Steve Foss, Guernsey
I’ve had my Skoda Fabia 1.9 tdi [100bhp] for 4 years. It’s well very well maintained, regularly serviced and I’ve always meticulously recorded the mileage and fuel usage. In Guernsey the speed limits are very low, typically 25 or 35 mph so the car never really gets the opportunity to run hot or hard which, as we all know, diesels need to keep them operating efficiently. The car rarely travels more than 3 or 4 miles in any one trip here on the island, so it’s fair to say the car is not really being used in the way a diesel car should be. The Skoda has always averaged 42-43 mpg here on Guernsey. At the first fill up after adding FTC the mileage had gone up to 46 mpg. I was very pleased to see the improvement and it’s fair to say that I would have been more than happy with that result. However, by the time I filled for the 3rd time the cars economy had improved to an impressive 50mpg! The economy has never fallen below that figure since! I can certainly say that the engine definitely pulls better, certainly 'feels' smoother and there is virtually no exhaust smoke if I do put my foot down hard occasionally. I’m really looking forward to using it away from the island on a decent long run! My only regret is I didn't find FTC earlier! I'd have saved a great deal of money.