Hi Bethune, I have a 174 bhp manual, similar driving habits has given an average of 39mpg over the last 10k miles. This is probably a fair comparison between the auto and manual boxes. I use cruise whenever possible normally 70 mph on motorways. With the type of driving that I do, I would find it very difficult to average only 35mpg.Bethune said:We have a T5 174Hp LHD Auto Multivan (Caravelle) that we bought new in Germany because of the extra toys available on the continental version (like cruise control, colour Sat Nav and a nicer dashboard-VW Caravelle buyers in the UK are short changed!!)). We have done 89K miles in the four years and have averaged 35mpg (on mainly long trips I have to say). The mpg does reduce quite significantly over 70mph though. The bad news is that we needed a new gearbox at 85K, I suspect due to a long trip with the front wheels being out of balance. Despite this a very comfortable and safe (the visibility from the enhanced height) vehicle.
Hi Rod, I'm not keen on an automatic anyway. Yours looks a very nice van.rod_vw said:It's not an auto but I do have a Feb 2011 T5 for sale