After a while it becomes second nature and to some degree I agree with you, get in the car and drive/go. Bit I am glad to get those extra 3-5mpg without much effot.Driving isn't supposed to be such a chore. I am happy with the mileage I get just regular driving down the road. No way I am going to do that constantly every 15 seconds over and over again. You must want that extra economy pretty bad.
This is the first time posting anything so forgive me if it’s not correct area or not enough info. I have a 2002 Jetta ALH w/ 5 spd manual and it’s stock. It has 297k miles and the turbo is about ready to go. I’m getting High boost PSI faults so I assume the VGT is sticking on turbo. I also assume it’s leaking a little oil which is common for the mileage and age.
I will be driving 115 miles all highway one way starting this summer 5 days a week. I am currently getting 43 mpg.
I contacted KermaTDI about a new turbo they suggested VN-17, new injectors 520 and a tune. I was quoted $2k for everything I need. I told them I wasn’t looking for a lot of power over stock but an increase in mpg or at least stay with what I’m getting now.
My question has anyone do this upgrade ? What mpg gain if any did you see ? Is it worth putting $2k into a 300k car. Mechanical it’s a great car and the body is good. Interior is excellent. I will just be using it to commute. I only paid $300 for the car and have put 15k miles on it already.
Thanks in advance.