600 miles, this is why I drive TDI

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  1. chittychittybangbang

    chittychittybangbang Administrator

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    Despite some reliability issues and the tarnishing of TDI with dieselgate, I still like my older TDI. With winterized fuel and mostly highway trips, I was still able to get over 45 mpg and 600 miles of range.

    I knew how far it was to the station I usually use, so I chose to live dangerously ;) 10 miles range according to the MFD and the gauge was at E when I filled up. I've had to drive it below 0 miles of range left so I knew there was still some range remaining below 10 miles. That instance wasn't my fault and your mileage may vary (literally).

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  2. 2011GolfTDI

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    Good to see that the old TDI is still turning in enviable fuel economy. However...

    I've driven a couple thousand miles in my parent's 2016 Jetta TSI 1.4 and the fuel economy is in the ballpark with a TDI. Just filled up the tank the other night and computed 41.1 mpg with a mix of highway and stop-and-go driving. Drove a 60-mile round trip a few days ago and averaged 46 mpg with mostly highway driving. I miss the torque my 2.0L TDI but great fuel economy is no longer the exclusive realm of diesels.
     
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  3. diep

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    On which drive speed and what car / hp / tuning?
     
  4. chittychittybangbang

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    This was normal driving speed, 70-75 highway (where speed limit allows of course) and normal city driving speeds.

    Car was a 2006 PD Jetta TDI, about 130 hp, kermaTDI tune.
     
  5. gt4494

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    I drive my stone stock '05 about 70% highway (78 mph av using my V1) and the rest city or slower cruising. Over the last 200K miles it has averaged 38.8 (I'm anal and have a spreadsheet). I average 500 miles per week and don't even think about needing gas until I have 550 miles on the tank (thanks to the ventectomy).

    Not bad for a NB with DSG and now over 255K miles on it. The whole reason for me having the car is my long distance commutes in relative comfort. I know others with cars that get better mpg but after about 100miles at a stretch they are ready to take a break. The VW not so much.

    I will probably sell the car next year if I retire and quit the commutes. Until then it is set the cruise and watch the miles go by at a very inexpensive rate. :)
     

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