T3 manual MPG

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T3 manual MPG

Post by V50S60V70 » Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:53 pm

I'm considering purchasing a T3 manual but having difficulty sourcing a demo. Just wondering what sort of MPG folk are seeing?

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Post by Rigel » Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:17 am

I have covered 6000s miles and achieved and average of 38mpg. Not a lot of long motorway journeys , but I recently achieved 41mpg from Kent to Cornwall, that apart has mostly been local trips and town driving. All in Comfort Mode. Driver Error: Engine is so quiet, that I am late in changing up. Used to Auto. Tip, Get used to the RH dial instruction.

BTW Love the car.

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Post by stu22 » Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:47 am

Ours has done 2400 miles now and averaged 34mpg, mainly around town. On a run seems to get around 44mpg.

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Post by Skyrimmer » Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:50 pm

My volvo on call app is showing 41.2 mpg average. I did get up to 51.6 mpg according to the trip computer on a run from Norwich to Chesterfield. Overall I am very happy with the fuel economy.
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Post by Footh » Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:08 pm

At nearly 4000 miles, am currently on 42.8 mpg. Mostly comfort mode with some Eco on motorways. Have achieved 50mpg on a couple of 100mile+ trips (interestingly in both comfort and eco).
Very happy with this and absolutely love the car......
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Post by V50S60V70 » Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:05 pm

Appreciate the responses so far - thanks folks.

The car will predominantly be used for town work, that said it's a quiet town and none of it during rush hour. The car will do around 6 journeys a day, each journey lasting no more than 4 miles.

Those averages don't seem that bad, however I'd be seriously disappointed if it were to return 32mpg. As the username implies I owned a 2.4 V70 Classic in 1999, replaced with a 2.0T S60 in 2002 and finally a 2.4 V50 in 2004. Those cars all returned around 31mpg. 20 years down the line, I'd hope Volvo's smaller 3 cylinder 1.5 aided by modern electronics and fuel saving measures would show an improvement :D

Currently drive a small SUV with VAG's 1.4tsi and that averages around 40mpg so XC40 should hopefully be pretty similar according to above results.


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