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A3 110 tdi vs A4 2.5tdi quattro

dan1973 Nov 10, 2009

  1. dan1973

    dan1973 OCD clean

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    Hi guy's i am pondering over buying an a4 98 model avant 2.5 tdi quattro. What are the pro's and cons over my current a3 99 tdi (mapped)
     
  2. adamss24

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    The main difference you will find is the way the quattro grips ! They are heavy cars(1500Kg+) and the gearing is a bit weird (long first and 2nd gear) but you will love the relentless pull once the car is at 30-40Mph and when overtaking at high speed on motorways. Another thing that will shock you is the fuel consumption....Other than that is maintenance as ussual bar a very expensive cambelt job and potential injector pump problems !
     
  3. dan1973

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    The fuel consumption being bad???
     
  4. adamss24

    adamss24 Well-Known Member

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    Show me a v6 petrol wich does 45Mpg on the motorway ! People think just because its a diesel it has to be ecconomical as well ?! You buy a v6 diesel for refinement and grunt and because you're a cheapskate(like me!) who cannot live with 20+ Mpg a s4 achieves ! If you want fuel ecconomy, keep the a3 !
     

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