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    1. Member jmuscava's Avatar
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      09-26-2009 06:13 PM #1
      What does your average 12v vr6 get in the way of gas mileage? How about one with a CAI?
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      09-26-2009 06:24 PM #2
      I get about 20 to and from work ( about 55 there and back) and less in the city (around 16-18). But I also like the fun pedal a lot
      Don't bother me with little things like logic...

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      09-26-2009 06:40 PM #3
      hmm. Thought it would be more. Thanks though.
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      09-26-2009 06:48 PM #4
      i can get 23mpg on the highway doin 80 or 27mpg when im stuck behind slow drivers doin 60. all i got is a short ram intake though

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      09-26-2009 06:50 PM #5
      a significant difference from the previous response. Is that because you're driving an mkIII not an mkIV?
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      09-26-2009 07:10 PM #6
      My 98 MkIII gets around 27 MPG at 70 MPH cruise. When the weather is extremely hot, it drops to about 25 or so. I made 570 mile drive recently and averaged 26 MPH at speeds of 75-85 the whole time.

      On my 13 mile commute to work, there are 10 traffic lights and speeds run between 45 mph and 70 mph. I've been driving this route for 11 years and my mileage is a consistent 23 MPH average. Stock intake, GIAC chip, cat-back exhaust. Hope this helps. -Chris


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      09-27-2009 11:50 PM #7
      My '95 VR with 215k miles gets 26.5-27.5 mpg on the highway averaging around 70 mph

      For trips of 10-25 miles of mixed suburban & highway it'll be in the 20.0-24.0 range.

      Short trips = garbage milage 15.0-21.0

      I replaced the head gasket(to MkIV) & Cat last year so that probably has notched up my mileage a bit.

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      09-28-2009 12:01 AM #8
      well in my case mk4 jetta vr6 with 5sp.on last trip from Florida to Nashville tn doing 75-80 mph I average 29-30 mpg
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      09-28-2009 07:07 AM #9
      ok cool. That's what i was looking for. I may be getting a 5spd mk4 soon, and was just curious.
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    10. 09-28-2009 01:28 PM #10
      I rarely ever get less than 23 mpg unless I'm getting on it a lot. I normally see 26-30mpg if I'm going for the mileage factor. I can pull 30mpg fairly easy in mixed driving if I'm not using my a/c.

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      09-28-2009 01:43 PM #11
      I get an average 24-27 if im using unleaded. If im using premium I get closer to 26-30
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    12. 09-28-2009 01:48 PM #12
      I get 30 on my 45 minute drive that is 99% interstate ... while I was doing field service tech work (lots of downtown driving) I averaged 23mpg...

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      09-28-2009 02:12 PM #13
      I just picked up my girlfriend from MST a week ago. The highway's speed limit was 70 so I was going anywhere from 80-90 at most points. I got about 335 miles on about 12 gallons so a little over 27mpg

      I've never got that much before and I've owned the car coming on four years... Faster = more efficient? As far as I'm concerned


    14. 09-28-2009 02:15 PM #14
      the recent weather (GLORIOUS!!!!) I'm sure is doing wonders for my MPG ... I'm loving the 60 degree'ish weather!
      Looking for ONE Luff M1 19x8.5 5x112 et48 wheel... please let me know if you have one available.

    15. 09-28-2009 06:26 PM #15
      Stock, I was getting 26 or 27 in my 2K VR.

      After under drive pullies, CAI, Ignition system upgrade, Synthetic Oil, 1 size larger diameter tires, about 15 - 20 less turns per mile, I am getting 30+ MPG. I get about 405 miles to a tank full driving 100% highway keeping it under 65.

      I have 256 cams and GIAC chip too and use regular spark plugs

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      09-28-2009 07:26 PM #16
      I have a cold air, exhaust and Q-chip; but like I said I gun it sort of hard. I can get around 25-26 on long trips; I drive mostly in the city
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      09-28-2009 07:38 PM #17
      I get around 30 mixed. MFA says about 33-34 higway but its in a Mk2 with no ac or ps. AT 262s, GIAC 2.5 TT exh and test pipe

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      09-28-2009 10:09 PM #18
      pretty clean engine for 202k miles
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    19. 09-29-2009 01:02 AM #19
      on a trip to palm springs i got 34mpg total there and back, the drive though was very diverse. lots of hills and stuff to roll on. took about 3/4 tank to do 400 miles. thats my personal best. i had intake exhaust and suspension on my mk3 97 vr6 plan on getting 32 at best on the freeway if you're really economical

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      10-05-2009 10:31 AM #20
      Does the mpg increase, decrease, or stay the same once a turbo is added?
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    21. 10-05-2009 11:07 AM #21
      depends on exactly when you mean ... immediately after install mpg goes WAY down ... 6-8 months later (assuming you're on on an upgrade path because you realized that the world is better at 2g's of acceleration) some do see a marked increase in mpg...

      joking aside, theoretically, you can/should see an increase in mpg. instead of relying strictly on ambiant airflow to push air into the engine, you've got the turbo that is pumping air into the engine in a closed system. Apart from that, I'd venture to say that the air is probably more turbulant than ambiant airflow into the engine.

      Looking for ONE Luff M1 19x8.5 5x112 et48 wheel... please let me know if you have one available.

    22. 10-05-2009 12:47 PM #22
      I have a TT chip and i get 30-32 on the highway at 65-70. around town i only get about 22 though. car doesn't have a/c, tires are at 42lbs.


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    23. 07-06-2012 01:28 PM #23
      My 2.8L Vr6 95 Passat Glx Can Get 35 Mpg on a 15 mile trip doing 50-55 i have a picture of my passat getting 34.5mpg

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      07-06-2012 01:48 PM #24
      If I did my math correctly I get about 16mpg, around town. Up in the low 20's on highway.

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    25. 07-13-2012 11:02 PM #25
      Today I got 36.0 mpg And yes I do have a picture to prove it

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      07-13-2012 11:56 PM #26
      I average about 29-32 highway, 33 on a recent trip using neutral whenever I could. I have A homemade intake and 1.8t sensor and running on the stock 15's on 205/50's and 195/55 rear, on my 16's with 205/40's I get about 25-28. Make sure your TB and intake parts are clean, maf is clean, etc. I gained about 2 mpg from cleaning everything a few months ago. Make sure you're using maf specific and TB specific cleaner though.
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    27. 07-14-2012 02:55 PM #27
      just drove from widbey island WA to central california, about 1,100 miles and averaged 28.8MPG 70-75mph

      combined city/highway i usually get low 26

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      -factory engine with k&n and exhaust, factory plugs factory sized pirelli P6 tires, on factory wheels

      the VR has so much tq im considering changing my 5th gear and or if i ever have the trans out again, one upping the final drive for lower rpms.

      i use cruise control as much as possible
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      07-14-2012 03:43 PM #28
      My 92 SLC with 262 cams can get me 22 on average, and that's with the occasional spirited driving
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      07-15-2012 03:09 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by krager54 View Post
      My 92 SLC with 262 cams can get me 22 on average, and that's with the occasional spirited driving
      Ya our shorter gear ratios don't help.

      I average about 24-25 mpg every tank with probably 60% city 40% highway driving. And that includes having fun with on ramps/off ramps/back roads. My MFA usually only says 19ish, no idea why it's off.... but I do the math every time I fill up. Best I ever got while trying to hyper mile in the city and doing ~75 on the highways was 28mpg.
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    30. 07-15-2012 07:19 PM #30
      The last two tanks in my 94 VR6.

      Autotech 10lb flywheel, ported intake and exhaust manifolds, q45 throttle body (possible chip)

      I've got 34-36mpg

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      07-16-2012 09:35 AM #31
      Hi guys

      Mine does 26 - 30 mpg. This is a bone dead standard mk3 vr6

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      07-17-2012 12:43 AM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by marc vr6 View Post
      Hi guys

      Mine does 26 - 30 mpg. This is a bone dead standard mk3 vr6

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    33. 10-05-2012 11:16 AM #33
      I got 38.8

    34. 10-05-2012 08:45 PM #34
      34 highway, 25 city. Consistent.

      Stock cams, dyno's at ~180-185whp. Mk3, 2550lbs, Mk4 12v O2j gearing.

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      10-05-2012 09:59 PM #35
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