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Offline The Doc

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Re: GTD MPG?
« Reply #10 on: 04 January 2011, 20:53 »
28-33 in what version Mac7 "R"?

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Re: GTD MPG?
« Reply #11 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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Re: GTD MPG?
« Reply #12 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.
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Re: GTD MPG?
« Reply #13 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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Re: GTD MPG?
« Reply #14 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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Re: GTD MPG?
« Reply #15 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...
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Re: GTD MPG?
« Reply #16 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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Re: GTD MPG?
« Reply #17 on: 06 January 2011, 18:33 »
Paid for cruise when ordering mine, couldn't do without it.
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Re: GTD MPG?
« Reply #18 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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Re: GTD MPG?
« Reply #19 on: 06 January 2011, 21:18 »
I use cruise A LOT can't live without it.