I drive a 2000 1.8L turbo GTI, FYI.... right now I'm getting 24.6 MPG. I drive mostly in the city so that's not too bad. Over the next year or so, if I decide to hang on to this car, I plan on getting it over 30 through low resistance tires, change in intake/exhaust (possibly), and maybe a software solution as well. My big plan is to replace the current engine with a VW TDI and build a hybrid system for it... you know, because I'm SO mechanically proficient! That's me being sarcastic.