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    New mileage record

    Have been up and down the country this weekend.

    Filled her up to the brim on Saturday morning, the needle didnt move until id hit 280 miles.

    After a long weekends drive, i got home, trip computer was saying i had 40miles left, and i had covered 760miles over the weekend.

    800miles to a tank! I LOVE my car :D

    Wasnt driving like a complete granny, avg speed for the entire journey was 67mph.

    Never thought i would see the day i got 800miles to a tank

    Thought i would share it

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    Well done!

    I take it you don't drive an S3
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    Was this actually in an A3 (55 litre tank)?

    If it was
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    That's rubbish, my Passat had an 80 litre tank and managed 300 miles...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JST_A3 View Post
    Well done!

    I take it you don't drive an S3
    lol no, unfortunately not

    Quote Originally Posted by Igdos View Post
    Was this actually in an A3 (55 litre tank)?

    If it was
    Sure was, wish my camera worked to get a pic

    Quote Originally Posted by V6Pete View Post
    That's rubbish, my Passat had an 80 litre tank and managed 300 miles...
    errrm.....

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    what engine you got in yours then??
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    i drove to africa on a quid of fuel ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10blazin View Post
    i drove to africa on a quid of fuel ....
    I drove to Australia for 99p!

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    At first I read and thought it was a typo error. I thought he must mean 280 from a tank i.e S3.

    Then I realised 800 from a diesel and then I was thinking thats the most I get from a tank and your needle didn't even move. OMFG!!!!

    I do believe the 2.0T engine is a very unefficient engine in terms of fuel cosumption. As I get around 25mpg on avg, where as my dad gets around 19-20 in his RS4. Not a huge difference really. I would say my driving style is in the middle somewhere also.

    Just thoight id comment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveS3Turbo View Post
    At first I read and thought it was a typo error. I thought he must mean 280 from a tank i.e S3.

    Then I realised 800 from a diesel and then I was thinking thats the most I get from a tank and your needle didn't even move. OMFG!!!!

    I do believe the 2.0T engine is a very unefficient engine in terms of fuel cosumption. As I get around 25mpg on avg, where as my dad gets around 19-20 in his RS4. Not a huge difference really. I would say my driving style is in the middle somewhere also.

    Just thoight id comment.

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    yeah i was just joking but on a serious note the 2.0 tfsi is effin terrible on fuel awesome engine though might get it converted to lpg i wonder if you can because the government will put 2 with you to do the conversion so ive heard

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    Quote Originally Posted by smbAudi View Post
    what engine you got in yours then??
    2.0TDI (140PS)

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveS3Turbo View Post
    At first I read and thought it was a typo error. I thought he must mean 280 from a tank i.e S3.

    Then I realised 800 from a diesel and then I was thinking thats the most I get from a tank and your needle didn't even move. OMFG!!!!

    I do believe the 2.0T engine is a very unefficient engine in terms of fuel cosumption. As I get around 25mpg on avg, where as my dad gets around 19-20 in his RS4. Not a huge difference really. I would say my driving style is in the middle somewhere also.

    Just thoight id comment.

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    yeah i noticed when i had a 2.0T for a coutesy car for a day, it DRANK fuel

    barely got 100miles to half a tank

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    used to have an a4 1.9 tdi estate averaged 70 mph to my dads in brighton 600 miles round trip and needle just below quarter of a tank when i got home

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    We're averaging 8.9l/100km (31.7mpg) in our GTI. Different car, of course, but the same engine as the A3 2.0 TFSI.

    Around town I do tend to drive in a more fuel efficient manner than I used to, but I'll still give it a bit of stick every now and then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smudge_don View Post
    2.0TDI (140PS)



    yeah i noticed when i had a 2.0T for a coutesy car for a day, it DRANK fuel

    barely got 100miles to half a tank
    Is it one of the newer common rail models or older? Didn't realise the 2.0 TDI could be that good on economy...

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    My 2.0 TDI certainly isn't that good on the fuel. Most I get is about 520 out of a tank with an average of about 48-49mpg.

    Good going to get nearly 800 miles!
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    800 miles works out at 66mpg!

    Best I got was 590 miles - think I could have pushed it to 600 if I'd had a spare can of diesel in the boot when it ran dry!
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    I managed 601 miles out of my old mapped 1.9tdi vw bora (50litre tank) and so far best is around 520-540 in the 2.0tdi a3 and that's a 55 litre tank. Gonna load up the economy map for the trip to Wales as hope to do the whole return journey and week's driving on the one tank, we will see!

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    Boys, I'm over the moon with 500 to a tank! If I can get 520-550, that'll do me

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    Quote Originally Posted by hutchybee View Post
    I drove to Australia for 99p!
    On 99p well done mate! How long it take you to get there?! HA

    Quote Originally Posted by smudge_don View Post
    Have been up and down the country this weekend.

    Filled her up to the brim on Saturday morning, the needle didnt move until id hit 280 miles.

    After a long weekends drive, i got home, trip computer was saying i had 40miles left, and i had covered 760miles over the weekend.

    800miles to a tank! I LOVE my car :D

    Wasnt driving like a complete granny, avg speed for the entire journey was 67mph.

    Never thought i would see the day i got 800miles to a tank

    Thought i would share it
    Well one on that don! 800 miles my car only does half of that!!! I'd probably have to drive under 60mph to get extra miles out of my tank. Bet you was well chuffed when you got home and saw that! Long drive mind!

    Quote Originally Posted by 10blazin View Post
    i drove to africa on a quid of fuel ....

    Lol have fun in africa blazin! Quid on fuel aswell plus you got a 2.0tfsi sure you never stopped to put another two quid in? ha
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    This thread just makes me want to cry all the way to the cash machine
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveS3Turbo View Post
    At first I read and thought it was a typo error. I thought he must mean 280 from a tank i.e S3.

    Then I realised 800 from a diesel and then I was thinking thats the most I get from a tank and your needle didn't even move. OMFG!!!!

    I do believe the 2.0T engine is a very unefficient engine in terms of fuel cosumption. As I get around 25mpg on avg, where as my dad gets around 19-20 in his RS4. Not a huge difference really. I would say my driving style is in the middle somewhere also.

    Just thoight id comment.

    Dave
    I disagree. I think it's a very efficient engine. I'm currently doing a weekly journey along A and B roads and am getting 400 miles from a tank. If you boot it on motorways it's a different story of course.

    My mate has a Focus ST and struggles to get 250 from a tank when he drives conservatively.
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    400 miles from an S3. That is fantastic, even if driven carefully. Thanks for the info Leon!

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    I get 3-400 miles from a tank - I do too much overtaking on my journey to work to get really good efficiency. If I just sat behind the muppets at 40 mph I'd probably get much better mileage.
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    i just went to poland with my car (my poor suspension ) i filled tank just before trip. driven 597 miles until refuel lamp came up. some speeding(70-120) sometimes doing 60 due to road works. tdi rocks
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    wow! Thats great!

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    Wow! Not expecting that but if I can get about 500 miles per tank I will be happy.

    First time poster here so be gentle people.

    Will take delivery of a 55 plate 06 registered A3 2.0tdi Sport on tuesday afternoon. Only 26k on the clock and is nice and tidy. Test drive was lovely.

    Fuel wise that is going to be a big plus for me as I am coming from a MG ZS 180 2.5 V6. I probably get about 25 MPG if driving like miss daisy. The insurance on the A3 is half the price and car tax too. Big savings all round.

    Seems like a good bunch of people here and look forward to becoming a member of this community.

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    How about this boys?

    Went to the coast a few weeks back, drove there, returned back, all together done about 750miles on two tanks...of LPG...

    I don't know about prices of LPG up there in GB, but my cost was about 40 pounds for the whole trip...

    Car is a new 8P3 ibis 1.6...

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    Bloody hell!

    I was getting 525 to a tank, on my 150 mile a day commute...leaving late, silly speeds all the way there. I adjusted, started leaving early, doing 75 all the way, and was getting around 600-625 miles a tank, including the 15 miles or so of fun twisty roads, and my weekend town driving. Have been on for an indicated 750-800 miles before, but the inevitable twisty roads and town driving always gets in the way.

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    Knocking about I regularly get 29mpg, and on 100mile runs this goes to 39mpg. You boys need to exercise a little right foot control!!!
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    best out of my s3 so far is 340

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    i get 300 out of a 1.6 :S

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    Because you have to hoke it to get anywhere :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by hutchybee View Post
    I drove to Australia for 99p!
    Pfft, I do that every day.
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    560 was mine in the TDI - no aircon for a week lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boydie View Post
    Because you have to hoke it to get anywhere :-(
    ha not wrong!

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    I need a gallon just to fire it up !
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    The best I got from mine is 520miles!
    On average, I get 450miles before the refuel light comes on!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl P View Post
    Wow! Not expecting that but if I can get about 500 miles per tank I will be happy.

    First time poster here so be gentle people.

    Will take delivery of a 55 plate 06 registered A3 2.0tdi Sport on tuesday afternoon. Only 26k on the clock and is nice and tidy. Test drive was lovely.

    Fuel wise that is going to be a big plus for me as I am coming from a MG ZS 180 2.5 V6. I probably get about 25 MPG if driving like miss daisy. The insurance on the A3 is half the price and car tax too. Big savings all round.

    Seems like a good bunch of people here and look forward to becoming a member of this community.
    Welcome Carl

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    i get 300 out of a 1.6 :S

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