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2000 volkswagen golf gas tank capacity



I drive 96 miles each way to and from work everyday so fuel mileage is my number one daily priority. I drive a 2003 Jetta TDI which is rated 44 mpg.

I've had several 750-800 mile tanks on my Jetta TDI, but after reading this site I decided to drive just a bit smarter. The car is totally stock, and it's the 3rd MK4 generation (1999-2005) VW TDI I've owned.

My driving habits were pretty good- anticipating lights, averaging my speed in stop and go driving so the car pretty much always keeps moving, using cruise control, tire pressure, etc-- but last night I reached a personal best and hit the magical 900 mile tank.

15.912 gallons/ 900.1 miles/ 56.56 mpg. ( I admit I chickened out once it rolled past 900 and pulled into a gas station). My car can hold 16.4 gallons when it's flat empty, so I had another 1/2 gallon left.


The next step is to do aerodynamic mods that don't look too crazy and seeing what that does.

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Jerry
Sales And Leasing Royal VW of Birmingham, AL
Certified VW TDI Nut
Current Cars:
2000 VW Jetta TDI Auto 190,000 miles (For Sale)
2003 VW Jetta TDI Manual 170,000 miles
2008 VW Eos.

Wow! Guess I'm impressed by both the mpg and the size of the tank. That's some serious range. Heck, I could roll into Vegas from Denver with almost a quarter tank in reserve. Amazing stuff.

I once did a Montgomery AL to Denver trip in my previous 03 Jetta TDI about 3 years ago. I made it 750 miles (driving faster than I should have been) and filled up in Kansas City. Then went another 730 miles to Denver, filling up once I made it into Denver.

That's nothing compared to my other major accomplishment.
My 623,000 mile 1989 Jetta Diesel, which achieved that on it's original, unrebuilt (or otherwise repaired) 1.6 L diesel engine. I'll post on that some time in the near future.

I can't say enough good about Diesel VW's. (Of course, for the past few years, I've turned my admiration of these cars into a career where I sell them).

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Jerry
Sales And Leasing Royal VW of Birmingham, AL
Certified VW TDI Nut
Current Cars:
2000 VW Jetta TDI Auto 190,000 miles (For Sale)
2003 VW Jetta TDI Manual 170,000 miles
2008 VW Eos.