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How many miles to the gallon does your Punto do?

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ks Wed 09-Mar-05 11:18:27

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ks Wed 09-Mar-05 11:34:34

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northerner Wed 09-Mar-05 11:36:19

sorry but pmsl at this thread title!

Blu Wed 09-Mar-05 11:37:22

Umm, over 300 miles per full tank (up to about 340 once) if being sensible on long fast journey, as low as 200 miles per full tank if stop-starting in S london.

Keep tyres pumped to optimum pressure? Use gears as scientifically as poss? Take your foot off accelorator when approaching red lights, instead of breaking?

Mine is P reg and not any kind os special high performance spec. it's red.

logic Wed 09-Mar-05 12:01:14

Depends on how you drive it Hooray for twin-cams!

Saying that, those days are pretty much over. I only do approx. 600 miles a year now I'm a SAHM so I only need to fill up once in January and once in July! So, roughly 300 miles a tank.

ks Wed 09-Mar-05 12:08:27

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ks Wed 09-Mar-05 12:11:17

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northerner Wed 09-Mar-05 12:12:52

Sorry ks - just feeling that way out today. It made me laugh. Don't know why. Think I wasn't expecting it to be a serious thread.

Sorry.

ks Wed 09-Mar-05 12:49:07

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ks Wed 09-Mar-05 12:52:53

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ks Wed 09-Mar-05 13:11:34

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Lucycat Wed 09-Mar-05 13:14:20

Have absolutely no idea! I don't drive that many miles tbh, I just fill it up when the little red warning light comes on, you know the one that goes out if you go round a corner!! A full tank does seem to last forever - unless you are a speed demon

Lucycat Wed 09-Mar-05 13:17:22

and I love my little punto! dh keeps pointing out these bigger and newer cars in garages, but I can leave mine in Tesco's car park and not worry about it getting it's doors banged, cos it's full of dents already AND I can only get Radio 1 or 2 on the radio and since I turned mumble (34) I do like a bit of Wogan in the morning!!

ks Wed 09-Mar-05 13:36:52

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logic Wed 09-Mar-05 13:43:45

Puntos are cool - like little go karts. Mine's an 85 though, apparently the 60s aren't so much fun.

ks Wed 09-Mar-05 13:44:45

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ks Wed 09-Mar-05 13:47:44

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Blu Thu 10-Mar-05 00:38:45

Well it's made me completely paranoid, KS - now I'm sure my punto is underachieving badly!
And it certainly hasn't got a display thingy that tells me these things - or twin cams whatever they are, and I've no idea whether it is an 80 or a 60 (or what that means) so there you are! How do you think that makes me feel?
Thanks for rubbing my nose in it!

Cwmtydu Thu 10-Mar-05 11:51:08

<waves at fellow Punto owners!> (just part exchanged M reg one that had done 123000 miles so we're no longer a hisnhers matching 2 punto family)
When I was regularly driving our 51 reg punto I would count on being able to get 400 miles out of a full tank -- ie I'd push the trip counter when I filled up and then not fill up again until I'd done 400 miles (you can go about 100 miles after the warning light comes on!). Realised how much that was pushing it after having got too far from a petrol station and running out of petrol in humiliating fashion after doing 412 miles!
It's a manual. But 38 or 38 mpg doesn't sound too bad as an average... not sure what ours is showing atm.

Blu Thu 10-Mar-05 11:57:10

cymtydu - that's v interesting. I have never dared see how many miles I can do after the red light comes on - I always fill up at that point - so mine is probably doing better than I was beginning to fear!

ks Thu 10-Mar-05 14:36:36

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logic Thu 10-Mar-05 17:42:24

Dh always does the car maintainance, air, water and puts petrol in - because last time I tried, about 3 years ago, I couldn't get the bl**dy petrol cap off and had to ask the kind man at the next fuel pump to do it and I can do without that kind of humiliation

Right, Blu. The 85/60 thing is how much bhp you've got and therefore how much performance (the 85 has 86 bhp etc...). Twin cams: the cam pushes the valves into the cylinder. If you've got one cam working both the inlet and outlet valves then it's a bit of a compromise. Twin cams (one over the inlet and one over the outlet) basically gives you better efficiency and performance.

My dad was a mechanic and I was dismantling carburettors from a young age but now I have zero interest in cars and I'm quite happy for dh to deal with it.

Cod Thu 10-Mar-05 17:48:34

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thedogmother Thu 10-Mar-05 18:36:40

I don't have an effing clue what my mpg is!

I hate filling up with fuel and I hate it when it gets low and you just know when you go round a right hand corner that the red light is gonna keep coming on. And when I'm filling it up the petrol pump keeps clicking off!

Water and air in tyres - what's that?

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