C5, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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Dave, have a great holiday :D From what I've seen, modern caravans are more luxurious than the average home now...

One advantage they have over a cruise is that you can't get seasick in one!

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The average mpg for the whole journey there and back was 46.9 Not too bad as there was more traffic coming back so a bit of speeding up and slowing down involved.

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Had a good run to Filey today. Car averaged 50+ mpg that was with AC most of the way. Steady 60 on cruise where possible.

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I wish mine would do that.
We have had a couple of 80 miles+ runs since filling up and have 36.8 mpg :(

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I brimmed the tank before this trip Steve so should be able to do a more accurate calculation.

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I find the display and my calculated results always match very well - Have run a spreadsheet for years on consumption figure.
Always brim the tank and record mileage/fuel volume.

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I used ton do that but now I don't. Running a V6 makes it so depressing.

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elma wrote:
20 Jun 2017, 00:24
I used ton do that but now I don't. Running a V6 makes it so depressing.


Yes, but think of the fun you're having James ;)

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Yep, worth every penny. Just best not to count them.

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elma wrote:
20 Jun 2017, 07:58
Yep, worth every penny. Just best not to count them.


That's a good attitude to take James :D

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We were planning on returning Monday am after brekkie but being as everything was packed up we started back after the Sunday night bingo session.😀 The roads were very quiet, even the M1 and M6 so I set it on cruise at 60mph and settled in. As this was the first time I'd driven it in the dark I can confirm the lights are bloody awful! Dip seems to shine just in front of the bumper and main is almost like the old French amber colour and pretty useless. I actually thought there was only one working as the aim is all over the place, some work needed there then. Mpg on the return was only 42, quite a difference but I was going a touch faster. Time for a bit of light maintenance methinks.

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demag wrote:
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Time for a bit of light maintenance methinks.


A bit of light maintenance on the lights then ;) :lol:

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Relay mod and or Philips Xtreme Vision bulbs. ( Not cheap, shop around)

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CitroJim wrote:
26 Jun 2017, 06:15
demag wrote:
26 Jun 2017, 02:29
Time for a bit of light maintenance methinks.


A bit of light maintenance on the lights then ;) :lol:

Oh very droll. :rofl2:

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The car is booked in for Thursday to have a new clock spring fitted under warranty. Hopefully that will put the airbag light out.
I took the kids to the airport the other day, it's about 15 miles straight down the M6. As we got onto the motorway I reset the trip and put it on cruise at 60mph. We had the AC on as it was a scorcher but luckily the roads were quiet and it registered 58 mpg as we pulled into the airport! I was amazed. I should imagine on a long continental run the tank range would be phenomenal.