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Why your car doesn’t give the MPG you expected

VW Golf 1.6TDI is claimed to do an impressive 74.3mpg (Picture © Volkswagen)

VW Golf 1.6TDI is claimed to do an impressive 74.3mpg (Picture © Volkswagen)

Car makers along with the official fuel economy tests they all use have been blasted for showing cars to be more economical than they really are. An independent consumer organisation found this means some car firms can say their models return between 18 and 50 per cent more miles per gallon than regular buyers achieve. It would see drivers of some cars paying nearly £520 a year more than the company’s advertising led them to believe.  Continue reading