"Economy" settings - budu
My X-reg. Punto 1.2 ELX Speedgear has an economy setting, at which engine revs are limited to 4000. Over two recent 1000-mile runs under similar driving conditions - with not much time in town or on dual carriageways - 44.3 m.p.g. registered on the trip computer, for an average of 28.7 m.p.h. The ordinary setting gave 44 m.p.h. for 31.8 m.p.h. The saving was trivial compared to the loss of acceleration. Has the economy setting worked well on other cars?

Incidentally, I was surprised at the low m.p.h. figures as I nearly always drive up to speed limits when it is safe to do so.
 

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