Sorry to hear your disappointed but why do you say that SR? Is it because of the fuel economy or because you think your 1.0 is underpowered?Interesting to read, and helps confirm that I made a mistake buying the 1.0 petrol.
I'm not so sure they're much use for that, certainly not comparing different engines in the same model. On your 2000 mile report you were seeing 61mpg approx, which is about 85% of the test figure, and my dealer at 1000 miles was seeing 62mpg, so very similar. I'm seeing 45 mpg rather than 64, which is approximately 70% of the test figure (If I ignore the computer and work it out myself on miles covered and fuel used then my average drops slightly to 43mpg or 67%) . So that would suggest the real world difference on the 1.0 petrol is a lot bigger than on the 1.6 diesel. Now it could be argued that my driving style and routes could be a factor, but considering that I've always managed to get decent figures from my older cars and nothing has changed I'd say it's not me.SwissTJ said:The figures are good for comparing like for like - for example, you can set Astra against the equivalent Focus and see how they compare. If Focus is 10% worse on the G'ment figs, that will usually translate to the same difference in real world driving.
We'll be interested to see the new figures, too!