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Guildford to Edinburgh on one tank of petrol

PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:26 am
by gold-soundz
Remember when it was a really big deal that Clarkson managed to drive that diesel Audi from Guildford to Edinburgh? I'm doing almost the same journey on Sunday in my 1.4 TFSI CoD and I think I might be able to make it on one tank - anyone want to take virtual bets? :)

I'm driving to Whitekirk, which is 400 miles away.

Re: Guildford to Edinburgh on one tank of petrol

PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:02 pm
by J400uk
Should be do able, be interested to hear what sort of mpg it returns

Re: Guildford to Edinburgh on one tank of petrol

PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:07 pm
by weasley
JC did a return trip from London to Edinburgh (800 miles) on one tank. Try that!

Re: Guildford to Edinburgh on one tank of petrol

PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:35 pm
by daydotz
Sounds doable let us know how you get on

Re: Guildford to Edinburgh on one tank of petrol

PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:43 pm
by chadders55
I did a trip last weekend From Beverley (Near hull) to Porthmadog in North Wales and back, I averaged 44.6Mgp on the way there and 38.8 on the return trip due to traffic, overall i covered around 420-430 miles (205 each way and a little driving while there). I filled the tank before I set off and the reserve tank warning light came on just as I pulled into my street. So i got around 420- 430 in one tank :)
Im pretty impressed with that :D
(1.4 TSFI 122)

Re: Guildford to Edinburgh on one tank of petrol

PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:57 pm
by MM087
My Scirocco is a beast on fuel and MPG

Re: Guildford to Edinburgh on one tank of petrol

PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:03 pm
by kwakaman
MM087 wrote:My Scirocco is a beast on fuel and MPG

Good or bad breast? Is it better than your A1 you had?

Re: Guildford to Edinburgh on one tank of petrol

PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:12 pm
by MM087
As in Brilliant on Fuel.

Love the Scirocco in my opinion better than my A1

Re: Guildford to Edinburgh on one tank of petrol

PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 6:25 pm
by gold-soundz
Well I did it... very little drama - the light didn't even come on! I was expecting a tense last few miles on 0 range but I had 60 miles still in it :)

It reported 51mpg, but when I brimmed the tank and made a quick calculation it came out as 45.7mpg

Re: Guildford to Edinburgh on one tank of petrol

PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 6:49 pm
by TheWrongun
Nice!