I know I’ve banged on about how great the B58 engine is, and I’m going to do it again…! The last two tanks of petrol have been Shell VPower, partly because that was the only available pump a few weeks ago, and partly because the car seems to have a slightly more eager edge when I’ve used it before.
The last tank started as a motorway eco mode journey, the good lady Mrs M was with me, so I decided to see what would happen if I continued. Each journey I’ve popped it into Eco-Pro, driven within the speed limits and not booted it at any point, hence the grey restraint. It hasn’t been easy!
A mixture of motorway, A road and work town driving has seen the results below. All set to get 500+ miles from a tank full. Pretty incredible given the three litres, six cyclinder a of petrol powered motor.
Had to add £20 on the A14 this morning, wouldn’t have made Kettering otherwise!
The next tank full will not be so restrained in its use…....
12 months ago today I drove the E92 320d down to Farnborough to collect the new, to me, F32 from Barons. I had done the deal over the phone, the salesperson had helped to make the decision with lots of additional photos etc, so technically not a total blind purchase. Given how car prices have jumped in the last 12 months I think I timed the purchase to perfection, managed to get a very good deal on the price, my part ex and the finance.
The car and I have done 8200 miles over the last year, currently showing just over 20K, a mixture of motorway, commuting, A/B road blasting and holiday driving. I have absolutely loved every second of the ownership experience so far, the almost perfect mix of comfort, tech, ease of use and performance, and the car has been significantly more economical to use than I had anticipated, averaged 34.8mpg over the past 12 months.
I’ve just paid for another 12 months of comprehensive warranty, it was a very good price considering what could go wrong, so...
Lots of talk about truck driving, HGV tests and such these days.
Some of these guys are VERY skilful - I know because I have tried reversing one and made a hash of it.
But this guy is something else - look at the number of axles on the trailer - respect.