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  1. bestmapman

    The Ultimate TDI MPG challenge

    I must be blind, but I don't see the story from that link. Has it been taken down already, or is it somewhere else. By the way the Guiness 48 state world record was broken in a Honda Civiv Hybrid last fall.
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    Winter Diesel

    Does anyone know when winter diesel changes over to summer diesel. It may vary from area to area.
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    Honda Diesel

    I had the opportunity to drive the Civic iCDTi. It felt very much like my 06 Jetta. Here is a link to the drive.
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    Sound Off on Current Diesel Price

    2.13 in Cincinnati
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    Another reason to not own a hybrid???

    There is nothing up there that can blow up other than gasoline. The batteries including the 12 volt are in the rear of the car.
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    Sound Off on Current Diesel Price

    D2 Lima, OH $2.18
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    CT to Cinci to Chicago to CT

    Greetings from Cincinnati. If you need anything while in town PM me.
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    Available VW Sporwagen TDI's available from VW of Langhorne

    Do you have any base models with a manual trans?
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    2009 Jetta TDI Fuel Economy

    The car is still new, so there is a break in period. Is it an auto or automatic? Either way, the first thing to do is check your tire pressure. I suspect they are in the 20's. Check your sidewall. It is probably 44 psi max. I suggest pumping up to sidewall as a first step. Unless there is...
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    2009 Jetta TDI Fuel Economy

    There may be something wrong here. It is either the car has something wrong or your driving style is not conducive to high fuel economy. I have an 06 Jetta TDI and if I just set the cruise control around 65, I will get low to mid 40's. There a a lot of factors which will contribute to low...
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    48 state FE record attempt.

    They just finished up with 68.4 MPG, and yes they registered with Guinness.
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    48 state FE record attempt.

    Currently there is a team in a Honda Civic Hybrid attempting to set the record for a 48-Contiguous State Fuel Economy Run. Here is a link to the threads for the attempt. I thought this might be of interest to some, as the Taylors did it this last summer and achieved about 58 MPG for the feat in...
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    New self record 62MPG and how I did it

    Nice job. Do you think you can bread 70 MPG.
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    09 TDI. 58.82 is Nuetral coasting. Sorry but true.

    Here is my 2 cents. If you are going down hill and need to use the brakes, leave it in gear. If you are going down hill and will not have to use the brakes, put it in neutral. If you want to save the most gas, turn off the engine. Here is a write-up the for my entry into the TDIfest fuel...
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    Programable options?

    Does anyone know what setting to change on the VAG-COM to turn off DRL on an 2006 Jetta.
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    TDIFest 2009 coming to Washington, DC

    If I could make a suggestion, it would be to have the fuel economy run the day of the start of TDIfest. That would be the 4th. The people who would want to be in it would have to come early. That way it could be an all day run (at least 300 miles). Just a thought.
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    TDIFest 2009 coming to Washington, DC

    It looks like it is going to be a great event. Will there be a fuel economy challenge.
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    Fuel economy run

    Results post updated to reflect Ecodeans numbers.
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    Fuel economy run

    Hi all, Sorry for the late response, I have been in Europe for 2 1/2 weeks without cell phone or computer. Whitedi05 I have responded to your PM's and as soon as you give me the numbers I will update the results. Windjammer here is a link to the write up documenting my route and techniques...
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    August 2008 Mileage Thread

    Driver: bestmapman Miles: 746 Gallons: 10.9 Model Year: 2006 Model: Jetta Tranny: 5M Fuel Type: standard diesel MPG: 68.4 3rd fill this month.