gti mileage

Ed Kellock ekellock at
Thu May 3 13:09:10 EDT 2007

Yeah but, that "little car" weighs over 3300 pounds these days.

Nevertheless, I agree that it seems it should get over 25mpg rather readily.


On 5/3/07, thejimrose <thejimrose at> wrote:
> hey steve - how many miles are on it? most cars see a pretty significant
> jump once they break in. from what i glean in the long term magazine tests.
> what did the magazines say they saw from new gti's? IME the gti's have
> always been thirsty. heck my 2L 16v was a PIG when i gave it pedal. and it
> was in a 1700lb 83 caddy =)
> have you checked the vw forums to see what other owners are getting?
> were you using good gas? have you tried over a few tankfuls [to elim bad
> gas?]. maybe try a long highway drive with cruise set at 60 to see what your
> max is.
> that's a drag. a little car like that outta pull 25mpg no problem.
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