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I can vouch for Jon's 7mpg on the Nurburgring..........LOL (he's chipped too)

My chipped mk5 TDi managed a lowly 20mpg on one of my laps on the same day..........and I thought THAT was bad enough!

If Jon's quoting a "run" as the trip to/from Nurburgring, that equates to 4 hours driving at a steady ton......

I managed 42mpg on same "run".

Interesting question and one which I also was keen to see answered.
 

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Hope the results arent good really cos i might be tempting myself with gettin one,do a lot of miles in my motor but just wondering if the differance is really that great(seen a black gti today and it was mint 18s on it..
 

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Yeah - same here !

Also, remember you're paying ~6% extra per litre for derv over petrol.

BUT

The premium you've paid out for the TDi over the equivalent petrol model will be partly recoured at resale due to better residuals (not talking about the GTi here)
 

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He means you pay more for the diesel car over the petrol car, therefore diesel costing you more (especailly with diesel costing more per litre) over buying and running a petrol car over average mileage. But, you will recoup some of those costs when you come to sell your diesel car as it will still hold more value, normally a lot more value than a petrol car.
 

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it just depends if the cost of running the diesel (initial extra on
purchase price) and the extra per litre is out weighed by the resale
value at the end and the saving through increased MPG. Im starting to
become a little sceptical that running a diesel is cheaper than a
petrol to make it signicant.
 

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I travel about 25 miles to work and back each day and I'm getting 27/28mpg pretty much everytime. That's with a blast down a by-pass for a few miles and then along country roads being generous with the right pedal.

Driving sensibly (as I did during the first 1000miles) returns 35mpg absolute max.
 

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The insurance will also be hefty on the GTI, remember the thread about the guy who couldnt insure for less than ?3k[:O]
 

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I travel around 27 miles to work every day, it's a combined country, motorway and city run, I manage around 34 - 38mpg. That's driving normally however when I put my foot down......[:D]
 

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Must say lookin at these figures compared to what i get  44 around town-motorway about 48 thats about 80 mph like,theres not much in it,might just get a quote on my insurance tommorow for the gti..See what the difference is. I dont know just not satisfied with anything-thats what the missus just said ,Make what you will with that one.
 

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Well, I do around 24k a year and with around16k being business miles.

So, thats around ?1485 per year of derv for the business use.

Compare that to ?2085 per year for a petrol equivalent.

A straight ?600 per year or ?50 per month extra on fuel alone.

I actually believe you see nearly all of the extra capital cost of the TDi car back when you sell......so do your sums carefully mate !
 

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Good point Foxy,

I do about 16,000 a year (12,000 commuting) in the Golf so that would work out at:

16,000 miles @ 500 miles per tank = 32 tanks per year

32 tanks x $45 per tank (roughly) = $1440

In the GTI this would [email protected]

16,000 miles @ 350 miles per tank = 46 tanks per year

46 tanks x $ 42 per tank (petrol cheaper than diesel) = $1932
 
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