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RS4 - what mpg COULD you get...

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Indecision!

Best not to test drive anything until you have decided what you want.... Or is it too late? :grin:

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Has Audipartner considered an S4 instead of an RS4? Cheaper to buy and run, should get a few more mpg, and still has the V8 soundtrack... I'm seriously thinking about getting one as my daily driver (although my commute is only 7 miles). However, prices for S4's don't seem to have plummeted as I thought they would with the latest round of fuel price increases.

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If anything the RS4 should get better mpg shouldn't it.....if you believe the FSI hype etc.

In the real world i doubt they'd be a massive difference......although I'm sure the insurnace premiums would change.

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Has Audipartner considered an S4 instead of an RS4? Cheaper to buy and run, should get a few more mpg, and still has the V8 soundtrack.

I ran a couple of V8 S4s before my RS4 and I get 2-3 mpg BETTER mpg from the RS4 - the FSI does make a difference.

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Still dire if you get caught on the M27! Thought you ran a Fabia or C1 to work and back during the week?

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Smart FourTwo and an RS4.... although I'm questioning how good a buy a £25k RS4 would be, can't imagine it'll have a warranty or not be in need of some tlc

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Still dire if you get caught on the M27! Thought you ran a Fabia or C1 to work and back during the week?

Off topic - which end of the M27 are you at :)

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My parents are currently based in the west end of Fareham. Popped into the Porchester meet once when I was down that way. About 2007 or 2008 I think?

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Still dire if you get caught on the M27! Thought you ran a Fabia or C1 to work and back during the week?

The Fabia is the wife's car, and I've run a C1 for 4 days a week only for the last year (still HAVE to take the RS4 at least 1 day a week, to get the Cheshire Cat factor) - before that I used the RS4 every day.

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Oh well, nobodies perfect... ;)

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40 miles x 2 x 4 days a week is 320 miles, so you'll be needing more than a tank a week just to go to work and back. Almost £95 for V Power, sod that!

This is the main reason I am not in a rs4,911,m3 etc anymore :( I have a similar journey each week and did it for a while in the c2s but realised aside from the mileage (maintenance, etc) being added to the car, near a £100 per week fill up is not fun when you restricted to the speed you can do each morning/afternoon in rush hour!

I think you need a faster more powerful diesel that won't have your bored so easily. My 123d coupe might not stop me checking out the classifieds but it does the job! +++

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Oh and rs4 economy, 19-22mpg, you might push a couple more mpg on a longer journey if your not trying

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This is the main reason I am not in a rs4,911,m3 etc anymore :( I have a similar journey each week and did it for a while in the c2s but realised aside from the mileage (maintenance, etc) being added to the car, near a £100 per week fill up is not fun when you restricted to the speed you can do each morning/afternoon in rush hour!

I think you need a faster more powerful diesel that won't have your bored so easily. My 123d coupe might not stop me checking out the classifieds but it does the job! +++

You're right, and the answer is the BMW X6 35D. But they're too expensive.

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I've got a BMW 320D M Sport Coupe as my 'daily' l needed an economical car to do big miles in as using the S8 didn't make sense.

Last night, I went to see a friend... But spent a good 20 mins extra just going through country lanes, heck even roundabouts with a little more aggression then usual (roads were empty) and I was having a lot of fun, proper fun.

Its rear wheel drive, has a nice balance and just handles so very well it makes up for the lack of power and noise. It drives well, looks fairly stylish and returns excellent MPG and I couldn't be more pleased. I know it won't compare to an RS 4, but I think you may find it more rewarding then the A3? The only other thing I would suggest is a Shark Tuning remap to spice things up a little?

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Yeah I tried that in the form of an AMD remap and to be honest I should have put the £350 in the RS4 pot!

I was looking last night at daily runners and noticed that for less than £4k you can get the newish shape C Class Estate. These may not be to everyones taste, but they are a modern looking, comfy car. 220 or 270 cdi, 2002/2003, pretty good I reckon. I can't justify tieing too much up in a second car, otherwise I may as well just buy an X6. Will have a look at 120D's - not sure what sort of money they are but guessign about £5k for a cheap one? And the problem I may be faced with is also the cost of insuring two cars...

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The problem I may be faced with is also the cost of insuring two cars...

It's easier and cheaper when the second car is specialist, classic, Elise, weekend, limited mileage etc. However it is almost impossible to get a daily driver insured without no claims bonus unless you go for a multicar policy. Most insurers just aren't interested when you call asking for a second policy not using no claims bonus. You'd need a mileage allowance of at least 15k? Took lots of calls, but in the end I got lucky on my 18 year old GTi, insurance cost less than the tax! Not old enough to qualify for a classic policy with most insurers, but Footman James offered it. That's limited to 1500 miles...... you'll almost do that in a month!

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I used Admiral multicar for my second car and got the no claims transferred from my LCR BUT CCI insurance were willing to give me 4 years NCB on my new second car on the basis of me having 7 on the LCR.

They might be worth a call if required.

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Will have a look at 120D's - not sure what sort of money they are but guessign about £5k for a cheap one?

Try £10-15k for a 120d, they are very sought after due to the mega miles per gallon...

Just buy the X6 and be done with it ;) Buying an old leggy Merc will empty your pockets when it goes wrong, running two cars is always the expensive option unless (like Ian mentioned) one's a classic

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Paul, can you lend me 10 bags, interest free for a year? If so then I'm there mate!

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I would love an X6 whilst I'm commuting. I can get the RS4 when I work from home full time which will hopefully be in the next couple of years. Just need to work out a way of funding a £32-35k purchase.

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Just need to work out a way of funding a £32-35k purchase.

There's always a way... :secret:

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I would love an X6 whilst I'm commuting. I can get the RS4 when I work from home full time which will hopefully be in the next couple of years. Just need to work out a way of funding a £32-35k purchase.

What you moaning about! Just collected dads Sportback, been with Audi since Friday to replace a temp sender, dad has gone to Scottish Highlands in a mates Passat. Not driven it for a while - lovely car! Has all the bits you need, found something 'listenable' in the 6CD, BOSE, MFSW, Nav etc etc. Pulling onto the bypass, changed into fourth, couldn't believe I still had two gears to go, had forgotten how tall the gearing is! Almost turned round and went back to Audi - thought the DIS must be broken - 40 mpg through 4pm town traffic!

We've had it since 16k, now got 57k on the clock and it still looks fresh, not had any pads or discs yet, smaller rear pads 65% worn according to inspection sheet. Running cost wise you are laughing with an A3 TDi - and that's even with yearly oil change rather than AVS to help protect the turbo.

Buy the RS4 for the weekend, switch to a multicar policy, put up with the boring [but comfortable and insanely cheap] motoring during the week, smug in the knowledge you have one of the finest V8 engines ever built to enjoy at the weekend. You wouldn't even need to buy a low mileage example, as with weekend miles the overall mileage will effectively drop compared to others that are still clocking up the miles. Better still buy one that's had the clutch and DMFW (dual mass fly wheel) changed and save yourself the ten hours labour and 2k bill.

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