September 21, 2009
Well that was throughly unpleasant.
Those of you that read this will know that I did a little economy test in my little Alfa Mito
And for all my pain and suffering as a friggin heat wave randomly hit Britain in September and I was banned from using Air con??
I got 3 more mpg!! 35.2mpg to be precise.
I mean admittedly thatâ€™s close to a 10% increase but yeesh. All in all it would probably save me Â£12 a month to be hot sweaty and have a complete lack of fun in my car.
Now of course the opposite end of the spectrum is to drive the car as wastefully as possible and see what the difference would be but Iâ€™m not that rich.
Iâ€™m pretty sure I could coax 37-38mpg out of it by driving like an old woman but I canâ€™t do that in an Alfaâ€¦the shame, plus my general distain for anyone doing 56mph while not in the inside lane of a motorway, or generally driving 20mph below the speed limit when thereâ€™s no way to get past.
Still worthwhile little experiment and more proof to the theory that itâ€™s not what you drive but how you drive it and not always to believe the hype :) (A Mito wonâ€™t do 43mpg just like a Prius wonâ€™t do 70mpg)
At least I can turn the air con back on now