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Old September 22nd, 2014, 21:23   #31
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WiszMaster, impressive I have not had a combined (total tank) mileage number over 750 so far into a tank. I show 710 total right now with 430 in the book. I do have about the same average right now 60,5 (ish). Given I have been reading high 57s I suspect that will translate to ~55-56 for the tank.

Barring unforeseen traffic or racing.
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Old September 23rd, 2014, 18:46   #32
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I'm not even in the ballpark of a lot of these posts.
I'm a long time diesel/mileage enthusiast and I am familiar with the best driving habits to achieve optimum mpg etc.
I'm lucky to get about 400-450 miles on a tank and when i fill up and I can only get about 10-10.5 gallons per fillup. ( I fill up about 30-50 miles after the red light comes on) I have been driving about 60-40 hwy to city. I have been driving fairly conservative last tank or two. I think average since history of car is 41.3. Little all highway trips of about an hour get me about 49. I'm happy with that but I want a little bit better mpgs. I have a feeling the first oil change will make a difference? I also would like to find a way to get some more fuel in per fillup or at least feel comfortable knowing the actual range as opposed to what the computer says when the fuel warning comes on.
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Old September 23rd, 2014, 19:30   #33
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So what is the average mph you all are going when you get this great of gas milage? I normally set my cruise control at 75 mph for the 40 mile commute to work and 40 back home. Let me know what you guys think I will be able to get...

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Old September 23rd, 2014, 21:28   #34
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I did a standard section of road from the South side of Columbus, OH (Groveport) to my house which is south down I-71.
71 miles @ 54 mph
1:19h @ 58.5 mpg indicated.
61F outside temp.
Night time with Bi-Xenon's on. Couple of construction areas caused me to come almost to a complete stop twice.
Car has less than 300 miles. Idled a couple of minutes after filling up to enter data into Fuelly and reset the meters.

Cruise control set on 60mph.

Did the same test in my BRZ and got an indicated 41 mpg which is more like 39-40 on PUG.

Happy so far!

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Old September 24th, 2014, 12:52   #35
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Hi All,

I too am seeing the car's computer read a pretty consistent ~4 mpg higher than my calculated numbers (tracked by Fuelly).

I will be interested to see if these numbers converge as the engine breaks in. I don't know much about how exactly the computer calculates consumption, but it seems conceivable that the injected fuel volume measurement could be based on assumptions that are valid for a broken-in engine at steady state.

It would also be interesting to verify the computer's speed calculation with a gps or otherwise, as this could also influence the mpg calculation.
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Old September 24th, 2014, 13:08   #36
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anyone care to share what this fuelly thing is all about?
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Old September 24th, 2014, 13:34   #37
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Here is the link to my car on Fuelly. It basically just gives you a way to track your mileage. Each time you fill up, you enter your odometer reading (total, not trip) and the volume of fuel you put in, as well as price. It then looks at the distance since your last fuel up, and does the division for you.

So it's nothing revolutionary in the calculation, but the cool thing is that it allows you to view other people's information. So, I can check out everyone else with a '15 Golf TDI and compare my mileage, or any other cars for that matter.

Of course they have an app, and forums and other content, but the basic principle is crowdsourcing MPG information.

It allows you to indicate your city/highway percentages as well, which I try to keep accurate. I also include a note with each of my fill-ups, which says what the car's computer calculated MPG was for that tank.
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Old September 24th, 2014, 13:44   #38
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Finally had a chance to set the cruise on the highway for a bit to see what kind of mileage I could get. Filled up the tank, got on the road and set the cruise at 60mph. After the 56 miles from the fuel station to my office my computer reads 65.0 mpg on the 'since refuel' screen.

Even if the on-board number is inflated, I'm still ecstatic. I'll be taking a longer trip in a couple weeks and will be able to compare the two better then.
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Old September 24th, 2014, 13:46   #39
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anyone regularly drive on hilly highways with the cruise set at 78? that's my normal thing - wondering what I can expect.
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Old September 24th, 2014, 13:48   #40
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j0105, you're absolutely right to be ecstatic. I've seen 56.8 on the computer for a single trip, and am averaging mid forties in pretty mixed driving. Whether it's 43 or 47, I can't complain too much.
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Old September 24th, 2014, 13:54   #41
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Korab, 78 is pretty quick, so I think you're likely to see less than some of the lofty numbers posted on here, what with air drag increasing as the square of speed. I'm usually sitting around 70, but I try to "use" the hills as much as possible. If you do make the leap for a TDI, i'd be interested to hear what numbers your normal thing produces.
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Old September 24th, 2014, 13:56   #42
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Korab, 78 is pretty quick, so I think you're likely to see less than some of the lofty numbers posted on here, what with air drag increasing as the square of speed. I'm usually sitting around 70, but I try to "use" the hills as much as possible. If you do make the leap for a TDI, i'd be interested to hear what numbers your normal thing produces.
Already made the leap, just waiting for it to get built and delivered. I don't expect to see mid 50's, but mid 40's would have me ecstatic.
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Already made the leap, just waiting for it to get built and delivered. I don't expect to see mid 50's, but mid 40's would have me ecstatic.
Congrats! Mid 40's should be attainable especially if you're heavy highway with not too much traffic.
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Old September 24th, 2014, 14:02   #44
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Congrats! Mid 40's should be attainable especially if you're heavy highway with not too much traffic.
Thanks, that's exactly what it is. Long stretches of rural highways with the cruise set and very little traffic.
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Old September 24th, 2014, 19:02   #45
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1st tank through my 2015 Golf TDI S, mpg = 45.9. About 20% city/80% highway, with the "highway" portion consisting of my 120 daily round trip commute. My commute is about 40% on a 2-lane state route that is very hilly, and 60% on the interstate with traffic usually moving along at least 60 mph.

My driving style this first tank was spirited, definitely not max mpg focused.
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