Clio 1.2

alepetyDecember 16, 2006

Hi everyone!!. I am a new member.

I have a Clio 1.2 16v, and it spends a lot of fuel.


It has a small motor.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

How much is "a lot of fuel"? Give us a number like 'miles per gallon' or 'km per liter'. Maybe it burns much and maybe not. How can we tell?

It's a small engine, but if you are climbing hills and mountains in the lower gears at near wide open throttle, its fuel mileage will suffer.

    Bookmark   December 16, 2006 at 1:46PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I think they're supposed to use high octane fuel.

    Bookmark   December 18, 2006 at 8:29PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

A lot of fuel for me is 9L per 100km.
What do you think??
I only do city driving if it can help

    Bookmark   December 28, 2006 at 8:05PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

In zeece coontree thats 26.13 miles per gallon. My Lemonzine weighs 5200 pounds unloaded (2359 Kg) and gets 22.1 miles per gallon (10.64 L/100km) around town with an automatic transmission. It has a big motor.

    Bookmark   December 28, 2006 at 8:48PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

That's pretty poor mileage on a car that should be getting around 40 mpg (6L/100Km) just based on class averages.

City driving gets low mileage because you're almost always accelerating and then stopping and then accelerating and then stopping. If you're driving a short distance, parking the car, and then coming back after a while, you're also starting the car "cold" quite often, which also isn't good for fuel mileage. Finally, you don't say if this is a new Clio, but some tires have high rolling resistance -- it takes a fair amount of energy just to get them to roll. Your Clio probably does not have high-performance tires, but the tires may be cheap and may not have very low rolling resistance. That can cost you a liter or two per 100 Km as well.

    Bookmark   December 29, 2006 at 9:35AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Honda Odyssey 2005 EX-L Fire
Hi All, My Honda Odyssey 2005 EX-L recently totaled...
Failing transmission questions
I have a 2001 Honda Odyssey, 167,000 miles. I've always...
Tire Question
I have a 2007 Honda Ridgeline with 13,000 miles (yes,...
2004 Madza Tribute Catalytic converters
My daughters 2004 Tribute would not accelerate and...
Lexus vs Toyota Avalon
OK guys, here is another one for you. (I apologize...
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™