A lack of electricity to the engine due to faulty wiring or a discharged battery may be to blame. This is preferable for mpg's than changing down and using a lighter right foot. Augmented vehicles plugin prototypes do use the battery to help and they get well over 100mpg on the highway because of it. Joe, we are glad to have you here but you really need to calm down and check your facts before posting something like that. I find that with 800+ mile tanks, there's always those couple trips that bring down the tank average and keep you from getting really good tanks. Looks do matter, but that really isn't the point here -- and a whole boat load of people are voting the same way with their pocket books right now as they try to deal with the high price of fuel. On the other hand, one tank tells you just about nothing.
And the Golf is a blast to drive, too! My commute is an 80 mile round trip commute, of which 73 is all highway. I cant count 120,000 mi how many times that's been a reality for me. With a diesel, fuel is injected directly into the cylinder near the top of the compression stroke, where it is immediately ignited by the heat of high compression diesel compression ratios are often 17:1 or higher. I'm very happy with the performance and mileage per tank. Out of 304 tanks of fuel over the past 5+ years. This car is hard to find with a vr6 engine but if you can grab it right away because otherwise your stuck with a 2.
Like what was said in an earlier post, I need to make sure I vent when I refuel, and wait for about 3 tanks for a true average. The battery is too small to offer much in the way of help over large distances and really doesn't come into play much at the higher speeds you are comparing to. Thanks for all your input! I use cruise set at 76 mph, and try to do all the fuel saving things I can when I'm up to speed that you mentioned in your posts. Good cars seem to be capable of 50 mpg on the highway. Trouble Spots Climate control Description: If ventilation knobs become hard to operate or no air is being directed to the floor vents, it is possible the air distribution flaps have malfunctioned.
Thanks and I look forward to your responses. The combo produces eye-popping fuel economy of 40 mpg in the city and 49 mpg on the highway. Jack rabbit starts driving with rpms always high and heavy braking due to overaccelerating will knock a big chunk out of your mpgs. Run three full tanks, refill vented or, even better, ventectomied and look at the numbers you got. Pump up the tire pressures.
With my high speeds on the highway I only get upper 40s to low 50s on the highway. I got 62mpg in it at the Lacey fuel economy challenge 90 miles of back roads a couple months ago. While gas mileage figures for the conventionally powered compact Jetta are good, diesel-powered Jettas are remarkably efficient by American standards. Back then, diesel fuel cost about 20 percent less than gas. Primary Use: Commuting to work Great On Fuel!!!! If you read posts by the expert Prius drivers here you will quickly discover that they avoid use of the battery as much as possible because of conversion losses involved in charging it back up afterward. We have only one or two occasional visitors who even own one of those -- the rest are stock. Personally, I drive an unmodified Honda Insight to numbers over 100mpg at highway speeds -- and I avoid the battery like the plague to do it.
Well, for one thing the prius is the ugliest damn thing on the road. Primary Use: Commuting to work Junk! This vehicle was very dependable for the time I owned it. Mine returned ~ 40mpg highway with bigger nozzles, so not so shabby. They buy it because it does get good mileage, it is plenty utilitarian with the hatch, and is very reliable. City Hwy 2010 Volkswagen Jetta 4 cylinder 2.
No trouble codes are stored in computer. So no, it doesn't use batteries to get the high numbers on the highway. A lot of people on this site do, and for the most part those are the ones posting the great fuel economy numbers. Needed a lot of repairs. Get some more experience and come back to us with numbers. Just goes to prove the whole point of existence of cleanmpg: driving style and conditions make a huge difference in fuel economy, far more than most people realize. Primary Use: Commuting to work In All This Isnt A Bad Car — It is a very interesting car and has a lot of potential to look nice along with be pretty quick but in order for that to happen you need to have some money because german parts arnt cheap.
I'm also wondering how the high compression will compete with the Atkinson or other easy starting engines that suit the hybrid purpose. Best mpg I've ever seen is 50-even. If your transmission is functioning correctly make sure you allow reverse to spin down before moving the shift lever - the reverse idler gear in those transmissions is prone to failure, and not cheap to replace. Are you trying to start an argument with half the people here? Then I spend about another 5 minutes pressing the vent button and slowly filling it up until the foam seams to stop falling down the fill tube and I see clear fluid. He had a unique method in which he would throw it into a slight glide and bleed off about 2 mph per mile.
Very little maintenance other than routine oil changes, etc. It cranks out 172 horsepower at 5400 rpm and 173 pound-feet of torque at 4200 rpm. I don't understand this widespread diesel vs. Like the previous models, these third-generation Golf and Jetta models have sporty handling for family cars. Well, I just filled up the Jetta again. I'm new to diesels now 4 months and have been tracking my mileage since day one.