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    Thread: 2.5L Fuel economy thread.--UNOFFICIAL--

    1. 03-04-2012 06:02 PM #36
      I averaged 29.7 MPG with over 40K miles recorded on a 2009 Jetta S 5 speed:

      http://www.fuelly.com/driver/ocellaris/jetta

      I live in Maine, so I took a pretty big hit in the cold weather months. Best tank ever was 37.2 MPG, followed up with a 35.2 tank on a long trip.

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      03-05-2012 10:16 AM #37
      I have an 09 Jetta 2.5L with 80K and I get anywhere between 29mph and 32mpg depending on how spirited I drive.

      I do need to change out my spark plugs. I'm passed the 40K interval (I believe its 30K but I change mine every 40K)
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      03-05-2012 10:57 AM #38
      spark plugs and similar are to be changed every 40k miles, anal people like me do it every 35k miles.

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      03-09-2012 12:46 AM #39
      I get approx. 600 Kilometers per tank on average, sometimes just a bit less depending on how hard I drive.

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      03-09-2012 12:52 AM #40
      333 on this last tank... lol, i guess that the motor doesnt like to be revved

    6. 03-09-2012 02:32 AM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by thygreyt View Post
      333 on this last tank... lol, i guess that the motor doesnt like to be revved
      I think the issue is that it does like to be revved and you like doing it

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      03-12-2012 12:25 AM #42
      319 miles on 12.75 gallons last tank ~25mpg. First week with the UM flash, 50% city/hwy split and went out many times just to mash my foot to the floor

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      03-12-2012 12:32 AM #43
      331.8 this tank.
      Average 24.21mpg.
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      03-12-2012 12:34 PM #44
      302.6 Miles @ 23.9 MPG

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      03-12-2012 12:37 PM #45
      Eh, figured I'd share my Fuelly page too.

      http://www.fuelly.com/driver/magics5rip/rabbit

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      03-14-2012 03:22 PM #46
      Here is my Fuelly
      My 2.5L just hit the 5,000 mile mark
      According to my car, the mileage on a weekend trip (all 2 lane Hwy) was 36.3 mpg
      Last edited by HollisJoy; 03-14-2012 at 03:28 PM.
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      03-14-2012 03:49 PM #47
      I'm only getting a hair over 300 per tank. I drive my car for work Monday through Friday 9-5. Unfortunately most of my miles are also stop and go in the city, very few highway.

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      03-14-2012 05:06 PM #48
      the most I've actually seen my mileage climb to was 407 on one tank but that was pretty dry and made me VERY uncomfortable. I would say i can easily hit 400 most of the time though.

      Except now because i just got my exhaust
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      03-14-2012 05:18 PM #49
      modification sure dont help..!

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      03-14-2012 07:17 PM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by thygreyt View Post
      modification sure dont help..!
      "technically" the increased flow from intake/exhaust is supposed to increase fuel economy but we all know what really happens after an intake and exhaust get installed
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      03-17-2012 11:18 PM #51
      I've tracked mine with an app and on the EPA website. I've had 29mpg, 2011 Golf.

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      03-19-2012 09:34 AM #52
      Got 26.5MPG on my last fill


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      03-19-2012 09:49 AM #53
      170 miles to the first quart mark... so far, so good!

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      03-19-2012 10:03 AM #54
      Looks like I'll be around 330 miles/12.8 gallons again. I was feeling pretty good when I was at 215 at half a tank! That 2nd half really goes quick...

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      03-19-2012 10:19 AM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by magics5rip View Post
      Looks like I'll be around 330 miles/12.8 gallons again. I was feeling pretty good when I was at 215 at half a tank! That 2nd half really goes quick...
      yup.. for me it usually is:
      125-150 first quart
      200-250 half
      270-310 3/4
      330-400 tank (~13 gallons)

      so 170 is actually good.

      the gas tank measurement is "innacurate" but it is consistent... so i dont mid.

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      03-19-2012 01:35 PM #56
      Last tank:
      93 oct
      85% highway (78-83mph)
      365 miles on 12.75 gallons
      28.6 mpg....

      Feel like I could have done better, A/C was on only part of the time but I did have a lot of weight in the car (people, suitcases, etc).

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      03-19-2012 02:03 PM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by thygreyt View Post
      yup.. for me it usually is:
      125-150 first quart
      200-250 half
      270-310 3/4
      330-400 tank (~13 gallons)

      so 170 is actually good.

      the gas tank measurement is "innacurate" but it is consistent... so i dont mid.
      Yeah, but it always gets my hopes up and then immediately destroys them

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      03-19-2012 02:13 PM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by magics5rip View Post
      Yeah, but it always gets my hopes up and then immediately destroys them
      LMAO Same here....

      "Yeah, I got enough to get back from work tonight."

      Goes to work and shuts down. Get back in car ar 5PM

      "SH!T the gauge is an 1/8 lower than when I parked!"

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      03-19-2012 04:40 PM #59
      lol^
      true story, the gauge falls really quick after the 1/4 mark.

      i got about 325 my tank this morning and i drove it hard up to high rpm multiple times this week and mostly city traffic.
      ill take 325 miles to the tank anyday b/c even with a heavy foot that is better mileage than i had b4 the UM tune and driving slow af
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      03-21-2012 08:32 AM #60
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      03-21-2012 08:41 AM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by black_plague_21 View Post
      Last tank:
      93 oct
      85% highway (78-83mph)
      365 miles on 12.75 gallons
      28.6 mpg....

      Feel like I could have done better, A/C was on only part of the time but I did have a lot of weight in the car (people, suitcases, etc).
      ... anything over 60mph starts to reduce mpg. 65mph feels like a crawl on long journeys, but I can get 36/37 mpg at that speed, but it drops by about 5 mpg for every 10 mph increase.

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      03-21-2012 08:53 AM #62
      my last 3 tanks:

      28.1 mpgs when i got the intake mani... 353 miles to the tank
      21 and 23 the next 2 tanks.. lol.. the mani is too much fun..!

      and currently, ~320 miles on the current tank. im driving like a citizen again...

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      03-21-2012 09:06 AM #63
      Back down to 24.8mpg

      Half way through the tank I did an oil change and put on my summer rollers. Also played with a VR for about 20 miles on the highway the other night. I am damn sure that didnt help

      Also with the conversion I am paying now about $5 a gallon


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      03-21-2012 07:13 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by Zoolook_ View Post
      ... anything over 60mph starts to reduce mpg. 65mph feels like a crawl on long journeys, but I can get 36/37 mpg at that speed, but it drops by about 5 mpg for every 10 mph increase.
      Yeah, I figured going about 80 wasn't helping my cause too much.. But when the speed limit is 70, it's tough (for me) to set the cruise on anything below 78.

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      03-22-2012 09:23 AM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by black_plague_21 View Post
      Yeah, I figured going about 80 wasn't helping my cause too much.. But when the speed limit is 70, it's tough (for me) to set the cruise on anything below 78.
      I hear ya

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      03-22-2012 10:23 AM #66
      Finally reached $5/gal for 93oct here in Chicagoland. Filled up for ~$70.
      If one thing's for sure, gas sure isn't going down anytime soon.
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      03-22-2012 11:15 AM #67
      thats ridiculous
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      03-22-2012 12:58 PM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by H3LVTCA View Post
      Finally reached $5/gal for 93oct here in Chicagoland. Filled up for ~$70.
      If one thing's for sure, gas sure isn't going down anytime soon.
      i filled yesterday for 4.3... i cant imagine 5!!!

      glide a lot...! its the only thing that helps

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      03-24-2012 02:00 AM #69
      as i posted this morning on Facebook:
      "United motorsports... Because moar mpg, because better performance, better support and flat torque... What more can I ask for?"

      and i usually dont predict the future.. but i do.

      1/2 tank


      300 mile mark, well before 3/4 tank


      whole tank... 12.71 gallons..

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      03-24-2012 11:57 AM #70
      I obtained 306 miles from 10.8 gallons with 92 of those miles being at 72 mph on the turnpike. Curious to what I was getting straight from turnpike driving, I did a small sample of 92 miles and filled up again to 2.92 gallons. Just over 32 mpg hwy!

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