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Just out of interest, have you ever noticed what sort of MPG you get from 30-40mph driving in your passat, Martin?
My Passat is the 140PS 2.0 TDi and in my opinion is pretty poor on fuel economy. 30-40mph town driving returns around 35 mpg. On a motorway run it's up to around 40 mpg. You have to drive it very carefully to get 45+ mpg.
The last Passat was the 130PS 1.9 TDi and that would return 40-45 mpg around town and 50 mpg on a run.
The new Passat is very heavy (has to have extra load reinforced tyres) and with 235/45/17 tyres, the rolling resistance is probably quite high, hence the poor fuel consumption.
Currently in martin999's garage:
2011 (11) VW Passat 2.0 TDi SE + options in Island Grey, 2011 (11) Honda CB1000R in Pearl Cool White... oh and a 2004 (54) Secnic II 1.5dCi Dynamique in Ottoman Blue !