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Courtesy Car...Touareg 3.0 V6

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by magnus911, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. magnus911

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    Hey Guys,

    My car's gone in for its repair and they've given me a 3.0 TDI V6 Touareg as a courtesy car...and I can't understand why anyone would buy one!

    I mean, it's a nice car, good to drive and quite responsive, but it cost over £120 to fill the tank with Diesel, it's averaging 22.9mpg (and I'm driving really slowly to see if i can improve it) and it's only got 220 HP or something.

    Give me my 3.2 V6 anyday! I average closer to 27mpg and I know when i'm driving really economically on the motorway i can get closer to 33/4!

    Is the Touareg that much heavier? And i though Diesel's were supposed to be economical!?
     
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  3. Staz

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    It weighs 3 tonnes mate!
     
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    Really?! WTF did they put in there?!

    That might start to make some sense! Thanks...
     
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    :uhm: Well I don't know how you're driving it then........ I have the V10 and average 24-25 without any problem
     
  7. marriedblonde

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    Claire's got a ml320Cdi and only averages low 20's in it but that is in and around town. On a run you might reach the dizzy heights of 27/28mpg...

    Filling it up with Denzel at almost £1.30 a litre is a little painful...

    But it's bloody good fun to cruise around in and it's surprisingly quick :)

    J.
     
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    Our remapped X5 3.0d (2003 vintage) gets 27 mpg knocking around and my remapped 335d.......37.1!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Hmmm must be my driving then...
     
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    A friend has a Q7 TDI and is lucky to get over 25 mpg, I can't imagine what it must be like to run a large petrol engined SUV like the RR Sport.
     
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    Maybe it's all the London driving, are you more rural?

    Honestly, I was thinking of getting a car like this - it's so comfortable and imposing. Plus I love the hate you get from the tree-huggers out there! The only problem is I can't imagine owning a car that costs £130 to fill the tank!

    On a slightly more A3-related note, I got a leasing offer today for the new (2009 MY) S3 with Bose and GSM for 349 + Vat/Month, based on 10k and 5+23...

    That's pretty good right?
     
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    My Fabia rarely goes below 35mpg and on a trip to London the other weekend with 5 people in it doing about 80 all the way there it wouldnt shift from 49.1mpg....
     

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