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Old December 2nd, 2005, 15:06   #1
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Location: Raleigh, NC
Fuel Economy: 40ish?
Default December Mileage Competition!

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Old December 2nd, 2005, 19:18   #2
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Location: Minneapolis
Fuel Economy: 69.63/47/36

12/2/05 - Brooklyn Park, MN - $14.73
261.9 mi - 5.800 gal - 45.16 mpg - $2.540/gal - 5.62/mi
421.5 km - 21.955 L - 5.21 L/100km - 67.1/L - 28.61 km/$
2004 NB GLS TDI, 6-speed DSG, Elf Evolution CRV 0W-30 (506.01) - Acceptable per VWoA and VW AG - NEW fuel spreadsheet | No sparkplugs used to get me there!
Max tank range 801.4 miles on 15.265 gallons (so far)
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Old December 2nd, 2005, 23:09   #3
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Location: blakelee PA
Fuel Economy: 42.9 at 200k

Driver: thelemite
Miles: 491.3
Gallons: 10.015
Model Year:99
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Old December 3rd, 2005, 10:11   #4
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Location: CA, Good old USA
Fuel Economy: 44,51, 59.08 mpg

Driver: Audi 5000TDI
Model Year:1996
Model:Passat Sedan
Fuel type:Veg 5% Flying J D2

Mixed driving, about 50/50 city and highway. So Cal has been steady in temps this week, low 40's is the lowest temps seen. Driving pattern hss been modified to accelerating crisply to load the motor and turbo for efficiency and shifting at 2 to 2.2k rpm. Freeway is being kept at 65mph indicated, 62mph true. Spent about 45 minutes yesterday evening in "Friday traffic rain storm idiots in California don't ever remember that the first major rain of the season is oil slickend streets" In other words, a lot of fuel was idled off. Bummer.

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Old December 3rd, 2005, 10:37   #5
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Driver: LNXGUY
Model Year: MKIV 99.5
Model: Jetta GLS
Tranny: 5MT
Fuel type: Sunoco Gold Diesel
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Old December 3rd, 2005, 13:05   #6
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Location: Illinois - St. Louis Area
Fuel Economy: 48.0/41.4/34.0

Year of Car: 2005
Model of Car: Jetta Sedan
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Type: B11

12/03/05 - 250.7 Miles/5.87 Gal = 42.71 MPG
The Jetta: 2005 TDI PD Tiptronic. spice red exterior, black interior.
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Old December 4th, 2005, 17:06   #7
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Jnecr, your awsome for doing this every month!!!!!

Driver: sudburytdiguy
Kilometers: 349.4
Litres: 21.181
Model Year: 2005
Model: Jetta
Tranny: 5M
Fuel type: D2

I've just started car pooling with a guy from work so we take turns each day. Mileage won't be as high as before and since it's been getting so cold I'm not going to go till it's real low anymore, fill it up once a week or so I figure.
Sold the Jetta . Now driving 06 Chev Silverado K-3500 SRW Duramax LBZ with Allison Trans. Reg Cab Long Box.
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Old December 5th, 2005, 07:28   #8
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Location: North Central Texas- Dallas County- USA
Fuel Economy: 45/44/38..trip computer lies.

Driver: esoteric0001
Miles: 1215.82
Gallons: 25.498
Model Year:05.5
Model:Jetta V (A5)
Fuel typeD2

This was a compilation of two tanks. The first was my normal commute and was left in the tank from my last Nov fill. 567.9 miles on 12.084 gallons for an average of 46.99 mpg. The second was a road trip I took this past Saturday. I left the Dallas area at 6:30 AM and returned the same day at 8:30PM. Dallas to Houston to Austin to Dallas. 647.92 miles on 13.415 gallons for an average of 48.298 mpg. This was at a gps (Garmin Legend e-trex) indicated 65-70 mph with 50% AC. It got pretty warm in Houston. Max speed was 77.6. moving average speed was 60.4. Trip time total was 13hr 24 min. Total time stopped was 2hr 40min. Total time moving was 10hr 43min. Arent those GPS's neat little gadgets?
MPG average for the two tanks was 47.682. I thought I might be able to break 50 on the road trip but the AC and extended 70 mph runs must have taken a bit of a toll. All things considered though, I am pretty damn pleased with these numbers.
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Old December 5th, 2005, 08:05   #9
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Location: Lancaster, Pa
TDI(s): Jetta 2000
Fuel Economy: about 57 avg. lately

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2000 Jetta 5sp 360,000 plus Nov 08
2/05 Mileage contest winner 59.942 MPG @ 55MPH indicated
4/05 Mileage 3rd place 59.76 MPG @ 60MPH indicated

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Old December 5th, 2005, 09:56   #10
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Fuel Economy: 67/60/43

wife had the car for a day, sigh... the tdi pulls much better than her saturn, she couldn't resist it's draw. She floored it. She drove it well over the speed limit. She undid all I was working for. I lost like 4mpg!!!!

Driver: daBooj
Miles: 718.1
Gallons: 12.374
Model Year: 2004
Model: jetta
Tranny: manny
Fuel type: B5

note: I'm going to be doing my best to fill once a week despite having fuel left in the tank. And I'll be filling with B5. Last tank was b5, this tank is b5...
65mpg working on 100
in my 2004 PD Jetta

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Old December 5th, 2005, 18:17   #11
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Driver: Bob_Fout
Miles: 234.5
Gallons: 5.537
Model Year: 2003
Model: Jetta GLS
Tranny: 5M
Fuel type: Winterized dino
MPG: 42.35

Blah, cold weather and winterized fuel. Half highway at 60 MPH (true) and half 30 to 50 MPH suburban driving to/from work.
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Old December 5th, 2005, 18:37   #12
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Location: nj
TDI(s): 2004 silver
Fuel Economy: 42 mpg

i get about 600 to 650 miles with a tank. 40 to 42 mpg. i use b10 when i can and drive about the same type of miles week after week.i drive alone most of the time and cpl days a week i drive in city traffic for about 20 miles total.the rest are in mostly flat or ondulating roads.i usually drive at 1900 rpm to 2200 rpm. i have a rockechip stage one on a golf 2003 pd with auto. should i be getting better milage or is this normal?
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Old December 5th, 2005, 18:57   #13
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For a 4 speed auto, that sounds normal. Even better since you have RC1.

Buuuut, please don't post general mileage questions in this thread, as its for folks who wish to participate in montly mileage competetions.

Could a mod kindly move his question to its own thread in the fuel econ section?
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Old December 5th, 2005, 20:54   #14
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Location: Phoenix, AZ
Fuel Economy: 56/47/41

Driver: Mike_M
Miles: 625
Gallons: 13.282
Model Year: 2002
Model: Jetta GLS
Tranny: 5-speed manual
Fuel type: B99
MPG: 47.056
Who do I have to sleep with (only females may apply) to get over 47MPG!?!??!?

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2010 Golf, white 2-door, 6-speed stick, 8k miles, avg 42MPG, SHINY!
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Old December 6th, 2005, 13:29   #15
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Location: Green Bay, WI USA
TDI(s): 2003 wagon
Fuel Economy: 62/54/45

Driver: Brock from WI
Miles: 603
Gallons: 10.57
Model Year: 03
Model: wagon
Tranny: 5 speed
Fuel type: B5
MPG: 57.03

Here comes the winter drop! Not to bad so far.

I am keeping track of my short trips and comparing running the engine cold to preheating (with coolant heater). I get noticeable better mileage with preheating but want to get more results before I make any guesses, off the cuff on my 15 mile trips it is about 10% better heated.
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