The 170 story so far....+ Transit Engine Noise Issue
First time poster, long time reader.
Got my 170 in September and love it. Had the 140 tdi engine in a previous A3 and Golf both manual and find it a good engine. The 170 is sooo much quicker and more refined.
In the beginning was shocked at how poor the consumption was, low 40s compared to low 50s in the 140. However, am now 6000 miles in and am averaging 45.8. Not too bad. I did however get 50+ on a long run from Cornwall to SE London.
The performance is wonderful. Overtaking is so easy. And I know it has been panned, but I love the S-Tronic 'box. I live in central London and therefore spend a lot of time in traffic. The s-tronic makes this so much more bearable.
Made a couple of schoolboy errors on the spec, no lumbar, parking sensors etc but I had to keep the price below 25k.
Anyway, just thought I'd share my thoughts so far.