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Old 06-29-2013, 05:19 AM   #23993
OldnoGPS
Just a sightseer
 
Joined: Sep 2004
Location: Earlysville, Virginia
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Originally Posted by jgiacobbe View Post
Slogged through 10 hrs and 46 minutes of driving the TDi from Orlando. I stopped in NC 3 times in 3 consecutive exits to find a bathroom, lunch and a diesel pump that was pay at the pump. Otherwise all nonstop. Averaged 71 mph. I can turn off the am I there yet part of my brain in the car most of the time. Harder for me to do that on a bike.

Oh, and the TDi averaged 47mpg. It is definitely a highway car.
We drove our TDi wagon to NH for a wedding then up to Acadia NP last week, same route back to Va. Averaged 48.2 mpg for the trip, car only had 600 miles on it when we left. Would have done better except for two days of wedding related taxi duty. Best thing was that basically every station up there has diesel pay at the pump. Some have it at every pump (6 pumps in downtown Keene, NH). Highway car for sure.
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