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    Thread: My 2.5 mpg..

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      05-06-2012 10:51 PM #1
      I've been doing some tracking on my miles and fuel consumption until a quarter tank is left, and I usually travel rush hour traffic highway and city, I'm only getting 19 mpg.. Something seem off. what is everybody else getting?

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      05-06-2012 10:59 PM #2
      do you have factory wheels or aftermarket?
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      05-06-2012 11:00 PM #3
      mine is something crappy like that. most of my driving is city driving though. i usually get 300-315 miles out of my tank whatever mpg that is...

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      05-06-2012 11:23 PM #4
      Sounds pretty realistic to me based on how heavy your right foot is. I'm a very relaxed driver in my car and I get like 23 mpg. Entirely city driving though.
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      05-07-2012 02:55 AM #5
      I would average anywhere from 23 to 26 with a very heavy right foot on my 2.5 Auto. That was mostly city driving with a small amount of highway from time to time.

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      05-07-2012 03:06 AM #6
      I got about 19 - 21 average on my SE 2.5... getting 30-32 routinely on my GLI

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      05-07-2012 05:41 AM #7
      I am routinely getting 27-29mpg with 80%hwy 20% city. Got 24-25 the first 2k miles. Now I get 24.5 as a worst case scenario only when gunning it a lot

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      05-07-2012 06:36 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by jettsy View Post
      do you have factory wheels or aftermarket?
      I've been meaning to ask, is there a setting in vag-com for wheel diameter?

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      05-07-2012 08:02 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Verebs1 View Post
      I've been meaning to ask, is there a setting in vag-com for wheel diameter?
      Yes..you can adjust fuel display to be more accurate also
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      05-07-2012 08:32 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by jettsy View Post
      Yes..you can adjust fuel display to be more accurate also

      Explain this one Jettsy.
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      05-07-2012 08:41 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by pdt165 View Post
      Explain this one Jettsy.
      Here you go...full write up

      http://www.myturbodiesel.com/1000q/a...y-gauge-VW.htm
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      05-07-2012 10:01 AM #12
      I have the 17 inch goals on now.. Haven't noticed a difference since putting them on

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      05-07-2012 10:09 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by ripNdip View Post
      mine is something crappy like that. most of my driving is city driving though. i usually get 300-315 miles out of my tank whatever mpg that is...

      i get 400+ as the gas light dings haha
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      05-07-2012 10:18 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by dubsmcb View Post
      i get 400+ as the gas light dings haha
      wow mine sucks. i blame it on all the stop and i go i do and my heavy foot haha. its going up now that i drive lower

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      05-07-2012 10:31 AM #15
      I reached a new milestone in the GLI yesterday. Went 325 miles on a tank I got my average up to 30.5 according to the computer. I typically get 250-280 a tank, lol.

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      05-07-2012 12:08 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by ripNdip View Post
      wow mine sucks. i blame it on all the stop and i go i do and my heavy foot haha. its going up now that i drive lower
      you drive a racecar, its understandable.
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      05-07-2012 12:29 PM #17
      With my manual 2.5 SEL
      24-28 City
      30-35 Highway (just did a 315 mile trip and my gas gauge is still showing half tank ...though I've found that the first half always lasts longer than the second half tank)
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      05-07-2012 02:56 PM #18
      been tracking fuel consumption since day 1 on my 2.5.

      My current average is 27.823mpg and all time low is 23.037mpg and all time high is 32.811 mpg. This is with just shy of 20k miles on the car. My driving is about 65% highway and 35% traffic.

      I've also been cycling different octane fuels every 5000 miles to determine if there is a difference. There isn't (with this car). So just stick to regular, you won't get more mpg's out of premium.

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      05-07-2012 03:07 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by jettsy View Post
      Thanks buddy
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      05-07-2012 04:00 PM #20
      About 4500 miles on my manual. Drive 80% hwy 20% city and have consistently been getting 29 mpg. 340-380 miles per tank.

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      Got 39.6 one time 10 miles city 25 miles highway. 2012 GLI

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      05-07-2012 05:13 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by clutchrider View Post
      I reached a new milestone in the GLI yesterday. Went 325 miles on a tank I got my average up to 30.5 according to the computer. I typically get 250-280 a tank, lol.
      How many gallons did it take to fill up when you got 30.5? If you filled up with 12 gallons you should have gotten 366 miles out of that 12 gallons.

      325 miles with 12 gallons is 27mpg. Which if your computer is as crappy as mine, should be about right. I filled up at 167 miles yesterday, gauge said I was in between 50% and 75% full and at 28.3mpg and the true value I hand calculated was 24.9... a whopping 3.4mpg difference, crappy computer!! lol

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      05-07-2012 08:09 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by dubsmcb View Post
      i get 400+ as the gas light dings haha
      Yes x2

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      05-07-2012 08:42 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by oyn1g View Post
      Yes x2
      Quote Originally Posted by dubsmcb View Post
      i get 400+ as the gas light dings haha
      I get about the same on my S. 380-400 when the the bars are all gone. Then I usually can squeeze another 20 miles out of it.

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      05-08-2012 04:18 AM #25
      average mpg 27mpg

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      05-08-2012 07:17 AM #26
      on my sel, ive normally got anywhere between 19 if im gassing it, and 23 if i just let it sit on cruise control all the time.. right now my avg on the jetta is saying 26-27.. why, i dunno but im not complaining.. but i will complain because i can only go 180 more miles on my tank, and only got 140 miles on my tank.. which is going to tell me im getting roughly 21 mpg when i fill up -.-

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      05-08-2012 06:57 PM #27
      21mpg average on 2.5 SE...

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