New Car gets 55mpg…

The last vehicle I got rid of was a VW, a VW camper van that averaged around 18 very under powered miles per gallon. There’s a new vehicle in the driveway now, I’ve gone back to the VW brand, a 2004 VW TDI Golf. This VW gets 55 miles per gallon.

For some time now I had been looking on the internet for good deals on VW Turbo Deisel (TDI) vehicles. They put the TDI engines in the Beetle, Jetta, Passat, and Golf. The website lists vehicles and their respective fuel economy, VW TDI vehicles consistently rank at the top in mpg, upwards of 50 mpg on the highway.

I’ve had mine for a little over one month now. For the most part, I have been doing city driving and been averaging 38 mpg. However, this past weekend I drove to St. Louis and back. On the return trip, I kept my RPMs low and averaged around 67 mph. After returning home I filled the tank back up to discover I had gotten 55 mpg on the trip home.

posted at 20:11:09 on 10/24/05 by Tony Rigdon – Category: General