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MPG for VW Topaz

Post by tommyash on Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:52 am

Hi,
Can anyone tell me what kind of mpg I could expect of my !996 VW Topaz, diesel, 2.4 engine?
I'm using it for round town trips at the moment but we shall be off on more extended driving just as soon as the weather improves.
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Re: MPG for VW Topaz

Post by Dutto on Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:32 pm

tommyash wrote:Hi,
Can anyone tell me what kind of mpg I could expect of my !996 VW Topaz, diesel, 2.4 engine?
I'm using it for round town trips at the moment but we shall be off on more extended driving just as soon as the weather improves.
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Hi there,

I'm afraid that this is a "how long is a piece of string" question! wave

Apart from vehicle and engine design fuel consumption is massively affected by:

o top speed,

o acceleration and deceleration,

o weight carried,

o driving conditions,

o vehicle maintenance and

o grade/type of fuel.

As you are using the vehicle around town at the moment I suggest that you fill the tank to the top, note down the mileage and then after a hundred miles or so re-fill the tank and check what you have achieved on the MPG calculation. up!

After that the challenge is "Self Improvement" to see if you can better that figure! (In order of magnitude the top three users of fuel under your immediate control are 1. Top Speed. 2. Acceleration/deceleration. 3. Weight.) look here

Enjoy. allthumbz

Best regards,
drinksallround

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Re: MPG for VW Topaz

Post by hillwalker on Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:03 pm

Hi tommyash, I was pointed to this brilliant spread sheet by someone on this brilliant forum, sick bag please nurse!! apologies for not remembering your name. it works for me

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Re: MPG for VW Topaz

Post by ssjohnl on Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:33 pm

We usually average about 32 mpg on long trips.
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Re: MPG for VW Topaz

Post by roli on Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:35 am

driven steadily as John says 32 mpg min but 35mpg is obtainable. Thrash it and its 27mpg

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