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Kind folk, I'm doing some research on "real life" mpg figures, and wondered if you'd participate please.........

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I'm looking for feedback from owners the following cars......and the more the merrier to help with "averaging"........

Golf Mk5 (3 or 5 door)

1) GT TDi PD140 manual

2) GT TDi PD140 manual (chipped)

3) GT TDi PD140 DSG

4) GT TDi PD140 DSG (chipped)

5) GT TDi PD140 4-motion

6) GT TDi PD140 4-motion (chipped)

7) GTi manual

8) GTi manual (chipped)

9) GTi DSG

10) GTi DSG (chipped)

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When you post, please list the following;-

Your car spce (from the above options),
the brand of "chipped" software (where applicable), and the wheel size you're running (e.g. 17" )

Please list the approx. figures for types of journeys, but must be at least 20 miles (unless stated);-

a) Your best ever average mpg for a journey (at least10 miles)
b) Your worst ever average mpg for a journey (at least 10 miles)
c) Your average mpg for a journey with mostly motorways (say 75-80mph ave)
d) Your average mpg for a journey with some clear A-roads and some crawling town traffic
e) Your average mpg for a cross-country "dash" on the twisty-turnies - max 6/10's full chat
f) Your long-term average mpg ( MFA trip setting 2) - must be at least 2000 miles old.

I'll put the figures into the magic box of tricks and post the results as they develop........

[ mods - is it worth making this a "sticky" ? ]
 

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OK - here's my contribution:

Golf GT TDi PD140 manual "Superchips" + 18" Alloys

a) Your best ever average mpg for a journey (at least10 miles) 50mpg
b) Your worst ever average mpg for a journey (at least 10 miles) 19mpg
c) Your average mpg for a journey with mostly motorways (say 75-80mph ave) 42-46mpg
d) Your average mpg for a journey with some clear A-roads and some crawling town traffic 38-40mpg
e) Your average mpg for a cross-country "dash" on the twisty-turnies - max 6/10's full chat 32-36mpg
f) Your long-term average mpg ( MFA trip setting 2) - must be at least 2000 miles old. 42mpg
 

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Golf 1.6FSI SE

a) Your best ever average mpg for a journey (at least10 miles) 48mpg

b) Your worst ever average mpg for a journey (at least 10 miles) 26mpg
c) Your average mpg for a journey with mostly motorways (say 75-80mph ave) 39-42mpg
d) Your average mpg for a journey with some clear A-roads and some crawling town traffic 34-38
e) Your average mpg for a cross-country "dash" on the twisty-turnies - max 6/10's full chat 22-30mpg
f) Your long-term average mpg ( MFA trip setting 2) - must be at least 2000 miles old. 36mpg
 

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Right ere we go hope this is right

GT TDI Manual Chipped-Superchips( Oct 04 Registered 15000 Miles)

Original Alloys

Short Trip around town average 30-40 mph = 44-46 mpg all the time

Long Trip Motorway 70-85mph = 50-52 mpg

Best nice day no wind motorway long trip etc 55mpg

thats it am afraid foxy,the least i get is 40 mpg,and i dont drive like a sunday driver but on an average motorway i get at least 50mpg no problem.

Hope this helps fella
 

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Here ya go:

GTTDi 140 manual - totally standard engine and 16" wheels

a) Your best ever average mpg for a journey 62mpg

b) Your worst ever average mpg for a journey (at least 10 miles) 37mpg

c) Your average mpg for a journey with mostly motorways (say 75-80mph ave) 57mpg



d) Your average mpg for a journey with some clear A-roads and some crawling town traffic 51mpg



e) Your average mpg for a cross-country "dash" on the twisty-turnies - max 6/10's full chat 42mpg

f) Your long-term average mpg ( MFA trip setting 2) - must be at least 2000 miles old. Reset after every tank!
 

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GTI manual - 17" monzas

a) Your best ever average mpg for a journey 34mpg

b) Your worst ever average mpg for a journey (at least 10 miles) 22mpg

c) Your average mpg for a journey with mostly motorways (say 75-80mph ave) Can't comment my driving has always been mixed so far



d) Your average mpg for a journey with some clear A-roads and some crawling town traffic 30mpg



e) Your average mpg for a cross-country "dash" on the twisty-turnies - max 6/10's full chat 24mpg

f) Your long-term average mpg ( MFA trip setting 2) - must be at least 2000 miles old. 27mpg
 

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Standard 2.0T GTI. Manual. 17" Monzas.

a) Your best ever average mpg for a journey (at least10 miles) 42mpg
b) Your worst ever average mpg for a journey (at least 10 miles) 22mpg
c) Your average mpg for a journey with mostly motorways (say 75-80mph ave) 36mpg
d) Your average mpg for a journey with some clear A-roads and some crawling town traffic 30mpg
e) Your average mpg for a cross-country "dash" on the twisty-turnies - max 6/10's full chat 25mpg
f) Your long-term average mpg ( MFA trip setting 2) - must be at least 2000 miles old. Reset after every fill up but it's usually around 31mpg
 

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Heres mine: all off the MFD, usually accurate to around 5%

GT TDI manual, non chipped, 16in wheels, usually run Shell diesel extra, tank of ultimate every 4-5fills. 17000 on clock. These figures are vastly different to those i was getting at 10k

a) Your best ever average mpg for a journey (at least10 miles) 62
b) Your worst ever average mpg for a journey (at least 10 miles)37
c) Your average mpg for a journey with mostly motorways (say 75-80mph ave)54
d) Your average mpg for a journey with some clear A-roads and some crawling town traffic 50
e) Your average mpg for a cross-country "dash" on the twisty-turnies - max 6/10's full chat 40
f) Your long-term average mpg ( MFA trip setting 2) - must be at least 2000 miles old.52 - current (1500 miles)
 

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GT TDI 140 3dr, Standard enigine but running 18's, Approx 8000 on clock and always use shell ultimate.

1. Best ever 52mpg (granny driving at about 57mph)

2. Worst ever 31mpg (total opposite of above)

3. Average @ 80 = Approx 42mpg

4. Average = 41mpg

5. Roughly = 38mpg

6. 42.7mpg
 

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Dammit! My car seriously drinks at 80 compared to you lot!! Seems the 18's make ALOT of difference.
Same here - yours and my figures are very similar.
 

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Heres mine: all off the MFD, usually accurate to around 5%

GT TDI manual, non chipped, 16in wheels, usually run Shell diesel extra, tank of ultimate every 4-5fills. 17000 on clock. These figures are vastly different to those i was getting at 10k
How much would you say the consumption improves as you put the miles on? I have a brand new GT TDI with 17" wheels and got average 56mpg on a 200 mile return journey to the lakes at an average pace. Impressed enough but even better if this is set to improve, which I would expect with the breaking in of the engine. Thanks.
 

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MK5 Gti 2.0T Manual, Leather, 6 cd in armrest 17in wheels.

a) Best ever average mpg for a journey (at least10 miles) 36mpg

b) Worst ever average mpg for a journey (at least 10 miles) 24mpg

c) Average mpg for a journey with mostly motorways (say 75-80mph ave) 35mpg
d) Average mpg for a journey with some clear A-roads and some crawling town traffic 28mpg
e) Average mpg for a cross-country "dash" on the twisty-turnies - max 6/10's full chat 26mpg

f) Long-term average mpg ( MFA trip setting 2) - must be at least 2000 miles old. 29mpg
 

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Mine's a GT TDi with DSG. 8,400 miles old.

a) Your best ever average mpg for a journey (at least10 miles) 62 driving deliberately grandad-style home from a daytrip
b) Your worst ever average mpg for a journey (at least 10 miles) 39
c) Your average mpg for a journey with mostly motorways (say 75-80mph ave) 47 - my daily commute is 120 miles of this
d) Your average mpg for a journey with some clear A-roads and some crawling town traffic 45
e) Your average mpg for a cross-country "dash" on the twisty-turnies - max 6/10's full chat 42
f) Your long-term average mpg ( MFA trip setting 2) - must be at least 2000 miles old. Reset too often
 

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here's my contribution:

Golf GT TDi PD140 manual, 16" RIMS

a) Your best ever average mpg for a journey (at least10 miles) 49.8mpg
b) Your worst ever average mpg for a journey (at least 10 miles) 29mpg
c) Your average mpg for a journey with mostly motorways (say 75-80mph ave) 42-46mpg
d) Your average mpg for a journey with some clear A-roads and some crawling town traffic 38-40mpg
e) Your average mpg for a cross-country "dash" on the twisty-turnies - max 6/10's full chat 34-38mpg
f) Your long-term average mpg ( MFA trip setting 2) - must be at least 2000 miles old. 46mpg



PS

Just covered 562 miles 2day all over mostly B and smaller roads, MFA1 reads 49.8mpg, cool???
 

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Gt TDi 140 with Dragon tuning box set on 50% and running Ultimate and Millers

a) Your best ever average mpg for a journey (at least10 miles)-44
b) Your worst ever average mpg for a journey (at least 10 miles)-32
c) Your average mpg for a journey with mostly motorways (say 75-80mph ave)-90
d) Your average mpg for a journey with some clear A-roads and some crawling town traffic-40
e) Your average mpg for a cross-country "dash" on the twisty-turnies - max 6/10's full chat-50
f) Your long-term average mpg ( MFA trip setting 2) - must be at least 2000 miles old.-38.3
 
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