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Offline deerehill78@googlemail.co

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GTD drinking fuel like a petrol car???
« on: 10 March 2019, 21:31 »
Hi, i have recently bought a 2016 golf GTD (DSG) i have notice the car sucks alot of fuel, i drive it on a daily basis to work £20 will prob last me 3 days in total my trip is 34 miles does this seem right or is it just me? I drive it in eco mode but i want to have more fun in it but if put it in normal mode then you can really see the needle move........ someone please help!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: GTD drinking fuel like a petrol car???
« Reply #1 on: 10 March 2019, 22:10 »
Are you saying that you are getting 102 miles from £20 of diesel? Or is that 34 miles each way, in which case 204 miles.

If it's 34 miles total per day, then that's about 30mpg depending on how much you're paying for fuel), which isn't great for a car capable of double that. However, there are multiple factors in fuel economy and the car is only one of them. If it's cold weather, you sit in a lot of traffic jams, or you're a bit heavy footed then none of these things will help fuel economy. Neither will carrying lots of unnecessary weight, short journeys where the engine doesn't get up to temp or lots of steep inclines.

You could start by checking tyre pressures and engine oil levels.
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Re: GTD drinking fuel like a petrol car???
« Reply #2 on: 12 March 2019, 12:38 »
Hi, i have recently bought a 2016 golf GTD (DSG) i have notice the car sucks alot of fuel, i drive it on a daily basis to work £20 will prob last me 3 days in total my trip is 34 miles does this seem right or is it just me? I drive it in eco mode but i want to have more fun in it but if put it in normal mode then you can really see the needle move........ someone please help!!!!!!!!!!

Previously owned a 63 plate GTD with DSG for 3 years and even at sustained  town driving I would get low to mid 30's, the long term average over 3 years ended up being 38 MPG (town, commute and Motorway) but on Motorways I was easily getting mid 50s +

My Golf R is averaging 29 MPG on exactly the same demographic of driving as the GTD

ECO mode only makes any difference on Motorways and its marginal, I dumped the use of that many years ago, it may as well nt exist as an option

The type of driving that drove down the GTD economy was definitely the town and local driving and fact I just drive the car and not look at economy (use the performance) 

To increase economy you need to let engine warm up sufficiently and get to a steady speed, the economy would rise markedly - sweet spot is the 55-65 MPH zone I would say, engine revs are low and you are cruising -

Moved to the R as its the car you would want given the AWD and the 300 BHP but will say the GTD is all the car you would ever need, decent performance, and an amazing long legged cruiser, churning the miles in great comfort (especially with DCC) and decent economy also (remember getting 450 miles out of £55 worth of diesel)

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Re: GTD drinking fuel like a petrol car???
« Reply #3 on: 15 March 2019, 21:08 »
Eco mode makes virtually zero difference. Just forget it.

I can only assume that you've been sitting in traffic to hit that low mpg, because on the open road, even at low temperatures (which do effect consumption) fully ragging it (and yes the GTD does bloody fly when you rag it!), you still get 40mpg in my experience.

Going a steady 70mph down the motorway or 50mph on free flowing A roads, I'd expect to see 50+ mpg, even as high as approaching sixty if the weather and the terrain is flat enough.

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Re: GTD drinking fuel like a petrol car???
« Reply #4 on: 15 March 2019, 22:03 »
mines sh!te on fuel too , owned it since september last year ,,only getting 350 miles to full tank of fuel 43litres =350 mile . i wish i bought petrol now my mk6 was much better on fuel :angry: