2004 Passat Wagon MPG

Old 12-17-2006, 10:04 PM
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Hi guys,

I just purchased a 2004 Passat Wagon GLS. It has the 4 Cyclinder 1.8 L turbo engine. We've had it for about 3 months now, and we've been averaging about 21 MPG!? According to the website and various other resources it should be getting 21 city and 30 Highway, and 25 combined miles. We do mostly combined driving (city and highway) and I feel we should be getting way more than 21 MPG. The computer on board always shows 345 miles available to drive when filling up and we on average get about 240 miles per fill up!? I was just wondering if this was normal and what kind of MPG's do you guys get with your wagons????

Old 12-29-2006, 04:19 AM
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Default RE: 2004 Passat Wagon MPG

I also just purchased a 2004 Passat 1.8T GLS about three weeks ago. Based on a couple of weeks observation, it seems that my city driving usually averages 17-18 mpg, while highway driving averages 30ish mpg. Overall, so far I've been averaging about 23ish mpg, and that is a combined city and highway driving.
The computer on board does show about 350ish miles available to drive (depending on the mpg average), but I usually get 270 miles on average. Maybe the computer on board is faulty? or maybe the tank sensor or indicator on the dash is faulty? I don't know...
Anyone here has the same experience? Some input would be appreciated...
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