meic wrote:You'd be surprised at the fuel economy though, driven gently mine manages 32MPG (cruise set at 50), even though it can also do 0-62 in 4.1 seconds.Economy was okay, if you were gentle with it, I've seen 30MPG from it, on a trip to Cardiff!!
I would like to think that you were both joking here but I fear you were serious. My car gives 60mpg in real life with a load of timber and often when carrying more people than fit in a Porsche 911.
Not joking, for the performance, the economy can be quite good!
I have another large estate car which could carry a couple of dogs, bikes, camping gear etc, but unfortunately it can only manage 16MPG. Absolutely shocking I know but that's what a 500BHP V8 twin turbo does. Monumental overtaking power. The instantaneous MPG display shows "6" when the throttle is pinned. Not using it much these days, the bike is much cheaper to run. I am planning on using the bike for more practical purposes than just exploring the countryside: shopping runs. Even though my first attempt (with ortliebs) was unsuccessful - not because of the ortliebs but because the self checkout in Morrisons kept complaining about the weight of my Theakston's Old Peculier and the grumpy checkout assistant had to deal with 12 checkouts. So I walked out in a completely unnoticed mini protest.
Got a new topeak super tourist DX rack and MTX DXP trunkbag to fit this evening, so here's hoping the next shopping trip yields better results if they haven't banned me from Morrisons.