Real World MPG with DSG

calimustang

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Joined
May 17, 2010
Location
Central FL
TDI
2011 JSW DSG (buyback, RIP), 2014 JSW TDI, 2015 Passat TDI, 2013 Jetta TDI.
2015 on Malone stage 2 deleted, averaging 55-57 mpg on 55 mph flat country roads. 38 psi all around. have seen 60-62 mpg few times but it don't last. before the delete, averaging 44-47.
 

jettskiman

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Joined
Jan 7, 2022
Location
Oregon USA
TDI
2012 Passat
Damn, this discussion has 44 pages. That is awesome. Hey one big advantage to the m6 is most car thieves cant drive a stick. Just wanted to throw that in. My daughter has the DSG but I'm thinking about buying a 2015 manual.
 

jettskiman

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Jan 7, 2022
Location
Oregon USA
TDI
2012 Passat
Good luck finding one! Manuals are few and far between and usually demand a higher price. Their numbers are dwindling.
Done
 

CleverUserName

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Oct 25, 2014
Location
NorCal
TDI
2014 OZ Cruze CTD & 2010 JSW 6MT & 2017 GMC Canyon CCLB ATX 2.8 Duramax
There was a 2015 manual Passat SE being sold local to me a year ago. 110k miles for $8500. I did not like the color, it was metallic brown and beige interior but I regret not getting it when I had the chance. Seems like a great deal now.
 
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seahawkdodge

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Joined
Mar 8, 2020
Location
FL
TDI
2013 Passat TDI
I have gotten as high as 44mpg highway in my 2013 w/dsg, travelling at 70-75mph.
I currently drive 142 miles a day round trip, almost all interstate. The speed limit ranges from 60 to 75, and I typically drive 8 over the posted limit.

I usually get right around 38mpg, but have gotten as high as 41, and as low as 36 on this commute.
 

Tom in PT

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Jun 7, 2017
Location
Twilight Zone, WA State
TDI
2005 Passat sedan - SOLD; 2013 Passat DSG; both purchased new
I just tried slowing down a bit and WOW, what a difference. Rural roads, a route I normally drive at 60-65, took it at 50-55 just for laughs and instead of ~ 47 I got 51.7 mpg. First 6 miles the lie o meter was reading 34.5 (hilly and city traffic), after 10 miles 47.4 and after 25 miles 51.7 mpg So on that last 15 mile stretch (some flat some hilly) I was probably in the mid to upper 50s, have not calculated it precisely. R/T today of about 100 miles including some trip on forest service dirt roads at 10-20 mph and a lot of up and down, average of 49 mpg. So I am seeing about an 8 percent improvement overall simply by going slower. I live a long way from the Interstate, and the speed limits are 50-55 anyway so slowing down is doable for me.
'013 SE, stock, fixed, DSG, 53,500 miles.
 
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