hi everyone from vancouver! i have had an EOS gasoline 2 litre 200 H.P. (the only model they are bringing into Canada) since Christmas. as enthusiastic as i am, i have driven VW TDI's for years, and have been shocked at the poor economy of this motor. in the city i am getting about 430 K to a tank (that's about 270 miles). what is everyone else's experience?
i also want to know if anyone has gotten a hitch for a bike rack? they are telling me in vancouyver that a hitch has not as yet come out for the car and that i have to have it custom made at great expense. with the poor fuel economy my bike was looking better all the time until i learnt what it would cost for the rack!!
That mpg figure is just about exactly what I get from my 2.0 T-FSI too. Around 270 miles around town, which equates to abt 26 mpg.
On a long run it is abt 32/34 depending on the speed I can keep up, but on slower country roads it can go up to 36/38.
Town is a killer though, esp if your runs are short then the engine never warms up sufficiently for the average to climb over 20!
Don't know abt the bike rack but if I were you I wouldn't have one custom-made; it can only be a matter of a (short) time before one comes out. Type 'VW Eos Accessories' into Google and see what you get; there are quite a few sites with plenty of bits and bobs and would be surprised if bike racks are not there.