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Old 08-11-2014, 12:46 PM   #1
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Default Finally some decent gas mileage!

Took the family from the SF Bay Area to a rental house 150 yards from the ocean in Solana Beach (20 miles or so north of San Diego). Stats:

-1030 miles round trip
-95% freeway miles but some stop 'n' go in LA traffic (probably 90 minutes total, both ways) and some short day trips in SD
-Total gas mileage per computer: 25.2
-As measured via miles divided by gallons consumed: 25.0
-Average freeway speed minus traffic: 75-78

All in all a pretty impressive number for a squat little beast! Cheers.
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Old 08-11-2014, 02:29 PM   #2
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2.0, 3.0, or TDI? That would put the numbers in context!
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I picked up an SQ5 last Saturday.... Very Nice. I've been getting over 23 mpg and still having fun getting on it once and a while. I won't complain about that considering the screaming motor in this bad boy.
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2.0, 3.0, or TDI? That would put the numbers in context!
My bad! 2011 Premium+ 2.0T, about 42k miles on the odo.

FYI just down the road from you in San Mateo, Highlands neighborhood, Bunker Hill exit just off 280. Wifey works @ the stem cell agency near the AT&T ballpark.
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I know that stretch of 280 very well! I live off of the 280 at Westborough and drive down to Belmont during the week. With that drive into the city, you should get some decent mileage numbers, if you aren't stuck in the commute traffic. ;-)
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I'm only getting about 19mpg mostly city driving and 25mpg mostly highway driving. I find that the 2.0T is enough for needs but the gas mileage and slight premium is what kept me away from the 3.0T. Shoot I hope I didn't make a mistake...LOL too late anyway.
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I know that stretch of 280 very well! I live off of the 280 at Westborough and drive down to Belmont during the week. With that drive into the city, you should get some decent mileage numbers, if you aren't stuck in the commute traffic. ;-)
I work from home, thus the Q only gets Daddymobile work (school pickup/drop-off, store, etc.). My wife is a "car girl" and her DD into the city is a 2011 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet, lucky lady! Fortunately she has free covered parking at her job in SF.
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I'm only getting about 19mpg mostly city driving and 25mpg mostly highway driving. I find that the 2.0T is enough for needs but the gas mileage and slight premium is what kept me away from the 3.0T. Shoot I hope I didn't make a mistake...LOL too late anyway.
That's about what I've been getting. The winter gas in CA sucks. Still, not bad for a 4,000+ pound vehicle.
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I picked up an SQ5 last Saturday.... Very Nice. I've been getting over 23 mpg and still having fun getting on it once and a while. I won't complain about that considering the screaming motor in this bad boy.
Welcome to the "SQ" club. Those silly numbers don't mean squat to us. We measure ours in smiles-per-gallon.
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Welcome to the "SQ" club. Those silly numbers don't mean squat to us. We measure ours in smiles-per-gallon.
I feel the same when I drive my "other" car! The Q5 TDI is my wife's.
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