700 Mile club Who's in?

Oct 3, 2020
78 Rabbit Diesel; 81 Rabbit Diesel; 86 Golf Diesel; 97 JettaTDI; 13 Jetta TDI; 15 Jetta TDI
Greetings all,

Had a 86 diesel Golf that, on a trip from Dallas to Pittsburgh, got 810 miles on the tank. This was before the concept of hypermiling was even conceived. Could have gone a bit further no doubt, but I didn't want to push my luck. The 2013 TDI I had was always good for 700 mile tanks. I just did my first refuel of this re-purchased 2015 Jetta and got 45 mpg around town. I'd be disappointed if I can't hit 700 on a highway trip.


Veteran Member
Aug 17, 2008
Reno, sort of...
2001 Jetta TDI
I failed to do the math sooner...a few years ago with the cruise set at 75 MPH (really 72 MPH) I got 52 MPG at every fill up from Reno to Tulsa, Ok., and back. I actually got over 800 miles per tank.
I was running an 18 PSI tune with .205 nozzles from Franko6, I guess I need to have Franko6 set up my .216's for my current 24 PSI tune. I drive easy and my FE really sucks, high 30's to maybe 40 once in a while, but 95% of my driving is in town.


Jan 20, 2004
Well, I'm 3 months into my ALH TDI ownership and loving it. I use the ACar app on my phone to track fill ups.

My 3 month average has been 4.853 L/100 km (48.46 MPG US). I fill it to the brim every time. I've covered over 17,000 km so far. I've done one oil change and just recently changed air filter and fuel filter. Happy as a clam with it's performance... 17 years old and over 540K km (just shy of 325K miles).
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Top Post Dawg
Jan 15, 2004
2003 Bora, Reflex Silver
I have been getting well over 700 miles per tank for a while; I just learned how to keep my foot off the throttle and installed a taller 5th gear. On a recent trip TO/FROM Arizona I averaged 54mph with about 1000lbs load in the car. I don’t want to find out how big the tank is on the wagon but I was told 16 gallons which in theory should get me to +/-825 miles.