I'm back to VW world with a 08 Rabbit and I'm curious how will it do.
My 03 jetta 2.0 was doing lousy 20mpg, 03 passat 2.8 was at 21mpg.
Anywhere above that will make me happy.
i get roughly 300 city driving, and 400-425 highway
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My 2001 330Ci convertible did 17-18mpg on average (30%hwy - 70% city )
Highway only - I was able to maintain it in 23-24mpg range.
City only - 16.6mpg
I had a lead foot in it though.
I'm averaging 29.11/tank in my 08 GLI w/ 6spd. That's hand calculated and typically it comes out to about 10% lower then the computer's readout for the tank. I drive mainly back roads with very limited highway use. I get gas every Tues regardless of what's left in the tank; got to love Exxon's $.20 off Premium on Tuesdays
I'm somewhat new to VW and forced induction. I got rid of my big heavy V8 because the gas mileage and higher fuel costs were terrible - and I was anticipating that the GTI would net me decent gains in fuel economy.
I spend about 1 hour per day in rush hour traffic. I have discovered that my gas mileage changes dramatically depending upon how I aggressively I drive.
I was averaging about 23 mpg to and from work driving somewhat aggressively and keeping my RPM's at or over 2000 RPM.
I'm now averaging around 30 mpg (20 mph avg speed) on the same trip by changing up a few simple things.
1. Shift early (~2000 RPM's. Not as much fun.....but it's stop and go)
2. Disengage the clutch early and coast more (requires leaving a little more space between you and the car in front of you = getting cut off more; which = anger management classes). This also works well when heading towards stop lights that are going to change. Just disengage and coast.
3. Try to maintain consistent speeds
Hope it helps
My first fill up with the Rabbit and here are the results:
324Miles / 13.20Gallons
80% City 20% Highway
I know i need new tires in the front, wheel bearings and an alignment.
That's a project for next weekend.
I'm hoping to see a slightly better number after this part of service gets done.