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    Anyone here had a petrol 2.0T estate? What's the mpg like? I know its the same engine as the Golf GTI but the car weighs 1700kg!

    I'm only interested as you can get a 3 or 4 year old low mileage fully loaded SEL for sub £6k which is a lot of car for the money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gingerjedi View Post
    Anyone here had a petrol 2.0T estate? What's the mpg like? I know its the same engine as the Golf GTI but the car weighs 1700kg!

    I'm only interested as you can get a 3 or 4 year old low mileage fully loaded SEL for sub £6k which is a lot of car for the money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacecadet View Post
    parkers and autotrader will tell you that
    They quote manufacturers figures which at 35mpg combined I find hard to believe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacecadet View Post
    parkers and autotrader will tell you that
    No parkers and autotrader will tell you the official MPG figures which no one will ever get.

    You need a real owner to tell you the truth. I think the Whatcar reader reviews may provide that information.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eek View Post
    No parkers and autotrader will tell you the official MPG figures which no one will ever get.

    You need a real owner to tell you the truth. I think the Whatcar reader reviews may provide that information.
    In which case you need to ask for Passat 2.0T SEL Petrol owners

    Real owner feedback depends on how and where they drive and their chioce of tyres (I've seen a 5mpg difference between the supplied eco tyres and the comfort tyres I replaced them with)

    Compare the official figures with those from other similar cars with smaller/bigger engines and the petrol/diesel varients.
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    The Mk5 GTI has an official figure of 35mpg. Real world this is more like 32mpg, which is still pretty good.

    I would hazard a guess that the 2.0 TFSI in the Passat is tuned slightly differently, and will return a similar mpg. It's a great engine with good performance and reliability, though it does need RON 98 petrol which costs more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeitghost View Post

    Can they really not stop water getting into the ECU?

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    If you're going for a pre-2008 model with a PD engine, make sure it's had all 4 injectors replaced. They used to be £800 a pop, but VW are replacing them free of charge, but if they haven't been replaced, the engine can cut out at any speed.

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    I've got the same engine in Audi A3 sportback 5dr. On a motorway run 80mph-90mph, I get about 34-36mpg depending on whether I use normal or super petrol. Driving locally though around London lots of stop / starts I'm seeing 21-23mpg

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    Is your life really that dull you actually want to own a Passat when there are lots of interesting cars out there?
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