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My Shaker diesel is now achieving 51 mpg with the air-con on. it is getting better with each tank of fuel as it loosens ups. Don't go over 80 on the motorway and you will get decent returns. Also be aware that the diesel has a quirk built into the throttle pedal. It works as normal until about an inch from the floor, then a resistance is met.This is to assist drivers in driving the car in the most economical rev range. You can still use the last 1 inch of pedal travel by pushing down harder and the power comes in fine. Great for overtaking, car moves quite swiftly 20 - 40 mph in second gear.

Wind noise is not a problem, and the road noise from the low profile tyres is no more than I have experienced with my previous cars with similar sizes tyres. With the stereo that the Tempest has fitted you won't worry about road noise anyway!
 
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