610 miles on 13.28 gallons (Bought a 2000 Jetta TDI)
i finally got a proper fe car. The WRX wagon was never going to give me the fe I was looking for in my commuting.
I lucked out on an original owner, garage kept, 2000 Jetta TDI, GLS. My first tank gave me 45.93 mpg. That was 610 miles on the tank (using 13.28 gallons) with none of the fe driving techniques that I was to follow, except using cruise. I was in constant stop and go traffic, ac on 80% of the time, highway speeds, more than ideal for fe. I expected 35mpg, the way I was driving, but what a shock I got at nearly 46 mpg. I am confident I can do 50 mpg fairly easily, and over 700 miles on a tank.
Nice buy! A TDi is what I was actually looking for when I got my SVT. Had one located - a clean '03 2-door with 41k miles, stick, debadged, and with some great tint on it for only $12k. I called only to find out someone had bought it the day before I never did find another stick TDi around here...
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