But does it matter? Other cars would give a lot less than 45mpg, and your yearly fuel bill will be small anyway. So for you what matters is whether or not the Up does its job. For some of us the Up saves about £1000 a year on fuel compared to the previous car (an old style Ford Ka).Madwitch said:I too have a take up but as said elsewhere on here, I'm struggling to get more than 45mpg due I think in the main to the fact that my daily drive is only about 3 miles with the occasional 50 miler thrown in (which has the most horrendous hill to go up, either in 2nd following a lorry or 4th if the road is clear). I've been driving in accordance with that annoying little gear change light too (which goes totally against the grain!). I keep thinking I'm doing really well with the first half tank full, but then it just seems to seep away!