a desired speed then hold in whichever cog gives above 3k , that way you're able to have so go if needed without lots of rapid changes.

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