Volks AutosBadger5
Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    bristol, uk
    Posts
    757

    tell me about and thoughts on B7 3.0 Tdi Avant Auto Tip Quattro ?

    are these any good?
    having had a mk1 tt, R32 these run with haldex to control quattro system, I understand its different on the B7 being more permanent?

    Is there a requirement for quattro service, cambelt etc.?

    mpg, running cost?
    main appeal is quattro system, but other thoughts are turning towards bmw touring (please do not let this turn into a rwd vs quattro debate)

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Global
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    bristol, uk
    Posts
    757
    what to look out for etc.

    are there two variants 203bhp and 233bhp?

    is space the same as a B6 avant?
    what's room like with baby, toddlers, travel systems etc.?

  4. #3
    rowdyboy's Avatar
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Derbyshire
    Posts
    802
    I had exactly the same decision when I got mine, it was between the BMW and A4. I went for the A4 purely because the right one came up at the right time.
    There's not as much space as you'd think there is. You'll be ok as long as you only have one child, but space is limited. This is the same with both cars though, a friend has just swapped his 3 series for an A6 due to space issues and he only has one child.
    Realistically, you're looking around 35mpg, obviously depending how you drive.
    Servicing costs at main dealers can be very high, around the £400-£450 mark.
    These cars are great fun though and the engine seems to be solid with no real issues. I have no experience of the auto but others will come along and tell you if they are good or not.
    3.0 Tdi Q A4 Avant S-Line Dolphin Grey
    RNS-E retrofitted

  5. #4
    jdp1962's Avatar
    Grumpy Old Man

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Cruising on a mountain of torque
    Posts
    5,676
    I have a 3.0TDi SE Quattro Tiptronic saloon. It's the TDV version with 230bhp (the 233 you mentioned is the PS figure). Get this one if you can. Not only is it faster and more economical than the 204 bhp version, but the emissions are lower, so the tax disc is cheaper.

    Like Rowdyboy says, it's a terrific car. He and I will argue all day about whether manual or auto is best, but we both agree on pretty much everything else. Fuel consumption ranges from 30mpg around town to 45mpg on a motorway cruise, with an average of around 35mpg. Very fast, very smooth, and it doesn't need a cambelt change, because the camshafts are chain-driven. The quattro system needs no separate servicing.
    A4 3.0TDi SE Quattro Auto. Factory-fit: RNS-E/bluetooth; F/R parking sensors; full leather/heated front seats; cruise. Retrofit: Remap; Eibach 30mm lowering springs, RS4 RARB; MTEC drilled/grooved discs; 18" RS4 alloys; VW fan washers; Kinetic Digitizor DAB; Blackvue DR380 camera; front armrest; ambient lighting; white LED lights; autodim mirror; Cupra splitter; S-Line door blades; tints; UK pressed plates; MFSW; SDS; TPMS; LED Taillights and DRLs. RS aluminium pedals


  6. #5
    rasA4's Avatar
    Four Rings Mafia Specialist

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Deep
    Posts
    3,096
    Hi Jeff got any pics of the beast?

    Bee Five | A4 2.4 V6 30V Tip SE | OEM S4 Alloys | S4 Bumper | S4 Leathers | HIDs| Billy's & Bachs | I Aint new to this | Hit the THANKS Button if my post is any use |Thanks!

  7. #6
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    bristol, uk
    Posts
    757
    thanks

    well i've been looking and to be honest for a half decent one don't come cheap and was hoping it was lower in cost, but for similar money i think i'll look at the 535d tourings ;-)

  8. #7
    rowdyboy's Avatar
    4th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Derbyshire
    Posts
    802
    Quote Originally Posted by p1tse View Post
    thanks

    well i've been looking and to be honest for a half decent one don't come cheap and was hoping it was lower in cost, but for similar money i think i'll look at the 535d tourings ;-)
    Really??? A 535d for the same money?
    3.0 Tdi Q A4 Avant S-Line Dolphin Grey
    RNS-E retrofitted

  9. #8
    jdp1962's Avatar
    Grumpy Old Man

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Cruising on a mountain of torque
    Posts
    5,676
    Quote Originally Posted by rasA4 View Post
    Hi Jeff got any pics of the beast?
    I'm at work right now, I'll ping you some later.
    A4 3.0TDi SE Quattro Auto. Factory-fit: RNS-E/bluetooth; F/R parking sensors; full leather/heated front seats; cruise. Retrofit: Remap; Eibach 30mm lowering springs, RS4 RARB; MTEC drilled/grooved discs; 18" RS4 alloys; VW fan washers; Kinetic Digitizor DAB; Blackvue DR380 camera; front armrest; ambient lighting; white LED lights; autodim mirror; Cupra splitter; S-Line door blades; tints; UK pressed plates; MFSW; SDS; TPMS; LED Taillights and DRLs. RS aluminium pedals


  10. #9
    jdp1962's Avatar
    Grumpy Old Man

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Cruising on a mountain of torque
    Posts
    5,676
    Quote Originally Posted by rasA4 View Post
    Hi Jeff got any pics of the beast?
    Pics sent to your email, but there's an oops involved. As I was hitting "send", I realised I'd forgot to re-size them, so I cancelled (or so I thought), re-edited and re-sent the email with the pics reduced to a sensible file size. Unfortunately, while I was doing that, the original decided to resend itself in the background, so I've ended up sending it twice, and rather overloading your inbox with mahoosive files.

    Sorry about that.
    A4 3.0TDi SE Quattro Auto. Factory-fit: RNS-E/bluetooth; F/R parking sensors; full leather/heated front seats; cruise. Retrofit: Remap; Eibach 30mm lowering springs, RS4 RARB; MTEC drilled/grooved discs; 18" RS4 alloys; VW fan washers; Kinetic Digitizor DAB; Blackvue DR380 camera; front armrest; ambient lighting; white LED lights; autodim mirror; Cupra splitter; S-Line door blades; tints; UK pressed plates; MFSW; SDS; TPMS; LED Taillights and DRLs. RS aluminium pedals


  11. #10
    rasA4's Avatar
    Four Rings Mafia Specialist

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Deep
    Posts
    3,096
    i got the pics thanks replied to your email

    Bee Five | A4 2.4 V6 30V Tip SE | OEM S4 Alloys | S4 Bumper | S4 Leathers | HIDs| Billy's & Bachs | I Aint new to this | Hit the THANKS Button if my post is any use |Thanks!

 

 

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