Sorry for the late reply. I do about 15000miles a year most for work so diesel isnt a problem for me.
What i would like is an engine that can last me the long run. Either 1.8 tfsi or 2.0 tdi(2015 or newer due to ULEZ)
For reliability which engine is the best from 70-100k mileage? Audi a3 8v s tronic only. Either 2.0 tdi or 1.8 tfsi?
looking to upgrade from my mk6 golf.
If you're wanting a sporty TDI, then forget about Audi. Go for a Golf GTD. Cracking cars.
You can get the same engine (184) in the A3 with the additional bonus of having 4 wheel drive. Having owned one of these it’s one hell of car, both in terms in terms of reliability and performance, thought not the best on economy at times. Personally I would go for the A3 2.0 TDI in the 184 guise at your annual mileage.
Would anyone really need AWD with just 184bhp though? Just adds weight and dulls the handing. Great in the winter though.
Brother in-law had a previous generation A3 AWD diesel, 17obhp I think. I cannot recall if it was 280 or 380K he did before trading it in for an A4 Allroad. Yes the car did have repair bills but Audi often met parts of these well into high mileage. He was very impressed with the car and it never let him down. He would not go back to a 2WD after it.
Dulls handling? are you on crack?
AWD is the best type of driven wheels for any car.
Front wheel drive is like a toy car and RWD is great when its sunny, but in England, thats pretty rare!