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Owner: gutcheck
8Jetta: 2008 VW Jetta S
Displacement: 2.5 L
Fuel type: gasoline
Transmission: manual
Curb weight: 3230 lbs
Coefficient of drag: 0.31
Frontal area: 25 sq.ft.
Instrumentation: other
Description: Bought this car new in April 2008. I'm intentionally driving "like a normal American" for a few tanks, so I can have a base to improve from. I'll start driving more economically after I establish this base, probably about 5 or so tanks (1500-2000 miles). Truly a blast to drive. It may be hard to slow down in this car.
After almost 3 years of driving faster than normal, I've probably averaged about 23 mpg (slightly below epa). Started driving with efficiency in mind in February 2011. Definitely a noticeable difference. I'm about 10% above epa now, without any mods.
Build Thread:
Current Mods: Ultragauge installed 3/10/2011.
intentionally holding off on mods until I get 1 full tank on UG.

Planned Mods: inflate tires to 40 psi (maybe higher, we'll see)
grill block
belly pan
lowering springs

always open to consider new ideas, but very hesitant to make a drastic cosmetic change for very small efficiency gain.
Official Fuel Economy Ratings
EPA city 21 mpg(US)
EPA highway 29 mpg(US)
EPA combined 24 mpg(US)

Actual Fuel Economy Performance
Lifetime 26.45 mpg(US)
Last 3 tanks 29.24 mpg(US)
90 days 27.24 mpg(US)
View Fuel Log
Last updated: Mar 11, 2011

(Created: 2008-04-30 10:28:39 / Modified: 2011-03-12 08:25:23)

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