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Old 06-18-2000, 11:28 AM
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I don't get "gas" mileage. I burn Diesel Fuel!
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Old 06-18-2000, 03:58 PM
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I have a '98 I bought used 6 months ago, I drive 2.5 miles to work and back, the worse milage driving you could ever do, I haven't had a chance to take it on the highway yet, but my overall 16 tank average is 22.5 MPG. I'll be driving from Dallas, TX to Pensicola, FL for 4th of July, 75MPH average, we'll see what kind of highway milage I get then and I'll post back to a number of places. I suspect an average 34MPG.

Hey, Ockman, send me your email address, so I can send you a join up email on my email list for 98/99 e300DT owners. Thanks, Jay Quinn

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Ockman:
I have a '99 E300 with 18K miles and I get 33-35 MPG driving at 75 MPH on road trips and about 30 MPG in town. I live in Florida, so the A/C is on most of the time.
Great engine, the only time you know it's a diesel is when you fuel up!!

The '98 ML320 gets 21 MPG on road trips and 19 in town. (About 16 MPG towing a 21 ft boat.) It's not a diesel, but I wish it were!!

My '83 300D gets 25 MPG on trips running at 70-75 with the A/C on and 23 in town. It's a diesel and you know it all the time!!

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Old 06-23-2000, 11:36 PM
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I realize that I'm late on this one...
I had asked this question aeons ago and I wasn't satisfied with the response ... now that there is this overwhelming ovation I say this

1983 300D-T [142k] I consistantly get 24 dmpg {my rendition of diesel mpg} with A HEAVY FOOT ALL OF THE TIME

so there...

and thank all of you for loving your benz's and thank you for this site

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'73 164E Volvo [250+k]
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Old 06-26-2000, 04:54 PM
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I've been getting about 29 mpg on my 240D, mostly highway at 70-75. That's the average over about 6 fill-ups over the past couple months.

I usually leave the AC off, for a number of reasons (#1, it's cold in my office, so sitting in a hot car on the drive home is refreshing. Really! #2, the AC doesn't work so well anyway, it's time for a recharge. #3, come on, it's a 240D, I have to floor it to get anywhere anyway, it's even worse with the compressor running...)

The wife's '00 New Beetle TDI gets exactly 39 MPG, with about 95% 80mph highway driving. We've kept a record of every fill-up since we drove it off the lot. The sticker said 44 (city) to 49 (highway), so I'm going to bug one of the service advisors next time we take it in for scheduled maintenance.

- Nathan
'83 240D, 252k miles
'00 New Beetle TDI, 7000 miles
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