Originally Posted by nitroblaster
Hey everyone I just got my insight after trading in my new beetle 2 weeks ago. I'm only about to hit the 500 mile mark but i'm still concerned that i'm only at a 33MPG average. I live in NYC and its been pretty cold, Econ on 75% of the time. Is this a break-in issue, what tire pressure should I look for? Other than that I love the car so far! Thanks for your help
If you are in NYC I am guessing that you make alot of short trips in alot of stop and go situations. This combined with cold temperatures will kill your MPG (by kill, I mean you'll get low 30's, where any other car would get mid to high 20's).
Once the weather warms up you should see some improvement, but you may never get spectacular results due to your specific driving conditions (unless you get out of the city once in a while).