How did you work out it used 6 gallons?
Was the tank full when you started you check? did the 6 gallons fill it to the brim?
As you can see on Motabilities web site the 1.4 120BHP claims 47.9 Miles to the gallon, the 1.4 100bhp is 46.3.
You have a fairly heavy car there and a small BHP, meaning the engine is working harder to pull the car along.
It would have been better (Hindsight is such a useful thing (not))
to go for the 1.7 Deisel 130 BHP and a claimed 53.3 with an AP of £349
more layout at the start, but over three years a cost saving.
pDid you try any other cars before choosing? what were their MPG's?
i would have gone for a bigger car if i could of but i was wanting to put my son on insurance as second driver( hes under 25 ) incase i fell ill at least then my wife could still get about in it. i was put off getting a diesel due to being advised that the dpf filter problems. dealer manager said all this running the engine in isnt needed it should be ok. i did test drive it before getting it but didnt realise petrol fuel consumption was bad on the merivas. i htink the law needs changing on what manufacturers claim that cars can do. motabilty have said that i can change it after a month if it doesnt improve
i did try quashqui and venga ,but stupidly enough went for meriva . might consider picasso now
The fact is its due to the law that the figures as shown are used. The figures have to be confirmed by an independant body
I do wonder if as you have not filled up the tank, driven a few miles then refilled that your estimation can be off, as you are basing it on a fuel sender unit and the mileometer.
When you have ;ess fule in tghe tank, near empty sender floats can give strange readings.
I have a picasso 1.6 diesel automatic and regularly get 40-45 mpg.I have had this car for 7 months and only have to fill up once a month instead of every 2 weeks when I had a Zafira.Best choice of car I have ever made
gonna fill car up on wednesday and do a check on it after doing about 100 miles and see what mpg i get then seems to be only way to do it. i wish i had a trip computer on it as it would have saved any hassle on what consumption its doing. will let you know by next friday or sooner i hope. i will then leave the readings for some one to clarify what mpg they think i,m getting.
the only thing i do find confusing is honest johns website says my car should be doing 35+ mpg.
the only way to get an accurate mpg reading is a brim to brim filling,trip computers tend to be wide of the mark as they do not actually measure fuel passing through the fuel line,but make a calculation based on road speed/accelarator pressure/engine revs etc.
my last 4 cars with trip computers, 3 read 10 to 15 % optimistic,the other one suprisingly 5 % pessemistic.
just back from blackpool. i filled car to brim went to blackpool for an hour then drove back to petrol station where i filled up again . it only cost me £13.89 to fill it back up again , now based on this the car did 48.1 miles to the gallon and only used 10.07 liters of fuel. but out of the total miles (106.5) . 7 miles was round town the rest was motorway at 60-70 mph.. doing just town now for few days to see what town fuel consumptions like.