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    Posted: 10-Jan-2008 at 22:30
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New Iridium plugs, gapped to 0.032"
oil change Mobile 1 0-40w full syn (changed every 5 grand)



Hey guys,

I would like to know your average gas mileage in your W8. Mine is hard to figure most of the time (its hard NOT to go WOT! So much fun, and that sound!!), but my recent measurement was around 14-16mpg over 1800 miles.....

Recently I have been using CC as much as possible. Premium gas has been used every time for the last 16,000 miles.

Is this close to your average, too?

Guys on PW are saying anywhere from 18-25mph......


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I average around city 18-19 Mpg, Highway 65+ mph between 22-23mpg, 50-60mph between 25-26mpg. I have a 2002 wagon tip and completely stock.
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  Quote VWAffe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-Jan-2008 at 00:05
Overall average for me (6-spd sedan) is 21.8 mpg - that's around town and driving to work and back, taken over about 6,000 miles.

I've averaged between 24 & 25 mpg on individual highway trips with minimal stopping... cruise set at 80. Strong head winds will bring it down to 22 mpg or so. I just don't have the patience to go slower.



Edited by VWAffe - 11-Jan-2008 at 06:06
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  Quote t0kie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-Jan-2008 at 00:24
Mine is 21.4
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Why am I sucking at 15-16mpg???
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  Quote w8cmp Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-Jan-2008 at 04:17
Based on UK gallons (which I gather are slightly different to US gallons), mine has averaged 21.113mpg over the 4½ years (and 100,000 miles) I have had it. This is based on calculations on fuel purchase and distance traveled etc.

I use Shell Optimax 98 Octane fuel exclusively in mine, and the driving is a mixture of motorway cruising and town driving.

Best I've ever had on a tank is 29.051mpg while cruising through Europe at a steady 80mph, and the worst between tanks is 14.8mpg when I thrashed it to maximum speed on the German autobahns for a sustained period and a lap around the Nurburgring.

VW sales brochure here in the UK states 21.7mpg combined, so I'm not too far off ther mark.

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  Quote Awesome Beast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-Jan-2008 at 05:25
My W8 averages 21.8 mpg. Cruising on UK motorways and French autoroutes I have had 32 mpg. I use Shell Optimax petrol which is 7p a litre more than regular unleaded but I think it is worth paying the premium price
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  Quote reffry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-Jan-2008 at 06:16
I take it you have checked the tire pressure already, and have drove in a fuel saving manner for a tank of gas. Driving like the car likes to be drivin cuts into the mpg, driving like a little old lady really adds to a tank of gas.
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  Quote fitzski Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-Jan-2008 at 11:12
For the Passat ('03 W8, 6sp):
KMs: 18466
Fuel stops: 40
Litres: 2,281.0
Cost: $2,224.29 (Cost/L: $0.975 - thank God for 3 cents off on Thursdays...)
L/100km: 12.35 (MPusG: 19.0)
Cost/100km: $12.05 (fuel only)

Lottsa miles on the Passat this year, with two big road trips accounting for half the odometer. Set a record for KMs on a single tank (688), single tank mileage (10.1L/100km), and biggest fill (80.2L).

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For comparison with our daily driver...

For the Jetta ('04 TDI, 5sp):
KMs: 26103
Fuel stops: 27
Litres: 1,472.4
Cost: $1,422.64 (Cost/L: $0.966)
L/100km: 5.64 (MPusG: 41.7)
Cost/100km: $5.45 (fuel only)

Set a record for my biggest fill, at 59.4 litres (twice), and most expensive diesel ($1.11, an emergency splash in stinky Thurso). I paid the price for the 17" rims, with my mileage falling 9% compared to the previous year, which about jives with my previous calculations (IOW... it cost me an extra ~$0.50/100km to roll the 17s vs the stock 15s).



Edited by fitzski - 11-Jan-2008 at 17:12
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Originally posted by reffry

I take it you have checked the tire pressure already, and have drove in a fuel saving manner for a tank of gas. Driving like the car likes to be drivin cuts into the mpg, driving like a little old lady really adds to a tank of gas.


Yes, Yes, and yes. Average shows 15-17mpg or so....


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