Probably about half of my 1700 miles have been on twisty roads in 2nd or 3rd gear between 4000 and 7500 rpm, so I'm not really surprised by the mpg. Only did my first motorway drive (about 90 miles in all) yesterday as I had to get back from Kenilworth to Macc ASAP.
Lets say I enjoy a thrash. I suppose about 700 of my miles are trips that had a destination, the other 1000 were just out for a thrash, which means I avoid dual carriageways and motorways and spend most of the time in the top half of the rev range.
I never pootle along and I am always looking to overtake (comes maybe from only having sporty motorbikes up to the age of 31 and expecting to be quicker than most road traffic).
Compared to depreciation involved in buying a new car the cost of petrol isn't that bad and I enjoy working the gear box.
Just about every trip I do starts by heading east out of Macc down the A537, as far as the speed cameras are concerned they are all time/distance specs cameras so I slow to about 30-40mph on the straights, then go for it in the bends.
Meh. One of the primary reasons for me getting the 86 was the improved economy. The Griff was 15-18mpg and the 350Z 20mpg if lucky.This is bliss @ 30+ mpg. 50% improvement! Will save me over a £100 per month.