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Old May 4th, 2014, 04:57   #61
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In My Miata I get 34 on the highway with the top up, 29 with the top down. Drag makes a huge bit of difference in a convertible. A freinds Mustang convertible also sees a similar sizeable drop.
My Miata used to get 32 but dropped to 30. I noticed a 2mpg drop when ethanol started being added to the fuel. (Almost always drive it with the top down...)
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Old May 29th, 2014, 18:16   #62
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2014 Beetle TDI Coupe DSG Nav/Sound. first tank 39.8, currently on Second tank just over 40+. Should get better but currently breaking it in so varying speed etc... to get everything seated.

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Old June 5th, 2014, 19:30   #63
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Still on first tank, so far the average is over 42 but I still have to wait till I do a fillup to calculate for sure. I traded a 09 TDI SW DSG for a new Beetle TDI DSG and noticed the RPM's are running lower in 6th than before at the same speeds. I am hoping to get better fuel economy than the SW. I had a lot of fun in the SW and generally drove it easy but was not impressed with the fuel economy. It just never broke 42 consistently and since the timing belt was done it dropped to 37-38 which I did not understand at all. The SW needed quite a few things in the near future - normal stuff - struts, brakes, ball joints and the panoramic roof made so much noise I was tempted to smash it out for an insurance claim. I cannot complain too much 107K no brakes ever done, no battery, only oil changes, trans service and fuel.
I started looking at the Beetle and fell in love with it. I had the wagon because I used to use it to transport stuff but I don't do that anymore and wanted a smaller car.
I am so happy I got the Beetle. It is the first brand new car I have bought in 20 years. As for the manual v. DSG, I agree manual can get better fuel economy but conservative operation of a DSG can do well too. I do think the manuals are geared better for fuel economy though. I am really interested to see how good the fuel economy will get. I also do not have the commute I had but travel every day on the highway 25 miles each way to work.
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Old August 8th, 2014, 14:50   #64
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First tank, 591 miles, 500 highway 55-65-70 PA turnpike and OH turnpike construction fun, 91 city, 90% with A/C on.
Manual hardtop
12.935 gal fill up, 45.69MPG
Took delivery at 18 miles and reading full, trip odo of 591 from a 0 at delivery.
Pulling into the driveway at home after the 525 mile pickup drive, computer was saying 50.4MPG, but don't know how full "full" was at the dealer. The few in town times I've driven it (wife's car), it was showing 43-44. With a known fill now, I'll have a more reliable second set of numbers.
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Old August 11th, 2014, 09:56   #65
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I have averaged right at 35mpg for the first couple thousand miles. I drive it like I stole it most of the time.
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Old August 13th, 2014, 20:12   #66
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I own a 2014 Beetle TDI Convertible. Went for the TDI back in March because I've planned on a high mileage situation, and just passed 12,500 miles today. I wanted to offer my thoughts on the mileage after four and a half months of ownership.

I reset the mpg tracker on the instrument cluster after each fill up and back it up with tracking the mileage myself.

I have averaged 37.5 mpg actual over the 12,000 miles with ranges from 35.1 to 41.0. My "city" driving is only about 20% of my mileage with a 20 mile round-trip stop and go traffic on my daily commute. The rest of my mileage is long stretches of country road (where I'm +10 on the speed limit) with occasional stoplights and highway. I don't really gun it off the line unless I'm on a highway onramp. With the weather as nice as it's been in the DC area for most of the summer, I've had the top down for probably 40% of the total miles.

**I wanted to note that over the "actual" 37.5 mpg average, the vehicle computer has displayed an average of 39.7 mpg (Av. consumption 2), with variations of 0.6 mpg to 3.1 mpg per tank over the actual gas mileage. While I continue to pay attention to it to assist in my driving habits, it's definitely not accurate.

Overall, I'm extremely pleased with the car, and glad to be averaging over the EPA estimate of 37mpg highway.

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Old August 15th, 2014, 11:59   #67
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I went on a 14 day, 2400 mile road trip through Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Oregon and California. I was on mostly secondary roads, with a few freeways in short stretches and the speed limits varied from a high of 80 MPH in Utah and Idaho to 65 MPH in Oregon. I mostly went 2 or 3 miles an hour over the limit and got as good as 48.9 MPG. The car keeps a running, overall average MPG and it was 34.1 in the first 1600 miles, all city. It is now 43.3, so she is beating the EPA estimates. I did not have any problems and it did not use 1 drop of oil, overall very excellent performance...Mark
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Old August 15th, 2014, 21:37   #68
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About 17k on the clock and my wife is driving back up from SoFlo. She putzed around town where our house is and got about 57mpg (on the MFI). Mind you it is mostly long stretches of 40 mph with little to slow you down. The drive down from Nashville area was 49mpg avg I think. And so far the trip back is around 52mpg avg.

I'll do the pen and paper to verify when she gets back, but it looks like we are beating EPA by large margin.

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Old August 30th, 2014, 22:29   #69
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Picked her up at the dealer yesterday when she had 40 mi on the Odo plus 160 miles home on the Freeway varying the speed between 55-75 the some breaking-in joy riding today through the hills and over the dales average speed 53 mph total miles now 396 mpg readout says 39.7.
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Old September 5th, 2014, 08:06   #70
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I commute 120 miles a day round trip on back roads. I have a heavy right foot, and average 33-35mpg (calculated, not reported) per tank.
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Old September 9th, 2014, 12:20   #71
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Last tank was 100% local stop and go driving, a/c on hardtop manual. 468 miles, 12.1gal 38.6MPG. It's lower than the 00 and 03, but gets the wife out of the 06, which averages out at 22-23MPG, so still a win.
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Old November 15th, 2014, 03:12   #72
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2013 DSG Coupe. 19,000 miles.

36 mpg in mixed driving. 32 city/41 best highway. I also tow the occasional motorcycle trailer and I get 36 mpg on the highway.
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Old January 7th, 2015, 16:33   #73
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2013 DSG Coupe. 16,500 miles. 36.8 mpg in mixed driving. 42 was the best highway. I do cringe when my wife fires it up to take the 4 block drive to the gym though. Especially when its 18 degrees out. I try and get her to take the Passat 1.8T when I can for such a short trip. I also use Opti-lube XPD additive.
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Old January 26th, 2015, 13:13   #74
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'13 TDI coupe with DSG, bought 10/4/14 @9688, now has 15,830... Averages 39.1 mpg, best 40.6 worst 37.1. I live 1.5 miles & 1 stop sign from the highway, then 30 miles @ 70, work 1.5 miles from highway with 2 red lights.
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Old January 27th, 2015, 08:08   #75
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Wife just got back from an adventure to Florida and she kept txt me her avg MPG 51, 53.5… she actually complained about only getting just over 700 miles out of a tank.

BTW don't forget your keys if you have a push button start car. I had to make a 6 hour round trip to take my wife her keys because neither of us were thinking first thing in the morning.

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