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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 04-29-2011, 12:05 AM Thread Starter
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How to get amazing mpg!

this is'nt for smack talking... this is just wow.
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i miss my truck so much... but this sucker gets 50 mpg! i can put money in the bank acct at the end of the week now.

the truck... 18mpg last time i tried. driving 60-65.

if anyone wants to get a mpg car... i vote VW tdi, 99.5-2003 ALH engine.

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Good to know been keepin an eye out for a mileage car.

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Re: How to get amazing mpg!

A buddy of mine has a Jetta and 50 MPG is no Bull! Funny how a good ol' oil burner engine gets better fuel economy that an tree huggin dirt worshiper Prius.

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Re: How to get amazing mpg!

I have been looking for one since diesel went way up. No one wants to let them go now.

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Re: How to get amazing mpg!

Right now my truck is parked and i'm driving my 1991 Saturn SC2. I'm getting over 30 mpg on the highway

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I can't find one within 8 hours of me

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Re: How to get amazing mpg!

Our 09 gets 38 in the city. Car is quick too.

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Re: How to get amazing mpg!

The new ones 09 and up don't get quit the mpg that the 1999 to 2003 get. They have the same old DPF as the 08 and up SD , plus a lot of them are automatics.

If you are looking for one, stay away from the automatics as they do go out and they really get expensive to repair. The other thing is that there is some very dedicated maintenance on the engine. Rule of the road is don't pay attention to the timing belt and you will get to do a engine.

My Jetta gets 55 mpg on average. When I first got it I was in the 45 mpg, then I learned to drive it and I sometimes have a tank that gets close to 60.

The F250 cost .22 cents per mile to drive and the Jetta is .07 cents. Kind of like not having a fuel bill. Trouble is it just won't pull my trailers. That means fuel would have to go to $12.00 to equal the F-250 now. Guess what I drive the most?

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Re: How to get amazing mpg!

I get about 42 highway, and 29 towing over half its weight.
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Re: How to get amazing mpg!

Don't forget about the previous generation TDI's in the Jetta's and Passats. I average about 51MPG ('98 MkIII Jetta) including through Wisconsin winters. Similarly, it helps pay for the other fun stuff through its savings...

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