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well that explains my front end then!!

i tend to drive slow on the ol' m-way these days since fitting a sub/amp. Just cruising along listening to tunes. But i think i'm more of a dangerous driver when driving slowly than when driving quick, as i chill out too much
 

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Just found an explanation of the fuel consumption figures which manufactures have to quote.

http://www.vcacarfueldata.org.uk/information/consumption.asp

I hadn't realised that the Urban, Extra-Urban and Combined figures do not represent driving at just a single speed but rather an estimation of real-world driving (accelerations, de-accelerations and cruises) on a rolling road. (OK - I vagely remember hearing someone mention this but it didn't sink in).

This means that VW's quoted Extra-Urban figure of about 61.7 (?) mpg can actually be beaten by a long constant cruise. I've found I'm averaging slightly above this figure with my 55 - 60 mph motorway commutes. Not sure if this is the optimum speed for the Mk V but it can't be too far away.

More info: http://www.stuartdalby.co.uk/vwgolfmk5/vwgolfmk5mpg.php

Stuart
http://www.stuartdalby.co.uk/vwgolfmk5
 
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