Controversial & Contradictive
Real World MPG is about 30-32 mpg. I get about 29 on my commute into work(Manchester), and I get about 35 on a nice run up to the lake district.
It's a timing belt, and needs changing at 80k miles.
I have the 5spd auto tip box, and I find it excellent. Perfect for my drive into work(stop start traffic), and the "manual" tip function lets me decide on the gears for spirited twisty roads.
One drawback is the lack of power below about 1700 rpm. I find it sluggish from a standing start until the revs climb above 1700, and then there is a kick in the back as the torque launches you forward, but I've gotten used to it. I beleive that a remap goes a fair way to smoothing the power delivery, and I might go for it one day, but it's bearable once you're used to it.
53 A4 2.5TDi Quattro Sport 180 Tiptronic. Heated Buffalino leather, DVD Sat Nav RNS-E, TV, Bluetooth, 6 cd, BOSE, Colour DIS, Cruise Control, Auto lights and mirrors, Interior light pack, Heated mirrors.