Just out of curiosity, what kind of mileage are you guys getting from this
So far, mine is running quite high...I mean....400 km for a tank of gas (55
and thats with normal driving (60 % city, 40% hwy, 15% of the time
aggressive hehehee), premium gas.....
Could there be something wrong....I plugged in a Vag com and no codes at
all.... I hope this is not the normal range for this engine :o)
I don't think there's anything wrong. That's just how these cars are.
Heavy + quattro + turbo = bad gas mileage.
Although, if you haven't changed your air filter or spark plugs in a while,
I'd suggest you do. ;-)
OT: Did you get your chip/turbo issues straightened out?
I just got my X-chip back in the car... and for some reason it doesn't feel
as "fast" as I remembered it, but then again, it's been so long ago, it may
have just been my imagination...
With my old good chip I get 700 odd km out of a tank if I drive sparingly -
then again I praise myself on my never using the brakes unless strictly
necessary - which means I save on both gas and pads/rotors. Normal driving
will get me 600 odd, and spirited about 480. So, the secret goes: the better
you are at anticipating - and that means keeping a good distance to the car
in front - that's why I try to be precisely that one :), the less you'll
have to use your brakes which in turn translates into better fuel economy.
Now, let me tell you something. Normal ordinary people don't have a clue
what economical driving is this side of the ocean - that's my side, and with
the kind of prices you guys are getting for gas overseas I don't see why you
should worry in the least!
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