1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Picking up my 04 plate 3.2 V6 saturday! :)

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by dalejones, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. dalejones
    Offline

    dalejones Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2013
    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Jan 22, 2013]
    What should i look out for? any common faults? what are these like on fuel? says its been remapped to 270, are these cars quick? thort they would be very heavy? :/ cheers
    #1
  2. Ads

    Ads

    [Nov 23, 2014]

  3. AndyA3170
    Online

    AndyA3170 Guest

    [Jan 22, 2013]
    Do you really need confirmation on the fuel question lol, how heavy is your right foot?
    #2
  4. A3Kent
    Offline

    A3Kent Different Gear

    Joined:
    May 16, 2012
    Messages:
    1,271
    Likes Received:
    112
    [Jan 23, 2013]
    3.2 ltr buddy. It's not going to be economical is it :)
    #3
  5. gixerson
    Offline

    gixerson Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2012
    Messages:
    124
    Likes Received:
    7
    [Jan 23, 2013]
    Sorry about being a bit of a negative nelly here, but i can't get my head round the fact that you've bought a car that you haven't test driven, have no idea if that car has any inherent faults, you have no idea on it's MPG and you've not even checked the cars performance figures or weight.

    Again sorry for being a bit negative, but you should have checked all those things out BEFORE you bought the car.

    Not sure how much help it will be now, but here is what MPG i'm seeing in my 2004/2005 V6

    [​IMG]
    #4
  6. dalejones
    Offline

    dalejones Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2013
    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Jan 23, 2013]

    I haven paid for it yet lmao im no that dull! Just agreed on a price and going to see i sat, if its as described i will be buyin it.
    #5
  7. dancupra225
    Offline

    dancupra225 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2012
    Messages:
    605
    Likes Received:
    19
    [Jan 23, 2013]
    Got Offered oné for my tdi a3 ,

    The sound is amazing but i look my Fuel bill.now is brillant if i.had no ties like a house and a wife lol

    I would get oné is it manual or dsg
    #6
  8. dalejones
    Offline

    dalejones Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2013
    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Jan 23, 2013]

    Its a manual.mate! I want it badly but am abit worried about fuel and also wonder how much tax would be!
    #7
  9. BigWillyStyle
    Offline

    BigWillyStyle Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2012
    Messages:
    566
    Likes Received:
    56
    [Jan 23, 2013]
    Expensive to run if you dont have a short commute to work etc....

    Tax band K so 148.50 for 6 months and 270 for 12.

    Fun cars but thirsty on fuel with about 29 mpg if conservative!
    #8
  10. dancupra225
    Offline

    dancupra225 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2012
    Messages:
    605
    Likes Received:
    19
    [Jan 23, 2013]
    If.u want a.fast car expect a Fuel bill
    If.u use to fast cars etc go for it only live once
    #9
    mookster likes this.
  11. KentKid
    Offline

    KentKid Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2010
    Messages:
    156
    Likes Received:
    59
    [Jan 23, 2013]
    #10
  12. shariain
    Offline

    shariain Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2004
    Messages:
    1,182
    Likes Received:
    186
    [Jan 23, 2013]
    I wish I could get 29mpg out of mine but that noise and then you have the voice in my head. So I see on average 20mpg and on a bad day I would see about 25mpg if I'm lucky.
    #11
  13. mookster
    Offline

    mookster Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2012
    Messages:
    159
    Likes Received:
    15
    [Jan 23, 2013]
    Hehe

    If you use higher octane fuel like V-Power, Ultimate or Momentum you'll get better mpg. I can get 32/33 on a long run without too much trouble. Whether that remains the case when I swap out the exhaust is a different matter *lol*

    I also commute to work on my pushbike when I can, so fuel isn't so much of an issue thankfully :)
    #12
  14. BradV6
    Offline

    BradV6 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2012
    Messages:
    73
    Likes Received:
    3
    [Jan 23, 2013]
    I have a heavy right foot, and mine does around 200 to 250 miles a tank, I do town driving only, i rarely see over 20mpg but the best I've had on a long run is 32, i use momentum 99 but I don't notice any amazing gains over shell 98 etc.

    It sounds great though and its fun to drive, wish i got an auto though!
    #13
  15. RobinA3
    Offline

    RobinA3 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2005
    Messages:
    1,784
    Likes Received:
    29
    [Jan 25, 2013]
    #14

Share This Page