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Old June 3rd, 2006, 15:17   #1
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Fuel Economy: 40ish?
Talking June 2006 Monthly Mileage Competition!

Here it is:

Post your results like this:


Driver:
Miles:
Gallons:
Model Year:
Model:
Tranny:
Fuel type:

Please post ALL of your tanks for the month. Individual tanks are also much easier for me to deal with rather than monthly totals.

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Old June 3rd, 2006, 22:43   #2
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Fuel Economy: 51.7/46.06/39.66 800 mile club 3 times.
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Driver: Thermographer
Miles: 780.3
Gallons: 16.250
Model Year: 2004
Model: Jetta
Tranny: Auto 5
Fuel type: D2 Extreme Diesel

Got rid of the Bridgestone Potenza's, and went back to the Mich MXV4+. Immediate increase of MPG's.
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Old June 4th, 2006, 02:02   #3
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Driver:Hot Georgia
Miles:935.1
Gallons:12.7
Model Year:2004
Model:Honda Civic Hybrid
Tranny:CVT (Auto)
Fuel type: 87 Octane unleaded

Fuel consumption/distance trip meter photo:
http://www.cleanmpg.com/photos/data/504/67_7_935.jpg
I was shorted a few MPG's on that meter.
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Old June 4th, 2006, 12:31   #4
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Fuel Economy: 69.63/47/36
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2006.06.02 | 0347.9 mi | 07.574 US gal | 21.20 USD | B2 | 45.94 mpg
2006.06.04 | 0801.4 mi | 15.265 US gal | 42.73 USD | B2 | 52.50 mpg

Last one was over 37 miles into the light. The station where the 15.265 gallons was purchased: Kwik Trip #418, near US 14 and West Circle Drive in Rochester, MN.
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Old June 4th, 2006, 15:37   #5
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Fuel Economy: 46 average
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Driver: Sawdustgf
Miles: 838.8
Gallons: 14.396
Model Year: 2002
Model: Golf GLS TDI
Tranny: M5
Fuel Type: D2

MPG = 58.26
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Old June 4th, 2006, 15:41   #6
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Driver: Fred
Miles: 603.3
Gallons: 14.5
Model Year: 2005
Model: Golf IV GLS TDI
Tranny: 5A
Fuel type: D2
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Old June 4th, 2006, 20:26   #7
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Driver: powerstrokeTDI
Miles: 468
Gallons: 11.449
Model Year: 2006
Model: Golf MkIV GLS TDI
Tranny: 5M
Fuel type: D2

Worst tank ever. Wife has been driving the Golfy. She does not know how to drive for better mpg nor does she want to! I imagine it will go down while I ride my motorcycle this summer.
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Old June 5th, 2006, 05:33   #8
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Fuel Economy: 45/44/38..trip computer lies.
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Driver:esoteric0001
Miles:869
Gallons:20.065
Model Year:05.5
Model:A5
Tranny:M5
Fuel type: D 2

43.3. taking a big AC hit.
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Old June 5th, 2006, 06:17   #9
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Driver:04PDWagon
Miles:521.8
Gallons:14.609
Model Year:04
Model:Jetta Wagon
Tranny:M5
Fuel type: D 2

35.7...frustratingly low.

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Old June 5th, 2006, 06:18   #10
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DriveravidG
Miles:772
Gallons:14.578
Model Year:06
Model:A5
Tranny:M5
Fuel type: B5

Just a hair under 53. I'll take it!
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Old June 5th, 2006, 06:56   #11
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Driver: russell67
Miles: 571.5
Gallons: 11.61
Model Year: 2006
Model: Jetta TDI
Tranny: M5
Fuel Type: D2
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Old June 5th, 2006, 09:01   #12
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Fuel Economy: 49/47.5 - 51 mpg once!
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Hi Folks!

I want to put the word out that the TDI Fest 2006 Planning Committee is looking for a few good club members...

We're looking for someone who might be interested in giving a tech session type talk regarding ways to get the most (mileage-wise) out of your TDI. We'd like someone to present specific tips and suggestions for each of the engine types, if possible.

If anyone here is interested, or knows of someone who would be a good candidate for this, please pm me!

Thanks, and good luck!

Julie
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Old June 5th, 2006, 10:28   #13
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Fuel Economy: 57/55/49
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Driver; DK
miles; 711.2
gallons; 12.351 @$2.959
year; '02
model; Golf
trans; 5m
fuel; d2
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Old June 5th, 2006, 11:51   #14
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Location: North Dakota
TDI(s): 2002 Jetta
Fuel Economy: 45/41.6/37.9
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Driver: Dakota2004
Miles: 502.1
Gallons: 12.511
Model Year: 2002
Model: Jetta
Tranny: Automatic
Fuel type: B20
MPG 40.13
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Old June 5th, 2006, 16:26   #15
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TDI(s): 06 Jetta DSG
Fuel Economy: Max 54, 44 avg
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Driver: MPLSTDI Tony
Miles: 544
Gallons: 12.85 @$2.84
Model Year: 06
Model:Jetta
Tranny: DSG A6
Fuel type: Unsure - whatever deal put in (MN is at least B2, required)

Not bad for my first Tank 42.33MPG and a lot of stop and go, few short trips a lot of AC, Plus driving it hard for break-in

daily trip ~39 Miles

Much better than the 22.5MPG I was getting with my GTO (04 M6 EPA 17/29) on the same trip.
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