So I had to sell my beautiful Nissan Dualis (manual) for an auto recently due to health reasons. Anyway, I ended up with a 2010 Holden Captiva. It's the SX model with sunroof and all that jazz, and it is petrol not diesel.
Now, I have only ever had smaller cars, and the dualis was an absolute little gem and as far as fuel consumption went- a dream! Cost me around $75 to fill but would last 3 weeks, driving daily.
Obviously as I went from manual to auto and into a bigger car I was not expecting as low running costs, HOWEVER-
I am starting to think my fuel gauge HAS to be faulty. lol. It moves very slowly from full to half, but once it hits half you may as well head to the petrol station? Seriously, you go through a 1/4 of a tank in a quick trip. It is costing me a fortune to run, I am filling it up weekly, and only JUST making it weekly. At $80.
Is your captiva horrid fuel wise? Or is mine a bit spesh and I should get it looked at? I don't want to take it to get looked at saying it costs a fortune to run haha, my mechanic would look at me like 'Um, yes? and?' So I just want to know if it's a general draw back?
I will just accept it and go about my merry way if it is, maybe ride my bike a bit more