I'm struggling with my Passat. It has been very consistent in getting ~32 mpg tanks (I know, it's not in the 70s like a Blackfly ). I've even gotten excursions as high as 39+ mpg for an hours drive. Lately, I've been unable to maintain that mileage and yesterday I got only ~27 driving home. This morning I could barely get ~28.5.
It was raining both times (though that usually doesn't make that big of a diff.) Tire pressures are up there. The engine seems to be running smoothly and up to proper temperature. Possibilities may be the gas, or the coil pack (a chronic arcing problem with the VR6 engine). It has new ignition wires. I'll have to 'mist' it while it's running.
When does the winter blend hit up there? Maybe that its.
Personal best fill-up: 80.1 mpg (US) over 359 miles.
The scenery looks great in Basjoos country. Too bad I'm just visiting, and not moving in.
Congrats Metro and Larry! As it so happens, I AM MOVING in to Basjoos country. I look forward to reaping the benefits. I will be posting a 73ish MPG tank when I fill this evening. The it will be off to Basjoos country! I will be racking up the miles now.