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3.2 V6 consumption over nearly 2 years.

Since I bought my T1 in 2014 I have saved all my refill statistics in an Excel document. Applied some math to it today.

- The average consumption is 17.05 mpg
- The median consumption is 17.43 mpg
- I fill on average 16.12 gallons per filling.
- The fuel price has fallen 4.6% since June 2014 (98 octane, Shell)
- I have to work in 36 minutes extra to cover my fuel expenses from driving to and from work every day. It takes me 35 minutes to drive to work as well.
- Consumption is relatively steady trough the year, even with the parking heater being used every day during the winter. (0.5 L/h).
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Seems about right. I got 18 mpg [Imperial gallons] over 8 years and 100K.

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Funny how the V8 gets similar fuel economy. Mine has averaged 16.6 MPG (US).

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Maybe the savings on gas alone can pay for the upgrade to a newer TDI.
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I have a 3.2 V6 Dual fuel. and it returns 14.5 mpg. daily, through narrow, winding lanes on a 15 mile commute, on LPG or 15.5 mpg on petrol. Motorway cruising 22.0 mpg LPG or 23.0 mpg petrol.These are tank/tank calculations, verified by gauge readings. I don't know how the computer measures the consumption on both fuels, but it does and is almost dead on. Now on 152,000 miles, and had re-con diff (front) fitted, not driven it yet.
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I was wondering how you were getting on with the old girl. Sorry to hear about the diff. How did that manifest itself?

When I had it, the 3.2 did 18 mpg [Imperial gallons] average over the 8 years or so - 14-16 around town on short journeys and 22 cruising at 77 mph true on the motorway so mileage much the same though I always ran on Shell Optimax/Nitro as I found the engine ran smoother and gave me an extra 2 mpg.

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Hello Nooby, Thanks for reply, Much the same as your results then. Excellent news. Except fuel now 50p per litre.

The diff became slightly noisy after about 1500 miles, so decided to fix it since I love the car. Looked for good second hand unit. Loads of diesel ratios, but no petrol ones for under 600+carriage, so found a place in Yorkshire who will fit all new bearings for 350 plus carriage (30 each way) They have many excellent ratings on eBay, doing gearboxes, so had my garage send it off. Will be back tomorrow and if a great success, I will review the job on the forum and give names and contact details. It was only sent off last Thursday and is being returned by courier, but not received as yet.`Whilst in the garage, having all the transmission oils and filters changed, all the other fluids were replaced last year when I first got the car.
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Do you guys think the trip computer stats are accurate?

I mean the range never seems to be, but when it's counting your distance/fuel used it should be pretty much right correct?

Mine ('04 v6) usually comes up with 14l/100km (20mpg), but it does seem a bit thirstier than that.. most of my driving is country roads at 100km/h with 98 octane fuel. when i take short trips (less than 5min) i feel like i can see the fuel gauge going down in real time haha
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