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Old December 24th, 2018, 10:20   #421
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Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Knoxville
Fuel Economy: Still testing but around 42mpg
Default Some pictures of the trip

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Old December 25th, 2018, 08:02   #422
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Location: West Coast
Fuel Economy: Please note Fuelly...........

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).

Season's best,

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Old January 29th, 2019, 08:48   #423
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Location: Whitby, ON

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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Location: Madrid
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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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Location: Battle Ground, WA
Default My road trip!

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.
14 JSW 6mt pano & backup cam
96 B4v eCodes
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Old January 15th, 2020, 07:43   #427
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Location: Charlotte, NC
Fuel Economy: 55 max / 44 avg on beetle ~37 on JSW

Originally Posted by ArminTDI View Post
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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