I am averaging 33-34 mpg. I have 3500 miles clocked so far. I am in traffic a lot. I would say 90% stop and go. 10% cruising. I did replace my 16" Biolines with some 17x8 Phoenix wheels from a CC.
I had every fillup since new on my phone...phone broke, lost data Maybe oneday I will learn to backstuff up huh
TDI MPG's numbers are nice to see and are a good selling point for VW. But we need to really look at the numbers.
3 people at my office (including me) all have 2010 JSW's. What's funny is that I have an "S" the other guy has an "SE" and the third a "TDI".
We always have to listen to the TDI guy brag about his mileage, which I admit, I'm a little jealous. So one day I say to him "You know, with how high current diesel prices are compared to regular unleaded, I wonder how much that offsets the MPG's".
He has every single receipt from every fill-up since buying the car, and said he was going to figure it out. About a week later he comes in with the results, which really surprised me.
At current gas prices it would take 10 years to break even with the SE (which cost $2500 less than TDI) and 20 years to break even with the S (which cost $5000 less than TDI).
So, if you're buying the TDI based on MPG's alone, you're not saving money in the long run; unless you keep it 20 years.
I'm not good with numbers, I just count on knowing when I'm high enough
You can even tell when I did some of my mods.
When I did the tune there was a dip in mileage because I couldn't keep my foot out of it. I still can't.
Then when I did the full exhaust, my mileage went up. I'm starting to be better about controlling the throttle on the freeway, but it's still to fun to drive this car so on the streets my average goes way down.
About 8 fill ups with stock 17s averaged about 37.7ish. As high as 39.5. This is from December to March.
About 6 tanks since the 18 inch HRE eurmesh wheels with falcons 36 mpg with same exact driving style. High of 36.8
13k miles 2012 DSG.
Cant believe the hit I took with the wheels. I will have to weigh them in a couple thousand miles when I rotate them.
The dash computer gives me 40mpg overall, but that is over-enthusiastic.
Calculator gives me 35mpg average (Chevron) and 37mpg on B5. This is with 20%/80%, city/hwy with good amount of highway stop/go.
Car has 1800 miles on it so far.
Speaking of biodiesel, there is only one B5 truck station in my region. The remaining stations with biodiesel use the Propel fuel....but B20 flavor.
I'm very happy using the B5 since it not only gains me more MPG (6 cents more per gallon), but provides the lubricity that ULSD leaves out. I don't want any HPFP issues in the future!
'10 JSW TDI | DSG | Reflex Silver | 18x8 Sparco Assetto Gara | Conti DWS 235-40-18 | Malone Stage 2 | Malone DSG Tune | 30% Llumar tint | DieselGeek Skid Plate | Eibach Pro Series kit | ECS Fogs | R20 replica HIDs | Done for now
We're just in the process of moving out of the city and up here in the mountains we usually see 42+.
2010 JSW TDI - Stock - Anthracite Goals - DSG (going back to VW)
2011 GTI - [SOLD] APR Stage 2
2015 Mercedes-Benz C400 4Matic