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18 and was thinking about Up! GTI as a first vehicle; the issue is that, if I buy one, I'll be driving it in Turkey, where gasoline is exorbitantly costly; nevertheless, since the engine is only a 1.0L turbocharged unit, is it economical?
 

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Yes it is economical. And compared with what else that you might drive? Realistically, the only decent cars that use less fuel are diesels, and even then, there is less benefit with a diesel engine in a small/light car. Perhaps a BEV is right for you....
 

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I find my GTI is better on fuel that the High Up it replaced. Having the turbo and more torque means less gear changes, so less effort required by the engine. It gets to 50+mpg a lot quicker than my old 75bhp Up ever did
 

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I'm on my second Gti, and the Mrs has a Tsi. All three of them have averaged around 54mpg from new.
 

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I get 50 MPG in my UP GTI mostly stop start journeys stuck in traffic.

In my previous car a Smart Diesel i got 60 to 80 MPG, and Free road tax, but 50 MPG in my UP GTI is still excellent taking into account the power difference and comfort.
 
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