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Looking to swap A2.5Tdi for an early TT (180bhp), am I mad?? will the mpg kill me???

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Here the crack guys. I'm currently running my A6 C5 Avant 2.5 tdi as a daily commuter into south London from north Essex. My drive to work is 50 miles, 70% of which is motorway down the M11. I originally bought the car as I thought it would return good mpg, is currently averaging 32 :o( and has done for a year now. I've read that due to it being a Quattro, weighing a couple of ton and the 2.5 being a thirsty engine the mpg was never going to be great.

Now I'm considering an early 180bhp TT as a daily driver and leaving the missus to do the school run with the A6 family bus. I recon I would be able to achieve around the same mpg with this variation of the TT. With petrol prices being a little cheaper than diesel I recon I wouldn't be any worst off?????

What are your guys thoughts on this??

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I had a manual 2.5 tdi (150bhp) and got ~35mpg.

I had a Seat Leon 1.8t (180bhp), drove that much harder and never got more than 28mpg.

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I had a Seat Leon Cupra R 9210bhp) and would easily average low 30s on my commute which was mainly dual carriageway therefore I would have thought 32mpg would be achievable.

With the TT you'll obviously have the extra income from cut and blow dries +++

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I had a Seat Leon Cupra R 9210bhp

Wow, and I thought red mk5 GTi's were the fastest!

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Wow, and I thought red mk5 GTi's were the fastest!

It was red as well though+++

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Your 2.5TDI will give you, what, 35ish mpg?

180 TT will give you 30-31 mpg, so just do it :grin:

Edit to add - see you get 32mpg out of it - about the same as I got out of my 2.5TDI Allroad.

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Thanks for your input guys, its a real help and kind of confirms my thoughts.

I can put up with the hair dress comments part because I shave it even other day.

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Er, we don't need to know about your more intimate habits :eek::P

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35 mpg down the motorway in the A6? Bloody hell. You must have lead feet.

Mine gives me 45 mpg on my 120 mile commute. However, my style of driving is laid back cruising. Why rush to work?

To get the most from the diesel, change up at 3K rpm, don't hoof it up to the redline and let the torque pull you along.

Also, in the TT, if you drive that the same as you drive your A6, you won't get 32 mpg from it.

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However, my style of driving is laid back cruising.

Would never have thought that :roflmao:

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nice to share the information.................

It's nice of you to say it's nice to share.

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It's nice of you to say it's nice to share.

It's nice you say it's nice that he said it's nice to share.

I'm feeling the lube.

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