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Old 04-02-12, 23:08
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Caravelle 180 dsg . Mostly around town upto 50mph, spirited 23 , like miss daisy then 28 unless on a Regen then maybe 21.
VW latest software ruined it, was getting 28 to 29 all time. They had complaints but won't change back, upgrade for dpf ... Will be going in bin at 100k .

59 plate 2.5 pd same driving 21 to 23, even in a run never got more than 24 . 26 once when driving like a granny, sold it and bought the 180. Great till the last update. Doing 29.3 tonight tho in snow . .

Mfd is about .5 over normally.
Hope this helps. I'd buy a 102 if don't want high spec.
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Old 05-02-12, 08:18
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lwb 130 54 plate, its my work horse and got 165k on the clock , the last mot the ramp struggled to lift it so its well loaded allthe time . Over 4 years of empty to brim an reset trip- 500 to 520 mixed driving about 31mpg , long runs at 70/75 nearly 600 about 34 mpg . trip computer is a always on the optimistic side. short runs especialy in the cold weather are what kills the mpg the 5 pots seam to take forever to warm up . Did look at replacing it this year , pros - tax purposes, warranty . cons dpf , the novelty of new van on a building site soon wears off (by lunch time or earlier if the kids are on the teleshifter) . Ive driven remapped 1.9s which give great mpg high 30s . So if i have to replace the work horse a 1.9 ( 3 year old low miles fsh sort of thing ) prob be first choice .
While im ranting on , if its only a second / leisure van or camper an does small milage a year is mpg a major deciding factor ?
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Old 04-03-12, 19:32
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Just got my first T5 - it has been remapped to around 130 first tank of fuel it did 620 miles for 72 litres which works out around 39mpg, the 620 miles was mixed driving of longer journeys and running around town, so as it it fairly the same as my car I am well happy
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Old 04-03-12, 20:58
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Std SWB Shuttle SE T5GP 2.0 140 BHP. DSG box. 26K on the clock.

Picked up my van from Bristol, drove to Reading, several miles up slow twist country lanes, then on to M25 (much sitting around), on to M1 ( loads of 50MPH average works ) and "making up time, in between"to Newcastle. averaged 39.6mpg. (could have done better with cruise fitted) .I get about 36 round the doors on short journeys. all figure are from D.I.S.

DSG, the only way to go (but for pitty's sake, get cruise control too)

For those with new vans, I test drove a new 2.0 140bhp velle and was not impressed at all. Then I had a go in a used one with 19K on it. What a diference. These engines must be super tight when new, so get some miles on and some smiles on boys.
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Old 04-03-12, 22:09
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41 mpg so far. Mostly driving in countryside between villages some motorways too ( I drive about 60 mph here). Van is completely empty in the back, no roof rack etc. My misses and mates tease me for my slow driving: hardly ever break 2,500 rpm.
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Old 04-03-12, 23:09
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Just got my first T5 - it has been remapped to around 130 first tank of fuel it did 620 miles for 72 litres which works out around 39mpg, the 620 miles was mixed driving of longer journeys and running around town, so as it it fairly the same as my car I am well happy
mines the same as above post 1.9 remapped 130 just done first full tank fill up and returned 620 miles before light came on
thats town driving and small ammount long journeys but no motorways.
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Old 09-03-12, 20:55
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Once got 549 from a tank in the new t5 130 shuttle , still buzzin after the vr6 'velle
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Old 12-03-12, 13:28
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Have a SWB Kombi 130hp with a remap, averages 30mpg in mixed driving but have been working a 70mile motorway journey away and with cruise set at 80mph the last fill up was 34mpg.

Anyone know if the new 140 is more economical like for like than the 130 ?
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Old 12-03-12, 15:36
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pendle remapped 1.9 84 (giving approx 135hp)... 1,500 to s.of.france and back... 80mph all the way and fully loaded (with bike rack on the back) - 33.5mpg
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Old 17-06-12, 08:59
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T5 2005 LWB Family van rear seats windows carpeted etc - 145K over the last 7 years - 520 miles and the light comes on - yes if you go on a tour round europe and drive modestly you can get it to 600 but do you do this every day? no. I live in a rural hilly area which likely saps the juice a bit more. I have a set of wheels with snow tyres that I bolt on in november and remove in march, these dont seem to affect mpg but do affect cornering ability. I think the battery is giving up the ghost at the moment, I used to be able to forget about turning the lights for a day or so and it would still start but, the charger has been out alot lately, happy driving - Im off to take off the charger, and maybe give her a wash.
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