Keith,Renault Clio dCI 80
I started compiling this report to you in June, my Clio, together with it's Tunit, being 12 months old with 20,000 on the clock, but the sun kept shining so working outside took precedence over the computer. Here are some facts and figures on the cars perfomance. Most of my driving is on country lanes and B roads with some town miles, this type of driving gives regular averages of 36 mph and 67 mpg. I have made a number of trips to Southern England, doing most of my driving early morning to avoid delays. A typical round trip of 650 miles (90% motorway) giving averages of 69 mph and 61 mpg Lest you think I pussyfoot around, I had to replace a 4 Continental tyres at 12,500 miles, I guess the road surfaces on North Lancs roads are abrasive... Renault expect the Clio to return 67 mpg overall, but as I recall the long term test results in Diesel Car show consuption of their Clio to be mid 50's. Are the DC drivers thrashing their Clio, day in day out, or are the Renault figures overly optimistic? Either way I am more than happy with my Clio with the Tunit fitted. You may recall that my Clio was the first 80 bhp you had worked on and the Tunit was tuned to give maximum performance through the gears, rolling road tested at 103bhp. Once again thank you for your superb after sales customer service.
Stuart,Subaru Legacy 2.0TDI
I appreciate its early days but I thought I would let you know how pleased I am after Tuesday. Well more than pleased!!!
What was an excellent engine before has now been improved no end all round. I find myself wanting to drive it for no good reason other than to enjoy the released potential.
For example I had to go over to Leeds late tuesday night the M62 was quiet so the best way to describe it is "I drove it like i stole it". For the purposes of testing it out. I dont mean just high speeds fifth gear an all round caning.
When I got home around 150 miles later i did a double take mpg was showing 48.6.
Although my car gets well used doubt if I have ever given it the grief it had then so the mpg was a big surprise. Conservatively that's an increase of 6 or 7 mpg.
When I revert back to my "normal" mode I am sure the mpg will be even better.
As you could see I am no boy racer just a car enthusiast so not interested in top speed or 0 to 60 mph etc.
But at the other end of the scale as part of my testing i took it on a local industrial estate tonight and just leaving at tickover had it pottering around in third gear no problem even on a slight incline. No judder snatching etc. Third is long legged as well. Not something you do often but just shows the other side. Prior to the Tunit wouldnt do that at all.
So as you can see I am well pleased to say the least.
Obviously I will monitor the mpg over a full tank but i think I know what the result will be.
Thanks for the excellent all round service I received you have a good friendly set up there.