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    Tire testing

    Have to agree with Mike on that one. I do see a lot of non-hypermilers driving pretty foolishly as well.
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    Tire testing

    Joe and Oilerlord, I do appreciate your concern for safety. The Continentals actually feel better grip wise at max sidewall than max load. I was going to run them at half load setting fo 26 front/rear but that really does feel unsafe, so i scrapped that idea after one trip. I can tell you that...
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    5 speed bliss

    Hated my auto. Love my manuals. Auto was a slug, and difficult to squeeze mpg from. Driving them side by side I don't know how anyone could choose the auto.(mine was for wife who can't/won't drive stick)
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    Tire testing

    Since I have at my avail an unmodified 2003 tdi and 3 different sets of tires(all with very low miles) I am conducting a little testing on the differences in fuel economy between them and what difference tire pressure makes. I will post results in this thread for those interested. Will attempt...
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    May 2013 Mileage Thread

    Date: 5/14 Driver: smck Miles: 311.5 Gallons: 5.178 Model year: 2003 Model: Golf Tranny: 5M Fuel type: ulsd Date: 5/17 Driver: smck Miles: 292.1 Gallons: 4.668 Model year: 2003 Model: Golf Tranny: 5M Fuel type: ulsd Date: 5/30 Driver: smck Miles: 288.1 Gallons: 4.565 Model year: 2003...
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    May 2013 Mileage Thread

    It is terrible.:eek: I know, but I was just setting a baseline with stock vehicle driving mildly overall. Just want to find out what works best. Hard to say what mods have had how much effect in my other vehicle since my driving style had changed along the way.
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    Tires for high MPG

    I currently have 3 sets I can swap between fills. I will post mileage results between them if anyone is interested. Will use same car for all sampling. All sets fairly new and barely broken in yet. Michelin Defenders, Continental Conti Pro? Eco Plus, and Goodyear Assurance Triple Treads. Will...
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    May 2013 Mileage Thread

    Driver: smck Miles: 958.2 Gallons: 16.016 Model year: 2003 Model: Golf Tranny: 5M Fuel type: ulsd 1st full tank
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    March 2013 Mileage Thread

    Driver: smck Miles: 1008.5 Gallons: 16.280 Model year: 2000 Model: Golf Tranny: 6M Fuel type: ulsd Moderate hypermiling
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    March 2013 Mileage Thread

    Driver: smck Miles: 1033.6 Gallons: 16.311 Model year: 2000 Model: Golf Tranny: 6M Fuel type: ulsd Moderate hypermiling
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    February 2013 Mileage Thread

    Driver: smck Miles: 1046.5 Gallons: 16.792 Model year: 2000 Model: Golf Tranny: 6M Fuel type: ulsd Moderate hypermiling
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    February 2013 Mileage Thread

    Driver: smck Miles: 1014.0 Gallons: 16.448 Model year: 2000 Model: Golf Tranny: 6M Fuel type: ulsd Moderate hypermiling
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    January 2013 Mileage Thread

    Driver: smck Miles: 1040.3 Gallons: 15.954 Model year: 2000 Model: Golf Tranny: 6M Fuel type: ulsd Driver: smck Miles: 1000.9 Gallons: 16.452 Model year: 2000 Model: Golf Tranny: 6M Fuel type: ulsd Moderate hypermiling
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    December 2012 Mileage Thread

    Driver: smck Miles: 1039.0 Gallons: 15.927 Model year: 2000 Model: Golf Tranny: 6M Fuel type: ulsd moderate hypermiling
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    November 2012 Mileage Thread

    Driver: smck Miles: 1012.3 Gallons: 16.342 Model year: 2000 Model: Golf Tranny: 6M Fuel type: ulsd moderate hypermiling
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    October 2012 Mileage Thread

    Driver: smck Miles: 1052.7 Gallons: 16.011 Model year: 2000 Model: Golf Tranny: 6M Fuel type: ulsd moderate hypermiling
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    October 2012 Mileage Thread

    Driver: smck Miles: 1075.4 Gallons: 16.589 Model year: 2000 Model: Golf Tranny: 6M Fuel type: ulsd moderate hypermiling
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    What tires for best mpg's?

    40 at the moment. Sadly I'll admit that I too fell for the UTQG rating and price. Not the worst tires I've had but not great either.
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    What tires for best mpg's?

    Not liking my new Michelin Defender LRRs at all. Fuel economy down, road grip down. Do not buy recommendation from me.
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