Last post on Mar 02, 2009 at 11:43 AM
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Volkswagen Golf, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Hatchback
#10 of 19 Re: Volkswagen Owners: MPG-Real World Numbers [tdigearhead]
Nov 24, 2005 (7:50 am)
EPA window sticker in 2003 was 42/49.
I have every tank full documented, lowest 44 mpg (75% freeway traffic, light to bumper to bumper), 48 highway average. Daily commute (20% city, 80% highway, range is 48-51 mpg, 50 mile R/T ) highest 62 mpg. 2003 TDI Jetta, 5-spd, app 68,000 miles
I lifted your format, just substituted my data.
#11 of 19 01 Beetle Sport
Nov 29, 2005 (7:56 pm)
I average approx 28-29 mpg as I drive 60 miles RT to/from my office. Almost all hwy miles at 65 mph.
I do use 93 octane. The past holiday weekend i average 32mpg. on a 1100 mile jaunt to West Texas!
#12 of 19 fuel efficiency vw golf tdi
Nov 04, 2007 (10:20 pm)
I'm looking at diesel Golfs. My priority with that car is fuel efficiency. I found a decent price on a used 2002 that's loaded with heated seats, 8 air bags, etc. Anyone know how much weight loaded features add and if you lose much in terms of MPG?
#13 of 19 Re: fuel efficiency vw golf tdi [mgregor]
Nov 05, 2007 (7:16 am)
A good rule of thumb is 1 mpg per 100#'s. So with the options you mentioned, almost negligible.
Some folks really do this kind of stuff as a hobby. I have heard of running the car with 1/2 tank of fuel, removal of rear seats, no spare tire or tools, etc, etc,.
Jan 01, 2008 (10:07 am)
2002 Golf,4dr, GLS, 2.0L, 5 Speed, stock tire size, 99% highway using the lowest octane, no tune up, no add-on/mods, not using cruise control, some bumper to bumper work commuter traffic - 30-31MPG
The engine is at a high RPM at highway speeds of 65MPH.
#15 of 19 2005 Golf GLS 2.0L Automatic
Feb 28, 2008 (6:51 am)
Interstate, cruise control on 75, A/C off: 25 MPG
Daily Commute, 60/40 to 70/30 mix of highway and bumper-to-bumper, 19-21 MPG
I think the automatic really kills the mileage in this car, winds up being the same or a little worse than my 2001 Buick Regal GS with it's 3.8L supercharged V6.
#16 of 19 Re: Volkswagen Owners: MPG-Real World Numbers [roadrunner3429]
May 13, 2008 (6:44 pm)
2005 Golf GLS TDI 5-speed Tiptronic. 41 mpg (hwy, city mixture)
#17 of 19 Re: fuel efficiency vw golf tdi [mgregor]
Jul 16, 2008 (6:31 am)
The heated seats and airbags make no difference as all TDIs have the airbags. My 03 TDI has all options (except for the automatic, which is not a good choice with the TDI). I regularly best the EPA numbers. Lately, with higher fuel costs, I have lowered my highway speed to 67 mph. With the general slowdown I have noticed out there, it is not too slow for most traffic conditions. And my highway mpg has gone from just over 50 to between 55 and 60 mpg.
#18 of 19 2001 Golf 2 liter, 5 speed, 4 door
Aug 04, 2008 (10:26 am)
Recently figuered out my total overall mileage 45,000 miles: 30.9 mpg
#19 of 19 Real World fuel economy
Mar 02, 2009 (11:43 am)
I have had my 2003 Golf TDI for almost 6 years. I have noted every filling. During the first 5 years my yearly average has been 49.5 MPG. Last year I began hypermling. I do not like the term and the phrase ecodriving For economy and ecology). Last year I averaged 58.5 MPG and over 700 miles per tank. I hope to improve upon this this year.