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Yesterday I was critically low on fuel, like about a millimetre from absolute empty on the gauge, and it seems the turbo didn't work anymore. Accelerating was deathly slow. Once I'd filled up, everything was back to normal. Is this supposed to happen? Is it a safety feature to make sure you're reminded to fill up, since it's such a pain to drive like that? It's a 307 2.0 HDi LX.

Also, is my car fitted with a trip computer, ie, mileage gauge? I believe there is a button on the end of the wiper stalk which changes the centre console views. But nothing presses on mine. All I can see on the centre console is the radio stations, ext temp, clock, and a 'LOW FUEL' warning message when it was critically low. Maybe the trip computer is not built into the LX?
I don't own a user manual, wasn't one available when I bought the car. :(
 

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The car would go into eco mode as you were low on fuel,you would not be able to do more than limp home in it,but it does protect your car.
 

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the moose said:
The car would go into eco mode as you were low on fuel,you would not be able to do more than limp home in it,but it does protect your car.
Thanks moose, just what I thought. Indeed, 'limp home' is exactly what it did!
I must say, I like that feature, rather than it driving normally with me thinking 'oh I'm sure I'll get a few more miles out of this', and then find the car completely runs out of fuel.

I rang a peugeot dealer today to ask about the trip computer. He mentioned the button on the end of the wiper stalk but I told him there doesn't seem to be one on mine. He said they only started installing them on later models, like 2003 onwards. Strange because someone I know who has a 51 plate LX like myself says she has a trip computer.
 
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