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Old March 10th, 2014, 12:39   #766
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About time we got some warm weather! My commute trip average was 48 mpg last night, up from the mid 30's.
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Old March 10th, 2014, 13:46   #767
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About time we got some warm weather! My commute trip average was 48 mpg last night, up from the mid 30's.
You aren't kidding, Im about 325 miles into this tank and the MFI is showing 55 MPG.
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Old March 10th, 2014, 18:14   #768
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48 on the drive in and 50 going home. About time this brutal winter and mid 30s got over!
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Old March 13th, 2014, 06:49   #769
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Amen! I filled up last night and for the first time since October broke 700 miles on a tank. As a matter of fact I was only 18 miles away from logging 800miles, but was getting well into the "I really need to fuel up" zone... Weather folks are saying we may hit 50 in my neck of the woods today! A welcome sign since it's been a long, frigid winter up here!
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Old March 13th, 2014, 12:29   #770
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I can't wait until temps get back to the 60+ range. I have a 200 mile trip I take twice a week. I do it early in the morning so there is no traffic to influence the trip. Same tank of fuel last week and this week, same weather conditions except temps. Last week it was 1dF and I averaged 43.3mpg for the trip, according to the MFI. This week it was 36dF and I averaged 50.2mpg for the same trip. I use the cruise control for 80% of the trip so that minimizes variations.
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Old March 13th, 2014, 14:36   #771
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Something that many have not realized is that the cold hits gasoline powered vehicles even harder than it does us in our diesels. I just clocked the lowest mpg tank since I got my 4 cyl Honda Accord, ~23 mpgs where 29-31 are the norm for me when it's not so cold...............That is a 30-40 % drop below normal penalty for cold weather....
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Old March 14th, 2014, 05:23   #772
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I only see about 10% penalty in my two gas powered vehicles with winter compared to 20% for my TDI. Bring on the warmer temps please!
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Old March 14th, 2014, 07:28   #773
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Yesterday I pulled 39.9 on the highway, and thought I was fairly lucky given snow tires AND temps in the teens and single digtits.

Can't wait for warmer temps!
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Old March 17th, 2014, 08:34   #774
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Something that many have not realized is that the cold hits gasoline powered vehicles even harder than it does us in our diesels. I just clocked the lowest mpg tank since I got my 4 cyl Honda Accord, ~23 mpgs where 29-31 are the norm for me when it's not so cold...............That is a 30-40 % drop below normal penalty for cold weather....
I havent found this personally.


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Old March 19th, 2014, 05:46   #775
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Brand new with 600 miles and I'm seeing mid 40's average. My 2013 was the same. This with snow tires, cold weather, and winter fuel.

As others have noted the ambient air temperature will be a huge factor. The moment we see temps rise above the 40's we'll see a noticeable increase in economy.

Having recently had the opportunity to pilot both a 2.5 Beetle and a 2.5 Wolfsburg Passat I can vouch for the fact that Passat is a more "slippery" vehicle as far as air resistance. Head to head the Passat will return better economy compared to the Beetle under similar conditions. As to actual economy the best I could do on a good day was to approach 30 mpg. In adverse conditions the 2.5 Passat would drop to the low 20's.

Passat TDI in my experience will always be at least 10 mpg better than its gasoline counterpart. Winter has never dropped me below the high 30 mpg range and usually not below 42 mpg. The fact is that 10 mpg is conservative as the difference us usually double that figure and a bit more.

Summer fuel on a nice day and out on the open road should push your economy easily past the 50 mpg mark without any particular effort on your part.
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Old March 19th, 2014, 06:01   #776
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Something that many have not realized is that the cold hits gasoline powered vehicles even harder than it does us in our diesels. I just clocked the lowest mpg tank since I got my 4 cyl Honda Accord, ~23 mpgs where 29-31 are the norm for me when it's not so cold...............That is a 30-40 % drop below normal penalty for cold weather....
I had no idea the cold affected mpg that much in real world driving you never hear about it in the mpg ratings... I live in AZ never cold here ever...
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Old March 19th, 2014, 06:16   #777
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these guys MPG's go down in the winter too. But I think there are other reasons for that. HOLY LARGE PICTURE BATMAN!

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Old March 20th, 2014, 08:07   #778
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Winter MPGs went back up to near summer MPGs once I added a front grill cover, either in the form of tube insulation or a winter front.
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Old March 21st, 2014, 20:44   #779
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Took a trip to NC and back, averaged 46.5 @73-75mph on cruise. Car had 2500 miles when I finished the trip. Very happy with the mileage.


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Old March 23rd, 2014, 12:17   #780
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Switched jobs last week. Commute went from ~30 minutes @35mph to ~50 minutes at 60mph. Mileage went from ~40mpg (36-46, depending on lights, temperature, etc.) to ~51mpg. The car and the amazing mileage almost make me happy for the longer commute.
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