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Old 12-28-2017, 06:50 PM
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ahhh, makes sense! yah, definitely a roof rack and a box would be a nice touch on the GTI. i think it looks fashionable too actually.
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Old 01-02-2018, 04:34 PM
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GAFIT - how's the trip going so far?
Back home. Golf did great other than fuel economy. It's continuing to slip. Maybe it doesn't like the cold? Two tanks on return trip (loaded with cargo, cold outside, and uphill going from sea level back to NE GA). First tank was 29mpg and second was 31mpg. Onboard computer continues to be a complete lie though showing low/mid 30's.

Car drives well, but my big arse Lincoln gets almost the same highway fuel economy.

That being said, it really is an impressive driving car given it's size and cost.
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Old 01-02-2018, 07:15 PM
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good to hear you enjoyed your Golf. does your golf use premium gas or regular?

premium gas in my area is significantly more than regular gas so if you're on regular gas on the Golf, chances are you are still saving some money vs your lincoln? when i fill up the GK on occasion, i crack up cause it only fills like $20-22. where as my GTI easily over $30 every week (i fill about 10 gallons).
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First tank was 29mpg and second was 31mpg. Onboard computer continues to be a complete lie though showing low/mid 30's.
The other lying gauge is the engine temperature gauge. When we had a month of zero degree weather a couple of years ago, my MKVI had a tough time keeping up to temp for ideal operation on the highway. A car that got high 30s in the summer saw days that barely broke 30mpg.

The VW temperature gauge looks like a real thermometer, but it's an idiot gauge that always reads in the middle as long as the engine isn't stone cold or melting down.
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Old 01-02-2018, 08:25 PM
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We have settled on 89 in the Golf. It can run on 87, but you can tell the difference in performance. Can't tell the difference from 89 to 93, so...

nobdy, I suspect you are right about the temperature issue. I think in 25-35 degree weather, it's not actually getting up to full operating temp and the fuel mileage is suffering. The fuel mileage drop from 35/36 down to 29/31 came right at the same time the temps dropped.
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Old 01-02-2018, 08:57 PM
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89 sounds good. we have 87, 89, (92) and 93 but for some reason 93 is like 30cents more per gallon or something. i dont really care that much, but i just thought a huge penalty for us with performance cars. lol with the piggyback and reflash both set for 93 octane, i only run 93.

i watch the oil temp gauge on my Golfs.
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Old 01-08-2018, 04:08 PM
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The Fit's carrying capacity continues to astonish me. My Fit-driving college student headed back to school today with a classmate, with both carrying a ton of stuff back to campus. The car sat low like it was bagged <g>, but all looked safe and off they went.

Am awaiting a phone call tonight that the mighty 1.5L was up to the task and that all went well. :-)
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Old 01-08-2018, 08:13 PM
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yah agreed alco! especially the GK has so much room inside it is very impressive.

i trust that all went well? :D
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Old 01-08-2018, 08:51 PM
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Nice Alco! Hope they had an uneventful trip!

Makes me reminisce about heading off to college in my 1980 Prelude. It didn't hold as much as a Fit and probably had less power, but it treated me well.
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Old 01-10-2018, 07:49 PM
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Thanks guys -- yep, all went well on the trip and Felix The Fit again resides in Student Parking.

I had a 1980 Accord LX 5-Speed bought new, which I loved and drove forever. I think it and the Prelude shared much.
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Old 01-10-2018, 08:44 PM
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sounds good alco!
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Old 01-11-2018, 12:38 PM
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Glad to hear your daughter & Felix made the tip safe & sound.
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