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How many miles to the gallon? on average!

this poll is not engine specific - so the results will include V6 Petrol, V8 Petrol, 2.5Tdi, V6 3.0Tdi and the V10 Diesel engines
 

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Hi Kaine,

Do you know what the average MPG for the 2.5 tdi is? I'm getting around 25 around town. I'm doing 12 miles per day, 6 miles to work and 6 back. Does this sound good in your experience or should I be shouting at the dealer asking for my extra few mpg?!

Thanks ohh font of all knowledge
 

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Danny - I'd say 25mpg is fine - members tend to report anything between 24-30mpg on average - all depending on style of driving etc. 25mpg around town would be pretty good - a good test would be to measure how it performs over a long run - I used to get around 27-30mpg on a long motorway run

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Regularly average 28 mpg on my short commute. The 2.5, like most engines I guess, is far more economical once warmed up. Early trip it will hover around 21 but then average 28 on a typical trip. Got almost 32 mpg average on a trip from Cornwall to the Midlands a few weeks back, not bad for an auto.

Hired a 1.8 Mondeo in Scotland last week which only did 33mpg on A roads with steady driving (speed cameras everywhere and traffic)...... that was surprising and great ammunition for use against the anti-4x4 lobby!
 

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According to the trip computer I've averaged 20.4mpg over the last 2900 miles. Significantly more than the 19.3mpg manufacturer's claims and pretty decent for a 4.2 V8 that has a short commute to work each day...
 

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Danny said:
Hi Kaine,

Do you know what the average MPG for the 2.5 tdi is? I'm getting around 25 around town. I'm doing 12 miles per day, 6 miles to work and 6 back. Does this sound good in your experience or should I be shouting at the dealer asking for my extra few mpg?!

Thanks ohh font of all knowledge
Danny I have a 2.5tdi and I would say 25mpg fora journey like yours is good.
Like kaine I get 30 on a good motorway run.
Mixed motoring I get 27 or so and I am fairly gentle driver
 

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I am fairly gentle driver
Ha ha ha.... Nimrod, are you some kind of Albanian Refugee..?

It's like Mrs. Doubtfire.....

I am job.
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How dare you insult Albanian.
I challenge you to duel.
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Highest = 25 over 130mile round trip
Lowest = 17 City driving
Average is 19 - 20 everyday

Remember: You cant take your money with you.... :shock:
 

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Highest = 25 over 130mile round trip
Lowest = 17 City driving
Average is 19 - 20 everyday

Remember: You cant take your money with you.... :shock:
I agree chap you can not take it with you

10- 20 depending on how clear the road is


 

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just done a round trip from south wales to heathrow and back. 310 miles with cruise control set to 70 all the way (more or less). Averaged 30.1mpg. I think i could easily improve on that if i didn't use cruise control.
 

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My fuel ecomony has been suprisingly good- I bought the Touareg to tow a caravan (a 1750kg twin axel jobby) which I took to Wales and left there for the summer- driving there each weekend.
On the long run there it would do about 28.5mpg- with an all time best of 29.7mpg, after 2 days of short runs into town and the beach etc the average drops to 26.5mpg and then by the time I get home the full 500 mile round-trip averages about 28mpg.
I have not reset the long-term trip which is showing an average of 26.2mpg- so I guess the town driving in the wek is killing it.
Towing is another story- when I took the caravan there it was on the back of a 2.5TDI which averaged 22mpg (and a 6 hour journey time as there was a crash..)- last weekend I brought the caravan home for the winter in 4 hours 10 minutes and averaged 20.2mpg (but I was flying as the best time I have ever done the same route without the caravan is 3 hours 50 mins).

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Hi Cas,

I tow too. My long term average over 8000 miles is 30.2mpg after towing for 700 miles also.

As a matter of interest, where did you keep your caravan over the summer? I often take trips further west with the caravan, so wondered if you were one of the tregs i've seen on sites.
 

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We left the caravan at a small site near Cardigan:

http://www.blaenwaunfarm.com

It is in a very scenic spot and I must admit the drive there is usually great- some nice dual carriageways around Shrewsbury for overtaking (even with a caravan in tow?), the drive over the mountains near Llangurig gives the tip-tronic selection and brakes a good work-out and the last part along the A487 next to the coast is picturesque.

I will miss going there this weekend- I will have to take the Touareg to Buxton or Bakewell on Sunday to blow the cobwebbs of it

Regard Cas
 
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