Roulette with fuel roulette: how far can you drive if the warning light & # 39; fuel is almost empty & # 39; lights up and the cars that can go the longest with what is left in reserve
- More than a third believe that cars have used up 20 million fuel after the warning light is on
- A new study claims that most models will continue to run twice as long
- We reveal which cars can go on the longest – and which can dry the fastest
Do you know how far you can drive with the & # 39; Low Fuel & # 39; on the dashboard to indicate that you will soon no longer have gas or diesel?
This is often referred to as fueled roulette, it is a game that most drivers would have played – the gas meter turns red and the yellow pump icon lights up to remind you to visit a gas station.
But do you know how far you can go, in general, when the warning that the light comes on? New research claims to reveal everything, including which models have the longest and shortest reserve reserve ranges.
Light roulette with fuel: how far can you really travel in your car if the warning light & # 39; low fuel consumption & # 39; will light up? New research claims it is beyond what most people think …
More than a third of motorists think that they can only drive 20 km from the moment the & # 39; fuel-poor & # 39; light comes on before the juice runs out, according to a 1,000 British survey on the Compare the Market comparison site.
However, the reality is that in most cases you can drive almost four times as far – and in some vehicles almost four times as far.
And the study emphasized which popular models can take the longest – and shortest – series when the fuel situation hits the reserve.
The comparison website compared the statistics for 96 volume-selling cars from 29 different manufacturers to determine which one could take you to a gas station that is miles away and the ones that are left by the side of the road, not long after the warning light is on light up.
Fuel reserve champion: According to the study, the Volkswagen Passat lasts the longest, while the warning light & # 39; low fuel consumption & # 39; is burning
On average, the warning light on the dashboard will light up if there is less than 10 percent of the remaining fuel in the tank.
Popular models with the longest reserve ranges
1. VW Passat: 75.02 miles
2. Volvo V40: 70.6 miles
3. Ford Mondeo: 70.02 miles
4. BMW 5 series: 68.33 miles
5. Toyota Prius: 66.62 miles
6. Mercedes E-class: 64.02 miles
7. Audi Q5: 63.82 miles
8. Range Rover Sport: 63.35 miles
9. Mazda 6: 62.97 miles
10. Audi A6: 62.06 miles
Source: compare the market
Miles Comparative Market has calculated the capacity of miles per gallon and tank capacity and estimated to what extent this model can continue to work with the fuel indicator light before it comes to a halt.
There is of course no guarantee how long the range will be, especially since you have to take into account the traffic, driving style and weight of the vehicle.
The model with the longest spare range – based on the figures – is the Volkswagen Passat.
Compare the market with the calculation that it can take up to 75 miles while the fuel warning light comes on.
Volvo's V40 hatchback and the Ford Mondeo family car can also – just – exceed 70 miles before they get out of bed.
On the other side of the spectrum, the powerful BMW M3 has the shortest reserve range, which still seeps through the remaining tank contents after 32 seconds after the warning light comes on.
Compare the market estimates that the Volvo V40 hatchback can be driven for 70.6 miles on reserve
The Ford Mondeo family car is also said to be able to reach more than 70 miles when the fuel light is on
Many small cars are on the list of 10 cars with the shortest low fuel range.
Despite being economical, the small tanks in models such as the Kia Picanto, Fiat 500, Mini hatchback, Citroen C1, Peugeot 108, Nissan Juke and Ford Fiesta limit their mileage when the fuel meter hits the reserve.
Popular models with the shortest spare ranges
1. BMW M3: 31.99 miles
2. Kia Picanto: 32.14 miles
3. Fiat 500: 37.14 miles
4. Mini Cooper: 37.52 miles
5. Mitsubishi Shogun: 38.23 miles
6. Jaguar XK: 38.38 miles
7. Citroen C1: 38.76 miles
8. Peugeot 108: 39.14 miles
9. Nissan Juke: 40.84 miles
10. Ford Fiesta: 41.07 miles
Source: compare the market
The high-performance BMW M3 has the shortest fuel reserve range, which the comparison site calculates is only 32 miles
Numerous small cars with relatively smaller fuel tanks make the list of models that run out of fuel the fastest when the warning light comes on. This includes the nation's favorite, the Ford Fiesta
What are the risks of running the tank dry?
Expensive repairs: Completely emptying the fuel tank can cause serious mechanical damage, most likely to the fuel pump itself, and provides you with a substantial repair law to solve the problem.
Repair costs: You must also take into account the costs of having your car repaired if you do not have a claim policy.
Motor Violations: It is also generally believed that it is a violation to get on the highway without fuel, but this is not the case.
Under British law, running out of gasoline or diesel is one of the legitimate reasons for using a motorway lane.
That said, there have been cases where drivers were fined £ 100 and were given three penalty points for careless driving if they were unnecessarily without fuel and had left the vehicle in a dangerous position.
In countries such as Germany it is considered illegal to run out of fuel on a highway.
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