Driving fairly conservatively with about 50% city and 50% highway the car returned 50.377 mpg. 667 miles driven with 13.24 gallons required to fill up.
Although I enjoy this car immensely, I imagine some thoughtful suspension tuning here and there...or not.
Was the entire trip downhill?
Last edited by AMD IS THE BEST; 04-26-2012 at 08:26 PM.
6 spd...I was trying to get good mileage...I think that a lot of city driving might have dropped this mpg number significantly. We bought two Golf TDi for our business and may purchase a couple more. The other fellow got 49.63 mpg from his first tank - 6 spd also.
I rarely venture above 2,500 rpm and follow the up shift indicator unless going up a hill so as not to lug the engine. ...doesn't mean I don't want to rip into this thing...and it feels like it would go like hell for a diesel if pushed.
I performed the math - 667 miles and 13.24 gallons of fuel.
I am keenly aware of how important engine break-in is. But thank you for the link...I read it and perhaps I should spin the motor just a bit more.
Until now, I was also unaware of the special break-in engine oil...so that is very helpful information! I might have thought I were smarter than VW and changed the oil at 3,000 miles...we learn something new every day.
I did just that this past weekend...kept it under 3,800 rpm based upon one of the link above but I did take a very long drive into upstate New York and back - 600 miles - windy and very hilly road. I didn't romp on it but I did drive it fairly aggressively. Hope I did better...I am driving it more and more aggressively, however.
DO NOT BE AFRAID TO USE WIDE OPEN THROTTLE once in a while... they put it there for a reason, idk why soo many people are afraid of it..
working the vanes, and burning off the crap inside the turbo is whats happening when you romp on it..
rear mkv gli bar is 22mm.
I have had 2 mkv gti's and now my tdi with lowering springs and have yet to have a shock blow from it being lowered. It will shorten the life of them but I am not sure by how long. Even if mine blow in 30k miles I can pick up a used set for dirt cheap.
You only need to floor your car once every day or two. Thats exactly what I do, and have no vnt sticking issues. You DONT need to floor it all day and every time you drive it etc. But def do it for 2-3 good gear-pulls every 2 days or so. BUT, with you driving a lot of highway, you do NOT need to floor it. Going highway speeds is fast enough to where no carbon will form due to the higher highway egt's.