[Vwdiesel] Diesel VW Fuel Economy

Val Christian val at swamps.roc.ny.us
Sun Mar 7 22:28:54 EST 2004

>   I have the same car and get 39mpg period.  Drive it hard, drive it easy, 
> let my 
> wife drive it, 39mpg.  The only difference is with A/C it might drop to 35 or 
> in the winter it may drop to the low 30's but I've never hit 40.  Then 
> there's
> Nate!.  : P  I've been having an injector miss at idle for several months 

	For what it's worth, I do mostly highway with limited city driving.
	I get about 45-48 year round.  A tank or two in the 30s in the
	middle of winter, and a few in the low 50s during the heat 
	of summer.  That's the 91 Jetta.  The 03 Jetta does a little
	better.  For example, last year I did a round trip of 2300
	miles.  Nominally, at the low 50's.  55 peak tank reading,
	when driving the BlueRidge on I-81.  There's too much error
	in filling a tank to bank on just one filling.

	The 03 handles untreated fuel better in the winter.


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