Volkswagen Polo GTI

Stephen Dobie
23 Feb 2012
Volkswagen Polo GTI

Dobie’s been getting some impressive mpg figures out of the Polo by leaving its gearbox in auto.

I’m really getting into a groove with the GTI, its DSG gearbox in particular. Left in fully automatic mode, and with the paddles left unflapped (normally they encourage you to chase the 7000rpm rev limit), my commuting mpg rises from 38 to around 42. A quick bit of man maths calculates a £30 monthly saving, enough for a ticket to see Sunderland AFC disappoint at the Stadium of Light.

Running Costs

Date acquired June 2011
Costs this month £0

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