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07-27-2013 10:17 PM
raptor1956
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Originally Posted by TiStick View Post
I get nowhere near that. I've refilled 105 times, I average 315 per tank, 32.1mpg. Still better than what I replaced.
Ti 5speed hatch with factory 18's.
The 18's probably cost you 1-1.5mpg by itself -- I have the stock Conti 17's as is normal with the Ti without the handling package.

I get to do a lot of lower speed driving on lightly travelled highways in the desert southwest so I can go a good ways without having to stop and with speeds in the 55-60mph range the car is well into the 40mpg area at those times.

As good as the mk3 is in those driving situations it is actually pretty bad in the around town driving particularly stop-and-go. I'm fortunate in that I don't often have to drive in stop-and-go and as a consequence my mileage is higher than average.

I am also somewhat into engineering and so I have a good sense as to how to get the most out of things...


Brian
07-27-2013 10:09 PM
raptor1956
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Originally Posted by dbsimms63 View Post
What size tires are you running?
I have a Ti without the extra handling package so it came with 17's. When I first ordered the car I ordered it with the handling package, but I got to looking up the cost to replace the tires and discovered the replacement cost for 18's was about $75/tire more than the 17's so I cancelled that package. Bear in mind the the Ti version has a sportier suspension setup than the base models even without the handling package with 18's.

Also, since I sometimes take my car offroad having 18's isn't a good idea. I don't have many offroad miles on my 2012 Ti, but the car before that, a 2004 Toyota Matrix XR, I put something like 750 miles of offroad miles on it and managed to go places listed as 4-wheel only.


Brian
07-27-2013 03:39 PM
dyn085
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Originally Posted by Etch. View Post
Do these things see significant improvement after breaking in, and if so, how long did it take? Mine is 2wks old with nearly 1500mi now, mostly highway at 70mph even, and I've only barely broke 300miles on 1 tank of gas. All others couldn't even break 300. Yet another big disappointment with this piece of crap. I'm really trying to like this car, but my experience has been the exact opposite thus far.
Are you hand-calculating your fill-ups? What size wheels does your Ti have? Are you driving around in S all the time?

Something doesn't add up with what you're saying you're getting vs. the info you've given. Break-in has less to do with actual efficiency and more to do with the electronic portions of the car catching up and getting established. On the flip-side, there have been/are members that get horrible mileage with their vehicles. I would recommend the snorkel-delete/K&N drop-in for a mileage bump with minimal cost.
07-27-2013 03:24 PM
dbsimms63
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Originally Posted by raptor1956 View Post
My average tank is 428 miles and I've had 4 tanks over 500 miles with the highest being 540 miles. I've refilled my tank 48 times and only 13 of them were less than 400 miles.

I have a blutooth OBDII dongle and use the Torque app and that lets me log the data for later analysis. I also just picked up an Ultragauge for general driving -- it doesn't log data but is more convenient for most driving...

I really love the Mk3 FF ... the combination of handling, styling, features (fairly loaded Ti), and mileage is hard to beat.


Brian
What size tires are you running?
07-27-2013 02:33 PM
TiStick
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Originally Posted by raptor1956 View Post
My average tank is 428 miles and I've had 4 tanks over 500 miles with the highest being 540 miles. I've refilled my tank 48 times and only 13 of them were less than 400 miles.

I have a blutooth OBDII dongle and use the Torque app and that lets me log the data for later analysis. I also just picked up an Ultragauge for general driving -- it doesn't log data but is more convenient for most driving...

I really love the Mk3 FF ... the combination of handling, styling, features (fairly loaded Ti), and mileage is hard to beat.


Brian
I get nowhere near that. I've refilled 105 times, I average 315 per tank, 32.1mpg. Still better than what I replaced.
Ti 5speed hatch with factory 18's.
07-27-2013 02:23 PM
Etch. Do these things see significant improvement after breaking in, and if so, how long did it take? Mine is 2wks old with nearly 1500mi now, mostly highway at 70mph even, and I've only barely broke 300miles on 1 tank of gas. All others couldn't even break 300. Yet another big disappointment with this piece of crap. I'm really trying to like this car, but my experience has been the exact opposite thus far.
07-27-2013 01:36 PM
raptor1956 My average tank is 428 miles and I've had 4 tanks over 500 miles with the highest being 540 miles. I've refilled my tank 48 times and only 13 of them were less than 400 miles.

I have a blutooth OBDII dongle and use the Torque app and that lets me log the data for later analysis. I also just picked up an Ultragauge for general driving -- it doesn't log data but is more convenient for most driving...

I really love the Mk3 FF ... the combination of handling, styling, features (fairly loaded Ti), and mileage is hard to beat.


Brian
07-27-2013 12:06 AM
Seminoles I get it to the 400 + miles per tank club most of the time by getting average MPG like this....



07-26-2013 08:47 PM
dyn085 The second picture was inaccurate because it was right after starting my car in the driveway after sitting. The first picture was taken at the gas station that I go to and was accurate, unfortunately.
07-26-2013 08:07 PM
ScullyZX2 I had 3 tanks during the trek to FF13 all over 400 miles (sorry no pics).

dyn085-holy heat wave! 95 F in the 1st pic and 104 F in the second. Where were you parked? behind a C-17?
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