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    140TDi DSG Black Edition or 170 6sp Sport Quattro

    I think my 320d SE is going to be written-off after an accident, so could be having to order a new company car in the next few weeks (hope so anyhow!).
    I moved to the BM from an A3 2.0TDi Sport DSG and loved the car, it was pre 170bhp.

    Looking at our company car list, I could have A3 2.0TDi 140bhp DSG Black Edition, or "sport" trim 170bhp Quattro. Loved the DSG box, I know many don't although I did get the chance to have a quick blast in a 140bhp Quattro a few years ago (courtesy car), and loved that.
    I could also look at a Scirocco GT 140 bhp 2.0TDi DSG, or a Passat CC 140 bhp 2.0TDi DSG.

    Like the high spec of the Black Edition, and I guess could get that chipped, but the quattro is appealing.
    Scirocco appeals as it's well sporty-looking inside & out, and I think the Passat CC looks stunning.

    I appreciate I'm on an Audi forum so answers likely to be a little biased!
    thoughts?
    09/04 - 07/08: A3 2.0 TDi Sport DSG: Lava Grey; Xenons.

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    I have thr 170 Quattro Black Edition and it is a great car, the 4 wheel drive has been a god send over the last few weeks in the snow.

    Even in normal conditions the quattro is great for nipping out of junctions, my previous car was a 140 mark 5 Golf and it was prone to wheel spinning.

    The only down side i would say is that it has a healthy appetite for fuel and tyres.

    I've had mine since may and done 12K miles and enjoyed them all

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    Yes, but that's the thing. If a 170 Quattro Black Edition was on the list there would be no contest! as it is, 2wd well-spec'd 140 DSG Black Edition or "Sport" trim 170 Quattro.
    I'm sure the 170 quattro would be the better drive (especially as I'm not paying for fuel or tyres!), but I would not be able to thrown the two grand or so to spec the "Sport" trim up to include Leather, Xenons and Bose.

    My thinking is that I could have the 140 chipped at some point, but would have the benefit of a few things that would be useful (& expensive as options otherwise) - Xenons & Bose.


    Decisions, Decisions!
    09/04 - 07/08: A3 2.0 TDi Sport DSG: Lava Grey; Xenons.

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    Thumbs up

    Before i ordered mine i had a shot of a 140, it was a manual but it was new CR and was more lively than my Golf was and noticeably quieter.

    The black edition is a very well specced car so think it would be the one to go for

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    Tough one, i've got a 170 quattro s-line, nice trim, and good grip. Not driven dsg, but i hear its good. I'm sat here thinking! The 170s ARE quick!
    Sorry i'm not helping.

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    IMO if you're thinking of remap, the only thing you would miss out on is quattro.
    Best thing would be to try a test drive both 170bhp fwd/quattro and see which one suits your driving the best
    Personally I would rather have the black edition but end of the day you will be sitting inside it!

 

 

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