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Model specific boards => Golf mk6 => Golf mk6 GTD/TDI => Topic started by: Steve30 on 29 December 2010, 21:42

Title: GTD MPG
Post by: Steve30 on 29 December 2010, 21:42
So what are the GTD's getting to the gallon these days?

Mine's doing about 42 in London with a heavy right foot.

Motorway 55-58 pushing on!! :cool:
Title: Re: GTD MPG?
Post by: ajmoir36 on 29 December 2010, 21:51
47.3mph overall.  Its lower in the really cold, although now its 6-9 degrees out I have seen it creep back to over 50 now.
Title: Re: GTD MPG?
Post by: The Doc on 29 December 2010, 23:08
My long term is 53 ish, I've had high 60's but I had to drive like a saint  :rolleyes:

It's remarkable what you can get out of them  :wink:
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Post by: Daz Auto on 30 December 2010, 02:17
Motorway 55-58 pushing on!! :cool:

I was thinkinhg about this today. My current TDI averages 57 mpg. Good car but I miss the fun factor.

I was wondering what an extra 65 horsies under the bonnet would do to my mpg.

Looks like the GTD will have excellent smiles per gallon for hot hatch performace in the mid range. :cool:

Title: Re: GTD MPG?
Post by: Steve30 on 30 December 2010, 16:24
Motorway 55-58 pushing on!! :cool:

I was thinkinhg about this today. My current TDI averages 57 mpg. Good car but I miss the fun factor.

I was wondering what an extra 65 horsies under the bonnet would do to my mpg.

Looks like the GTD will have excellent smiles per gallon for hot hatch performace in the mid range. :cool:


Daz your going to love your GTD mate wellcome to the GTD section :grin:
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Post by: AlanH on 30 December 2010, 19:02
Mid 50s on long motorway trips in the summer months with cruise on, but dropping to high 40s in the cold weather.
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Post by: mac7 on 03 January 2011, 22:11
Can you diesel boys tell me what range you are getting from a tank full?
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Post by: ajmoir36 on 03 January 2011, 22:43
In the winter 500-550, summer 600-650, fuel light comes on.
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Post by: The Doc on 03 January 2011, 22:46
About 550 at the mo to £50 ish can get 690 if I drive real s l o w and use every last drop.
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Post by: mac7 on 04 January 2011, 20:17
About 550 at the mo to £50 ish can get 690 if I drive real s l o w and use every last drop.

So based on a 55 litre/12.1 gallon tank that's a real-world 45-57mpg. Not bad, especially as I'm getting 28-33  :sad:
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Post by: The Doc on 04 January 2011, 20:53
28-33 in what version Mac7 "R"?
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Post by: mac7 on 05 January 2011, 17:46
Yes, the R. Wifey wants to replace our family wagon (Passat 2.0TFSI) with a diesel. The new one has the GTD engine so I was wondering how often we'd be filling it up.
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Post by: Phil1980 on 05 January 2011, 17:50
Diesel definitely seems to be the way to go now,  for everyday usable performance you can't really go wrong with them.  Its becoming difficult to justify running a petrol instead of a diesel now.
Title: Re: GTD MPG?
Post by: The Doc on 05 January 2011, 20:05
Yes, the R. Wifey wants to replace our family wagon (Passat 2.0TFSI) with a diesel. The new one has the GTD engine so I was wondering how often we'd be filling it up.

Good MPG I think - I never got more than 25-27 from my Mk5 GTI (Manual)
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Post by: mac7 on 05 January 2011, 21:53
I drive it like a grandad :grin: I do quite a few long motorway journeys in it, so it's just cruising most of the time.
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Post by: JJH on 05 January 2011, 22:59
I just got back from a trip up north, empty roads, no rozzers, 170 miles, 2 hours ish, only managed 38.4 mpg.

Got bang on 50mpg this morning on the way up there.

Pound for pound, its got to be the best engine if you need a balance between fun and economy. A great engine...25.5k in 7 months and still feels like new...
Title: Re: GTD MPG?
Post by: flc1962 on 06 January 2011, 10:54
Gt TDI with the bluefin

I've only covered 8k since getting the car with no long trips yet, 1 planned for Feb to Manchester. I average 53MPG combined.

Any you GTD boys added the cruise control ?. I use this all the time in road work areas saves forgetting the limit....

Will post after the Manchester run as that should be 400-500 miles round trip
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Post by: ajmoir36 on 06 January 2011, 18:33
Paid for cruise when ordering mine, couldn't do without it.
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Post by: JJH on 06 January 2011, 20:36
I only use cruise alot, specially when I take a call or a travelling abroad. I go to a place in Germnay and I can just make it their and back on a tank if i dirve carefully no faster than about 90...what amazes me about my car is how far it will go with a range of 'zero....'
In circumstances when your listening out for the engine to die, I use my foot.
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Post by: The Doc on 06 January 2011, 21:18
I use cruise A LOT can't live without it.
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Post by: Steve30 on 06 January 2011, 21:25
I use cruise A LOT can't live without it.

Must be boring with cruise :grin:
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Post by: The Doc on 06 January 2011, 22:10
I just end up doing 100 everywhere without it :sad: I'll give you the logins to my tracker and you'll see the days I don't use it  :laugh:

I work 35 miles from home and it's 95% motorway  :wink:
Title: Re: GTD MPG?
Post by: Daz Auto on 11 January 2011, 15:43
I average 25,000 miles a year and get about 650 miles to a tank in the TDI

25,000/650=38.4 tanks per year

It now costs over £70 to fill the tank :huh:

38.4x70= £2692 :undecided:

Anyone know what a GTD and GTI do to the tank?
Title: Re: GTD MPG?
Post by: Snoopy on 14 January 2011, 18:21
It all depends on how you drive, were you drive, traffic etc etc too many unknowns. I do know that in my case and my conditions the petrol is doing 10mpg less than the deisel.
Title: Re: GTD MPG?
Post by: GolfTi on 14 January 2011, 21:49
Are GTI owners allowed here?

Max 47 mpg (very, very painful). :sad:
Min 20 mpg (very, vey enjoyable). :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:
Title: Re: GTD MPG?
Post by: ajmoir36 on 15 January 2011, 09:42
Due to the recent increase in temperature outside I noticed that the mpg has increased back to the figures I like more. e.g. 55-58mpg. Rather than 48-51mpg.  Which is good for me especially with the price rises recently. 

My journey consists of
-2.5 miles at 40mph (3 junctions, 5 roundabouts)
-14 miles of motorway 70mph (0.25 miles 1 slip/roundabout with 1 set of lights, 3/4 distance 1 slip/motorway roundabout)
-11.5 miles various A/B roads at 30/40/ 50 majority (0.25miles 2 roundabouts, various 7 junctions, 10.75miles 1 roundabout)
Title: Re: GTD MPG?
Post by: The Doc on 15 January 2011, 20:25
Are GTI owners allowed here?

Everybody's allowed here  :wink:
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Post by: JJH on 16 January 2011, 14:35
38 mpg from Hanover, Germany to Suffolk yesterday - 540 miles - 6.5 hours driving
Title: Re: GTD MPG?
Post by: The Doc on 16 January 2011, 15:15
Kicking the sh1t out of it then  :grin:
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Post by: Daz Auto on 16 January 2011, 15:33
38 mpg from Hanover, Germany to Suffolk yesterday - 540 miles - 6.5 hours driving

So you averaged 83mph. That's good going. Especially as you would have had to stop for diesel at some point.
Title: Re: GTD MPG?
Post by: JJH on 16 January 2011, 15:48
Yeah it was a good run, I left at around 2pm and the roads were clear; even the Antwerp ring.
With such little traffic on the road everyone had the chance to push on, specially as everyone moves out of the fast lane.
For about 250 miles I picked up a 'wing-man' in a S320..

 
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Post by: DDg on 19 January 2011, 09:20
Spritmonitor lists 58 GTD's with a range between 34 and 51mpg, and an average just shy of 42. Probably a realistic figure.
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Post by: Keithuk on 21 January 2011, 18:23
Now I've just seen this TDI section from a thread in the GTI section. There was a thread in there talking about if we should have a TDI/GTD section so I didn't think we had one.

Well the best I've got is 43.83mpg and the worst 38.08mpg. Now I do 70% local work the rest is a blast up the motorway just to clear the DPF out though I've never had the light come on. All mine are full tank fillups and I don't rely on the MFD as that always reads 2-3mpg over.

(http://www.fuelly.com/sig-uk/43490.png) (http://www.fuelly.com/driver/KeithUK/golf)
Other fuel sites are available but I find this one is the best.  :wink:
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Post by: ajmoir36 on 07 February 2011, 20:05
The highest reported value I have had yet on a 27 mile run
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5174/5426093458_61b64befcf_z.jpg)

and video at the end

http://flic.kr/p/9gr6ur
estimated at 718 miles to a tank at the mo.

Miss Daisy. (Any one seen the price of fuel these days 131.9p)
Title: Re: GTD MPG?
Post by: ajmoir36 on 08 February 2011, 17:35
My GTD was built in April 2010 took delivery in April too, the 59 plate GTD I test drove had it, I have a Vagcom maybe I will try and look to see if its in there, but maybe I need the SKU or code what ever for access to the clocks?

Have been trying really hard with the driving like miss Daisy still on for 700 to a tank at the mo.  Even this this morning in -2 to 1 degree temps same journey to work achieved 61.9mpg.  Only time will tell wether the displayed mpg matches the calculated tank fill when it gets to the end.  Got stuck last night in a traffic jam and it ripped the miles remaining down by 60!!!! it was reporting 730 to a tank and lost 5mpg during that journey.

Its one 3/4 at the mo with 240miles on the trip.
Title: Re: GTD MPG?
Post by: The Doc on 08 February 2011, 20:26
I'm now getting 500-650 miles per tank depending on how I drive her - happy with that - my last car gave 350-450 miles on £105 fill ups  :grin:

Wonder what the R drivers are getting per tank, and I also wonder what size tank they have?
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Post by: Snoopy on 08 February 2011, 20:42
IIRC 4motion/heldex tanks are bigger.
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Post by: Rhyso on 08 February 2011, 22:01
IIRC 4motion/heldex tanks are bigger.

On the MK4 4mo and .:R32 I think they were 63 litres or thereabouts  :undecided:
Title: Re: GTD MPG?
Post by: The Doc on 09 February 2011, 00:59
IIRC 4motion/heldex tanks are bigger.

On the MK4 4mo and .:R32 I think they were 63 litres or thereabouts  :undecided:

Cool, I've had fuel tank issues in the past with Evo's I've owned, got less than 100 miles per tank often  :sad:
Title: Re: GTD MPG?
Post by: ajmoir36 on 09 February 2011, 22:35
Update 325miles on the trip with 5/8ths a tank left, still on for 710 to a tank full.  The most i have ever had to half is 330, so i will be beating my record tomorrow.
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Post by: Buck on 09 February 2011, 23:37
Majority of my driving is rush hour stop/start during the week and this is killing my MPG - I average 43-45.

Yesterday I did a 200 mile motorway round trip and wasn't gentle but got over 50 MPG sonmuch much better.

As an aside mine doesn't have the gear change indicator either  :cry:
Title: Re: GTD MPG?
Post by: ajmoir36 on 10 February 2011, 17:44
A Hair over half now with 378 miles on the clock can I get 400 to half a tank???
Title: Re: GTD MPG?
Post by: ajmoir36 on 11 February 2011, 22:23
Right got fed up today as it was taking too long to use all the fuel, filled up 33 litres with 429.7 miles on the clock. 59 odd miles per gallon. Pretty good all in.
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Post by: Buck on 13 February 2011, 21:45
Good going there - wish my MPG was that good  :embarassed: perhaps my right fot is too heavy?  :wink:
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Post by: ajmoir36 on 15 February 2011, 21:13
Extreme Patience required.
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Post by: Buck on 16 February 2011, 00:59
Patience I have but not extreme patience.

One of my challenges is that my journey to and from work involves some big big hills :shocked:

Off down to Sheffield tomorrow so will see if I can improve it without taking away the fun!
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Post by: GolfTi on 19 February 2011, 20:53
Patience I have but not extreme patience.

One of my challenges is that my journey to and from work involves some big big hills :shocked:

Off down to Sheffield tomorrow so will see if I can improve it without taking away the fun!  :lipsrsealed:
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Post by: Buck on 01 March 2011, 21:08
Garage rang today and told me that the gear change display can be done (theyd drawn a nlank yesterday and had to ring VW technical!) but will need a software update (ECU)

Just need to sort out when to do it.
Title: Re: GTD MPG?
Post by: Keithuk on 02 March 2011, 00:57
Garage rang today and told me that the gear change display can be done (theyd drawn a nlank yesterday and had to ring VW technical!) but will need a software update (ECU)

Just need to sort out when to do it.
Which gear change display is that Adrian this one digital gear indicator (http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=181959.0)?
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Post by: Buck on 02 March 2011, 18:40
Which gear change display is that Adrian this one digital gear indicator (http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=181959.0)?

That's the one Keith.

Didn't get time to ring the garage today as back-to-back meetings :(. Will try and ring tomorrow and find out more and let you know!
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Post by: Keithuk on 02 March 2011, 19:38
(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a121/KStanier/offtopic.gif)
Garage rang today and told me that the gear change display can be done (theyd drawn a blank yesterday and had to ring VW technical!) but will need a software update (ECU)
So your having it enabled with a software update then? I wonder if this is a new update as when I asked the dealer if there were any updates they said no and they said it can't be enabled. I shall have to get on to them again, thanks for the info.  :wink:
Title: Re: GTD MPG?
Post by: am1w on 01 May 2011, 12:47
It's going to be a slow month then, but an economical one.  :evil:  :laugh:











I was put up to say this!!!!  :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: GTD MPG?
Post by: The Doc on 02 May 2011, 16:00
Mines doing sub 7 secs 0-60 and 65mpg on a run so not that slow and I won't be stopping to re-fuel  either way  :grin:
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Post by: ajmoir36 on 02 May 2011, 16:47
Mines doing sub 7 secs 0-60 and 65mpg on a run so not that slow and I won't be stopping to re-fuel  either way  :grin:

Do you have to rip out the ecu to get it to do that?
Title: Re: GTD MPG?
Post by: The Doc on 02 May 2011, 17:36
Mines doing sub 7 secs 0-60 and 65mpg on a run so not that slow and I won't be stopping to re-fuel  either way  :grin:

Do you have to rip out the ecu to get it to do that?

Yes but I'd say I removed it gently using the best of tools  :wink:

Some don't need to be removed btw  :wink:
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Post by: JC on 02 May 2011, 18:30
 :grin:  Good man, next time we shall have to make it a overnighter - few beers etc :afro:
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Post by: The Doc on 02 May 2011, 18:45
:grin:  Good man, next time we shall have to make it a overnighter - few beers etc :afro:

Roger that, I'd like to have had more time to talk to everyone who attended but as you know I didn't get 5 mins apart from when Mrs Doc popped in with Baby Doc  :grin:
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Post by: JC on 02 May 2011, 18:47
:grin:  Good man, next time we shall have to make it a overnighter - few beers etc :afro:

Roger that, I'd like to have had more time to talk to everyone who attended but as you know I didn't get 5 mins apart from when Mrs Doc popped in with Baby Doc  :grin:

delegation my good friend  :wink:
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Post by: am1w on 02 May 2011, 18:56
Mine's going to be the most economical as I am going to use my Freedom Pass. As far as speed is concerned, it will be slow on the stinking tubes, but at least it's free.
This makes me Emperor Cheapskate.  :laugh:
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Post by: The Doc on 02 May 2011, 18:57
:grin:  Good man, next time we shall have to make it a overnighter - few beers etc :afro:

Roger that, I'd like to have had more time to talk to everyone who attended but as you know I didn't get 5 mins apart from when Mrs Doc popped in with Baby Doc  :grin:

delegation my good friend  :wink:

Agreed but you have to know the thing inside and out before you do and I like to lead by example  :grin:
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Post by: The Doc on 02 May 2011, 18:58
Mine's going to be the most economical as I am going to use my Freedom Pass. As far as speed is concerned, it will be slow on the stinking tubes, but at least it's free.
This makes me Emperor Cheapskate.  :laugh:

Forgive me ASKER but do you get these passes free at your fine age?
Title: Re: GTD MPG?
Post by: am1w on 02 May 2011, 19:04
Mine's going to be the most economical as I am going to use my Freedom Pass. As far as speed is concerned, it will be slow on the stinking tubes, but at least it's free.
This makes me Emperor Cheapskate.  :laugh:
Forgive me ASKER but do you get these passes free at your fine age?

Yes, I dooos. At 60 one gets the Freedom to travel free all over and outside London. Valid for 5 years at a time. I am now a Senior Citizen with a red hot GTI which puts lead in my pencil.
I do go for a run every morning before work for 30 mins and do some light exercises. Then have a hearty breakfast which sets me up for the day. Maybe this is TMI.  :grin:
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Post by: lemski on 02 May 2011, 19:05
The golfs not that low any more. Its low still but not dhead low.
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Post by: The Doc on 03 May 2011, 07:01
The golfs not that low any more. Its low still but not dhead low.

That's a shame for onlookers but I bet it drives a whole lot better, when you dragging it up again?
Title: Re: GTD MPG?
Post by: lemski on 03 May 2011, 07:19
It hadles a little better and soon hopefully, ians gotta tax his rocco 1st but al let u know
Title: Re: GTD MPG?
Post by: The Doc on 03 May 2011, 19:43
62.4 mpg on the way home door to door

79.7 mpg from entering the motorway to my front door on the long term as I re-set it as soon as I hit the motorway

No fast 0- anything though  :grin:
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Post by: am1w on 03 May 2011, 21:39
62.4 mpg on the way home door to door
79.7 mpg from entering the motorway to my front door on the long term as I re-set it as soon as I hit the motorway
No fast 0- anything though :grin:

You mean you drove like a granny?  :grin:

Amazing mpg I must admit.  :shocked:
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Post by: JC on 04 May 2011, 07:00
62.4 mpg on the way home door to door
79.7 mpg from entering the motorway to my front door on the long term as I re-set it as soon as I hit the motorway
No fast 0- anything though :grin:

You mean you drove like a granny?  :grin:

Amazing mpg I must admit.  :shocked:

bad vision in my head, doc with a grey wig on  :sick:
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Post by: am1w on 04 May 2011, 10:59
62.4 mpg on the way home door to door
79.7 mpg from entering the motorway to my front door on the long term as I re-set it as soon as I hit the motorway
No fast 0- anything though :grin:
You mean you drove like a granny?  :grin:
Amazing mpg I must admit.  :shocked:
bad vision in my head, doc with a grey wig on   :sick:

Nothing wrong with granny chic.  :cool:
Title: Re: GTD MPG?
Post by: The Doc on 04 May 2011, 11:59
Your only right  :grin:

MPG down a little today on way in due to traffic conditions  :rolleyes:

MPG 1 59.1
MPG 2 64.1

 :wink:
Title: Re: GTD MPG?
Post by: The Doc on 04 May 2011, 18:04
MPG 1 66.8
MPG 2 74.2
Title: Re: GTD MPG?
Post by: Tone2have on 04 May 2011, 18:41
I had a trip up the M1 the other week, returned a healthy 38 mpg over a 60 mile journey. Not sure I'd be wanting to drive like that for the rest of the month though! :grin:
Title: Re: GTD MPG?
Post by: The Doc on 06 May 2011, 09:10
Yesterdays  :evil:

MPG 1 49.1
MPG 2 55.1
Title: Re: GTD MPG?
Post by: The Doc on 06 May 2011, 09:14
MPG 1 62.1
MPG 2 70.3
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Post by: lemski on 06 May 2011, 10:37
In a hurry yesterday doc
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Post by: The Doc on 06 May 2011, 18:47
In a hurry yesterday doc

just a bit lol

I'll be good this evening and I'll even show you my driving log from my tracker to prove it  :wink:
Title: Re: GTD MPG?
Post by: lemski on 06 May 2011, 19:09
I beleave u doc. Just love how the mpg drops quite abit on the eco mission when in a hurry. Yet still better than mine
Title: Re: GTD MPG?
Post by: The Doc on 06 May 2011, 20:28
MPG 1 70.1
MPG 2 78.4

Drivers score report for this drive:

(http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/1729/rszdriversscore.jpg)
Title: Re: GTD MPG?
Post by: lemski on 06 May 2011, 21:06
70 :o thats awesome. I might have to get a tdi next
Title: Re: GTD MPG?
Post by: The Doc on 07 May 2011, 22:06
Today's average 27.6 MPG
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Post by: lemski on 07 May 2011, 22:53
How?
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Post by: The Doc on 07 May 2011, 23:06
How?

Outside of work I used my much loved 2009 MY Discovery3 HSE which returned over 27mpg today on urban driving  :wink:

I only have to use the golf for work and testing really, thats the main reason I went for that version as I Had a lot to learn about DPF regens on the CR engine in both standard and tuned forms  :wink:

Title: Re: GTD MPG? +++cleaned up+++
Post by: lemski on 08 May 2011, 23:22
That makes sense to be honest mate. V6 diesel disco by ne chance?
Title: Re: GTD MPG? +++cleaned up+++
Post by: The Doc on 08 May 2011, 23:33
That makes sense to be honest mate. V6 diesel disco by ne chance?

It sure is  :wink:

Got 27.4 from it today, back in the GTD tomorrow  :wink:
Title: Re: GTD MPG? +++cleaned up+++
Post by: lemski on 09 May 2011, 07:34
Back to the 60s then
Title: Re: GTD MPG? +++cleaned up+++
Post by: The Doc on 09 May 2011, 10:29
No, I drove like a mad man  :grin:

1. 57.6 MPG
2. 65.4 MPG


Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: The Doc on 10 May 2011, 08:57
Results following a spirited drive in this morning:

MPG 1 46.4
MPG 2 49.7

(http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/9155/mympg.png)
Title: Re: GTD MPG?
Post by: Jay on 27 June 2011, 22:29
Your only right  :grin:

MPG down a little today on way in due to traffic conditions  :rolleyes:

MPG 1 59.1
MPG 2 64.1

 :wink:

I must get a GTD :drool: :drool: :drool:
Title: Re: GTD MPG?
Post by: Keithuk on 28 June 2011, 00:40
Your only right  :grin:

MPG down a little today on way in due to traffic conditions  :rolleyes:

MPG 1 59.1
MPG 2 64.1

 :wink:

I must get a GTD :drool: :drool: :drool:
I must as well with those mpg figures?
Title: Re: GTD MPG?
Post by: Steve30 on 28 June 2011, 13:41
Your only right  :grin:

MPG down a little today on way in due to traffic conditions  :rolleyes:

MPG 1 59.1
MPG 2 64.1

 :wink:

I must get a GTD :drool: :drool: :drool:
GTD is better than Micorsoft Jay  :grin:
Title: Re: GTD MPG?
Post by: The Doc on 29 June 2011, 07:03
Your only right  :grin:

MPG down a little today on way in due to traffic conditions  :rolleyes:

MPG 1 59.1
MPG 2 64.1

 :wink:

I must get a GTD :drool: :drool: :drool:
I must as well with those mpg figures?

Snoops gets better MPG from his GTI than you get from your GTD - has to be down to duty / driving style  :wink:

Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: ajmoir36 on 01 August 2011, 21:30
100 odd miles each way, 61.8 mpg on the way down and 60.9mpg on the way back. Never broke 70mph. I was very patient today, must been some good tunes on the Mway. Proud!! J11 of the M5 to J25 of the M5 then to Yeovil. Its quoting 700 to the tank.
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: The Doc on 01 August 2011, 21:56
66.7 mpg this morning and I did my 35 mile drive starting with 35 miles range (thanks to my lovely wife  :angry:)  and yet still ended up with 15 miles remaining when I arrived at work  :wink:

47 on the way home though  :grin:
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: MDSS MK6 on 02 August 2011, 07:43
Get yourself a commission deal and start posting these figures on R32 OC Doc :wink:
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Mr_F on 03 August 2011, 16:57
I did my 35 mile drive starting with 35 miles range (thanks to my lovely wife  :angry:)  and yet still ended up with 15 miles remaining when I arrived at work  :wink:

So your wife drives twice as fast as you?
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: The Doc on 04 August 2011, 12:35
I did my 35 mile drive starting with 35 miles range (thanks to my lovely wife  :angry:)  and yet still ended up with 15 miles remaining when I arrived at work  :wink:

So your wife drives twice as fast as you?

No she nicks my motor of a weekend and uses up my fuel  :grin:


Got 62.5 on the way in as it was raining (negative impact on MPG  :sad:)
Title: Re: GTD MPG?
Post by: Snoopy on 04 August 2011, 15:08
Snoops gets better MPG from his GTI than you get from your GTD - has to be down to duty / driving style  :wink:
The dealer whos had the car for the past two days managed to do 17.7
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Mr_F on 04 August 2011, 15:12
Lots of Revving in the Garage? or the 17 year old mechanics going for a spin?
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Mr_F on 28 September 2011, 13:23
74mpg on the way home last night according to the MFD (So 5mpg's off for a more real figure)
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: The Doc on 01 November 2011, 06:21
74mpg on the way home last night according to the MFD (So 5mpg's off for a more real figure)


Kudos to you Sir  :wink:
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Mr_F on 01 November 2011, 07:25
The real world I have a life to get too makes my right foot a bit heavier though.

(http://mefi.us/images/fuelly/sig-uk/81851.png)

MPG's has plummeted since the fitment of its winter wellies, might have to see about some four wheel alignment just to be sure.
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: The Doc on 24 November 2011, 08:50
Mines down too, best I could get this week coming to work was 65.6 mpg on a 50 min 32 mike trip mostly motorway.

Must try harder  :grin:
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Mr_F on 24 November 2011, 11:43
mines gone back up now I'm 1k into the new winters, 74mpg on the way home last night, 28 miles in total with circa 90% as motorways.

gonna have to up your game there young fella ma lad!
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: The Doc on 24 November 2011, 14:36
I'd say my journey is 75% motorway so matching your MPG on that run would involve b/s so your the current mpg king :-)

I'll try on a 90% run  :wink:
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: The Doc on 25 November 2011, 20:58
Fail lol

Did a 24 mile run to the Trafford centre today, 3 miles from my house to the motorway....

69.7 MPG  :sad:
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Mr_F on 28 November 2011, 12:07
Can't you carbonate "THE MOST ECONOMICAL" program in the world ever!?!
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: The Doc on 28 November 2011, 12:11
Can't you carbonate "THE MOST ECONOMICAL" program in the world ever!?!

No, not with my route, maybe I sould move closer to the motorway  :grin:

Or do as others do (NOT YOU) - tell lies  :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Rhyso on 28 November 2011, 12:35
Can't you carbonate "THE MOST ECONOMICAL" program in the world ever!?!

Weirdly the most economical maps (in my experience anyway) tend to be the ones with more power than so called 'eco=maps'

Re-train your right foot  :wink:
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: ajmoir36 on 30 November 2011, 22:22
I have to admit its down now to average of 50 mpg. Cold weather lights all the time, heater on.
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: The Doc on 30 November 2011, 22:40
About what I get when I drive with the traffic 50-55ish  :wink:
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Mr_F on 01 December 2011, 10:18
I'm in a life's too short mode: 30mpg on a 28 mile run.

And the back of my car is now well and truly filth!
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Rhyso on 01 December 2011, 10:35
I'm in a life's too short mode: 30mpg on a 28 mile run.

And the back of my car is now well and truly filth!

Hope there was no speed camera's on that run  :lipsrsealed: :tongue:
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Mr_F on 01 December 2011, 13:56
mpg and speed is not mutually exclusive.

This can also represent very bad gear selection, quick changes in speed (all within speed limits) or lots of standing traffic with your foot on the gas to keep the heated seat cooking!

.
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Mr_F on 08 February 2012, 09:56
65mpg on the run in today, grrr I hate cold mornings! (-2)

 :laugh:
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: andywell on 08 March 2012, 20:10
66.7mpg this morning on the way through to Fife from home. The M8 was pretty busy and moving about 45-50mph so that helped  :smiley:
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Kerrse on 09 March 2012, 07:20
Most i have got is 55mpg so far i am averaging 45mpg but i dont use motorways daily all a & b roads
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Kerrse on 10 March 2012, 10:20
Got 62.9 On the way home from work :)
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Mr GTD on 10 March 2012, 10:35
All my driving is stop start....first few days in the GTD and I was averaging 35-36 and now a week on its gonna up to 39 odd, but a least it's heading the right direction I suppose....
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Mr_F on 11 March 2012, 10:43
Six months old and just passed 10k miles so Friday saw some BP Ultimate as a special special present, odly ,also just did 57mpg to the tank based on fill-up, the best yet!!!

Glad to hear your mpg is going in the right direction, the warmer weather and breaking her in will all help!

Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Steve30 on 12 March 2012, 21:17
Can't you carbonate "THE MOST ECONOMICAL" program in the world ever!?!

Weirdly the most economical maps (in my experience anyway) tend to be the ones with more power than so called 'eco=maps'

Re-train your right foot  :wink:

What he says above spot on  :wink:
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Kerrse on 16 March 2012, 16:53
What range do you get told you have when you fill up? I was not quite empty today filled up which was £73 the range it says is 540 miles to empty ?
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Rhyso on 16 March 2012, 16:57
Can't you carbonate "THE MOST ECONOMICAL" program in the world ever!?!

Weirdly the most economical maps (in my experience anyway) tend to be the ones with more power than so called 'eco=maps'

Re-train your right foot  :wink:

What he says above spot on  :wink:

Shame I can't listen to my own advice  :evil: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: finnie on 20 March 2012, 17:05
had the car a week and doing daily 36 mile round trip on busy A road, getting 53mpg. Well happy with that
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Mr GTD on 20 March 2012, 22:55
had the car a week and doing daily 36 mile round trip on busy A road, getting 53mpg. Well happy with that

That's good MPG, I ain't getting anything close but I'm putting that down to my trips being stop start...
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Kerrse on 21 March 2012, 09:56
I hit 65mpg on the way home from work last night ( 20 mile trip )
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Mr GTD on 21 March 2012, 20:12
I hit 65mpg on the way home from work last night ( 20 mile trip )

Nice!!
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: AlanH on 21 March 2012, 20:47
I managed 620 miles this week when the warning light came on. Best result so far.
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Mr_F on 22 March 2012, 22:48
678miles...  :smiley:

Which part of the East Mids you from Al?
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Kerrse on 25 March 2012, 19:42
Weird my tank only says a range of 560 when full  :shocked:
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: AlanH on 25 March 2012, 19:52
Range on filling up will be determined by your driving style and average mpg up to that point. So filling up after a long motorway run will probably give you a higher range than if you've just done a lot of stop/start driving.
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Mr GTD on 25 March 2012, 22:24
Range on filling up will be determined by your driving style and average mpg up to that point. So filling up after a long motorway run will probably give you a higher range than if you've just done a lot of stop/start driving.

Hmmmm!

Interesting...good to know!
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Kerrse on 26 March 2012, 13:23
Range on filling up will be determined by your driving style and average mpg up to that point. So filling up after a long motorway run will probably give you a higher range than if you've just done a lot of stop/start driving.

Ahh that would make sense thanks  :cool: cant see mine ever saying over 600 then  :grin: off to Glasgow in a couple weeks will see how i get on then
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Mr_F on 19 April 2012, 10:37
46.9 Litres = 58.1mpg over 599.1 miles, best tank yet.

Bring on more warmer weather.
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Keithuk on 19 April 2012, 11:00
46.9 Litres = 58.1mpg over 599.1 miles, best tank yet.

Do you actually bother with the .1 of a litre and .1 of a mile when you calculate, I don't?

Thats the stupid way that fuel is priced 147.9p per litre the minimum delivery is 2 litres so if you wanted 2 litres for a lawn mower that would cost you £2.95.8 but we don't have currency less than 1p. We know the pump reading doesn't count in .1p it just another fiddle factor.
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Mr_F on 20 April 2012, 10:18
till receipts with four decimal places, BOOM!

I find it stupid too, however, I did like it when the mileage read '12345' the other night, because everyone has their quirks!
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: ajmoir36 on 22 April 2012, 09:36
till receipts with four decimal places, BOOM!

I find it stupid too, however, I did like it when the mileage read '12345' the other night, because everyone has their quirks!

Been there done that and had

11111
22222
33333
coming round to 36666 soon.
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Robocop on 24 July 2012, 16:29
Had a steady trip down to the New Forest a couple of weeks ago. A and B roads at a steady pace.
2012 GTD on 18's no a/c used.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v242/Speedmaster/940dd5a4.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v242/Speedmaster/ab07c0bb.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v242/Speedmaster/e036c8de.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v242/Speedmaster/de24d70f.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v242/Speedmaster/044a446f.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v242/Speedmaster/b0a37dfa.jpg)
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: ajmoir36 on 24 July 2012, 22:05
Intestng that you don't have a one to indicate computer one. On the colour display.
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Robocop on 25 July 2012, 07:54
Yes, you have a choice of either "Since start" or "Long term".
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: The Doc on 25 July 2012, 08:41
Well done, when is someone going to beat mine  :tongue:
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Mr_F on 25 July 2012, 10:46
What figure you on doc?  I'm struggling to get over 500 miles to a tank this few weeks....

When work/life slows a little I'll get back to the hypermile.  Summer days will help.  22 degrees at 8:30am this morning, Boom!
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Keithuk on 25 July 2012, 12:54
Yes, you have a choice of either "Since start" or "Long term".

I don't recall seeing Since start or Long term in my MFD?
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: The Doc on 25 July 2012, 13:02
Yes, you have a choice of either "Since start" or "Long term".

I don't recall seeing Since start or Long term in my MFD?

Comp 1 and 2 on yours  :wink:

What figure you on doc?  I'm struggling to get over 500 miles to a tank this few weeks....

When work/life slows a little I'll get back to the hypermile.  Summer days will help.  22 degrees at 8:30am this morning, Boom!

Dunno at the mo as MRS Doc has stolen her - best on a run was 73 MPG butI was driving like a saint  :wink:
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Robocop on 25 July 2012, 13:10
Yes, you have a choice of either "Since start" or "Long term".

I don't recall seeing Since start or Long term in my MFD?

It's on the optional colour display MFD.
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Rislar on 25 July 2012, 19:47
My best is in my signature  :smiley:
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: The Doc on 25 July 2012, 23:02
Never happened without the other information ie drive time, distance etc as there are some right old bull5hitters on here about MPG esp on GITs  :grin:
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Keithuk on 26 July 2012, 01:12
Yes, you have a choice of either "Since start" or "Long term".

I don't recall seeing Since start or Long term in my MFD?

It's on the optional colour display MFD.

I don't have the coloured MFD it wasn't an option when I had mine.

It would be nice to see all users on here with their car spec in their signature not just a few?
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Steve30 on 10 August 2012, 14:04
Never happened without the other information ie drive time, distance etc as there are some right old bull5hitters on here about MPG esp on GITs  :grin:

Yes there all full of it when it comes to MPG  :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: The Doc on 10 August 2012, 17:17
Never happened without the other information ie drive time, distance etc as there are some right old bull5hitters on here about MPG esp on GITs  :grin:

Yes there all full of it when it comes to MPG  :grin: :grin:

Roger that mate  :wink:
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Rislar on 11 August 2012, 20:26
 :grin:

Think im avaraging 48 ish at the mo  :smiley:
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Steve30 on 20 August 2012, 20:43
:grin:

Think im avaraging 48 ish at the mo  :smiley:

Yours mapped? :undecided:
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Rislar on 22 August 2012, 19:12
It isnt fella, why do you think id get more??
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Adrena1in on 12 October 2012, 09:22
I'm a new GTD owner and I'm very interested in peoples' opinions and findings regarding remapping and improved MPG.  After only a few days the GTD is exceeding my expectations on power and performance, but returning slightly less MPG than I'd hoped for.  I was gunning for over 60 MPG on a motorway journey, but I'm seeing slightly less.  (Still, only had it a few days so far, and the temptation to put your foot down a little harder is just too much sometimes!)
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: The Doc on 12 October 2012, 19:00
So many variables when it comes to MPG on any car, try this for a day and see how it works, don't rev over 2000 rpm and don't speed on any road, if your on a motorway do 60 MPH and see what you get  :wink:
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: ajmoir36 on 14 October 2012, 21:45
So many variables when it comes to MPG on any car, try this for a day and see how it works, don't rev over 2000 rpm and don't speed on any road, if your on a motorway do 60 MPH and see what you get  :wink:
Agreed, go slower on the motorway to achieve even higher mpg. I found 54 was good, but be prepared for artics to overtake you.
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Rhyso on 14 October 2012, 21:49
So many variables when it comes to MPG on any car, try this for a day and see how it works, don't rev over 2000 rpm and don't speed on any road, if your on a motorway do 60 MPH and see what you get  :wink:
Agreed, go slower on the motorway to achieve even higher mpg. I found 54 was good, but be prepared for artics to overtake you.

See this works backward on my old PD engine.  I find the more normal my driving, the better my mpg...... :whistle:

As Doc said though there are lots of variables. Stuff like tyre pressures, tracking etc can have an effect.  To get the most, your car at the very least needs to be 100% mechanically sound. If you don't start from this point then you will be fighting a losing battle........
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Adrena1in on 15 October 2012, 14:44
Well I've only had my car a week and it came from a reputable (I hope) VW Used Dealer, so it was all hunky dory and serviced and MoTd when I bought it.  I achieved 57.5 mpg yesterday on a 35-mile mostly-motorway journey, which I'm happy with, (previous car, Citroen C4, averaged 40 mpg), but driving as gently as I was I was just hoping for over 60 mpg is all.  Was quite cold I suppose, which wouldn't have helped.  I like the challenge though, so I'll work on it.

I'd still love to know if getting a Remap done will likely improve the efficiency and therefore increase the mpg.
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Rhyso on 15 October 2012, 15:22
As per my reply above, as long as the engine is fit and healthy then yes a remap will improve the economy  :smiley:

Just don't expect it to over the first couple of tanks as you will be enjoying the new found performance  :whistle: :evil: :grin: :grin:
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Mr_F on 16 October 2012, 11:00
35miles is still a short run, these engines take 10 miles to warm up especially when from cold-cold, whilst they are warming up they are worse than petrol engines with regards fuel.

4 wheek tracking is a must if you do serious mileage, can pay for itself.

Mr F
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Adrena1in on 16 October 2012, 15:21
As per my reply above, as long as the engine is fit and healthy then yes a remap will improve the economy  :smiley:
Sorry Rhyso, I misinterpreted your original message, and assumed you were saying there were a lot of factors that would contribute to efficiency, whereas you were saying there are a lot of factors that would determine if a remap would improve efficiency.  I see.  :)  (Makes me think I should perhaps assume the car is about 100%, since I've only just bought it, and get it remapped straight away!)  ;)

35miles is still a short run, these engines take 10 miles to warm up especially when from cold-cold, whilst they are warming up they are worse than petrol engines with regards fuel.

4 wheek tracking is a must if you do serious mileage, can pay for itself.

Mr F
Yeah, I've not done a decent long run yet, but it'll be a good 300 to 400 miles down to Cornwall on Friday, so I'll reset the trip when I leave and see how I get on.  :)  Probably be able to achieve nearly 60 mpg quite easily, until I hit all the tiny country lanes!   :undecided:
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Rhyso on 16 October 2012, 15:25
As per my reply above, as long as the engine is fit and healthy then yes a remap will improve the economy  :smiley:
Sorry Rhyso, I misinterpreted your original message, and assumed you were saying there were a lot of factors that would contribute to efficiency, whereas you were saying there are a lot of factors that would determine if a remap would improve efficiency.  I see.  :)  (Makes me think I should perhaps assume the car is about 100%, since I've only just bought it, and get it remapped straight away!)  ;)

No worries  :smiley:

If you get it done by a reputable tuner then they should carry out a full health check on the vehicle prior to remapping.  This will either involve dyno time or live data logging on the road so variables such as boost, air intake and flow etc can be monitored  :nerd:

A mapped GTD is a LOT of fun  :evil:  Craig from Carbon runs one  :wink:
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Adrena1in on 16 October 2012, 19:31
I'd be tempted to pay to have a good health-check done on the car alone really.  And driving a GTD is great fun.  I just got back from a little trip into town, round a one-way system and home again.  I've not gone out like that "just for the heck of it" for about 16 years!!
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Mr GTD on 16 October 2012, 22:26
I'd be tempted to pay to have a good health-check done on the car alone really.  And driving a GTD is great fun.  I just got back from a little trip into town, round a one-way system and home again.  I've not gone out like that "just for the heck of it" for about 16 years!!

I'm constantly going out for hell of it just can't get enough of the GTD experience... :cool:

It's a very pleasant place to be...
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Adrena1in on 26 October 2012, 18:34

I'm constantly going out for hell of it just can't get enough of the GTD experience... :cool:

It's a very pleasant place to be...
You're not wrong.  This past week I drove down to Cornwall, then around Cornwall, then back again, and after giving the car a clean as it was filthy, I just want to go straight out again.  Mind you, other half and the dog in the back meant I couldn't really do any "proper" driving, so it needs a bit of a thrash about really.   :laugh:
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: The Doc on 26 October 2012, 21:33
As per my reply above, as long as the engine is fit and healthy then yes a remap will improve the economy  :smiley:
Sorry Rhyso, I misinterpreted your original message, and assumed you were saying there were a lot of factors that would contribute to efficiency, whereas you were saying there are a lot of factors that would determine if a remap would improve efficiency.  I see.  :)  (Makes me think I should perhaps assume the car is about 100%, since I've only just bought it, and get it remapped straight away!)  ;)

No worries  :smiley:

If you get it done by a reputable tuner then they should carry out a full health check on the vehicle prior to remapping.  This will either involve dyno time or live data logging on the road so variables such as boost, air intake and flow etc can be monitored  :nerd:

A mapped GTD is a LOT of fun  :evil:  Craig from Carbon runs one  :wink:

Running a 123d at the mo, Rob @ Matrix is using my GTD  :wink:
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Adrena1in on 20 November 2012, 19:56
Back to the OP, I managed 58.1 MPG from Winchester to the Services on the M4 the other side of the Severn Bridge, so something along the lines of 110 miles.  Stopped at the garage and damn near accidentally put Unleaded in it!!!   :whistle:

The elusive 60 mpg still eludes me.  Remap time!   :laugh:
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Steve30 on 03 December 2012, 15:18
Back to the OP, I managed 58.1 MPG from Winchester to the Services on the M4 the other side of the Severn Bridge, so something along the lines of 110 miles.  Stopped at the garage and damn near accidentally put Unleaded in it!!!   :whistle:

The elusive 60 mpg still eludes me.  Remap time!   :laugh:

Ha ha ha I can laugh about it now ,I did that last year in GTD  :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Adrena1in on 05 December 2012, 18:14
Back to the OP, I managed 58.1 MPG from Winchester to the Services on the M4 the other side of the Severn Bridge, so something along the lines of 110 miles.  Stopped at the garage and damn near accidentally put Unleaded in it!!!   :whistle:

The elusive 60 mpg still eludes me.  Remap time!   :laugh:

Ha ha ha I can laugh about it now ,I did that last year in GTD  :laugh: :laugh:
You filled it up?  Luckily the pump clicked off twice before I realised, and I'd only put in .33 of a litre, so fortunately not a disaster!!
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Steve30 on 05 December 2012, 22:02
Back to the OP, I managed 58.1 MPG from Winchester to the Services on the M4 the other side of the Severn Bridge, so something along the lines of 110 miles.  Stopped at the garage and damn near accidentally put Unleaded in it!!!   :whistle:

The elusive 60 mpg still eludes me.  Remap time!   :laugh:

Ha ha ha I can laugh about it now ,I did that last year in GTD  :laugh: :laugh:
You filled it up?  Luckily the pump clicked off twice before I realised, and I'd only put in .33 of a litre, so fortunately not a disaster!!

I put it in 9 litre  :rolleyes: :rolleyes: all tank drain bloody expensive night that one..... :wink:
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Adrena1in on 11 December 2012, 19:23
Oops!   :lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: najam90 on 29 March 2013, 15:53
I got 70mpg from lancashire to london  :grin: but i was driving like a granny  :laugh:

Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Mr GTD on 29 March 2013, 16:09
I got 70mpg from lancashire to london  :grin: but i was driving like a granny  :laugh:

 :laugh:

But you will need to show proof and say how many miles you did it over and the speed you did it at for it to be believed...
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: najam90 on 29 March 2013, 20:18
(http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o754/najam90/f_zps576dbd4e.jpg)

it was a 222 mile journey, 14 miles were local and the rest motorway  :tongue: averaging around 68mph on the motorway.
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Mr GTD on 29 March 2013, 21:57
Good stuff... :cool:

Now time to try and beat it....
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Adrena1in on 30 March 2013, 13:33
That *is* good stuff, especially with a DSG.  I've still not topped 60 mpg on a decent-length journey, but I think I could if I drove dangerously slowly!   :rolleyes:
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Steve30 on 04 April 2013, 18:47
I got 70mpg from lancashire to london  :grin: but i was driving like a granny  :laugh:

Top Team Burnley , wellcome to the forum mate I used to live up lanehead :wink:
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: najam90 on 05 April 2013, 12:45
Not too far from me then, Im from the other side of the hospital- near the prairie
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Steve30 on 06 April 2013, 17:57
Not too far from me then, Im from the other side of the hospital- near the prairie

Good stuff mate , how's the motor?  :wink:
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: najam90 on 07 April 2013, 18:23
Brilliant, cannae complain. Just a shame that there arent any enthusiasts around here  :undecided:
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Steve30 on 07 April 2013, 20:08
Brilliant, cannae complain. Just a shame that there arent any enthusiasts around here  :undecided:

Have you got it mapped? If not fly over to Manchester and let Doc put a map on it  :smug:

It will transform it big time also get much better MPG .
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: najam90 on 07 April 2013, 20:48
Brilliant, cannae complain. Just a shame that there arent any enthusiasts around here  :undecided:

Have you got it mapped? If not fly over to Manchester and let Doc put a map on it  :smug:

It will transform it big time also get much better MPG .

Not yet its only a few months old. Need to get some warranty work done first with the alarm as it keeps going off, but yeah hoping then to get it mapped. Cant wait  :laugh:
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Redsal4U on 12 April 2013, 17:48
I get 40mpg if i'm lucky - average 38.4mpg, although that doing a 15 round trip with 10 mile of it being on a A road.
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Adrena1in on 17 April 2013, 21:24
I achieved my goal of 60+ mpg over a long distance this weekend just gone...62.4 mpg over 210 miles.  Mostly on the motorway, driving like a granny.  More like 46 mpg on the way home, driving "properly".
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: ajmoir36 on 17 April 2013, 21:39
62.9 mpg - peaked at 63.1mpg.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/techie_ali/8658947230/in/photostream

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8118/8657875971_3ef76356d2_b.jpg)
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Adrena1in on 18 April 2013, 08:06
62.9 mpg - peaked at 63.1mpg.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/techie_ali/8658947230/in/photostream

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8118/8657875971_3ef76356d2_b.jpg)
Good going.  Over what distance?  When I went to Wales I peaked at 65 mpg by the time I came off the M4, (so about 150 miles into my journey), but then it was A and B roads for the last sixty miles or so, which didn't do my any favours.

I do think 70 mpg is achievable, but it would be dangerously slow.
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: ajmoir36 on 18 April 2013, 21:03
The video shows the trip, 27 miles in 41 minutes, average in total 62.9mpg. I am still travelling at 70mph on the motorway getting that too.

Journey consists of 2 miles of 40mph. 10miles of 70mph, then 6 miles 50mph, 5 miles at 60mph then the rest at 40/30mph for the rest of it. And I pretty much stick to all of the speed limits, none of this driving at 40 in a 60. I also use the cruise control.
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Mr_F on 19 April 2013, 13:18
It's definitely possible:

(http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd464/The_nav/Photo0124.jpg)

I'm still THE DADDY!

Summer tyres going on again on Saturday, will give it another bash.

BTW 62 mpg is my best fuel tank record set in Novemeber last year.
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: ajmoir36 on 19 April 2013, 22:10
It's definitely possible:

(http://i802.photobucket.com/albums/yy301/SWIFTGTS/83d88ede8b5462aea9c5d4a5bf8a877e_zps26f7f7a1.jpg)

I'm still THE DADDY!

Summer tyres going on again on Saturday, will give it another bash.

BTW 62 mpg is my best fuel tank record set in Novemeber last year.

How many miles was that?
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Mr_F on 21 April 2013, 21:36
The 80mpg was on a 28 mile journey on the motoray with about 10 miles of 50mph contraflow.

Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: TomS_ on 28 May 2013, 13:52
If youre very easy on the go pedal, you can get reasonable mpg figures.

Over the long weekend I did a couple of trips from London to Milton Keynes up the M1 and was able to hit 63mpg quite easily.

I was sitting mostly around the 70mph mark, with a couple of squirts to get around those annoying people who sit in the overtaking lanes but dont overtake and drive below the speed limit. :angry:

Other conversions:

27km/L
~4L/100km
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Jules Winfield on 30 May 2013, 21:33
I'm finding my fuel consumption has improved quite a bit since swapping my horrible Potenza tyres for some nice new F1 Eagle 2 Asymmetrics.  Previously, the computer would read somewhere in the low 50s for my 20 mile trip to work (mixture of "A" roads and motorway, with some stop/start).  Now, I can get high-50s or low 60s with no trouble at all (tonight I got just over 62).

If memory serves, the most I've ever got out of a tank is about 560 miles, and that's running to almost empty.  Looks like I'll beat that this time.
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: ajmoir36 on 02 June 2013, 19:50
Sure its not just the weather being warmer?
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Jules Winfield on 04 June 2013, 16:21
That does help, but it's never been as good as it is now.  The EU rolling resistance figures are noticeably better if you compare the Potenzas to the Goodyears.

I managed to get 65mpg average a couple of days ago, and I couldn't (and never) have done that with the Potenzas, even if/when it was 30 degrees outside.  The on-board computer read over 700 miles for a while as well - not seen that before.
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Eeef on 04 June 2013, 16:25
Warm weather makes it worse as the air is less dense and you get less bang per litre of air.

Tail wind?
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: ajmoir36 on 04 June 2013, 20:34
But warm weather does help the engine heat up faster to a more efficient state.
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Mr_F on 05 June 2013, 17:16
But warm weather does help the engine heat up faster to a more efficient state.

+1 there is even a graph in the owners manual on this.
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Jules Winfield on 06 June 2013, 19:59
From today, a 20 mile journey - a mixture of some stop-start, motorway (50 and 60mph) and "A" roads (50mph, stuck behind a lorry):

(http://i.imgur.com/61o2eka.jpg)

It peaked at 75mpg about two minutes before the photo was taken, but then I went up two hills before pulling into my driveway.

I find that warm weather does help as well.
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: ajmoir36 on 14 June 2013, 22:43
Got this today.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkR5nZd29WA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkR5nZd29WA)
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Keithuk on 16 June 2013, 01:55

(http://i.imgur.com/61o2eka.jpg)

What are the 3 seat symbols for where the trip mileage should be?
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: ajmoir36 on 16 June 2013, 08:18

(http://i.imgur.com/61o2eka.jpg)

What are the 3 seat symbols for where the trip mileage should be?

I was thinking that too.
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Jules Winfield on 16 June 2013, 21:26
They show whether any rear passengers have their seat belts fastened.  These indicators show up briefly when the car is started; for the photo, the ignition was at position 2 so the mpg reading showed up.

The indicators may show up because the seat belts are plugged in even thought the rear seats are empty (can't say for certain without venturing outside).
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: bbewekim on 31 July 2013, 13:17
I've recently purchased a GTD, been camping twice, car had a minimum of 2 people and on one journey for 200 odd miles 3 people. Mixed driving and not trying to get amazing MPG. 560 miles out of a tank. Amazing when coming from a 1.8t mk4.
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: ajmoir36 on 31 July 2013, 17:21
700 to a tank can be achieved.
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: sam_davies2 on 18 December 2013, 14:38
Mine is currently running at around 53mpg which is about 550 to a tank.....happy with that
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: mike_f on 30 December 2013, 15:22
Hi,

Has anyone done a direct comparison with the Mk7 GTD?

I held off buying a Mk6 and decided to wait for the Mk7 since the fuel economy quoted seemed so much better.

Reading this and comparing to what I can get out my car things seem very different.

I am getting about 41MPG long term over the 4500 miles I have had the car and 49mpg on long motorway runs - 100 miles plus..

I have deliberately been driving conservatively to determine the cars performance but it still seems very difficult to get it over the 50mpg mark.

Quite frustrating given when is quoted in the book.
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Keithuk on 31 December 2013, 02:01
Mine is currently running at around 53mpg which is about 550 to a tank.....happy with that

There must be something wrong with your calculations as I put in 53-54 litres every fill up 520-540 miles and I only get 43mpg average.

(http://www.fuelly.com/sig-uk/43490.png) (http://www.fuelly.com/driver/KeithUK/golf)
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Snoopy on 01 January 2014, 14:59
Mike_f try the mk7 tdi forum a few have changed to the mk7. Monkeyhanger has done alotmof comparison compared to his scirocco TDI he had previously.
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: sam_davies2 on 02 January 2014, 08:35
Mine is currently running at around 53mpg which is about 550 to a tank.....happy with that

There must be something wrong with your calculations as I put in 53-54 litres every fill up 520-540 miles and I only get 43mpg average.

(http://www.fuelly.com/sig-uk/43490.png) (http://www.fuelly.com/driver/KeithUK/golf)

That's what the MFD is showing with around 70 miles left on the range i.e. when the light comes on.  Don't really take it any lower
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Snoopy on 02 January 2014, 18:42
I never trust the cars computer, I always work it out myself with the brim to brim method, which i think is how keith is also doing it.
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: mike_f on 03 January 2014, 17:32
Mike_f try the mk7 tdi forum a few have changed to the mk7. Monkeyhanger has done alotmof comparison compared to his scirocco TDI he had previously.


Yeah thanks - I did start a thread there, seems that the Mk7 is a bit behind the Mk6 performance which is rather disappointing..

I understand you probably can't achieve the official figures but you can't even use them for a comparison given that the mk7 state so much better than the previous generations but in real life they are worse...

Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Snoopy on 04 January 2014, 02:01
As said 99% of car makers are building to meet EU legislations on emission rules. You build to the rules to win. Every competitor kmows this.
The way I look at it is technology's haven't changed that much in the last few years. You cannot get something for nothing. If you want more powerful engines yours going to use more fuel.
Weights another of the fudged figures.
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Keithuk on 04 January 2014, 03:14
That's what the MFD is showing with around 70 miles left on the range i.e. when the light comes on.  Don't really take it any lower

The MFD reading is only a guestimate the only true fuel con is fill the tank, use the tank and fill it again. My memory 2 will show 48 mpg most of the time but the true mpg is only 43.

The low fuel warning will come on at around 50 miles left they will still run when it shows 0 miles again the tank sender unit its accurate either. When its on 0 you get only get 54 litres in a 55 litre tank to fill it up to the neck.
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Dipesh2031 on 20 April 2014, 00:39
I get 35 mpg on average from the gtd, shortish journeys, 45 on motorway, don't know if this is normal
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: jonathan_phang on 26 April 2014, 12:42
Typically get 47 per tank as calculated by fully. Only had it for about 3 tanks worth, and not doing tons of motorway miles recently. Have to admit I thought I'd get 50 easy but it's not too bad. Recently had a DSG service and it's dropped through the floor :( hoping that it adaptations just need time to get used to my driving style again.
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Mr_F on 05 June 2014, 11:35
Get all four wheels aligned, pay the money. I think you get it back on mpg overall.
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Dipesh2031 on 08 June 2014, 04:51
I might try the wheel alignment too, and a DSG reset maybe, cause the 38 average is petrol mpg  :cry:
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: ajmoir36 on 10 July 2014, 20:34
Latest MPG today http://youtu.be/nKAHtlR0pHE (http://youtu.be/nKAHtlR0pHE) 70mpg in the GTD.
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: Starfox on 24 July 2014, 11:31
Just wondering how accurate people find the on-board fuel consumption figure for MPG?  I have been finding on my first three fill ups that it is at least 5MPG off (MFD reporting 55MPG on last fill up - calculated MPG = 50).

Is this normal for this car?  :undecided:
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: ajmoir36 on 24 July 2014, 12:53
I would say that's about right.  5mpg down.
Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: 777boeingman on 01 May 2019, 10:20
I know there has not been a recent addition to this thread, however my 2011 Golf GTD (92,000 miles) is recently new to me.

I enjoy trying a spot of Hypermiling. (Last car Skoda citigo 1.0l achieved a best figure of 87.64 mpg calculated over a distance of 748 miles full-empty using 38.80L)

I note the trip computer over reads by at least 15%.

Best figure so far was last week over 357 miles Alnwick to Crawley trip computer 83.0, calculated full-full 71.34 mpg.

Best predicted tank range seen 353 driven miles, 700 range remaining giving 1053 miles ! This is a dsg.

Title: Re: GTD MPG
Post by: 777boeingman on 06 July 2019, 20:44
Further to my above post. Today I repeated the above journey and improved the trip computer figure to 90.1 mpg over 110 miles. Later at the end of the trip the figure was 89.0 mpg over 353 miles.

I also improved the theoretical total range, I manage to reach the maximum 1000 miles range left, with 130.7 miles already driven = total 1130.7 miles.