Morning everyone just after the thoughts of Venga owners. Are you happy with your car or ever thought it was a bad move.
35mpg is good, what type of journeys are you doing to achieve that?I have had mine since May last year, a 2012 1.6 3 auto, now showing 44000 miles. Ride is a bit hard but handles well as compensation, driving position is good, great access for someone with bad back like me. I bought it on account of the adjustable boot floor combined with sliding and reclining rear seats as it gives fab flexibility in a car no longer than a Fiesta - on that front it is superb and great as a small family car.
The spec is great too, cruise, heated seats, panoramic sunroof, half leather, excellent for the age of the car.
4-spd auto is ok, not the best ive owned but it does the job, I find economy varies between 35 and 45 mpg, obvs worse in winter or with heavy a/c use, better with super U/L and keep tyre pressures correct. £200 RFL is a bit ouchy.
I have done 11k in mine now and for a car closing in on its 8th birthday it has been faultlessly reliable thus far. It doesn't feel as solidly made as my previous Toyotas, but it starts and goes nonetheless.
I think had they stuck a 1.0 turbo engine in it, it would have given it a new lease of life and better economy, but it isn't a bad old thing and they are very cheap for what they are - as long as you factor in a realistic fuel cost, it is a car one can recommend.
Prob 20% town, 70% country lanes 30% A/B roads. I don't think I have ever got less than 35 mpg, got 39 the last two weeks and have had 45ish on motorway runs.35mpg is good, what type of journeys are you doing to achieve that?
Intrigued you say super unleaded returns better mpg. Any idea what sort of difference you are getting between super (97 ron) and normal (95 ron)?