Note to Mods: I searched the thread for the topic that I want to discuss about, but could not find anything to the point. If you do, kindly merge in the appropriate thread. With Fuel costs rising by every month, getting a good mileage has become a concern even for diesel car owners. In my experience with my Punto 1.3 of nearly 20K Kms, I have noticed different ways the car behaved under different driving techniques. Lets Consider a Highway scenario with light and smooth traffic and minimal slowdowns and the car to be a 1.3MJD FGT with A/c turned off. Case 1. I can be extremely gentle on the throttle keeping the revs below 2K RPM and get the gauge to show me mileage in excess of 25. Case 2. I can stay in the turbo band of 2K+ rpm and shift around 2.8K-3K RPM on each gear. What I have experienced Case 1: The Mileage shown on the MID is higher but the actual mileage is pretty low. Case 2: The Mileage shown on the MID is lower that case 1, but the actual mileage is pretty good. This totally changes when driving in the city owning to the multiple stop and go situation so I am not considering it here for now. For a fact, the On-Board mileage calculator is not very precise. If I want to, I can easily get the gauge to show mileage in excess of 25 by adjusting my driving technique. The question here is, which is really a better way to drive? My Thought Case 2 makes use of the Turbo which theoretically should give a better mileage compared to case 1 when the Turbo is not used at all. I want to know your thoughts on the same, so we can get better insights on how to extract more miles out of the car.