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Old 03-06-2015, 02:47 PM   #1
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Passat 1.8T new owner from Houston., TX

Hello everyone,
I just bought VW Passat S 1.8T PZEV and I plan to track my fuel usage just for fun!
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Old 03-06-2015, 03:26 PM   #2
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Hello and welcome. Dont see many gasoline passats around.
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Old 03-06-2015, 03:43 PM   #3
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Hello and welcome. Dont see many gasoline passats around.
Thanks!
I think that people who buy diesel Passats are more interested in tracking fuel economy. Good gas mileage was what made them get that engine in the first place.
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And VW's older base engine(in the US) wasn't something to get for good fuel economy. Their new one is a nice improvement.
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The new Mk7 got between 60 and 78 MPG in the test cycle, not bad for a big heavy car that does 0-60 in just over 8 seconds.
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Old 03-06-2015, 05:07 PM   #6
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The new Mk7 got between 60 and 78 MPG in the test cycle, not bad for a big heavy car that does 0-60 in just over 8 seconds.
I think that is in your uk galons and uk miles, and probably with the weakest engine. US MK7 is probably around 25-40mpg (US)
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I think that is in your uk galons and uk miles, and probably with the weakest engine.
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Old 03-07-2015, 12:44 AM   #8
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I think that is in your uk galons and uk miles, and probably with the weakest engine. US MK7 is probably around 25-40mpg (US)
Yes UK MPG, miles are the same but the gallon we use is about 17% larger
Not the weakest engine by a long shot, it's the 2.0 TDI, 150 BHP with Bluemotion technology, my boss has the MK6, very effecient indeed.
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Diesel is here in Houston 50% more expensive, so at the moment it does not make sense
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Old 03-10-2015, 10:55 AM   #10
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Diesel is here in Houston 50% more expensive, so at the moment it does not make sense
Thats a big difference. If you got 30 MPG in your gas passat, you'd have to get 45 MPG in the diesel to have the same fuel costs, which I guess is acheivable, but not worth the extra premium to buy initialy.
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