1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Audi owners in here!

Discussion in 'Motors' started by GinG, 29 Jun 2012.

  1. Rendog

    Gangster

    Joined: 17 Jan 2003

    Posts: 337

    Location: Andover

    Forgot to mention it's the petrol variant so I believe it is around 190bhp, I was very surprised to find it's quoted to do 0-60 in 5.8 seconds but I guess the quattro is going to help with that.

    The whole thing feels a lot nicer to sit in compared to the previous Golf's I've had!
     
  2. LiE

    Capodecina

    Joined: 2 Aug 2005

    Posts: 22,852

    Location: Milton Keynes

    The A4 I have is 2.0TSFI and that’s a healthy 252ps.
     
  3. mjt

    Capodecina

    Joined: 31 Aug 2007

    Posts: 19,128

    Indeed
     
  4. LiE

    Capodecina

    Joined: 2 Aug 2005

    Posts: 22,852

    Location: Milton Keynes

    I had one of these 190ps A3s try to race me, they are pretty fast.
     
  5. Tenzo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 Jan 2012

    Posts: 1,319

    Hi Edd, I loved both cars. For me personally:

    The 330d was borderline the perfect family “do it all” wagon, I think only trumped by a 530d. It did lack a little soul though, typically German excellence but a bit sterile as a result.

    The RS4 was an emotional event everytime you got in comparison. Two years older and 30k more miles, but still solid. It wanted to be driven hard all the time, and sounded fantastic on full gas. My kids adored it, wife hated it, other RS drivers always wanted to race it :cry:

    The 330d handled better, the RS4 was marginally more comfortable and a little more practical (really small differences).

    RS4 was more expensive to run, the fuel is no joke. DRC suspension is something to watch for and an expensive fit. Make sure to find one with a full history and ensure these oil extras have been done on time. Discs are expensive too. Here’s a snapshot of addition bits per Audi e.g:

    Audi Additional Service Requirements:
    • Front Final Drive: renew gearbox oil – Every 20,000 miles.
    • Dual Clutch Gearbox S-Tronic: Replace ATF filter and ATF fluid – Every 40,000 miles.
    • Rear Final Drive : Replace final drive oil – Every 40,000 miles.
    • Rear Final Drive : Replace ATF fluid – Every 40,000 miles.
    • Engine Air Filter : Replace both filters – Every 60,000 miles.
    • Engine Spark Plugs : Replace all 8 – Every 60,000 miles or 6 years. Whichever comes first.
    • Front Brake Discs – Replace at the minimum 32.4mm thickness.
    • Rear Brake Discs – Replace at the minimum 20mm thickness.
    • Front Brake Pads – replace at 10mm (includes backing and damper plate).
    • Rear Brake Pads – replace at 7mm (includes backing and damper plate).


    TLDR:
    Both great cars
    330d is efficient German engineering
    RS4 is the party animal brother that wants you to do shots at 100mph with the dog sellotaped to the floor of the boot.
    I’d make the swap for the engine experience alone :D
     
  6. EddScott

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 8,575

    Location: Pembrokeshire

    Thanks for the reply. Do you still have the RS4?

    I've seen one local ish Sepang Blue with the right options/full history/extended warranty etc. Owner only had it since January so maybe running costs have got the better of him.

    It's an itch I just need to scratch though :) With an all parts warranty from Audi I can at least run the thing for a year or so without too much worry. It's a nice example so unlikely to be hard to move it on and can always go back to a F31 if needs be - I really like it so wouldn't be unhappy getting another. Or see where G21 prices are at that time.
     
  7. Tenzo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 Jan 2012

    Posts: 1,319

    Owner is probably making a few quid due to the insane prices at the moment!

    I don’t have mine, flipped it for a company BEV :cry:
     
  8. kidloco

    Mobster

    Joined: 3 Nov 2003

    Posts: 4,948

    Location: Lancashire

    I have an appointment at my local Audi garage tomorrow. 4 months away from the ballon payment on my 2018 S5. The ballon payment will be 20k. A quick look on AutoTrader shows cars of same age and mileage going for 34-36k. So I’ve actually got a bit more in the bank then I thought I would. Obviously this is done to the silly prices of used cars at the moment but good news all the same.

    I haven’t got a clue what my plan is yet. As great as the S5 has been. I don’t want a new one. Mainly because they are now diesel but also because not much has changed. I did consider going more sensible going to A6 Avant with a decent engine or the SQ5. Both don’t look as nice as my S5 though.

    So got some deciding to do I guess. Audi called me today to see what I interested in. They did say that I’d be crazy not to trade in or just buy it then sell with the used prices what they are. He also said that they didn’t have many new cars and that long wait on stuff they didn’t have. Oh and that wasn’t expecting supply issues to be resolved until May/April.

    Top of my list at the min is buying it then selling straight away. Sitting on the cash for a few months then picking up a used M4. The wife has a new A3 so can use that until something else appears. Not sure what to do really though.
     
  9. MrRockliffe

    Mobster

    Joined: 14 Apr 2014

    Posts: 4,495

    Location: Sunny Sussex

    Why not keep it?

    The S5 is a fabulous car and you’re not going to lose the 15k on it in the next few months :)
     
  10. kidloco

    Mobster

    Joined: 3 Nov 2003

    Posts: 4,948

    Location: Lancashire

    That certainly is an option. Stick on a private plate to hide its age. It's still in fantastic condition and the only thing to ever go wrong with it was a sensor that was a quick fix.

    This whole pandemic thing has made me rethink the importance of spending loads of money on something that's sat on the drive more often than not.

    Im off to see em in a couple of hours, so if I'm back posting to say look at my new R8 you will know something went very wrong :D
     
  11. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 158,166

    Good idea, what would the neighbors think if they realised you'd kept a car longer than 3 years :eek: :p
     
  12. kidloco

    Mobster

    Joined: 3 Nov 2003

    Posts: 4,948

    Location: Lancashire

    Not so much the neighbours, more when I see clients. It's an optics thing. Sad I know.
     
  13. MrRockliffe

    Mobster

    Joined: 14 Apr 2014

    Posts: 4,495

    Location: Sunny Sussex

    Oh gosh I remember my dad saying similar things when he was in the industry :(


    He became obsessive about it
     
  14. Jez

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 33,007

    What weird industry is this where your clients give any form of s about what you drive in to meet with them? Total bangers aside.
     
  15. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 158,166

    Quite. Obviously a nice car is important, perhaps even an obviously current model, but an environment where a 67 plate versus a 68 plate otherwise identical Audi makes any form of difference seems like a stretch.

    Perhaps if it does the focus should be on moving away from the car that looks like an A5 2.0 TDI into something a little more upmarket like an A6. And don't even think about showing up in the other halfs A3 :eek:
     
  16. dLockers

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 21 Jan 2010

    Posts: 8,386

    :cry::cry::cry::cry:
     
  17. kidloco

    Mobster

    Joined: 3 Nov 2003

    Posts: 4,948

    Location: Lancashire

    Seems the thread has derailed in a way that only a motors thread can and does on this forum.

    I'll get back in my box and leave you guys to it.
     
  18. MrRockliffe

    Mobster

    Joined: 14 Apr 2014

    Posts: 4,495

    Location: Sunny Sussex

    Lol :D

    Hope you find the solution which works for you :)
     
  19. kidloco

    Mobster

    Joined: 3 Nov 2003

    Posts: 4,948

    Location: Lancashire

    Thank you.

    I've chopped in my car, got a very good price on it and I've ordered a Audi Q7 Black Edition 55 TFSI quattro tiptronic.
     
  20. amigafan2003

    Perma Banned

    Joined: 18 Jan 2008

    Posts: 18,975

    Location: Fylde Coast, Lancashire

    Wife's Mondeo titanium x sport (2ltr ecoboost) was crashed into by a third party and we've been given this (A3 30 tfsi sport) whilst thier insurer sorts the repair out - to say I'm underwhelmed (infotainment aside) is an understatement, can't wait to get the Mondeo back.

    Wife has actually chosen to drive my mondeo titanium x 2.0 tdci over this. The Audi is obviously slower, fair enough, but I thought the handling would be better than the Mondeo, but it's still a rough ride even in comfort mode but in dynamic mode it doesn't handle as wheel as the Mondeo. The steering is uncommunicative, the brakes are like an on off switch, the seats are too narrow, short and feel cheap, it hasnt even got the equipment the Mondeos have and I'm not impressed by the interior plastics either. Aside from the infotainment, the only other thing it has going for it is it's quiet, but that's prob down to it being a saloon and even then it's not as quiet as my old scorpio.

    It just seems like there is no point to the car other than badge snobbery.

    [​IMG]