Hi guys, I'm from Australia and new in this forum.
Today I got myself the above mentioned car to keep for a day for test driving. It is a very impressive car. I really like it.
There are a couple of things that concerned me a little and that's why I'm here. The car is brand new and only has 95km in the odometer.
I reset the L/100km and took it out for a drive at night (70% highway, 30% town)and there wasn't much traffic. I drove it like an old man - pretty gentle with the gas pedal. After 40min of driving I got home and I noticed that the fuel consumption was 7.0L/100km. So what's going on? Is it because the car hasn't run in yet or the Audi fuel consumption figures are a scam? May I know if you guy had been able to achieve 4.1L/100km on freeway and 4.7L/100km combined?
There was also another thing that bothered me with this car. During the first 30min of driving, the DSG wasn't smooth at all while changing gears. It felt like an automatic gearbox. But after 30min, it became smooth - just like any DSG gearbox. Again, is this normal? I haven't experienced anything like that in our brand new Golf 6 103TDI and Golf 6 R. Our cars were smooth to drive home straight from the dealer.
It didn't take 30min for the car to warm up. The car warmed up just after 10min of driving. The ambient temp of where I live is 10C at night. Is it because it's new?
I really like this car but the fuel consumption figures and DSG issue are bothering me. There is an Audi sale right now in Australia and I would like to get this particular demo car as it is a few thousand dollars cheaper than a brand new car in showroom.