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Does a new car require some running in before getting "best" fuel consumption? I'm averaging about 45mpg on mostly motorways at the moment ( 65mph max ). I've only got about 250 miles on the clock.

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This extract is from the Skoda Citigo Owner's Manual and obviously the engines of the trio (Skoda Citigo, Volkswagen up! and Seat Mii) are identical.

 

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Manufacturer's handbooks always recommend a period of bedding in, thus ensuring the longevity of the engine placed in your chosen purchase.

Despite the figure you've posted, provided that you're not red-lining your Up! on the motorway, I'd certainly expect that figure to improve as the engine beds in.

I currently attain between 55-60mpg in my 75 bhp High Up! which is largely used around town and upon Motorways roads, where my speed can be anywhere between 0 - 70 mph.

Hope this helps.
 

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My first full tank worked out at 49 mpg (A roads and town) but each tank since (worked out from the amount of fuel put in and distance covered, not the M&M) has been 53-56 mpg. According to M&M, a 150 mile motorway run last week between 60 and 70 mph was 61 mpg.
 

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My MPG definitely improved after a few thousand miles and is pretty stable now...mind you , only took a couple of weeks!
 
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