hi to all. A couple of months into my new RS3 and loving it. I needed a car with more space, and i love hot hatches so i sold my 997 turbo and bought what i thought would be a car that does everything. And it does! My local dealer only had a S3 for me to try before i put my order in, so i took a bit of a chance. I have to say, it is better in every way than i expected. The only thing that has let it down is the MPG *. Don't get me wrong, if i cared about running costs i'd buy my mother's Toyota Aygo! And i know you never get what they say you should, but it gets nowhere close... and i've actually driven quite responsibly . So, i was wondering how my avg of about 23mpg compares with others on here....? Even when i do a steady 50ish for a while it never gets much over 30. I'm just curious if it's because the engine is still very new and not loosened up.
One thing that took me by surprise was that in sport and manual mode, it lets you stay at the limiter (i had assumed it would change up). So manual really is manual...
Incidentally, a few years ago i had a 996 turbo with a major re-map. It made around 500bhp and a huge torque figure, but amazingly the avg mpg was better than stock at about 26 (and i NEVER drove that thing sowly...). ....So maybe a re-map at some point will help my RS3 fuel consumption