What would be the mpg on a Rapido 9096f (1 Viewer)

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Looking to buy possibly a 2007 Rapido which has a 3L engine, but a bit concerned about the low mpg. Its for only me and my wee border terrier so it wont be anywhere near the max weight limit. Can I get it remapped to be a bit more economical on the fuel.
The engine is a Fiat Ducato maxi 3.0hdi 160 bhp and it weighs 3950Kg.
Just looking for rough idea, and I am a 59 year old plodding driver.

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My 3l tdi fiat ducato( but panel van conversion) used to get 28 mpg 26 if you put your foot down!
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We had a 57 plate Burstner Elegance 5.5Ton 3.0 Ducato based tag axle with manual box. That averaged approx mid twenties. That hadn't been mapped.
Obviously it depends how you drive but the 3.0l has more torque so you can change up sooner.
Our Iveco based 6.7 Ton van that we have now with 3.0 full auto averages around 21MPG.
 
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Im beginning to think anything over 25mpg will be a bonus. We will be travelling light everywhere and I am not heavy on the accelerator or brakes. Does anyone think it can be remapped to increase mpg?
 
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Im beginning to think anything over 25mpg will be a bonus. We will be travelling light everywhere and I am not heavy on the accelerator or brakes. Does anyone think it can be remapped to increase mpg?
Not the 3.0l. It has enough torque to allow a relaxed drive anyway so very different to the 2.3l which can be remapped to provide similar torque.
 
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Im beginning to think anything over 25mpg will be a bonus. We will be travelling light everywhere and I am not heavy on the accelerator or brakes. Does anyone think it can be remapped to increase mpg?

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For an added 2mpg on average, it is going to take a while to see an improvement

I have a 5 tonne tag axle with the 3l engine and see mid 20s solo or towing
 
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Iā€™ve got a Rapido 9095DF and get a consistent 25MPG, I can get a bit more if tuck in behind trucks and engage Miss Daisy mode though.

2,000 miles a year costs me about Ā£600, if I got 28MPG it would save me Ā£60. You either need bigger gains or a LOT more miles per year to make any re-mapping make sense.

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Im beginning to think anything over 25mpg will be a bonus. We will be travelling light everywhere and I am not heavy on the accelerator or brakes. Does anyone think it can be remapped to increase mpg?
Honestly unless its twice as thirsty as your other choices, you can forget MPG. The low mileages people do in motorhomes means the difference in cost is not the main consideration. The big one is layout, does it suit your needs, the next one is condition, and then you need to consider maintenance, has it been looked after?

A 2007 Ducato is in the "juddergate" period, the 3 litres tended to be less affected than the 2.3s and is generally considered a stronger engine, but the real test is find a hill and try and reverse up it, if you have to rev the nuts off it walk away.

The comment about the Merc 3 litre while well meant is not really relevant as its a completely different animal.

I had a 2010 3 litre Arto for 9 years, ran like a train, plenty of torque, no cambelt to worry about, low to mid twenties sounds about right depending how you drive it.

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Thanks everyone for your helpful replies. MPG is only one consideration, layout and condition are important. In fact I was going to look at a similar one to the 9096f which wasnt too far away. The reg plate was difficult to read due to the angles that the photos were taken. The seller wasnt up for negotiations and wanted what I considered a high price. I eventually worked out the reg no and did an mot check. Its got major corrosion problems over several mots. Dont think I will be touching it.
 
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