I am currently on the lookout to get my first ever Audi - moving up in the world from a Ford Mondeo 2.2 Diesel
I'm having to look at used A4 Avant (11/61) and so pre-facelift (sad as I prefer the leds on the latest car). Anyways, I digress!
I've been looking up all the different engines and my original reaction was to buy the diesel 170, however, having read up, it looks like mpg isn't great and there's at least one reoccuring issue with the DPF. I'm also now thinking the 136bhp as that's got better economy and isn't rapid but quick enough.
My wife will mostly be driving the car on the school run as well as other short trips for her work and running the usual family errands - very little long motorway driving other taking kids out on weekends and the odd weekend visiting friends & family who range from 30-90 mins away.
I'm wondering whether the upside on the diesels (mpg, residuals etc) is countered by our requirements and also the DPF issues. So, I'm now seriously considering the 170bhp TFSi due to lower petrol costs, cheaper to buy, more reliable (?) etc.
I'd really welcome thoughts as this will be a lot of money for me and I really want to make sure I make the right choice as I'll be looking to keep the car for a few years.
Many thanks all!