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Old 05-10-2012, 02:56 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I wonder how much gas was wasted because other drives had to slam the brakes then re accelerate because these people were blocking traffic.
They averaged about the same mph as me, and I drive 55-60 with the speed limit of 65. If others want to drive like idiots, they can kiss my shiny metal a$$, it's their insurance that will pay, not mine.

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Old 05-10-2012, 05:09 PM   #22 (permalink)
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That's quite the MPG to pull off... I have been able to squeeze as much as 78.5 mpg (1114.7 mi on 14.201 usg) from a tank in my 1991 GTI TDI, bit it's got manual steering, no A/C, 2,420lb empty weight, .34 Cd and 20.559 sq-ft frontal area. In order to get that I had to drive mostly 1200rpm in 5th gear (about 35-40mph). I didn't have temperature in my favor though. This was done entirely with 15-30 mile trips starting cold every time over a month. I can't imagine what they did to average over 80 on a common rail Passat...
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*) I'm not claiming that this is the case, but it is a possibility that can't be ruled out at my present state of knowledge.
I wonder this too
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Old 05-11-2012, 02:23 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Some additional information (besides the standard press release regurgitation) can be found at High-MPG Taylors drive a Volkswagen Passat 1,626 miles on one tank of diesel. The 'image gallery' connected with the post is particularly interesting. Sounds like there is a "video available upon request". This posting also has a link to the couple's web site: Fuel Academy - Fuel Economy Specialists
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I have been able to squeeze as much as 78.5 mpg (1114.7 mi on 14.201 usg) from a tank in my 1991 GTI TDI, bit it's got manual steering, no A/C, 2,420lb empty weight, .34 Cd and 20.559 sq-ft frontal area.
The early 1.9 TDis where the cars that build the power & fuel economy legend for VW.

All their 2.0L Passat has to its advantage is lower Cd and better injectors ...
No-one with a recent Passat comes close on Spritmonitor.


Also, if you'll fill the tank to the brim anyway, why drain it first ?

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