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Pointless car??

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by sleep envy, Jan 29, 2008.

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    [Jan 29, 2008]
    During my on going saga with Smith Knight Fay (which I won't go into save to say they're making a massive loss on selling me a car and I'd be surprised if the saleswoman hasn't been sent for some intensive training) I've been given a 57 A3 2.0 TDI 140 Q S-Line manual as a courtesy car.

    It's a nice place to be with pretty much every box ticked but I'm wondering if you really need 4wd with such a low output. So much so I think it ruins the car - it's far less responsive than my front crawler and I'm losing well over 10 mpg (it's only done 8k so far but 31mpg is pretty shocking).

    If I had shelled out for it I'd be kicking myself as I'd have plumped for the S3 for a few K more and pretty much the same running costs.

    Will the car give more mpg as the engine loosens up or will it forever be an odd ball?
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    [Jan 29, 2008]
    just a normal 2.0 TDI 140 Sport - hard as I try it refuses to give less than 46 mpg

    FWIW it's done 29k
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    [Jan 29, 2008]
    my dsg is averaging 44mpg
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    [Jan 29, 2008]
    My dads golf GT TDi 140 was low 40's until about 2000 miles when the MPG started creeping up as it loosened up. He's a very conservative driver as well - his pub bragging is what MPG he can get on a long run!!!
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    [Jan 30, 2008]
    hmmm... my first 'tankful' gave 37 mpg. Methinks the 'full' tank I got from them instead of the half tank Audi promise wasn't full!!!! 40 miles into the next tank and the needle is still above full
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    [Jan 30, 2008]
    not too sure the amount of fuel in the tank determines how many mpg you're getting

    more to do with driving style

    doing London - Plymouth - London today so will zero the trip and see what it does on a mix of M-way and A road
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    [Jan 30, 2008]
    nah... what I meant was that if the tank wasn't really full when I collected the car by brimming after 355 miles I've put in 43L whereas I prpobably only used (say) 38 or something. So the apparent consumption is artificially low. What I should have done was fill up straight away, then my top to top would have been correct...........
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