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    Thread: MKV MPG and Tank Range Thread

    1. Member Matt_Mkv's Avatar
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      07-11-2012 01:54 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by xk1llxy0urselfx View Post
      Wow city? And your in NJ too! Where do you drive and what gas do you use? At 71k my GTI could only see 34mpg coasting down hill the entire way home.
      I live in Berkeley Heights, and this was at 12:30 at night so no one was on the road making it easy for me to keep a constant speed. Usually I average around 24-26 city, this was just the best i've ever gotten.
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      07-11-2012 03:14 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by Matt_Mkv View Post
      I live in Berkeley Heights, and this was at 12:30 at night so no one was on the road making it easy for me to keep a constant speed. Usually I average around 24-26 city, this was just the best i've ever gotten.
      I gotcha. I wont be too terribly far away soon. Moving to Clark in Aug. Most of my driving is done when nobody is on the road since I am a night owl and work the night shift.
      My other other car has 2,150HP per axle.

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      07-11-2012 07:42 AM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by Kolwala View Post
      I've never even gotten close to 300 on my rabbit? It's usually 250 and that's on 205/40's. Something isn't adding up
      see my post above.I was starting to think I was the only one
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      07-11-2012 05:16 PM #29
      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.
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      07-11-2012 11:15 PM #30
      Just went to Buffalo NY from Richmond VA. I got 450 out of a tank. Its about a 550mile trip. Not bad from a 2.0t 6speed manual.

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      07-12-2012 12:31 PM #31
      i typically get 27mpg (calculated since i have a base model jetta 2.5L) which equals about 360-380 miles to the tank. not bad for having a tune and really sticky tires on 8.5 and 9.5 inch wheels.
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      07-12-2012 12:35 PM #32
      i get roughly 300 city driving, and 400-425 highway

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      07-12-2012 10:08 PM #33
      2010 Jetta TDI 6spd - Best tank was my fill-up today actually

      797.6 miles, 15.018 gal = 53.1 mpg

      Mostly highway with minimal traffic
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      07-12-2012 10:50 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by JETuning View Post
      2010 Jetta TDI 6spd - Best tank was my fill-up today actually

      797.6 miles, 15.018 gal = 53.1 mpg

      Mostly highway with minimal traffic
      Did they increase the fuel tank in 2010? my 2009 only holds 14.5

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      07-13-2012 12:52 AM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by lance0206 View Post
      see my post above.I was starting to think I was the only one
      wow... so much for getting a little car for fuel economy maybe its our driving...
      I root

    11. 07-13-2012 01:15 AM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by Kolwala View Post
      wow... so much for getting a little car for fuel economy maybe its our driving...
      I don't think it's our driving. My '07 Rabbit 2.5 gets about the same crappy gas mileage as my 330Ci convertible- which is way heavier, and driven much harder. These cars could really use a sixth gear. At 120km/h, it's at about 3,000rpm.

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      07-13-2012 12:48 PM #37
      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.
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      07-13-2012 12:55 PM #38
      i can get over 500 on a tank. Mostly 55 mph highway on my way to school. Best mileage that I've ever gotten was 44.6 i think. Gotta love a TDI!
      Last edited by mgoody55; 07-13-2012 at 11:10 PM.

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      07-13-2012 01:35 PM #39
      psh i rarely get 300 im also rarely on the highway. and i dont care about shifting at the right time. i **** when i want. lol
      i just drive as long as i dont go under 275. haha
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    15. 07-13-2012 01:59 PM #40
      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

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      07-13-2012 06:03 PM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by JETuning View Post
      2010 Jetta TDI 6spd - Best tank was my fill-up today actually

      797.6 miles, 15.018 gal = 53.1 mpg

      Mostly highway with minimal traffic
      Quote Originally Posted by TDi52 View Post
      Did they increase the fuel tank in 2010? my 2009 only holds 14.5
      ?
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      07-13-2012 06:47 PM #42
      The tank is still 14.5 gallons. You can get more than that in the tank if you top it off all the way though. I can usually get about 15 gallons in with the fuel gauge reading 0.

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      07-13-2012 06:47 PM #43
      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
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      07-13-2012 10:16 PM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by cd_booth View Post
      The tank is still 14.5 gallons. You can get more than that in the tank if you top it off all the way though. I can usually get about 15 gallons in with the fuel gauge reading 0.
      you're not supposed to top off after it stops. tisk tisk
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      07-13-2012 11:00 PM #45
      I average 357 miles per tank.

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      07-13-2012 11:48 PM #46
      One day i saw this...



      I normally average 30-32mpg if i drive carefully.

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      07-14-2012 12:32 AM #47
      I have high hopes for this tank. Im at 150 miles with a little over half a tank
      I root

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      07-14-2012 12:48 AM #48
      got 405 the other day in my 2.5... best ive done in a year. i used to get 430 constantly, i dont know what im doing wrong.
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      07-16-2012 02:38 PM #49
      OK.
      My first fill up with the Rabbit and here are the results:
      324Miles / 13.20Gallons


      ~24.54 MPG
      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.
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      91 GTI>90 G60>87 190E>91 Passat>00 Civic>08 Lancer GTS->05 Mazda 3s->02 Jetta 2.0 Wgn->98 Venture->99 Maxima->03 Passat 2.8 Wgn->01 330Ci Conv->08 Rabbit->06 Passat->05 Passat 4mo Wgn->96 Audi Cabrio->00 Golf 2Slow->02 Jetta TDI->01 Jetta 1.8T->07 Passat 2.0T Wagon

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      07-16-2012 02:45 PM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by kern417 View Post
      you're not supposed to top off after it stops. tisk tisk
      It's okay with diesel.

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