I have Audi TT 1.8 04 plate My average miles is 50/60 per week. However I don’t seem to get many miles for a fuel tank. Average 210 for £60 fill up. What could be the problem ?

  • How much tire pressure do you maintain? And are all tires from the same manufacturer and same grade? Do you hear any sounds while starting the car? Does it hesitate to start at times? Now the money ball, when was the last time you changed the air filter? Which engine and transmission oil are you using (specify the grade, please). Ignition coil and spark plugs have they been checked? Fuel lines, fuel pump, and regulator? Is this MK2 or MK3? And is your variant turbo charged? If so did you get the turbocharger checked? There are lots of possibilities, either you check or let the dealership do. – Numair Aidroos Mar 29 at 6:14
  • MK1, with low fuel consumption could lead to literally anything. – Numair Aidroos Mar 29 at 15:59

So, the answer is one, some or all of basically 3 things:

1) has it been properly serviced or is it due for a service?

2) Driving style - are you heavy on the throttle and light on the brakes or the reverse?

3) 50 or 60 miles a week is not much is this one trip or many small ones ie 5 miles to the shop and back each day - guaranteed to kill fuel consumption.

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    On #2, did you mean to say "heavy on throttle and brakes"? Light on brakes implies taking a long time to slow down, which is the opposite of usual gas guzzling ways. Long to accelerate and decelerate is the best way to save on fuel consumption. – Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Mar 3 at 13:56
  • It's more about getting the OP to think about how* they drive - but I was trying to avoid the "driving technique is off-topic" trap... – Solar Mike Mar 3 at 14:03

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