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Old 08-27-2013, 07:30 AM   #141 (permalink)
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71mpg that's great! And don't know why but Berta disappeared from list of diesel cars... Maybe because I'm still burning fuel from fill up made in May?

Anyway I'm hoping I'll be able to take Berta for a spin soon so hopefully I'll post new fill up soon. Now i'm riding a bicycle for most of the time so I don't need a car at all

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Old 08-27-2013, 06:46 PM   #142 (permalink)
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Excellent job! I have the same "problem" as Andrzej... last fillup was early July and I still have half the tank left to go! But school has started again, so I'll have many more trips coming... Maybe another fillup in September?
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Old 08-29-2013, 06:23 AM   #143 (permalink)
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Even better than getting great fuel mileage is not burning any at all.
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Old 09-02-2013, 09:00 AM   #144 (permalink)
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Yes that's true! It's best to not burn any fuel at all.

But I've burned a lot of fuel in a meantime, because we went to Bulgaria on holidays. And we've made more than 4500km during that trip. But we were driving Mietek (my wife's car). Anyway it wasn't hypermilling at all though it burned less than 5l/100km (47mpg US), even when it was fully loaded (5 passengers), lots of stuff in the trunk, 120-130km/h cruising speed for most of the time and A/C constantly on. Not bad, not bad at all, I would say Unfortunately I've lost all fill ups data because of mobile phone failure, but I know the global amount of fuel burned and the distance. That's why I can tell that I was amazed how good FE it has.
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Old 09-16-2013, 04:18 AM   #145 (permalink)
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And just like that... I'm out of the top 10...

That's what I get for not having any place to drive myself, and allowing my wife to drive the car instead. And for only having to fill up twice in the last 90 days, which significantly skewed my 90 day average.

Ah well... now that school has started again and I am driving Helga at least twice a week, I can start pushing the FE up higher.

Hey, how come Berta is not in the top 10 list?? The FrankenJetta D is up there at position 5 (with a VERY nice 68+ MPG!!), but I don't see Berta anywhere...
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Old 09-16-2013, 04:51 AM   #146 (permalink)
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I haven't filled up Berta since May so I'm out of the list completely. List is based on 90 days average and I've exceeded that period significantly since my last fill up.
Anyway, now I'm able to drive just very short trips from time to time so my FE won't be like it used to be. Anyway I'm estimating consumption ~50MPG for current tank. And that's not bad at all for Berta. It's factory consumption for city driving is below 30MPG, so I'm not worried too much, but I need to do some actual driving to bump up my FE and jump up the list again
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Old 09-16-2013, 07:03 AM   #147 (permalink)
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So Berta is now a city car?

50mpg is good going for in town!

My diesel golf has now departed- and I'm back to a petrol BMW, and much happier
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Old 09-16-2013, 07:11 AM   #148 (permalink)
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It seems that way I've managed to drive ~1000km only since May But soon there's a plan to go to Prague, Bucharest and Sofia, so new fill ups are coming
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Old 09-16-2013, 07:17 AM   #149 (permalink)
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It seems that way I've managed to drive ~1000km only since May But soon there's a plan to go to Prague, Bucharest and Sofia, so new fill ups are coming
My 320i went back on the road 15 days ago, I've done 900 miles so far..

I wish I could commute less.

If in Sofia, check out the 15th Century Chapel in one of the underground stations- its immense (as a building)
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If in Sofia, check out the 15th Century Chapel in one of the underground stations- its immense (as a building)
I was there few times already... I like Sofia very much. There are many places where past is just mixing with modern times.

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