I find that with 800+ mile tanks, there's always those couple trips that bring down the tank average and keep you from getting really good tanks. I've driven enough of each on extended test drives to and from my house to get a decent barometer on the subject. This community is very open and welcoming -- an atmosphere that relies heavily upon a healthy level of respect for others and their choices. Frankly I dont care how much fuel costs. On the other hand, one tank tells you just about nothing. Are you trying to start an argument with half the people here? Pump up the tire pressures. My Jetta made the daily commute almost a joy.
Run three full tanks, refill vented or, even better, ventectomied and look at the numbers you got. Use a full synthetic oil. The reason we're not doing as well is that our driving is 60% pure city, and the rest is highway roadtrips. They are what they are and this site is not about an us vs. However, my job moved to an area were mass transit was not readily available.
Driving conditions are the key here. Good cars seem to be capable of 50 mpg on the highway. I will say faster driving gives a harder hit to the autobox. I'm convinced that dealers put in enough to just make it look full. I average 780 to 850 miles to a tank or if you preffer 710 to 780 when the fuel light comes on. As a foreign car, I expected it would be more expensive for up keep. I consistently check, filled to the rim of filler neck, tank has ventectomy.
If you look in the filler, at the 9 o'clock position is a small black button. As high as 52 and as low as 38 for a number of reasons. The recall began during May 2014. High unemployment rates and a rather bleak market have caused consumers to shy away from financing a more expensive new… Forget flash. He had a unique method in which he would throw it into a slight glide and bleed off about 2 mph per mile. Anything more is just a bonus.
I might consider buying a new Golf diesel hybrid when they come out. Those semi- battery powered things are built by Honda and Toyota. They buy it because it does get good mileage, it is plenty utilitarian with the hatch, and is very reliable. Although it may have a coolant leak now, it still seems that after 150k miles, it could be a lot worse! A lot of people on this site do, and for the most part those are the ones posting the great fuel economy numbers. It's even sillier than Ford vs. Last year, the government took almost 700,000 vehicles out of service with Cash for Clunkers, decreasing the available supply of used vehicles.
Maximise the use of 5th gear, enjoy the torque with a firm applications of a heavy right foot at low end rpm. I hope this answers any questions you may have had about my original post, and I thank you all for the information you've given me. The previous owner averaged 41 mpg. I am used to being able to tweak tire size and therefore speedo accuracy in about. It easily gets 50mpg every tank, sometimes up to 54 mpg. Well, for one thing the prius is the ugliest damn thing on the road. I didn't know what ventectomy was but just to check, I went and filled up.
I have owned it sice 40K. It will go as low as 47mpg. I cant count 120,000 mi how many times that's been a reality for me. Primary Use: Family transportation A Great First Car! Thanks again for all of your informative responses. It was fast and held the corners like glue. We have only one or two occasional visitors who even own one of those -- the rest are stock.
I bought my 2002 new. In town, my wife has a 1 mile commute that doesn't even come close to warming up the engine, so she gets 38mpg for most of her in-town driving. And the Golf is a blast to drive, too! After a mile or two, he would pulse back up to maybe 59 mph and let it bleed off to 55 over the next two miles and repeat. Affordable, economical, compact sedans by basic design, as equipped here, each possesses…. I'd also like to reinforce what Wriconsult mentioned about diesels and hybrids generally being pretty comparable out on the highway. I cant imagine why people are messing around with those battery powered things that are getting 40+ when could be getting 60+. I will say faster driving gives a harder hit to the autobox.
I'm very happy with the performance and mileage per tank. . And no, there's nothing wrong with the car though. Diesels are without a doubt a good choice for fuel economy, but there are other choices which are very competitive and often reward their owners with very similar mileage numbers. That's a big budget hit, but we'll figure out how to deal with it. Overall, though, I will keep this car as long as I possibly can, I love it that much.