I’ve just started to record my mpg figures.  I’ve been curious because I’m tossing around the idea of getting a smaller car.  I’m actually not using the car a great deal these days, and really just use it for visiting family and shopping.  Other than that I jump on my creaky old bike.

The figures look ok, actually.  I drive a 2 litre alfa, so was expecting something awful, but it would seem I’m getting nearly 37mpg.  That’s my first reading.  I think it’ll be far more interesting to see my quarterly or annual average.

It occurs to me though – if I get another car, someone else will have my alfa, and I’m sure that they wouldn’t be able to get that sort of mpg out of it.  Would I feel guilty knowing that my old car was chucking out more emissions because I wasn’t driving it?

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