Had a few days up in Cumbria last week... My Aunt passed away and I took the folks up for the funeral. The last few months my mileage over the course of the month has been between 35-37mpg and I've been less than impressed with it My old Mondeo was far more efficient doing the same journeys and I am starting to wonder if a diesel is the right kind of car for the type of driving I do. As usual before a trip, fluids, oil and pressure were all checked and topped off, tyre pressures set to higher than normal because 4 people plus luggage and a wheelchair would be in the car. So this time it was a trip up the M1 from Milton Keynes where I picked up the folks and my other Aunt, then the A1 from Leeds up to Scotch Corner and across the A66 because it's a nice drive and gives the folks something to look at. With the running around whilst up there for 4 days I did 394 miles on roughly 2/3 of a tank and when I filled up it worked out to 47.9mpg... around 39lts... That was using Morrisons supermarket fuel because I had a 10p off per litre voucher so filled up for 87.7p p/l. I know some of you don't rate supermarket fuel, but I couldn't pass up an offer like that. Filled up at Sainsbury for the drive home and went the M6, M1 route and averaged 46mpg using cruise control most of the way. Whilst I'm not entirely happy with that... (my old Mondeo would eat up motorways and that same trip last April averaged 56mpg with 3 people, similar amount of luggage and a wheelchair.) I am at least relieved that it is capable of getting better MPG's than I've been seeing. I know... another thread about MPG's. Are my expectations simply too high? I was hoping for at least 50-53mpg rather than the average of 47mpg I got over 650 or so miles.