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    I've got a Mitsubishi Colt 1.5 DI-D. 0-60 in under ten seconds and can do close enough to 600 miles on one 48 litre tank.

    To put it into perspective I can drive to Aberdeen from Cardiff for about 50. And that's cruising at 80mph the whole way, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fafster View Post
    I've got a Mitsubishi Colt 1.5 DI-D. 0-60 in under ten seconds and can do close enough to 600 miles on one 48 litre tank.

    To put it into perspective I can drive to Aberdeen from Cardiff for about 50. And that's cruising at 80mph the whole way, too.
    *turns greeen as Alfa does 30-33 tops*

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    Isn't it great?

    I'm contemplating a conversion job and running it on vegetable oil. I could pick it up for 70-odd pence a litre in Tesco.

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    30-33mph?? Stuff me..I mean, I know it's an Alfa and all, but...:P

    Still impressed that I get at least 400 miles out of a 1.6 petrol auto..

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    ah, but how big's the tank?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhyds View Post
    *turns greeen as Alfa does 30-33 tops*
    If we are talking MPG then ill see your 33 and raise you a 24, with anywhere between 16-19 stop start city driving

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    RE. Edugeekers and Their Cars

    A Very old worn out Audi 80 1.9 tdi.
    Manual windows.
    Sunroof does not work.
    driver seat squeaks if you turn a corner to quickly.
    Suspension has it own magical ballad of sounds.
    But I still love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirbendy View Post
    30-33mph?? Stuff me..I mean, I know it's an Alfa and all, but...:P
    There has been one moment where I needed more power, I was trying to keep up with a BMW X5 on the A5/M54 near Telford, and at triple figures he was still pulling away

    Quote Originally Posted by -Chris- View Post
    If we are talking MPG then ill see your 33 and raise you a 24, with anywhere between 16-19 stop start city driving
    I feel much better now

    Quote Originally Posted by jmcdermott View Post
    A Very old worn out Audi 80 1.9 tdi.
    Manual windows.
    Sunroof does not work.
    driver seat squeaks if you turn a corner to quickly.
    Suspension has it own magical ballad of sounds.
    But I still love it!
    Does it play "Ride of the Valkyries" when you drive it? There's nothing like a big old german Panzertankwagen, I think my next car will be a Merc 190E, so I can just use it to drive through walls and suchlike

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    I looove my GTI, doing decent miles not pootling to and from my current office, I can get 55mpg if not more (nearly put mph there, but we know that she can do the 100mph+) The joys of GTI ownership, nice fuel economy, speed, comfort and german engineering in the same box Can't beat it

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    Currently got a MK5 Golf GTi which I've had for a couple of years. Averaging about 30mpg at the moment even with town driving so pretty happy with that. MPG isn't too big a deal for me at the moment as I only do about 4000 miles a year. Probably just aswell seeing as that only works out at just over 300 miles to a 65 tank of super unleaded!



    Used to have a Civic Type-R but sold it as I found that it did my back in due to the seats and driving position in it being rubbish. Loved the gearbox and still miss that rev happy VTEC engine though! The chassis, steering feedback of the GTi are miles better than the CTRs though.

    @ TeddyKGB - thought I unrecognised the name from uk-mkivs.net. The Internet's a small place!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fafster View Post
    ah, but how big's the tank?
    On the Arsetrap? 50 litre, officially.

    I just see so many manuals with the 1.8/1.6/1.4 that owners complain get through a tank in 300 or less..I know I drive gently, but..it's an auto, and doesn't hit converter lockup until 50 (so never on the work run).

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhyds View Post
    There has been one moment where I needed more power, I was trying to keep up with a BMW X5 on the A5/M54 near Telford, and at triple figures he was still pulling away
    Reminds me of a friends Pug 605SVE..bought for a few hundred quid, going down the A5 towards telford and had someone tailgating and trying to overtake..got to 130ish before he bottled it. That was a real tank of a motor.

    One of Jems colleagues has an Alfa..newish one. Parked on a hill, handrake failed and it enthusiastically tried to mount a new escort at the bottom of the hill. Messy..the Alfa's been in the shop for a week now..

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    I drive a 2003 Focus RS (only 4500 made). Nice handling car, with amazing brakes! MPG not so good though, 24mpg usually, 28mpg when it's mostly motorway. Oh, and it needs new front tyres every 8 months or so, rear ones replaced after around 18 months.

    Took it for an MOT recently to my usual garage, had it back and within 2 days coolant tank was empty due to a leak, horn had changed it's tone, and the alarm keeps going off every couple of hours :-( Needless to say, won't be taking it there again.

    If I had loads of money, would love to swap it for the new 2008 Nissan Skyline GT-R :-) Price: GB = ~60,000, Japan = ~30,000!!! Because of tax! 0-60=~4s, Top Speed=~205mph. Excuse me while I wipe the drool off my shirt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerry View Post
    If I had loads of money, would love to swap it for the new 2008 Nissan Skyline GT-R :-) Price: GB = ~60,000, Japan = ~30,000!!! Because of tax! 0-60=~4s, Top Speed=~205mph. Excuse me while I wipe the drool off my shirt!
    It won't do 200mph but it will do 0.62 in 3.3 seconds if you engage Race Mode and Launch Control

    Butuz

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    heh I know the internets a small place, UKMKIVs is the place to be

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