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Topic: What's your W8 mpg?
Posted By: ___/ __/ _/
Subject: What's your W8 mpg?
Date Posted: 10-Jan-2008 at 22:30
'03 Wagon
Tip-tran locked in sports mode
BDP engine
18" wheels, 45 series tires
4.0L's of fun

Recent work:

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......


TIA,

Mike

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"I agree that the W8 is a great car--when it works... "
-dstathos-

^Pure Genius! Why didn't I write that?!?




Replies:
Posted By: 02passatw8
Date Posted: 10-Jan-2008 at 22:40
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.


Posted By: VWAffe
Date 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.



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'03 W8 Sedan 6MT     ..."it goes to 11!"
'02 V6 Wagon 4Mo 5MT (Swap In Work)     ...both black on black w/ limo tint
'14 JSW TDI 6MT


Posted By: t0kie
Date Posted: 11-Jan-2008 at 00:24
Mine is 21.4


Posted By: ___/ __/ _/
Date Posted: 11-Jan-2008 at 01:56
Why am I sucking at 15-16mpg???

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"I agree that the W8 is a great car--when it works... "
-dstathos-

^Pure Genius! Why didn't I write that?!?



Posted By: w8cmp
Date 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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Current Car:
2010 VW Phaeton 3.0 V6 TDI
Beryllium Grey, Beige Leather Loads of extras

Former Car:
2002 W8 Tiptronic Saloon
Grey Anthracite, Black leather
Sold at 114,800 miles
Now resides in Uganda


Posted By: Awesome Beast
Date 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


Posted By: reffry
Date 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.


Posted By: fitzski
Date 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).



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2003 Passat W8 Variant
(Pacific Blue, Tan, 6sp)


Posted By: ___/ __/ _/
Date Posted: 11-Jan-2008 at 12:03
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....


Help!


Mike

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"I agree that the W8 is a great car--when it works... "
-dstathos-

^Pure Genius! Why didn't I write that?!?



Posted By: fitzski
Date Posted: 11-Jan-2008 at 13:48
Don't go by what it shows on the cluster... keep track of your own numbers through a few tanks, and see how that compares.

And yes, it's VERY hard to keep your foot out of it!

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2003 Passat W8 Variant
(Pacific Blue, Tan, 6sp)


Posted By: IndyW8
Date Posted: 11-Jan-2008 at 15:40
19-20 in mixed driving, mostly freeway.


Posted By: ___/ __/ _/
Date Posted: 11-Jan-2008 at 18:34
I'll try to keep track of my own miles for a few tanks and see how that goes. Thanks for al the replies.



mike

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"I agree that the W8 is a great car--when it works... "
-dstathos-

^Pure Genius! Why didn't I write that?!?



Posted By: BlueSteW8
Date Posted: 12-Jan-2008 at 09:27
I do about 18.9 to 20.2 in my mixed commute to work - mostly freeway.
I can get a bit better (22.2) if I drive ultra-conservative.
This running 92+ octane - I can get better on 100 octane with the GIAC "race" gas program, but the per gallon cost negates any advantage.

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2003 W8 Tip Limousine - locked in sports mode
GIAC pump/stock/ race files
Blue Spirit/ Black


Posted By: sptsdn
Date Posted: 14-Jan-2008 at 10:50
Based on my last 5 fill ups, I'm getting an average of 18.01 miles to the gallon. From those five, my highest was 20.04 mpg, lowest was 15.52 mpg.

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- Craig
2004 W8 Variant, 2004 Saab 9-3 Aero, and 1978 Alfa Romeo Sport Sedan


Posted By: t0kie
Date Posted: 14-Jan-2008 at 20:02
Is running bigger wheels make different? I'm running 19" on the freeway most of the time and get 21.4


Posted By: 02passatw8
Date Posted: 14-Jan-2008 at 21:40
Not generally as long as the the overall diameter is the same as stock. Unless your rim and tire package is significantly different in weight.


Posted By: fitzski
Date Posted: 15-Jan-2008 at 08:34
Originally posted by 02passatw8

Not generally as long as the the overall diameter is the same as stock. Unless your rim and tire package is significantly different in weight.


It's the tread width (and therefore the size of the contact patch) that makes the biggest difference. I took about an 8% hit in mileage going from my 195s to 225s on my Jetta. Weight can be a contributing factor, even aerodynamics... but road friction is the biggest difference. Of course, if the overall wheel/tire circumference is significantly different from OE spec, than the values reported by your speedo, odo, etc. would be off as well, affecting any un-corrected calculations by you or the car.

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2003 Passat W8 Variant
(Pacific Blue, Tan, 6sp)


Posted By: ben
Date Posted: 15-Jan-2008 at 09:00
I made a new record a week ago! 8.1 l/100km which is 29.04 mpg (US) and 34.87 mpg (Imperial)

Not bad, eh?

++ben


Posted By: reffry
Date Posted: 15-Jan-2008 at 16:29
I have been getting 25 MPG the last two weeks, in mixed driving. I know it could do better on a different route though.                                                                           Do you think Mike has the tourque convertor symtems ?


Posted By: VWAffe
Date Posted: 15-Jan-2008 at 16:50
Originally posted by ben

I made a new record a week ago! 8.1 l/100km which is 29.04 mpg (US) and 34.87 mpg (Imperial)

Not bad, eh?

++ben


Instantaneous readouts don't count!

That's pretty impressive... is that for a whole tank? How'd you do that?

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'03 W8 Sedan 6MT     ..."it goes to 11!"
'02 V6 Wagon 4Mo 5MT (Swap In Work)     ...both black on black w/ limo tint
'14 JSW TDI 6MT


Posted By: ben
Date Posted: 15-Jan-2008 at 17:41
It was just a lil trip to countryside (no whole tank), and I wanted to see how good mpg (or l/100km) I can get by really concentrating on the pedal.

Btw, I just love the sound of the engine, even with low rpms... it's like a purring kitten! This love is going to last (until death or total breakdown do us part)

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* W8 Variant -02 / 341000 kms


Posted By: MP33Dave
Date Posted: 16-Jan-2008 at 20:48
City. 18-19
Hwy. 25-26

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04/6MT/W8


Posted By: frank
Date Posted: 21-Jan-2008 at 09:07
My 2003 W8 gets 19-20 mpg overall, but I notice that when it is close to oil change time, the mpg drops 1-3. The synthetic oil may want to be changed a little more often than 5k?

Thoughts???[F


Posted By: ___/ __/ _/
Date Posted: 21-Jan-2008 at 17:13
Originally posted by reffry

I have been getting 25 MPG the last two weeks, in mixed driving. I know it could do better on a different route though.                                                                           Do you think Mike has the tourque convertor symtems ?



I was wondering if it is my torque converter failing me, but I've yet to trhow a code/CEL. If it is the problem, it had better go out before the warranty ends!!!




Mike

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"I agree that the W8 is a great car--when it works... "
-dstathos-

^Pure Genius! Why didn't I write that?!?



Posted By: Stymie
Date Posted: 23-Jan-2008 at 00:38
City: 16-18
Hwy: 22-23

I expect both numbers to rise a mile or two per gallon in the coming year. After my last encounter with the local plods, I'll have to be a very, very good boy.

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Posted By: Trevorswaine
Date Posted: 08-Mar-2008 at 12:54
Just started a forum on LPG before I saw this one - fuel consumption isn't brilliant is it? On my BMW 540i (4.5litre engine) I get around 26-27mpg (UK gallons not US) which is about 10.5litres/100km for anyone who's on metric measurements.


Posted By: ikonw8
Date Posted: 08-Mar-2008 at 19:53
I get between 9.5 l/100km highway and 14l/100km city.

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IKONW8

2003 Reflex Silver, Stock


Posted By: R32Viper
Date Posted: 08-Mar-2008 at 21:19
26.6 highway and 17 on city.


Posted By: flitza
Date Posted: 09-Mar-2008 at 09:45
Hi you all, I get 11.5 ltr on the average in the winter with snowshoes on and 10.7ltr in the summer.


Posted By: ThunderRoad
Date Posted: 10-Mar-2008 at 09:10
I drive my '03 Variant 50/50 hwy/city and during these winter months I get 18-19 MPG always using PREMIUM.

Wonder if the warmer weather will bring slightly better MPG?

I wish it was better but I can't seem to restrain my right foot.


Posted By: lyrinx
Date Posted: 10-Mar-2008 at 18:52
That must be something wrong with mine car, I get 12-15 mpg in the city even with very light acceleration and 19-21 mpg on highway.

Can anybody tell me what MPG you got on 1st and 2nd gear with very slowly acceleration ? I always have like 5-8 MPG.

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Posted By: RobBentley
Date Posted: 11-Mar-2008 at 10:30
I get 16-19mpg going around UK country lanes.. and 25-27mpg on long motorway runs at ~ 70mph.


Posted By: RobBentley
Date Posted: 11-Mar-2008 at 10:31
Additionally I get 11-14 when stuck in town traffic :(


Posted By: sptsdn
Date Posted: 11-Mar-2008 at 11:15
Here are my last four fill-ups:
14.99 mpg
12.32 mpg
12.37 mpg
15.34 mpg

Average of last four: 13.76 mpg

Keep in mind this is mixed driving (and by mixed driving I mean a combination of drivers - my wife's light foot and my very heavy foot!). This is mainly city driving and very, very little freeway miles.

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- Craig
2004 W8 Variant, 2004 Saab 9-3 Aero, and 1978 Alfa Romeo Sport Sedan


Posted By: bigmennie
Date Posted: 22-Feb-2011 at 19:03
Hi just want to know what people are getting on a full tank iam getting about 220 miles all street driveing mind with the odd bit of hard accelaration so what are you getting ?


Posted By: Malcolm Tucker
Date Posted: 22-Feb-2011 at 19:09
On a jaunt down to the Alps and back I got about 400 miles between refuels. In mixed driving in the UK, I get about 340 miles.

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"I've got more on my plate than a spinster at a wedding"


Posted By: RobG
Date Posted: 22-Feb-2011 at 19:17
I usually get around 400 miles to a tank, but i mainly use it for longer distances.

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Posted By: SirRangeALot
Date Posted: 22-Feb-2011 at 19:30
bigmennie, I merged the thread you started with this one. Please do a search if you're unsure if a topic has been brought up already. TIA.

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Get a wagon. Bitches love wagons.


Posted By: dmcdmc
Date Posted: 22-Feb-2011 at 21:13
I get around 400 miles on a tank either in the auto or the manual although the auto for some strange reason returns better economy than the manual


Posted By: bigmennie
Date Posted: 22-Feb-2011 at 21:37
thats better than mine lol 220 to 250 miles and iam out lol but it is all street driveing these w8's definatly drink the juice


Posted By: R32Viper
Date Posted: 28-Feb-2011 at 14:35
25 mpg sometimes 26 if I'm lucky with hills or traffic.


Posted By: MRAJB
Date Posted: 01-Mar-2011 at 03:24
I get about 20mpg on my 12mi commute to work in mild traffic sometimes. I can get like 23mpg if I drive like 50mph and feather the gas pedal.

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Looking to buy a W8 Wagon 6-Speed to haul grocceries...And I finally found one on 2-16-2008


Posted By: wozzie1
Date Posted: 01-Mar-2011 at 03:35
18-23 mpg
15 mile hike to work


Posted By: mperew8
Date Posted: 01-Mar-2011 at 16:09
12 mi to work about 19mpg there ( up hill ) about 21 home (downhill) always about 75 mph. Today on a 150mi drive I got 22mpg at 80 mph.I just started usiong lucas oil and noticed a slight increase is mileage, maybe 1 mpg or so on the highway.


Posted By: wozzie1
Date Posted: 01-Mar-2011 at 18:06
using mobil 1 0 40 got bout 104k miles on her running strong!


Posted By: allaheadfull
Date Posted: 09-Apr-2011 at 07:23
23-23mpg on a run
low 18's around town, but then with the large tank (80 litres) still looking at a 400-450 mile touring range

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2002 W8 Silver 6 Speed Manual


Posted By: ikonw8
Date Posted: 09-Apr-2011 at 17:52
20 mpg

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IKONW8

2003 Reflex Silver, Stock


Posted By: markw8
Date Posted: 24-Apr-2011 at 18:48
23 mpg average to/from work and around town.

recently did a longer run of 230 miles (average speed 55mph) @ 27.9 mpg

146k miles on the clock!

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W8 owner Northampton, U.K.
Passat W8 Auto, Inky Blue, SatNav, Beige Leather, Sports suspension, solar roof, parking sensors, Nokia bluetooth.

W8 - not just a light cluster for Golfs


Posted By: B5crazy
Date Posted: 27-Apr-2011 at 04:27
22-23 mpg with a combination of city and highway driving.

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2004 W8 Variant 6MT Pacific Blue/Grey
1992 Cabriolet
2012 Golf R 4dr CW

http://mysite.verizon.net/b5crazy/


Posted By: dmcdmc
Date Posted: 27-Apr-2011 at 20:04
Just noticed another thing that might be affecting you fuel economy. 18' wheels should run a 40 profile tyre....might be a typo but thought I'd check.

Originally posted by ___/ __/ _/

'03 Wagon
Tip-tran locked in sports mode
BDP engine
18" wheels, 45 series tires
4.0L's of fun

Recent work:

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......


TIA,

Mike


Posted By: RobG
Date Posted: 27-Apr-2011 at 21:15
Mines is in my sig :)

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Posted By: R32Viper
Date Posted: 29-Apr-2011 at 18:32
Well as of right now 22 or 23 mpg if I push it. If I drive like a old lady then it will be around 25 26 mpg on the highway. The max I have reach is 26.7 mpg. The lowes around 18 to 20. I fill it up today almost 20 gallons for 87 dollars I was like auchhhhhhhhhhhhh. lol


Posted By: mperew8
Date Posted: 29-Apr-2011 at 20:09
Originally posted by R32Viper

Well as of right now 22 or 23 mpg if I push it. If I drive like a old lady then it will be around 25 26 mpg on the highway. The max I have reach is 26.7 mpg. The lowes around 18 to 20. I fill it up today almost 20 gallons for 87 dollars I was like auchhhhhhhhhhhhh. lol


Viper if there is a Sam's Club with pumps near you I found that while their prices for regular are about the same their price for premium is about $0.10 or more less. I filled yesterday and while most stations were $4.19 a gallon Sam's was $4.08. Hope this helps any one else. Its 93 octane so its the same basic gas as anywhere else. I know people will argue with me on that, but I've never seen a difference.

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-2004 W8 6spd Silverstone Grey.


Posted By: hambone6077
Date Posted: 30-Oct-2011 at 01:59
Just drove a 1700 mile loop from NE Pa to Atlanta, over to Greensboro, NC and back to Pa. Driving 74-78 mph up and down through the mountains it got 22.6 mpg. Next tank on flatter ground, same speed, got 23.6 mpg. On way back from NC it got 24.24, damnit i thought it would pull off 25 anyways.


Posted By: Jesse-B
Date Posted: 30-Oct-2011 at 11:24
Are these numbers with your AC on or off? I notice here in Florida, that if i run with the AC off it get's much better fuel mileage. like 4mpg difference.

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They told me not to get one! I did it anyway!


Posted By: hambone6077
Date Posted: 30-Oct-2011 at 16:52
A/C off. It was cold out. Lol


Posted By: Hashbrownn
Date Posted: 31-Oct-2011 at 15:11
I get.. 19~20 on the Highway.   I guess I got a heavy foot


Posted By: hambone6077
Date Posted: 31-Oct-2011 at 15:56
I only broke the 24 mpg mark after changing diff and tranny fluids to Redline synthetic. Hmmm? Fact or fiction?


Posted By: reffry
Date Posted: 01-Nov-2011 at 16:32
I easily get 24 mpg, 28 mpg on a longer drive.


Posted By: MRAJB
Date Posted: 01-Nov-2011 at 20:26
I avg about 19mpg on my 15 mile commute each morning. I have seen 23mpg on a long 55mph stretch of highway.

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Looking to buy a W8 Wagon 6-Speed to haul grocceries...And I finally found one on 2-16-2008


Posted By: isukennedy
Date Posted: 02-Nov-2011 at 01:36
That's about what I'm getting. Am I missing something on how people get 24-28??? That seems awefully high.


Posted By: MRAJB
Date Posted: 02-Nov-2011 at 03:32
Yeah, I am wondering myself.

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Looking to buy a W8 Wagon 6-Speed to haul grocceries...And I finally found one on 2-16-2008


Posted By: Awesome Beast
Date Posted: 02-Nov-2011 at 17:39
Recently drove to Manchester and back. Lucky with the motorways, especially the notorious M6!Had a trouble free journey both ways. A few days after the journey there was a 30 mile tailback!
Computer showed 30.6 mpg so pleased with that!!!!!!!!!


Posted By: isukennedy
Date Posted: 02-Nov-2011 at 17:43
Are we missing a unit conversion here??


Posted By: Awesome Beast
Date Posted: 02-Nov-2011 at 17:50
UK Imperial gallon,you can do the maths!


Posted By: isukennedy
Date Posted: 02-Nov-2011 at 18:01
That would probably be a winner. My good friends over @ TDIClub (I'm a 2x former TDI owner) have a handy-dandy calculator.

30 mpg Imperial = ~25 mpg US
24 mpg Imp = ~20 mpg US

I've seen 25+ on long trips when I reset the trip computer on the freeway, but over any period of time of mixed driving, it always ends up at 20.6-20.9, depending on weather and how much lead is in my shoe on a particular day.


Posted By: MrZxp
Date Posted: 03-Nov-2011 at 08:07
My W8 averages 10 litres per 100km - that's 23.5mpg (US) or 28.2mpg (UK). Seems to me that wherever they are these machines achieve around the same fuel economy (or not as the case may be). Kind of interesting considering the different fuels/octane levels used around the world...

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2002 Silver W8


Posted By: zagato
Date Posted: 22-Dec-2011 at 11:08
My Wagon averages just over 25mpg and touches 30mpg on a run. Strangely my recently acquired Saloon initially seems better doing 32mpg on my motorway run to work.

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A big Alfa fan who got seduced by the W8


Posted By: w8Arsenal
Date Posted: 02-Feb-2012 at 13:01
I'm getting 21 city and 28mpg highway, quality of gas and driving habits change all of this. If i drive it hard I have seen 9mpg Lol

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W8 Badass


Posted By: long_w8
Date Posted: 03-Feb-2012 at 15:33
I guess I'll chime in here as well. I get around 19-20 MPG (US gal) around town and around 22 on the highway, where I've usually got the cruise control set at around 77. This is with the climate control on "auto" as opposed to "econ," by the way.

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'03 Variant MT6 Sport Package
'91 Mazda MX-5 "Miata", supercharged


Posted By: logan
Date Posted: 03-Feb-2012 at 22:22
6 mpg :)

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poop


Posted By: Redheadhatchback
Date Posted: 04-Feb-2012 at 01:21
I like that answer Logan lol. I haven't driven mine enough to be able to tell what I am getting for MPG, but I would say 10mpg sounds about right for my test run :)

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Cheaper ain't always cheapest.


Posted By: logan
Date Posted: 04-Feb-2012 at 06:05
:)

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poop


Posted By: Anthenium
Date Posted: 05-Feb-2012 at 11:10
I had a 250+ mile ride home after picking up my 2003 W8 Wagon. It was ALL freeway, so I thought it would be a good HighWater mark for gas milage. I recieved the car with a fairly empty tank. Surprise Number 1, the car took just over 20 Gallons to fill! I put 93 Octane Premium in it, as that's what I'm used to putting into my Crossfire. I traveled with CruiseControl set at Mach .1 (75 MPH) with occaional "Bursts" up to 85 - 90 MPH.

But with 251 miles on the Tripometer, it took a Miserly 11.1 gallons to top off the tank.

MPG = 22.6

We'll see what "City Driving" comes back with after a week or so.

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Cheers!
Tony in Columbus
02 W8 Passat Wagon
05 Chrysler Crossfire
08 Toyota Prius
99 Honda Valkyrie


Posted By: ___/ __/ _/
Date Posted: 05-Feb-2012 at 18:06
I get the best mpg when I turn off the ignition....

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"I agree that the W8 is a great car--when it works... "
-dstathos-

^Pure Genius! Why didn't I write that?!?



Posted By: B5crazy
Date Posted: 05-Feb-2012 at 22:10
Gas mileage in the winter is going to be lower than summer due to blend changes and cold weather. That said 22 g on the highway is very.typical.


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2004 W8 Variant 6MT Pacific Blue/Grey
1992 Cabriolet
2012 Golf R 4dr CW

http://mysite.verizon.net/b5crazy/


Posted By: gods_dad
Date Posted: 06-Feb-2012 at 22:44
My worst average for a whole tank was 9 mpg but that did include a track day!


Posted By: logan
Date Posted: 06-Feb-2012 at 22:54
Originally posted by gods_dad

My worst average for a whole tank was 9 mpg but that did include a track day!


:) thats the best one so far lol

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poop


Posted By: Anthenium
Date Posted: 16-Feb-2012 at 17:22
18.5 Around Town. That's stop-n-go 45 - 65 MPH. I've dicovered the ECON button. I'll see if that makes a difference!


Originally posted by Anthenium

I had a 250+ mile ride home after picking up my 2003 W8 Wagon. It was ALL freeway, so I thought it would be a good HighWater mark for gas milage. I recieved the car with a fairly empty tank. Surprise Number 1, the car took just over 20 Gallons to fill! I put 93 Octane Premium in it, as that's what I'm used to putting into my Crossfire. I traveled with CruiseControl set at Mach .1 (75 MPH) with occaional "Bursts" up to 85 - 90 MPH.

But with 251 miles on the Tripometer, it took a Miserly 11.1 gallons to top off the tank.

MPG = 22.6

We'll see what "City Driving" comes back with after a week or so.


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Cheers!
Tony in Columbus
02 W8 Passat Wagon
05 Chrysler Crossfire
08 Toyota Prius
99 Honda Valkyrie


Posted By: XR4Tim
Date Posted: 16-Feb-2012 at 18:29
In the winter here I average 15-16mpg. I think that's because of the oxygenated fuel they use during the winter, and also the highest octane available in AK is 90. In the summer, I get up to 26mpg highway, and mixed is usually 20-21mpg.

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'03 W8


Posted By: svtquattro
Date Posted: 24-Jul-2012 at 09:46
Probably 60/40 city and short highway stints but a fair amount of hills, I average 18.4 mpg (UK gallon) on 91 Premium. In winter this drops by 2-3 mpg.

Can't see getting much more because the instantaneous consumption rarely falls below 9L/100km unless I'm going downhill!

I've topped 20 mpg on a tank with lots of city but I was babying it just to see if I could get 20.

I fill up about 65L at a time so I suppose I could stretch the range more...but why? It hurts to fill up regardless but these days the wife's Odyssey is actually doing worse. And with a thrashy loud V6.

W8 is smooth and sounds beautiful. All worth it.




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2002 Passat W8 Tiptronic
1999 Ford SVT Contour
1991 Isuzu Impulse XS wagonback


Posted By: MRAJB
Date Posted: 24-Jul-2012 at 23:11
I avg 18-20 mpg 99% of the time. I can't seem to get better mpg unless I go a steady 50 mph on a very flat road.

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Looking to buy a W8 Wagon 6-Speed to haul grocceries...And I finally found one on 2-16-2008


Posted By: jaklakmak
Date Posted: 25-Jul-2012 at 01:52
Anywhere from 19-24 mpg

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W8-JHOLE


Posted By: firstcarwasworththew
Date Posted: 16-Apr-2013 at 09:36
14 mpg mayyyybe 15. I dont think I drive too fast for it to be that bad

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Posted By: RogerB
Date Posted: 16-Apr-2013 at 13:54
Well I did a 300 mile drive 2 weeks ago in my bog standard 03 wagon (auto tiptronic, locked in sport), mostly motorway and dual carriage ways and the car showed an average of 32mpg !!!! I believe it too as I only used 1/2 tank of petrol for the journey. I drove at a steady 65mph....very slow. I have done the same journey at much higher speed and had to stop and fill up after 240 miles!!!!
So high MPG can be achieved if you really try or want I suppose.

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Passat W8 - Doing my bit for global warming


Posted By: long_w8
Date Posted: 16-Apr-2013 at 15:51
I cruise at around 77 MPH or so (speed limit 70 in Michigan...cops ignore you at <80). This gives me around 20 MPG highway.

If I drive the car hard, I can get as low as 15 MPH but I've really got to be flogging it. For an average tank I'm closer to 17.

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'03 Variant MT6 Sport Package
'91 Mazda MX-5 "Miata", supercharged



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