Why do cars not achieve the claimed MPG figure?


A Peugeot I test-drove recently claimed 90mpg; I managed 47mpg. Why the discrepancy?
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Letters of the week, November 29


This week: roundabouts, Northolt and Vauxhall Zafiras
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Letters of the week: November 15


This week: driving tests, diesel, the DVLA and fog
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Will a roof box increase my car's fuel consumption?


I need to buy a roof box for my 2003 Audi RS 6 to accommodate my family’s expanding paraphernalia. I regularly travel in France and Germany and...
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Car clinic: Which car makers are most realistic about...


Q. I’m looking for a new car, but I’m worried by media reports of the inaccuracy of official figures. Whom can I trust?
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Car clinic: Is my Vauxhall Corsa's thirst problem down...


My wife’s 18-month-old Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 automatic has done only 4,250 miles but never manages more than about 30mpg. Is there anything we can...