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TDIFest 2008 Discussion about TDIFest 2008 that was held in Mason, OH on the Labour Day weekend (August 29th - August 31st, 2008) .

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Old August 24th, 2008, 16:58   #31
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Good plan. Make sure to take into account for new EPA ratings vs. old EPA ratings.
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Old August 24th, 2008, 17:17   #32
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If everyone who is going to participate will let me know what vehicle they are driving, I will look up the EPA figures.
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Old August 24th, 2008, 18:31   #33
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2005 Passat TDI wagon: 27 mpg c / 38 mpg h.
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Old August 25th, 2008, 07:19   #34
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2005 Passat TDI wagon: 27 mpg c / 38 mpg h.
The "New" EAP MPG for both of our cars are now 23 c / 34 h. It's a shame that uninformed potential TDI buyers will see these new figures and think to themselves that it's not worth the extra money for diesel at those numbers. If they only knew what we already know.

Put me down for a 2005 Passat TDI sedan. I'm going to leave 2 days early and have my wife push the car all the way there No really, I'll be using B20 like always.
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Old August 25th, 2008, 13:53   #35
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And I was thinking the '05 figures were the new, revised ones.
23 / 34 / 28. Sounds like Twiggy at 8 months!
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Old August 25th, 2008, 15:57   #36
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Old August 26th, 2008, 04:20   #37
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See my sig. Coming from the Twin Cities area, driving largely at night to avoid heavy Chicago traffic.
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Old August 26th, 2008, 11:57   #38
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Great, looks like we will be having a great event.
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Old August 27th, 2008, 09:32   #39
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Just so everyone knows, the 1st placer in this also gets an award presented to them at the banquet.

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Old August 27th, 2008, 19:49   #40
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I'm beginning to understand the hardships the TDI fraternity ....
Fraternity? Are you forgetting about us club members with X chromosomes?! Or are you just implying that girls aren't silly enough to compete in a mileage competition...(which would be a perfectly reasonable explanation for your discriminatory faux-pas.)
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Old August 27th, 2008, 21:55   #41
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Fraternity? Are you forgetting about us club members with X chromosomes?! Or are you just implying that girls aren't silly enough to compete in a mileage competition...(which would be a perfectly reasonable explanation for your discriminatory faux-pas.)
Oh, ok
I see the double standard here.

Gonna keep those X chromosomes all to yourselves, eh?
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Old August 31st, 2008, 06:19   #42
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Here are the numbers

Name_______________MPG___vehicle_________%EPA
bestmapman_________68.4___06 Jetta 5sp_____207.2
jasonh______________53.2___05 Passat auto___198.9
Lug Nut_____________50.2___05 Passat auto___185.9
BRUSSELS BELGIAN____65.9___97 Passat 5sd____183.0
TD__________________53.1___04 Jetta 5sp_____147.5
Ecodean_____________55.05__02 Golf 5sp______144.8
vikingrob_____________46.5___04 Beetle auto___140.9

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Old September 1st, 2008, 19:48   #43
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Just ran a full tank for the Fest. Filled with b11 in Waukeegan Il and returned to the same station with 783 miles on the OD. Pumped 14.33 (I think, not in front of me right now).

Not bad at all considering I was upward of 90 a few times keeping up with Jason's trailer so I could draft!

Lots o fun, easy trip back to WI. Almost zero traffic and not a stop through Chicago for the first time in my life. Skipped the bypass but cutting 30 to 394 just by luck. Perfect.

Hope every one makes it home safely.

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Old September 1st, 2008, 20:59   #44
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I just did my calculations of my drive to the Fest and then back home. (Toronto Ontario Canada)

1090.4 km traveled before refueling just outside of Bowling Green on way back to Toronto
14.186 U.S. Gallons used

<Insert Math here>

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4.925 Liters per 100 kilometers
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47.76mpg

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First time I went over the 1000k mark on a tank

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Old September 3rd, 2008, 11:51   #45
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39.5 MPG on the way home in the ECOdiesel (through the mountains, traveling ~3500 rpms @ 70 - 75 mph the whole way).
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