- Dec 15, 2019
2.0 184 with stage 1 remap
Is that normal? I feel like it's not enough
Is that normal? I feel like it's not enough
Very economical, to try and see the milage I could get from a full tank. Probably getting just about 400 miles...What sort of driving were you doing to get that figure?
I have a 184 with a DTUK chip which is essentially stage 1 so can compare with you.
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Sorry also what kind of roads were you driving economically?Very economical, to try and see the milage I could get from a full tank. Probably getting just about 400 miles...
I bought the car with the remap so i wouldn't know, I asked the previous owner and he told me that he doesn't remember the mpg being worse after the remap so I'm guessing it wasn't so different to what it is nowAnd what was the MPG when it was stock? Obviously more power will reduce the MPG. What journeys are you doing? As you won’t get more than 37 around town/ city
6 miles in 30mph roads says it all, a diesel isn’t designed for this, so you will be getting 30-40mpg and no more. If you were to commute 25 miles say, on NSL or open flowing roads you’d be probably over 50-60mpg. Which is what diesels are designed for.Yeah so my commute to work is about 6 miles, mostly 30 roads and sometimes I take the motorway and drive roughly between 70 and 80 miles an hour, regardless whether my car is warm or not it gives me the same average. I tend to put it in neutral if I need to stop way before the actual stop if its a red light or something. I normally drive in thr highest possible gear but it does actually come up with the recommended gear which I don't believe it to be a great feature as I just don't feel it's correct or giving the best recommendation of gear...
I previously owned a 1.9 tdi golf mk5 diesel and it used to give me 500 miles per full tank, but then again it was 105bhp which is a scratch on 215.. But yeah thanks for your input. Just needed to make sure nothing was wrong with my car lol6 miles in 30mph roads says it all, a diesel isn’t designed for this, so you will be getting 30-40mpg and no more. If you were to commute 25 miles say, on NSL or open flowing roads you’d be probably over 50-60mpg. Which is what diesels are designed for.
I've probably done about just over 1000 miles in the month and a half I've owned it for. So I haven't yet driven this car in summer. I'm guessing for my work commute it would be better for me to use the motorway? How's your car treating you in terms of mpg@Moe; I can remember in the early days of the mk7 Golf that quite a few Golf GTD owners (same 2.0 litre 184 bhp engine) we’re seeing sub-40 mpg from their cars during the colder / winter months, so high 30’s isn’t unusual with the VAG 2.0 Diesel engine. What sort of distance have you covered / how many tankfulls of fuel have you used to monitor your fuel consumption. Does that 37 mpg figure include summer motoring or is it all winter driving?
Winter diesel will have a negative impact on mpg, as will under-inflated tyres, and regular active DPF regens (likely if you’re doing a fair amount of town driving).
My current car is a petrol engined VW. I have owned diesel VW’s - last one was a mk6 2.0 Golf GTD. From memory I used to get around 40mpg during the winter months, and that would improve by around 10% to mid 40’s during warmer months, when filling stations sell ‘normal’ (non-winter) diesel.I've probably done about just over 1000 miles in the month and a half I've owned it for. So I haven't yet driven this car in summer. I'm guessing for my work commute it would be better for me to use the motorway? How's your car treating you in terms of mpg
+1, you're probably better off with a hybrid or ev if mpg is a priority, for your commute a diesel isn't a great choice.Your commute is 6 miles.
Basically you have bought the wrong car.
Petrol or diesel no car is getting over 40 mpg in a 6 mile work commute simple as that, be lucky if the coolant is even up to full operating temperature but the time it is switched off and zero chance of the oil being up to temperature.
When I drive outside of rush hour traffic in my 1.8 TSI I can get over 50 mpg. Most i've got was 56 but that was on a mostly flat road driving between 40 and 55 mph for about 20 miles with lots of coasting on downhills. (I was following a truck with no potential to overtake so just sat buck and cruised)I once went on a UK road trip with my Leon Mk3 2.0TDI 150 DSG. Eg..London to York, to Leeds, to Cambridge, to London, to Standsted Airport, then back from airport, had low fuel come on (still had 60 miles on the range). Left London with a full tank. So in 'ideal' condiions for diesel, it could do 550 ish miles on a full tank. I did around 53-54 mpg for the entire trip.