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My Golf R Estate has arrived

Discussion in 'Motors' started by SDK^, 2 Nov 2015.

  1. Havana_UK

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    Impressive for such a short distance!
     
  2. [TW]Fox

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    I sense the 1 Series saga all over again - nobody else could ever get close to your claimed figures on that, either. How did you manage to cover 15 miles in just 28 minutes through morning town traffic? I suspect claiming it's 'morning town traffic' which for most people is stop start paints an unfair picture of just how easy the drive was...
     
  3. cheesyboy

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    I wouldn't trust the trip computer's readings, TBH.

    My Passat, which runs a much older trip computer, works out MPG for a trip as an average of the snapshot MPG readings over time. Which is mathematically incorrect, of course.
     
  4. SDK^

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    I'm just reporting what the car did. The traffic wasn't that heavy but it was through Henley In Arden and Warwick, which are towns, in the morning ;).

    Sure on board computers aren't 100% accurate but my guess it's within 1-3% +/-. My current cumulative average is about 24mpg.
     
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  5. Kenai

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    15 miles in 28 isn't in traffic, what I would consider morning traffic would see you needing 28 minutes to do 5 miles.

    An average speed of 30mph is not stop start driving, that's driving down busy but free flowing 40 roads with a few traffic lights and roundabouts scattered along the journey :p

    Edit - just looked up Henley in Arden on the map, no wonder, that's barely a village lol it only has 2 big roads, and for you to go through it, means the rest of your journey is on open roads. A monkey could get 40mpg out of a Ferrari doing a drive like that :p
     
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  6. SDK^

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    Eco mode on this takes some getting used to. It goes into a coast mode which it means it gathers speed very quickly when going downhill.
     
  7. [TW]Fox

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    You must have spent quite a deal of time either at speeds over 50mph or a very, very long time at a constant 40-45 in order to average 34 over that journey. 40mpg is an impressive figure but it's far more expected on that sort of taking it easy waft than it is fighting through actual traffic where such a figure would be astonishing.

    It is, after all, a 2 litre 4 cylinder engine - it's not going to 20mph under light throttle is it :D
     
  8. xs2man

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    Got to agree that a 34 mph average is a LONG way from a morning "town traffic" commute. 40 mpg average is decent none the less, but I suspect your longer term average of 24 mpg would be more indicative of a proper commuting average.
     
  9. Clarkey

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    34mph average is firmly in the 'extra urban' category. 40mpg not impressive for a gently driven 2litre, sorry.
     
  10. [TW]Fox

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    'I considered the F Pace but the Golf is so amazing I picked it instead' = 'I did not consider the F Pace as it didn't even exist when I ordered my Golf

    'I just got 40mpg through town traffic after a cold start' = 'I just got 40mpg taking it easy without much traffic'

    Tune in next week for 'My Golf R out-accelerated a LaFerrari at the weekend' which later turns into 'I left the carpark before he did because my rear tailgate was more convenient'
     
  11. SDK^

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    You guys are tough. What are you going to do when the engine loosens up and I get 47+ on a longer run with no stops :p

    Really, show me another 300bhp 4WD petrol car which does better mpg?
     
  12. [TW]Fox

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    I'd imagine the A45 AMG is similar. But as you know it's a ridiculous question because the Golf is one of a very small number of cars like it. Most cars operating at this power level chose larger displacement engines rather than smaller, more strained and less refined 4 cylinder engines - even BMW top out at about 265ishbhp (depending on what you read) for the 4 pots and move to 6 cylinders for bigger power.

    That said a 335i Touring can touch 40mpg under certain circumstances. so lets go with that, tho I've no idea whether the xDrive will. Which leads us to the other thing - the Golf isn't really a '4wd car' in the conventional sense, is it? It's mostly (Entirely?) FWD whilst it's doing 40mpg. Driving it in a manner that allows the 4Motion to kick in certainly won't get anywhere near 40mpg. Other similar cars employ arguably superior fulltime 4wd systems but with the expected fuel economy penalty.

    If we did find another one you'd just say 'Find me another 300bhp 4wd petrol estate car!13333' and ad finitum until the WonderGolf was sitting in a class of its own :p
     
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  13. SDK^

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    You read my first post right? I did say it was unavailable until 2016.
    Just like you considered a petrol 530i but none were available.
     
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  14. Havana_UK

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    Admittedly, it's not 4WD, but it is 3 litres and 350bhp! (From my M135i)

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    I regularly exceed 38mpg from it now, and often hit 40mpg too. Average since day one (over 18,000 miles...eeek!) is 34.2mpg
     
  15. [TW]Fox

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    The whole point of that list was to make people think 'Wow, look at the amazing cars he considered and dismissed in favour of the Golf'. You just slipped up by forgetting there was no such thing as an F Pace when the order for the Golf was placed, admit it :p
     
  16. SDK^

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    I also was also considering a Porsche Macan but the wait was over 8 months.

    The Golf came at just the right time but I recognise for money there are better cars.
     
  17. SDK^

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    Nice average but that must have been a pretty dull 2 hours 30mins
     
  18. [TW]Fox

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    Whereas your 28 minutes were basically like attending a rock concert?

    None of these economy records are ever the result of a thrilling drive, lets be honest.
     
  19. Simon

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    It's the ford puma still :(
     
  20. Nevakonaza

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    Looks really nice,VW make some solid cars.

    My old mans Golf GTI (MK4) is build like a tank..but still shifts,That Golf R must fly with nearly 300BHP. :eek: