|Quote, originally posted by twinamac75 »|
|Wow...37.6mpg is pretty damn solid! Was that the value displayed by the multi-function display, or did you calculate that? And did you use premium fuel? (I'm assuming you did, but thought I'd double-check!)|
Leaving Chicago was 93, managed to make it all the way there in a single tank, but practically bone dry. Average was complied by mfd, but more so by averaging the miles driven based on the capacity of the tank and the next fill-up... i.e., full tank to full tank minus the difference in gallons. MFD tended to be all over the place, sometimes reading 33 then 38 depending on the speed and terrain. At one point at the end of the trip it read an outlier of 45mpg average...
Best way to do it is read the actual miles vs. gallons consumed.
To admit to one fault though, in the hilly sections, I was... um, hypermileing, that is - use gas on the way down and coast back up the next hill. Kinda cheaty, but I still managed 65mph on average. The other cheaty fact is that I changed the oil at 5700 and used a fuel system cleaner (techron) to clean out carbon deposits. (not sure if it really works as well as a good Seafoam, but I like to think so)
Either way, I'm pretty certain the wagon is more "slippery" to the air than the MKV GTIs I've owned.. Don't know about the sedan, I haven't owned one of those.
Modified by Kid Hobo at 4:33 PM 9-14-2009