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Old 04-10-2012, 06:27 PM   #1
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Angry I want a UK-spec GTI!

Why are the UK and DE spec GTIs with a manual transmission rated at 32 mpg COMBINED and 40 mpg highway (in US gallons), while the USA version is SO much lower?

The heck with tuning to get more horsepower that I don't really need. I'd be happy to get the 210 they get with that kind of fuel economy!

Are Brits and Germans actually seeing these numbers, or is it a fairy tale?
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:29 PM   #2
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:30 PM   #3
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Arabs got better specs than you suckaz :P

PS just numbers. BS laws
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:48 PM   #4
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UK uses imperial measurments.
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:52 PM   #5
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I want a UK GTI for all the additional ammenties they have!
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:00 PM   #6
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UK uses imperial measurments.



Yes, they do. The numbers in imperial gallons are even higher.

The numbers I posted (40 hwy, 32 combined) are in US gallons.
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:10 PM   #7
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Whoa...this just blew my mind. I always wondered why the European counterparts to vehicles we get in the us claim such better MPG's. Because they are miles per imperial gallon, which has more volume than a United States Gallon.

Thanks for enlightening me!
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:20 PM   #8
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I guess the miles in Canada are shorter than in the US because they claim 35 mpg hwy (US) in Canada.
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:23 PM   #9
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Whoa...this just blew my mind. I always wondered why the European counterparts to vehicles we get in the us claim such better MPG's. Because they are miles per imperial gallon, which has more volume than a United States Gallon.

Thanks for enlightening me!


The UK mileage numbers for the GTI are 48.7 extra-urban (hwy) and 38.7 combined.

There seems to be a reading comprehension problem here.
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:29 PM   #10
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Buy a Prius.

My Stage 2 GTI gets 34mpg with cruise control set at 75mph all day long.
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:35 PM   #11
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Buy a Prius.

My Stage 2 GTI gets 34mpg with cruise control set at 75mph all day long.
Buy a Prius? **** a ****.

I'm asking why the rated numbers in Europe are higher than in America. Either the testing methodology in the UK and Germany is fatally flawed and no one ever sees numbers like that, or the difference in tuning is responsible, or there's some other difference.

What I get is 'buy a prius' and 'hurrrrr, I don't know how to convert UK MPG to US MPG so ur dumb.'
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:48 PM   #12
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What I get is 'buy a prius' and 'hurrrrr, I don't know how to convert UK MPG to US MPG so ur dumb.'
I'm fully capable of of making smart ass comments and using conversion factors.

Did you know what you bought when you bought it? Don't be mad, everyone in Ann Arbor still thinks you drive a fuel efficient automobile. Isn't that what counts up there?


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Old 04-10-2012, 07:49 PM   #13
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And you can say 'suck a dick' in here. We're all adults. More or less.
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:50 PM   #14
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I'm fully capable of of making smart ass comments and using conversion factors.

Did you know what you bought when you bought it? Don't be mad, everyone in Ann Arbor still thinks you drive a fuel efficient automobile. Isn't that what counts up there?


Hey, here's a tip: If you don't know the answer, instead of just spouting bull to feel good about yourself, don't.
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