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Old 10-07-2012, 02:26 AM   #11
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I see fuel mileage is all over, but I guess for the low mileage on the car (under 500) I'm not doing to bad, since I do weigh over 300 lbs myself, have about 75 lbs of tools and crap in the hatch, and about 1/4 of the time had a 250 pound passenger with me, and at times had two 200 pound passengers with me, and I know all the weight does decrease my fuel economy some.
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:15 PM   #12
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Don't sweat it. It'll improve a little bit over time. Biggest thing is gonna be your driving style. I usually stick it on cruise at 65 MPH. Anything over that and it'll start dropping quickly.



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Old 10-08-2012, 01:15 PM   #13
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Yeah, my net average for almost 11,000 miles is 37.4mpg. My first tank was about 33mpg. The Mk3 FF is very sensitive to city driving and particularly stop-and-go city driving and if your commute involves a lot of stop-and-go it will be hard to get much more than mid 20's. In fact, if you drive nothing but stop-and-go you could well be less than 20mpg though that is unlikely. At the other end, if you do nothing but sustained medium speeds of, say, 50mph you should easily see 40mpg.

Last month I was in Yellowstone and since the max speed limit is 45mph that was about as fast as I could go. I did 3 full tanks worth of driving or something over 1300 miles and I average about 44mpg for those 3 tanks even though it involved some stop-and-go with people stopping to snap pictures of Elk, Bison, etc...


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Old 11-01-2012, 12:29 AM   #14
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Well I know its been a while since my last post, however do to the little amount I drive, I'm only filling up my tank once a month. I did have put $10 in my tank between tonight and the last fill up. After combining the 2.8 gallons I put in about 2 weeks ago and the fill up of 9.8 gallons tonight and dividing that out of the miles I've put on total since last fuel up, I managed to get 27.7 mpg out of this tank, and I only have 742 miles on the car total now. That was with 90-95% city driving. Keep in mind I do weigh 325 lbs, about half of the time had a 250 lb passenger, and one trip with a 3rd 200 lb passenger. I also have about 75 lbs of tools and all in the hatch. So I say it was alright. I'm hoping it gets better yet with higher mileage and after it breaks in completely, but I'm happy to see the improvement and don't feel as bad.
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:55 AM   #15
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Just returned from a 2000 mi trip to Montana. We were bucking a 30mph headwind going 73mph and got 29.4mpg. The rest of the trip was also bucking a headwind of 10-13mph and going 71-75mph and got 34mpg. All tankfulls were calculated by hand. Some of the computer mpg's were more, some less than actual. All were interstate hwy.
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:38 PM   #16
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I am at 900 miles, and I am seeing 29-30 mpgs in town, 36 mpgs at 80 mph on the freeway, and 32 in mixed driving. I can't wait to see what happens after my first oil change.
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I'm at 1900ish and I get about 30mpg 80-90% city short trips
My big heavy THP 18" wheels might be my downfall.

I'll keep an eye on it once I change to the 15" snows
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My MPG has been crappy since day one and has not gotten that much better over time. I have a '12 Ti with 18"s. I mainly do city driving and average MPG I get since I have been tracking it is 24.9 mpg.

No this is interesting. For the most part I have been driving a bit more conservatively to get better mileage. But recently I said screw it, I am tired of driving like Grandma! I accepted the MPG and now started driving a bit more spirited! Like when I had my GTI.

The funny thing, I am starting to get better MPG now! Go figure! Maybe because I am getting to the higher gears faster?? Who knows! But at least I am having some more fun now!
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Anyone else's average drop a few MPG's since the weather has gotten cold? Mine has a tough time averaging about 32 MPG, beofre it started getting cold, i'd drive with the AC off and window slightly cracked, I was averaging 35.x mpg's via the dashboard.
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Anyone else's average drop a few MPG's since the weather has gotten cold? Mine has a tough time averaging about 32 MPG, beofre it started getting cold, i'd drive with the AC off and window slightly cracked, I was averaging 35.x mpg's via the dashboard.
Cold dense air is harder to drive through, as well as the switch to winter blend fuel = poorer fuel economy typically
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