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How far will my Hyundai go on €10 petrol?

My petrol gauge is stuck in my 2006 1.6 petrol Hyundai Elantra. Roughly how many miles will I get for €10? Can't get the car fixed until Monday.


Mike Geary (Lettterkenny)

Nov 2015 Filed under: fuel economy and emissions

Expert answer

Hi Mike,

Well, the 1.6 Hyundai Elantra has official combined fuel economy of 38mpg, which is the equivalent of 6.1 litres per 100km. A sum of €10 buys you 7.46 litres of petrol at the average October pump price of €1.34 a litre. Assuming you reach the official fuel consumption figure that means you'll get 119km for your €10. However, you may well not reach the quoted average economy - very few people do and it's actually a pretty arbitrary number. How much less? I simply can't say - it depends on your own driving style, the condition of your car, the weather, the roads you're driving it on... Better play safe and just fill it up.

Neil Briscoe - Complete Car Adviser

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