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mountainreef

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123 posts

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Hi,

I am looking to purchase a daily driver that will be used mainly for motorway travel up to about 2000 miles a month. I'm looking at a TT as i'd rather something a little bit sporty feeling rather than the usual BMW 325D.

Can anyone give me some advice as to what would be the best option as regards the diesel or petrol versions of the TT? I've got about £25k to spend so i'd bee looking at a new(ish) one. They both seem to be around the same MPG? as they quote 48-55 on combined / extra urban?


cuprabob

2,732 posts

97 months

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I think with the petrol you would be looking at around 35mpg. I can't believe it would get anywhere near the economy of the diesel.

I would go for the diesel personally at that mileage. I have the 170 in a Rocco and it averages a real 55mpg (60mpg DIS) on my daily commute of 60 miles each way.

mountainreef

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Ahh right! Thanks, your commute sounds much like mine distance wise. I've never bought an Audi before, although I have driven a fair few. Are their any reliability issues that i need to worry about?

cuprabob

2,732 posts

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I'm not aware of too many reliability issues with the Mk2 TT and the 170 CR seems to be a good engine. I nearly bought the TT myself as i wanted 4WD as I was replacing an R32 but ended up going for the Scirocco, purely on cost.

mountainreef

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Thanks, really appreciated.
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Dr G

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125 months

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They're pretty well behaved little cars, nothing past cosmetics to report really. CR170 won't blow anyone's skirt up but it's leagues ahead of the PD version for reliability.

My current A3 170 quattro (same engine/box) does 34 bimbling around and 41-42 on a run. I don't tend to hang around and TTs are a damn sight lighter than Sportbacks.

MonTheF1sh

174 posts

62 months

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25k will get you a very nice face lift sline TDI which would be best given your mileage

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2,170 posts

71 months

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Saturday 13th October 2012 quote quote all
The diesel is very economical (I got 48mpg out of one I had on loan, with a fair bit of hard driving and no motorway work) but boring as hell to drive.

Although if you're just sitting on the motorway it doesn't make that much difference I guess.



The ride on the S-Line models is shocking though - Get one with magnetic ride if you can, it totally transforms it.

Dr G

10,980 posts

125 months

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True, 19s on the standard coil springs can get a little jiggly!

MonTheF1sh

174 posts

62 months

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19's aren't standard on s-lines. The ride on mine is fine on 18's

va1o

13,449 posts

90 months

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At that mileage you'll definitely be wanting the diesel. Be prepared to take a big hit on the depreciation though as a new TT is due out within the next 18-months.

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2,170 posts

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MonTheF1sh said:
19's aren't standard on s-lines. The ride on mine is fine on 18's
There's a BIG difference between an S Line (without mag ride) on 18s and a TTS (mag ride as standard) on 18s.


Magnetic ride is the best option you can add to a TT in my opinion. It makes it ride beautifully for the type of car it is.

MonTheF1sh

174 posts

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I'm not saying mag ride isn't a good option, it's this that I don't agree with....

"The ride on the S-Line models is shocking though"

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2,170 posts

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MonTheF1sh said:
I'm not saying mag ride isn't a good option, it's this that I don't agree with....

"The ride on the S-Line models is shocking though"
Well... I was given an S Line on 18s as a loan car and was shocked at how poor the ride was (I wouldn't personally be able to live with it). I went over a bump on my normal commute that jarred very badly through the car. I'd been over the same bump tens of times in my own car and many others and never even noticed it (I can notice it now, but it was never severe enough for me to have noted it as being a "bad" bump before).


Each to their own though. We all have different tastes.

CarlT

3,054 posts

130 months

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I am getting around 52mpg out of my TDI Quattro Sport. Coming up 3,000 miles now in 3 weeks!

mountainreef

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123 posts

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I'm looking at an 11 plate TDI quattro, s-line with 10k miles on it.

This one: www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/20123848595...

Its got 19inch wheels on it, will drive during the week but is everyone saying that 19's are a bad idea?

Also, s-tronic or manual? I take it s-tronic is the old DSG?

Edited by mountainreef on Sunday 14th October 00:31

CarlT

3,054 posts

130 months

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Sounds a lot of money for a 11 plate car from an Indie.
There are lower mileage, newer cars in the Audi Network for similar money.

Deerfoot

2,334 posts

67 months

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mountainreef said:
Also, s-tronic or manual? I take it s-tronic is the old DSG?
yes

Personally I'd have the manual.

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2,170 posts

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You need to drive them both.

I personally found the manual TDI had a lot of lag after changing gear during hard acceleration which the S Tronic should get rid of.

Dr G

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S-Tronic does an excellent job of maximising the shove from a narrow power band.
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