Fuel consumption - good, bad, indifferent?

Fuel consumption - good, bad, indifferent?

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tjasper

Original Poster:

587 posts

262 months

Friday 5th September 2003
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Just wondering whether the fuel consumption on the Nobles is good bad or just acceptable to those lucky enough to run one.

Anyone care to divulge thier numbers?

M12_Nathan

5,138 posts

238 months

Friday 5th September 2003
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Average out of last 2 tanks has been 16mpg (with some motorway driving) and 13mpg (without). not too bad given the performance. Pure Motorway driving I think it'd be possible to get it to 25 maybe?

joust

14,622 posts

238 months

Friday 5th September 2003
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You'll find my entire history at www.lotus-elise.org.uk/noble/runningcosts.htm

Been into the 25's on long runs, and down as low as 14mpg when I was doing VMAX runs at Brunters!

Actually better than my Quattro and X5 though....

J

nick francis

858 posts

240 months

Saturday 6th September 2003
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drove to dijon/ magny cours, 1800 miles of mixed driving including 2 trackdays, 330 litres!

joust

14,622 posts

238 months

Saturday 6th September 2003
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Which if you use Goggle Calculator gives you....

20.6477007 miles per gallon
(just type "330 litres / 1800 miles in mpg" into www.google.co.uk's search box....)

Dam amazing Goggle Calc!

J

kj-r

1,876 posts

230 months

Saturday 6th September 2003
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That works out at 24.79 mpg.
Kevin

joust

14,622 posts

238 months

Saturday 6th September 2003
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Ah - I presume that's US miles per gallon - never thought of that!

J

hfiennes

46 posts

236 months

Monday 8th September 2003
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If you type this into google though: "330 litres / 1800 miles in miles per uk gallon" it gets it right.

Google are just too damn clever by half...

joust

14,622 posts

238 months

Monday 8th September 2003
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hfiennes said:
If you type this into google though: "330 litres / 1800 miles in miles per uk gallon" it gets it right.
Google are just too damn clever by half...
Well br me.

Rocket scientists the lot of them.

J

DanH

12,287 posts

239 months

Tuesday 9th September 2003
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I went for a drive with a noble owner when I was in my Elise. He used over twice as much petrol and we were in convoy, it wasn't that quick a drive for the most part although there were a few moments.

Was most amusing

Still who the hell buys a noble and worries about fuel economy!?!?!?!

nick francis

858 posts

240 months

Wednesday 10th September 2003
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yeah, on my french trip my mate in his exige was refuelling at the same time as me. Stangely our guages both indicated a refill was needed simultaneously throughout the trip.
Difference was he would put in about 28 litre to my 34! Noble uses more gas but not twice that of an Exige