Mazda 3 - 2009 Mazda 3 1.6 Sport Petrol - Poor Consumption - car67

I purchased this car in Nov 09 new and I can't get any better than 34MPG. I've done 6k miles so far a mix of motorway and town. I manually work out the consumption by filling up to brim then driving out the petrol, and seeing how much it takes to fill the tank again.

I really expected a bit more, from my mx5 1.8 I regularly get over 40MPG. I know it's marginal, but it's put me right off the car and is fairly expensive to run - anyone got a diesel Mazda 3?

Mazda 3 - 2009 Mazda 3 1.6 Sport Petrol - Poor Consumption - turbo11

How hard are you presssing the loud pedal ?. Driving like a vicar, once your engine is bedded in I would expect you to get mid forties. My wife averages 41mpg on her 55 mile rural road round trip to work. She drives an 07 plate Mazda 3 TS 1.6 petrol which she has had from new. ( she doesn't spare the horses!)

 

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