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bobc455 05-11-2012 03:28 PM

New MPG accomplishment
 
I don't know if this has been posted elsewhere, but just in case...

84 MPG is impressive.

http://blogs.cars.com/kickingtires/2...assat-tdi.html

-Bob C.

JanGeo 05-11-2012 04:54 PM

Re: New MPG accomplishment
 
Not unheard of with diesels, I saw similar claims at Larzs Andersons meet with bio-diesel station wagon. That is some very high mileage though, got to wonder how they do it . . . Lots of front end magnets?

Lug_Nut 05-17-2012 05:53 PM

Re: New MPG accomplishment
 
That was probably mine. 78 mpg in the 2005 Tour de Sol mileage rallye. I had that car in the Alt Wheels car show that summer.
However, mine was only over a 500 mile course. My personal best single tank distance in that car was just a bit over 1400 miles, mostly accumulated in commuting.
My all time best was 82 mpg, also on B100, but in a sedan I had at that time, and only over the 250 mile course used in the 2003 Tour de Sol.

JanGeo 05-18-2012 06:30 AM

Re: New MPG accomplishment
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Lug_Nut (Post 167215)
That was probably mine. 78 mpg in the 2005 Tour de Sol mileage rallye. I had that car in the Alt Wheels car show that summer.
However, mine was only over a 500 mile course. My personal best single tank distance in that car was just a bit over 1400 miles, mostly accumulated in commuting.
My all time best was 82 mpg, also on B100, but in a sedan I had at that time, and only over the 250 mile course used in the 2003 Tour de Sol.

If I dig a little I have photos if you are interested. The first that I know of showing of the smart car was there that year also and free Segway test rides.

yfo866 08-23-2014 07:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JanGeo (Post 169405)
Not unheard of with diesels, I saw similar claims at Larzs Andersons meet with bio-diesel station wagon. That is some very high mileage though, got to wonder how they do it . . . Lots of front end magnets?

Not sure that would be too efficient now a days, given the number of aluminium and composite bodied cars being built.
Wish I'd thought of that when I used to drive my Citroen Dyane...


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