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Old 08-15-2008, 03:30 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Location: OH
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2002 VW Jetta TDI - '02 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
90 day: 44.28 mpg (US)

2000 Toyota Celica GTS - '00 Toyota Celica GTS
90 day: 35.64 mpg (US)
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Hey, Nice car, I joined just to respond to your intro. I used to own a 1986 VW golf and it took me everywhere, while saving me tons of fuel. I would always get over 1000km to a tank on the highway. One time I drove it 1150km and the gauge wasn't even in the red. I had been known to get about another 80-100km out of the remaining fuel. I loved the car, and I am sure it will show well above that very conservative EPA rating. In order to get the best fuel economy, I removed the interior except for the front seats and the dash. I turned back the fuel screw and advanced the timing, a lot. Have fun
Oh, and I removed the air filter snorkel, and used only the bottom half of the airbox, with the filter taped in.
Those are some nice fuel economy numbers! I hope I can get my car to that level! I have advanced the timing already, but I haven't touched the fuel screw on the injector pump. The EPA rating on the car is very low compared to what people have been getting.

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riddleyo -
Welcome to EM! I've been waiting for your car to post this :

YouTube - little gti VW GTI commercial

CarloSW2
Thanks! Those cars sure can fly!

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Originally Posted by elhigh
Know anybody that has the diesel pickup? I'd sever body parts to have one of those.
Diesels are so rare around my area also! I jumped on the car when I saw it for sale. Everyone thinks I'm crazy to spend money on it but I think it is a great car. Haven't even seen any diesel pickups for sale around here.

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