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Old December 24th, 2018, 10:20   #421
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Old December 25th, 2018, 08:02   #422
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With two bikes and a Thule box(?) topside, 25 MPG ain't too shabby.

My 2013 VW JSW TDI averaged 44 over the 50,000 miles I drove it. I miss it big time.

(but in all fairness VW's buyback offer was big time generous - and unexpected).

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Old January 29th, 2019, 08:48   #423
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I made it from Oshawa, Ontario Canada to Gurnee, Illinois on one tank of diesel in my uncle's 03 Jetta Wagon TDI (1000~ kms)
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Old March 8th, 2019, 13:00   #424
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Max drive 4 horas 400 miles, thats my best record not to much apparently.
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Old January 13th, 2020, 20:56   #425
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This was my 2014 JSW TDI. It was a 6 speed manual, slick top on 18" Mallory wheels from a mk6 GLI. this car took me everywhere. From Washington, to Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska, Ohio, Arkansas, to Missouri, to Chicago, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and over into Montana where it ended its life as my road trip/camping rig when I got smashed into by a drunk driver.
We drove nearly 6,000 miles in just under 3 weeks averaging 34mpg at roughly 80mph with 18's, a huge skybox, 4 people in the car and a ton of cargo!







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Old January 14th, 2020, 10:14   #426
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So the drunk ran you off the road? Bummer.

Looks like everybody was OK at least.

Know if it's fixable yet or have to replace it?

Sounds like a great trip minus the forced ending.
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Old January 15th, 2020, 07:43   #427
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First thought was, man that's a lot of stuff to take skiing, but then read your previous post. Surprisingly, the bikes loaded on the back probably hurt your mileage worse than those on the top. At least that's been my experience. Get that rear weight and the nose comes up enough to effect airflow.
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Old January 23rd, 2020, 23:25   #428
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This was my 2014 JSW TDI. It was a 6 speed manual, slick top on 18" Mallory wheels from a mk6 GLI. this car took me everywhere. From Washington, to Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska, Ohio, Arkansas, to Missouri, to Chicago, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and over into Montana where it ended its life as my road trip/camping rig when I got smashed into by a drunk driver.
We drove nearly 6,000 miles in just under 3 weeks averaging 34mpg at roughly 80mph with 18's, a huge skybox, 4 people in the car and a ton of cargo!







Oh poor little rig, that could have reached great milestones of destinations.
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Old February 7th, 2020, 13:38   #429
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In Nov 2019, I drove my 2015 GSW TDI from the eastern panhandle of WV north of Winchester VA to Punta Gorda FL 1100 miles and back with only one refill each way. 2200 miles in 3 days. Mom was ill and touch and go. All good now. Avg 55 mpg.
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Old February 14th, 2020, 18:40   #430
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I have driven from Jacksonville, NC to 29 palms California in 26 hours 2505 miles average speed 96 mph, 32 mpg in my 2005 PD golf. It was fun but taxing I was on orders and had to make a deadline I didn't have any say in the matter kinda sucked. lol
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