First full tank on the diesel beater
Got the shockingly loud and annoying VW "BEEEEP!" while driving home tonight, glance down at the cluster and see the low fuel light had come on, 662 miles on the trip odometer.
I'm a little over 20 miles from home. No worries, these little cars can safely do at least 60 miles after the fuel light comes on usually.
That wasn't as many miles as I thought considering how long it took to get to half tank, but I wasnt exactly driving for max efficiency. Quite the opposite, actually.
I make it to a fuel station near home and here's what it took to top off:
Combine that with the 687.4 miles on the trip odo:
That's 43.4 MPG (rounding to the nearest tenth).
Not what I thought it might be, but I'm still confident that on a long road trip, this will effortlessly do high 40s if not above 50 MPG if driven more conservatively than what I have patience for.
As it stands, with the amount of wide open throttle this car has had this tank, almost 43.4 MPG is nothing to scoff at.
You'd have to try real hard to get this car below 40 MPG!
BaconSandwich last edited by
Which car is it?
jminer last edited by
My MK6 only does north of 40 on the highway, 50/50 driving (not conservatively) and I get like 37. Still awesome in my book and can do 45 on long highway stretches.
Still yours beats the pants off it in them mileage category.
Taylor Martin last edited by
I sometimes wish my car was a diesel. I do long road trips a lot (just knocked on out today) and I'd kill for 40mpg in my station wagon. Though my car may be newer, larger, and heavier than your VW beater (whichever one that is).
Still, there's nothing more satisfying than crunching miles on long drives.
@baconsandwich my 2001 Golf TDI I picked up a couple weeks ago and have been documenting here.
4 door, sun roof, 5 speed with a couple minor upgrades for both power and efficiency increases.
Just shy of $0.08/mile fuel cost on very overpriced California fuel ($3.45/gallon).