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    Thread: Quick fuel efficiency data

    1. 05-04-2012 03:57 PM #1
      Just in case anyone's interested, I've just popped back from Germany with some cruise control data on mpg.

      Using Torque (great app) I logged various sensors including speed and mpg (instant) and drove back and forth along the same stretch of road a few times, at different cruise control speeds. My data, summarised:
      50mph - 42.1mpg
      60mph - 38.6mpg
      70mph - 32.0mpg
      80mph - 28.1mpg

      Obviously there's some margin of error here due to things like wind changeability, polling speed (which was every couple of seconds) et al, but gives a rough guide for those who care.

      Tested with a 2002 Golf with the 2.8L 24v V6 4MOTION and 138k on the clock. And I changed the spark plugs this morning.

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      05-11-2012 03:01 PM #2
      nice bit of info, good to know

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      05-11-2012 04:50 PM #3
      I want your car..
      Dam you think with 4 motion you would be losing more..

      @ 70mph with my cruise set on a 50mile trip daily each direction, City driving about 15-20% then highway about 80-85% I am @ 27.1mpg.....
      a few weeks ago I was only @ 23mpg

      I log all my info on Fuelly... Keep track of fuel filter changes, plugs or, anything I do to the car on the next fill up..
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    4. 05-12-2012 02:24 AM #4
      which car is that?

      I only do a few thousand miles a year so fuel cost is mostly irrelevant anyway, fortunately

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      05-13-2012 10:01 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by jaso028 View Post
      I want your car..
      Dam you think with 4 motion you would be losing more..

      @ 70mph with my cruise set on a 50mile trip daily each direction, City driving about 15-20% then highway about 80-85% I am @ 27.1mpg.....
      a few weeks ago I was only @ 23mpg

      I log all my info on Fuelly... Keep track of fuel filter changes, plugs or, anything I do to the car on the next fill up..
      that was after you put in the $ bar fpr right?

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      05-14-2012 07:31 AM #6
      Yes sir after the FPR I gained a tad..
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