Badger5Monster Motorsport
Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    R8GGA

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Fulham
    Posts
    453

    Courtesy Car...Touareg 3.0 V6

    Hey Guys,

    My car's gone in for its repair and they've given me a 3.0 TDI V6 Touareg as a courtesy car...and I can't understand why anyone would buy one!

    I mean, it's a nice car, good to drive and quite responsive, but it cost over 120 to fill the tank with Diesel, it's averaging 22.9mpg (and I'm driving really slowly to see if i can improve it) and it's only got 220 HP or something.

    Give me my 3.2 V6 anyday! I average closer to 27mpg and I know when i'm driving really economically on the motorway i can get closer to 33/4!

    Is the Touareg that much heavier? And i though Diesel's were supposed to be economical!?
    awesome cars; both gone now though
    2004 Audi A3 3.2 Quattro S-Line DSG inAvus Silver, RNS-E Sat Nav, GSM, 18" RS4's, Bose, Tints
    2008 S3 3Dr, GIAC HAMMER, Phantom Black, RNS-E Sat Nav, GSM, FBMFSW, Optics, Privacy, Ipod, Rear Sensors, Armrest
    Weekend / Summer:
    2002 Ferrari 360 Modena, Nurburgring Silver, Bordeaux leather
    2006 BMW M6

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Global
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    Staz's Avatar
    is a retronaut

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Bristol (mostly)
    Posts
    6,166
    It weighs 3 tonnes mate!
    8P2 S3

    For advice on Air Con problems please read my FAQs.
    To find ASN members with VCDS check out the MAP.

  4. #3
    R8GGA

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Fulham
    Posts
    453
    Quote Originally Posted by staz1000 View Post
    It weighs 3 tonnes mate!
    Really?! WTF did they put in there?!

    That might start to make some sense! Thanks...
    awesome cars; both gone now though
    2004 Audi A3 3.2 Quattro S-Line DSG inAvus Silver, RNS-E Sat Nav, GSM, 18" RS4's, Bose, Tints
    2008 S3 3Dr, GIAC HAMMER, Phantom Black, RNS-E Sat Nav, GSM, FBMFSW, Optics, Privacy, Ipod, Rear Sensors, Armrest
    Weekend / Summer:
    2002 Ferrari 360 Modena, Nurburgring Silver, Bordeaux leather
    2006 BMW M6

  5. #4
    Staz's Avatar
    is a retronaut

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Bristol (mostly)
    Posts
    6,166
    Quote Originally Posted by magnus911 View Post
    Really?! WTF did they put in there?!

    That might start to make some sense! Thanks...

    http://www.askaprice.com/research/te...&vehicle=40159
    8P2 S3

    For advice on Air Con problems please read my FAQs.
    To find ASN members with VCDS check out the MAP.

  6. #5
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
    Posts
    19
    Quote Originally Posted by magnus911 View Post
    Hey Guys,

    My car's gone in for its repair and they've given me a 3.0 TDI V6 Touareg as a courtesy car...and I can't understand why anyone would buy one!

    I mean, it's a nice car, good to drive and quite responsive, but it cost over 120 to fill the tank with Diesel, it's averaging 22.9mpg (and I'm driving really slowly to see if i can improve it) and it's only got 220 HP or something.

    Give me my 3.2 V6 anyday! I average closer to 27mpg and I know when i'm driving really economically on the motorway i can get closer to 33/4!

    Is the Touareg that much heavier? And i though Diesel's were supposed to be economical!?
    Well I don't know how you're driving it then........ I have the V10 and average 24-25 without any problem
    A3 Sportback 3.2Q S-line, DSG, Ebony Black - now gone & replaced by Touareg V10 TDI

  7. #6
    marriedblonde's Avatar
    Moderator

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Sunny South Coast
    Posts
    4,368
    Claire's got a ml320Cdi and only averages low 20's in it but that is in and around town. On a run you might reach the dizzy heights of 27/28mpg...

    Filling it up with Denzel at almost 1.30 a litre is a little painful...

    But it's bloody good fun to cruise around in and it's surprisingly quick

    J.
    Married and blonde yes, but still a guy with a poor taste in usernames!

    Mercedes Benze E-class 350 sport convertable, black, pacha grey leather, 19" AMG rims, HK stero and a few more toys
    VW Scirocco 2.0Tsi GT with Revo stage 2, evoms induction kit, lowered, short shift, miltek
    BMW 330 Coupe M sport Black, Black leather, Nav and a lot of other options.
    BMW Z4 Coupe Sport in black with a few toys - going friday and gonna be missed by my lad.
    A3 2.0Tdi S-Line DSG. Gone but not forgotten

  8. #7
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    320
    Our remapped X5 3.0d (2003 vintage) gets 27 mpg knocking around and my remapped 335d.......37.1!!!!!!!!!

  9. #8
    marriedblonde's Avatar
    Moderator

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Sunny South Coast
    Posts
    4,368
    Hmmm must be my driving then...
    Married and blonde yes, but still a guy with a poor taste in usernames!

    Mercedes Benze E-class 350 sport convertable, black, pacha grey leather, 19" AMG rims, HK stero and a few more toys
    VW Scirocco 2.0Tsi GT with Revo stage 2, evoms induction kit, lowered, short shift, miltek
    BMW 330 Coupe M sport Black, Black leather, Nav and a lot of other options.
    BMW Z4 Coupe Sport in black with a few toys - going friday and gonna be missed by my lad.
    A3 2.0Tdi S-Line DSG. Gone but not forgotten

  10. #9
    golf's Avatar
    ***** rent boy

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    London
    Posts
    1,553
    A friend has a Q7 TDI and is lucky to get over 25 mpg, I can't imagine what it must be like to run a large petrol engined SUV like the RR Sport.

  11. #10
    R8GGA

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Fulham
    Posts
    453
    Quote Originally Posted by Redwing289 View Post
    Well I don't know how you're driving it then........ I have the V10 and average 24-25 without any problem
    Maybe it's all the London driving, are you more rural?

    Honestly, I was thinking of getting a car like this - it's so comfortable and imposing. Plus I love the hate you get from the tree-huggers out there! The only problem is I can't imagine owning a car that costs 130 to fill the tank!

    On a slightly more A3-related note, I got a leasing offer today for the new (2009 MY) S3 with Bose and GSM for 349 + Vat/Month, based on 10k and 5+23...

    That's pretty good right?
    awesome cars; both gone now though
    2004 Audi A3 3.2 Quattro S-Line DSG inAvus Silver, RNS-E Sat Nav, GSM, 18" RS4's, Bose, Tints
    2008 S3 3Dr, GIAC HAMMER, Phantom Black, RNS-E Sat Nav, GSM, FBMFSW, Optics, Privacy, Ipod, Rear Sensors, Armrest
    Weekend / Summer:
    2002 Ferrari 360 Modena, Nurburgring Silver, Bordeaux leather
    2006 BMW M6

  12. #11
    unkle's Avatar
    Beer God

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Leics
    Posts
    1,238
    My Fabia rarely goes below 35mpg and on a trip to London the other weekend with 5 people in it doing about 80 all the way there it wouldnt shift from 49.1mpg....
    Volvo V50 D5 R-Design

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO