I've got a Y reg Freelander TD4 with 80,000 miles on the clock. I'm only getting about 25/27 mpg on long trips across France - cruising at about 90mph indicated (probably about 85mph true - ie the French speed limit). I'd read in various reviews that I should expect to get 37 mpg "at motorway speeds" (presumably 70mph in the UK?) So am I just losing 10 mpg by going 15 mph faster, is it because the car is old with high mileage or am I just expecting too much and the 37mpg is marketing hype and unachievable? I would like to hear your views and experiences.
BTW - off the fuel consumption topic, but we use it extensively in the French Alps I just have to say that it is absolutely the best 4x4 in the snow and ice - it makes my X5 look stupid and in snowstorms when every other 4x4 is slithering around the place the old Freelander just keeps plugging along like it was on dry tarmac