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    [Dec 13, 2004]
    Hi guys..

    I am looking to buy an A4 2.5 TDi (180bhp) Quattro sport Tip. Are there any issues I should take into consideration?

    I mainly do motorway mileage.. what sort of mpg can I expect?

    If I were to go for a 1.9 instead.. what sort of power can these be upgraded to without rediculous expense.

    My previous car was a chipped pd150 golf that pushe 190bhp so I want something atleast up to the performance of that.. but I need reasonable economy too.

    Also.. were the above cars available in the sexy deep red? (I think its garnet red but not sure)

    lastly.. whats the difference between tipronic and multitronic gear box? which is better?

    Sorry for all the questions.. but I am new to Audis.. but cant wait to get one.

    Cheers
    Amit

    PS, sorry for the dual post.. posted it in the B5 forum by mistake but I want a B6
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    [Dec 14, 2004]
    i have a b5 2.5 tdi that has been chipped.
    definately go for a quattro, the fwd has no grip in 1st and 2nd.
    i would say the quattro is quicker than the fwd as it actually moves from a standstill.
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    [Dec 15, 2004]
    Well why not just get a 1.9Tdi quattro like ive done and get the uprated chip so its 199BHP aint that wuick enough if not there are exhaust upgrades and even a turbo upgrade and it will be faster than the 2.5 and easier to get parts
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    which chip will boost a 130 car to 199bhp! that sounds insane.. with the amount of miles I do.. I need the car to be reliable and within its limits..

    but 1.9 maybe the way to go if I cant find one.

    What colour is your car? is it a metalic colour or flat?

    I want the slightly deeper red as shown on the S4 on the audi webpage.. any idea what colour that is?

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    [Dec 15, 2004]
    2.5 V6, I driven a 1.9 for a while and yes they are good but the 2.5 (180)sounds beefy and theres tons of torque and you can chip them, just look at this:

    http://need4speed.host.sk/dieselc.html

    the best thing of all is when u got a bimmer 330d up your arse and you drop a cog foot down and watch it shrink in the rear veiw, ahh nothings better than that lol

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    i disagree, my dad has a 330d and its quicker than my chipped 2.5 tdi.
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    [Dec 15, 2004]
    is yours 180bhp standard, or is it a 163 chipped, the B6 2.5tdi QUATTRO has same engine as the non quattro but has uprated pump, turbo, crank pistons etc, mine isnt chipped and have no probs blowing off 330d's, especially when the roads are a little bendy lol

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    [Dec 16, 2004]
    how much? i seen a couple of 51 plates with 30k for about £16k and were from main dealers so theres a bit of room for haggling + a few extras etc.

    see auto trader, if you can log in and type keywords 2.5TDI and there you go.


    Good luck, im pretty sure you wont be dissapointed with the 2.5

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    [Dec 16, 2004]
    oh and try a national search, I got lucky with mine (bought it from round the corner)
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    MikeA2B said:
    is yours 180bhp standard, or is it a 163 chipped, the B6 2.5tdi QUATTRO has same engine as the non quattro but has uprated pump, turbo, crank pistons etc, mine isnt chipped and have no probs blowing off 330d's, especially when the roads are a little bendy lol



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    no, mine is the 150 chipp too just over 190 bhp.
    the 330d has 204 bhp to start with. i much prefere the audi, even though its a little slower.
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    [Dec 17, 2004]
    Well when my car comes back you can buy that, im [censored] off with the audi service i just want rid off it!!

    1.9Tdi Quattro SE 130 AVANT
    39k miles
    Full heated leather
    fridge in dash
    center arm rest
    19 inch wheels
    cd player
    this has most other options sports pack etc !!

    Ive also got a sat nav plus unit, cd changer etc comming !
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    [Dec 17, 2004]
    car £23600
    sport pack £1400
    Bose £450
    leather £1250
    fridge £55
    heated seats £350
    RS4 Wheels £1100
    Removable toebar £730

    total nearly 30K for this car plus its got other stuff but im unsure of cost, like tinted windows!!

    Then ive got the Sat Nav DVD wide screen that can go in if wanted with cd changer etc
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    oh and still got a years warrenty and first service is free!
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    i could still saw the back off for ya!!!
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    [Dec 20, 2004]
    lol /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif
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    in that case.. consider it sold :p

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    [Dec 22, 2004]
    Went to the audi dealer today to see if they had any old stock etc..

    looks like I will be placing an order for a boring 2.0 TDi S Line in the new year unless I find a nice used 2.5 in red with leather.

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    What sort of price they at mate!!
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    [Dec 23, 2004]
    with the spec I wanted.. came in at about £27k before any discount

    just wanted a rough idea.

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    [Dec 28, 2004]
    Amit

    i had a 2.5 tdi Q avant for about a month in the Autumn. It went beack to the main stealer due to a bodywork cover-up on a 3 yr old car, but basically it had 66k, dec 01 51 plate, Bose, heat, leather, cruise 6cd symphony. Very very nice and i would have kept it if it weren't for the paint problem.
    i paid a snip under £15k from an audi place with the usual after sales package. they are around, you just gotta wait for one. It was silver, which i didn't really want, but i knew how rare it was with that full spec. the new price was in the region of £31k

    2 other things that didn't totally impress me:
    MPG of only 36ish, despite driving easy on the motorways and not basically thrashing it elsewhere.
    The gears easily run out of revs when accelerating, you need to shift dead quick. i think that it would only go up to about 4k. I had a Golf tdi 130 before which didn't suffer from this problem.

    Having said all that, i now get less MPG, but i now drive an S3. When i need to move on from this, i will consider a 130 tdi A4 and get it remapped i think /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/groovy.gif

    Oh, and the V6 does sound wicked when it purrs awy though compared to a 4 pot /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
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    [Jan 5, 2005]
    Hi the 2.5 is an awsome motor, just read some of the threads, i agree you have to be sharp with the shift changes but what you get out of the car is unbelievable i mean it 180bhp v6 pulls like a jet and keeps going through the rev range, the sound of the v6 is great especially when your having it with some boy racer in one of those hot hatches.. i think you should take one out, you wont be dissapointed.
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    [Jan 12, 2005]
    I still have my eyes peeled for one.. but looks like the two things I really want seem to be the rarest things known to man.. which are leather and a colour that stands out.

    Ideally I want an amulet red car.

    Why would you buy a car that expensive and then not get leather /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif

    I am going to keep a look out a bit longer.. if not.. I might end up getting a 2.0Tdi B7

    Amit
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