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VW POLO 1.6 TDI, consumption.

It’s been 22 000 KM or so and the “tractor”, as it’s lovingly referred to by friends, is continuing to amaze. Performance is well above my expectations, in a squeeze it becomes a rocket that will accelerate a high speeds with no complaints or goes to a stand still in a flash with no loss of traction. Towing with the cruise control has become a pleasure and the daily commute are less stressful. What else can you ask for?

The 1st service, 15 000 km was  pleasant too but something unexpected happened after it. The consumption noticeably dropped, I believe pictures are better suited here.


The last 3 months I am doing an average of 5,75 L/100km in real world situations, VW announces 5.1 L/100km but let’s be honest the calculation methodologies are suspect at best, no matter the manufacturer.

All in all, I am happy with the “tractor” be it in town or towing to a wild destination. If I had to complain it would be about the small boot, then again this is a small hatchback and I would be out of line, after all my camera bag, tripod and laptop fit comfortably in it.

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