: Amazing V wagon



ScareyFast63
05-24-13, 11:13 AM
Ordered a 2013 Vwagon. Picked it up May 15th with a full tank of BP 93 octane.To date have driven 198 miles, 40% highway (65mph) and 60% in town.

Put gas in today when gauge showed half full. Took 8.4 gals, made sure to keep adding till it would not take any more. Went home and did the math, 198miles divided by 8.4 and WOW I was getting 23 MPG.

HAPPY? well I certainly am. Of course I do not jack-rabbit at lights and try to back off the throttle when I can.

This is not a war story!:duck:

Chrispy
05-24-13, 11:18 AM
congrats on the wagon :) I assume you're driving it gently due to break in and will soon start enjoying the power / performance like you're supposed to? :)

Jinx
05-24-13, 11:46 AM
Wow. Are you sure they installed the right engine? ;)

Xaqtly
05-24-13, 11:51 AM
Yeah I don't think I've ever gotten 23 mpg across half a tank. Maybe if I were going downhill the whole time...

Random84
05-24-13, 11:57 AM
I average 16.1mpg - but I drive mostly in-town (35-50mph zones) with a LOT of stoplights. I also do get on it frequently because... well, that's why I bought it.

However, for the way I drive the car, I feel 16+ average mpg's is pretty good.

For reverence, my wife has the 3.6L CTS base wagon, and her average mpg is only 17.6; and she has more interstate trips (and a much less aggressive driving style) than I do.

IMHO, the CTSV is definitely a 5-door winner.

Me Wanna A V
05-24-13, 01:24 PM
Let's see some pictures of the new wagon!!!!!!!!

1997BlackETC
05-24-13, 03:04 PM
Maybe its got the V6?

khoeysr
05-24-13, 03:17 PM
Uh oh. Somebody got a V Sport wagon.:thepan:

Trapspeed
05-24-13, 06:08 PM
Take an average of a whole tank after you hit "E" or the reserve light and see what you get.

thebigjimsho
05-24-13, 08:05 PM
Yes, the OP has unproven variables...

vfaninva
05-24-13, 09:39 PM
I average 13-15mpg at best with 90% city driving.

r_calif
05-24-13, 10:51 PM
I average 13-15mpg at best with 90% city driving.

Really?? I'm driving about 90% city and averaging 9.1 (ouch) according to the trip computer. Lots of hills, but still, my fuel economy seems atrocious, and I'm not driving it that hard.

Random84
05-25-13, 09:36 AM
Really?? I'm driving about 90% city and averaging 9.1 (ouch) according to the trip computer. Lots of hills, but still, my fuel economy seems atrocious, and I'm not driving it that hard.

How many miles on the car - could there be a need for maintenance (like air filter), or extra cargo in the back? Any tunes or power modifications?

I averaged 12mph for about a week when I drove the car off the lot, but it's trended up for whatever reason.

Atv
05-25-13, 01:58 PM
Must be nice living in a city that only has down hills, and alway has a tail wind.

CavemanB52
05-25-13, 04:03 PM
I'm averaging 16 lately but I'm in New Mexico 4000 + altitude. In Louisiana I averaged 12 for in town driving. On the highway I get 21.

r_calif
05-26-13, 01:13 AM
How many miles on the car - could there be a need for maintenance (like air filter), or extra cargo in the back? Any tunes or power modifications?

I averaged 12mph for about a week when I drove the car off the lot, but it's trended up for whatever reason.

The car is brand new. About 230 miles. And there's no cargo in the car. I guess I blame it on the hills; my previous car, a 2006 Pontiac GTO, also barely topped 10 mpg average unless I took it on the highway.