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    I know people that bought diesel because they had a heavy foot to save fuel. They then thrashed the diesel more than they would have done a petrol and ended up using more fuel


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    Quote Originally Posted by E36Coupe328 View Post
    I know people that bought diesel because they had a heavy foot to save fuel. They then thrashed the diesel more than they would have done a petrol and ended up using more fuel
    My knackared old 316i used to get about 15mpg. (was not a healthy motor! lol - turned out to be a split air pipe - I spent about a year using the throttle to keep it ticking over lol!)

    I don't think I could possibly get my MPG that low in the 330d - and believe me, I try!

    Although, I enjoy driving the 330d so much that I do silly things like spend lunch breaks ripping around the countryside or up and down the motorway, and if anyone wants to go anywhere, i ALWAYS drive - so I actually do end up using more fuel overall, but doing way way way more miles.

    The mrs wants chips? - I'm not going to the chip shop down the road, i'm going to the nice one 10 miles away and having some fun on the way! lol.

    Oh no, there's only excellium diesel available near home, I'm gonna rip 10 miles and back to pick up some Vpower.

    Stupid stuff like that. lol.
     
     

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    ideally i want it just the work run (approx. only 100-150 miles per week) and maybe at weekends - we have a family estate car so this will be our 'fun' car!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spyhunter View Post
    is it me (as I'm used to diesels) but that's crap LOL

    Although a diesel is about 2k out of my price range so I will probably have to go for the Petrol. I have two choices - 03 plate, 62k miles, auto or 53 plate, 69k miles, manual
    Both same colours, spec, etc and £250 difference in price.
    about 30 mpg out of a straight 6 petrol bolted to a heavy car isnt bad in my books. The 320, 325 and 330 all average about this so the only deciciding factor will be insurance which is why i had a 320 before the 330. 320's are not exactly rocket ships but they aint gutless either, a nice silky smooth straight 6. If mileage isnt that high stick with the petrol, the diesels hurt the wallet when they play up.

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    so there really is not difference between a 320 (2.2) and 325 in terms of economy - only insurance?
     
     

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    Get the biggest engine you can afford, because fuel costs are similar. My 330 does 20mpg going to work, and thats a 2 mile trip so the engine is barely warm by the time I get there. On an average week id do maybe 50 miles of town driving/twisty country roads and 150 on motorway and I am averaging low 30s.

    Im 23 and found the 330 no harder to insure than a 325 or other. Infact, it was £50 cheaper than my old mk2 mr2. Will be interesting to see what my renewal is though!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spyhunter View Post
    I am about to purchase a BMW 320 (2.2) 2003 petrol model and wondered whether anyone had any real life 'fuel consumption' rates for normal driving, not a lot of motorway.

    Also is there anything I should watch for if buying the Auto version rather than Manual? Do they perform just as well?

    Thanks.

    I currently have a 520d SE and the computer states 39.6 mpg for normal use and it hits close to 44 for motorway driving.
    I've had a manual for about 4 - 5 months now. Avg with mainly town and some motorway is around 25mpg.

    I've now started using V-Power maybe placebo but the OBC seems to show a 0.3 - 0.4mpg increase occasionally.

    Although I have found the OBC never moves far from these figures..

    Hope this helps....
     
     

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    thanks I'll take all that advice to hand when I eventually sell my 520d to get the 3 series vert

    Just out of interest what's the road tax like between all 3 series vert models - 318, 320, 325 and 330?
     
     

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    dunno about the 318 but all the 6 pots are the same tax, £240 a year at the moment.

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    so what your all saying is that the fuel economy of a 320 is the same as a 330? really?
     
     

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