Using a lot of gas but no smell or leak

jamster0318
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Asked by jamster0318 Jan 28, 2013 at 03:25 PM about the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2010 Volkswagen Jetta SE. Here's what happened. I had to someplace. I had a little over a quarter tank of gas. I stopped at a gas station and got $10 more of plus grade. The trip up (it's approx a 130 mi. round trip) no problem gas burned at a normal rate. I picked up about 100 lbs. of items, no more than a passenger. On the way back suddenly I was watching the gas guage drop like a rock. Pulled over, could smell no gas near the tank, or under the hood. I barely made it home. Could they have put something other than gas in my car?

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tenspeed
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Gas gauges are no way accurate. I've seen plenty of them drop fast between 1/4 and 3/4. Do you know how many MPG you usually get? Use a site like GasBuddy.com and Fuelly.com to keep track.

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