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Poll: Mk 7 MPG (469 member(s) have cast votes)

What MPG are you getting out of your Mk 7?

  1. Petrol: 20-30 Mpg (18 votes [3.79%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.79%

  2. Petrol: 30-40 Mpg (162 votes [34.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 34.11%

  3. Petrol: 40-50 Mpg (101 votes [21.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.26%

  4. Diesel: 20-30 Mpg (3 votes [0.63%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.63%

  5. Diesel: 30-40 Mpg (8 votes [1.68%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.68%

  6. Diesel: 40-50 Mpg (86 votes [18.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.11%

  7. Diesel: 50-60 Mpg (66 votes [13.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.89%

  8. Diesel: 60-70 Mpg (23 votes [4.84%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.84%

  9. Petrol: 50 Mpg + (Really...) (2 votes [0.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.42%

  10. Diesel: 70 Mpg + (Really...) (6 votes [1.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.26%

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#31 sammy o

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Posted 21 December 2009 - 06:01 PM

To answer your question, nothing.

Because that is average mpg you are seeing. Your 100 miles is only a percentage of your total miles since the computer was last reset, so your mpg will only alter by a percentage too and a very small percentage at that.

Say your car has done 3000 miles since you last reset, your 100 miles only relates to 3.3% of your total mileage.

So,

30 mpg average for 2900 miles equates to 96.6 gallons of fuel used.
45 mpg average for 100 miles equates to 2.2 gallons used.

So, for 3000 miles you have used 98.8 gallons which works out at 30.36 mpg.

So, that gives you a grand total of 0.36 mpg increase. ;)


i have never reset it ??? how do i lol ............ your 3000 is correct thats what my car has done ! thankyou very useful info there
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#32 sammy o

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Posted 21 December 2009 - 06:02 PM

How many times did you change your numbers until you got a '0.3' out? :)

Similarly I picked up my car with 6miles on the clock at 15mpg average. Probably lots of shuffling round a yard and a few stop/start trips. I didn't reset it. After some commuting and a 100 mile motorway trip it now says 45mpg average. Hopefully it will stabilise the right side of 50.



it makes alot more sense now i know you can reset it ! thanks

#33 Jonny87

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Posted 21 December 2009 - 06:05 PM

i have never reset it ??? how do i lol ............ your 3000 is correct thats what my car has done ! thankyou very useful info there
sam



Click through the options using the stalk selector, when on the MPG option press and hold the button. This also detailed in the manual.

MPG will briefly be all over the place but will settle to an accurate value after about 10 miles, although if all you do is short town journeys I would give it 30 miles.

#34 KeithC

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Posted 21 December 2009 - 06:17 PM

i have never reset it ??? how do i lol ............ your 3000 is correct thats what my car has done ! thankyou very useful info there
sam


As Jonny said for reset.

At least you know the computer is pretty accurate. ;)

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 02:11 PM

Just this morning I reached 48mpg on my 1.6 Titanium for the first time, I was amazed! If I had continued driving in the same way I think it could have reached 49-50mpg, but it was boring, so i'm back to 46.

50mpg has got to be as good as it gets from the 1.6

#36 AndrewL

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 07:54 PM

Just this morning I reached 48mpg on my 1.6 Titanium for the first time, I was amazed! If I had continued driving in the same way I think it could have reached 49-50mpg, but it was boring, so i'm back to 46.

50mpg has got to be as good as it gets from the 1.6


Last week I drove from Birmingham to Preston and back again, up and down the M6 with about 10 miles of City driving in the middle and averaged 42mpg with the cruise control set to 75mph on the motorway. You must've been driving in serious eco mode to get 48, I'm impressed! :)

My mk6 1.25 used to really struggle on the motorway, as it had very little power at the top end in 4th and 5th gear. Last weeks journey the fuel cost 26.50 and I remember I did the exact same run once in my mk6 (drove slightly faster that time though and petrol was a couple of pence per litre more expensive) and it cost 39!

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 06:37 AM

Last week I drove from Birmingham to Preston and back again, up and down the M6 with about 10 miles of City driving in the middle and averaged 42mpg with the cruise control set to 75mph on the motorway. You must've been driving in serious eco mode to get 48, I'm impressed! :)

My mk6 1.25 used to really struggle on the motorway, as it had very little power at the top end in 4th and 5th gear. Last weeks journey the fuel cost 26.50 and I remember I did the exact same run once in my mk6 (drove slightly faster that time though and petrol was a couple of pence per litre more expensive) and it cost 39!



I have to admit that the 48mpg was helped alot by a long section of roadworks with the cruise set to the speed limit of 50mph. After the roadworks I cruised at 60mph for a further 30miles

If the motorway hadn't been empty like it was i wouldn't have bothered because people who drive below motorway cruising speed do get on my nerves a bit lol! But now I know there really are massive gains to be had from driving 60. Easily get 6-7mpg more dropping from 70 to 60

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 04:13 PM

mine was around 33 then i did a few days steady driving and got it too 41.7 at its highest

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 06:41 PM

Mines just hit a new milestone 37.4 MPG!!!! :lol:

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 10:05 AM

The best mine has got was 49.7 MPG / 5.5 L per 100km on an average trip. However, I've seen high fours for the litres per 100km.

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 11:30 PM

Now it's averaging 33.6 mpg which is respectable. It used to be a lot higher, then I guess it just decieded to be eco-friendly.

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 08:11 PM

Getting my 1.6TDCI in 11 weeks time (5th July 2010) in Frozen White with full dress-up kit.

I will be clocking up about 120 miles on my daily commute on the M5. ( so about 35,000 miles annually with other trips etc )

Will let you know my mpg when I get it.

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 08:29 PM

Seems that my 1.6 is putting out better fuel economy with age. Rolled over 4k during the weekend.

Its been showing something like 35mpg on the instruments for most of the time I've had it, but now its hovering just below 40mpg, even with some 'spirited' driving.

Seems to be telling me that I'll get over 350miles to a tank, which is much more like it.

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 09:02 PM

The trip computer is telling me I average around 39
But I think its around 34 really

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 09:15 PM

now mine has a few thousand miles on the clock its getting around 44-46 mpg which i'm happy with!

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