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Old September 4th, 2018, 09:48   #406
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Currently on a road trip with my new (to me) TDI!

Just stopped for the first fill up (and lunch) after 444 miles, 42.2 MPG.

Will update at the next stop, but it will be a while! 😊
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Old September 4th, 2018, 11:19   #407
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A year ago I was driving a brand new [54 miles [88km]on the odo when I picked it up] 2015 GSW with DSG. I bought it in Orlando, FL and drove it home to here in Anchorage. What a fun road trip! I stopped various places to visit friends and family, but it was a single shot of about 6000 miles [9700 km. New engine, of course, A/C in FL, GA, TN, KY, OH, MO, and KS. Snow in MT and Alberta. Frost in BC and Yukon. Various speeds. Overall, the calculated mileage improved, but that may have also been due to Canadian fuel. Total trip averaged 44.06 MPG [5.3 L/100 km] My general speed is the speed limit plus or minus 10%. I wasn't paying much attention to the MPG indicator on the dash, but I recall it going up to just under 50 a couple of times. With a year of use, I'm now getting high 40s and low 50s on road trips, up to 52 MPG [4.5L/100 km] in summer. No repairs so far. Good car.
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Old September 4th, 2018, 19:03   #408
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Currently on a road trip with my new (to me) TDI!
Just stopped for the first fill up (and lunch) after 444 miles, 42.2 MPG.
Will update at the next stop, but it will be a while! 😊

Arrived in Monticello Utah, 530 miles from the last fill up, 41.6 MPG (hills and wind)

Staying the night, on the road first thing in the morning.
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Old September 5th, 2018, 10:37   #409
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Arrived in Monticello Utah, 530 miles from the last fill up, 41.6 MPG (hills and wind)
Staying the night, on the road first thing in the morning.
Burley Idaho for fuel and lunch, 466 miles, 43.1 MPG.

Home (by way of Boise) 250’ish miles away, in time fo dinner.

It has been a blast of a trip!
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Old September 9th, 2018, 15:33   #410
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We just did about 4000 miles. 48.7 mpg average.
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Old September 18th, 2018, 18:42   #411
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I have a friend that was looking to buy a jeep. We found one about 450kms away (I'm in Canada). So we went there to get it, and I came back on the same tank of gas with about a 1/4 tank left to last me the next day or so when we got back. My buddy was skeptical of the fuel economy in my TDI at first, but he's now a believer.
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Old September 18th, 2018, 20:12   #412
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Left last week from Saskatoon, SK, Canada for a visit to my aunt in West Sacramento, CA.

One way through Havre, MT; Reno, NV in 2 days; 14h of driving first day followed with an 11hr drive day. 1594 miles one way with about a 27mpg for this trip. Started with a full tank, and filled only twice during the trip - arrived just as the low fuel light went ding!

Once the visit is over - planning to head home by way of Portland, OR and up through Spokane, WA then past my one of my favorite ski spots (Fernie, BC) about 1709miles.

edit: doing this trip with my new TDI (the Touareg) - so comfy for my elderly parents.... such a pleasure to drive too!
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Old September 19th, 2018, 08:32   #413
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Wow! You've just missed the Delta Fire that closed Interstate 5 fro several days. Here is what is happening in that area:


NORTHBOUND TRAFFIC IS REDUCED TO 1 LANE FROM 3.2 MI NORTH OF LAKEHEAD /AT VOLLMERS RD/ TO 10.3 MI SOUTH OF CASTELLA /AT GIBSON RD/ (SHASTA CO) - DUE TO EMERGENCY REPAIRS



NORTHBOUND TRAFFIC IS REDUCED TO 1 LANE FROM 2.5 MI NORTH OF DUNSMUIR TO 0.4 MI NORTH OF MT SHASTA (SISKIYOU CO) FROM 0001 HRS TO 1800 HRS 7 DAYS A WEEK THRU 11/15/18 - DUE TO CONSTRUCTION
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Old September 19th, 2018, 21:18   #414
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Wow! You've just missed the Delta Fire that closed Interstate 5 fro several days. Here is what is happening in that area:


NORTHBOUND TRAFFIC IS REDUCED TO 1 LANE FROM 3.2 MI NORTH OF LAKEHEAD /AT VOLLMERS RD/ TO 10.3 MI SOUTH OF CASTELLA /AT GIBSON RD/ (SHASTA CO) - DUE TO EMERGENCY REPAIRS



NORTHBOUND TRAFFIC IS REDUCED TO 1 LANE FROM 2.5 MI NORTH OF DUNSMUIR TO 0.4 MI NORTH OF MT SHASTA (SISKIYOU CO) FROM 0001 HRS TO 1800 HRS 7 DAYS A WEEK THRU 11/15/18 - DUE TO CONSTRUCTION
Thanks for the update - I guess I'll be saving this road trip for another date... Heading back home somewhat along my original route down.
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Old October 3rd, 2018, 09:58   #415
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The Hirz and Delta fires were rather nerve racking for sure.
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