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Show Us Your Motors!

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Lopéz, Oct 18, 2002.

  1. Acme

    Caporegime

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    Supercharged, turbocharged, electrically assisted... Very nice, and very cool, but make sure you get rid of it before it gets too old :p
     
  2. Rossi~

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 5, 2010

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    Don't forget it does has a whopping 70L tank, the A4 would have had 40/58L?
     
  3. Acme

    Caporegime

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    I get like 400 from my 85L tank :p
     
  4. mjt

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 31, 2007

    Posts: 17,872

    Audi seem to have quite big fuel tanks. My A6 has 80, and my S3 had 55 or so. A4 probably has around 60.
    I think it's BMW who insist on fitting tiny fuel tanks to their cars.

    Perhaps it's a VAG thing as my Golf has 50. Although I've put 53 in a couple of times.
     
  5. Dis86

    Capodecina

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    Vag tend not to have a driveshaft in the way.
     
  6. mjt

    Capodecina

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    Golf R and Audi quattro variants have the same size tanks as their 2wd counterparts. Boot space is a different matter, however.
     
  7. Dis86

    Capodecina

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    I imagine they move the tank to the floor under the boot. purely an assumption though.
     
  8. Kenai

    Capodecina

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    Octavia 4x4 variants get an extra 5L capacity over their FWD siblings :p
     
  9. Jonnycoupe

    Capodecina

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    Might just be a foam baffle in the same carcass anyway.
     
  10. Acme

    Caporegime

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    Why would they even do that.
     
  11. Simon

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 21, 2002

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    Location: Berks / Moscow

    Make the car lighter for fuel economy testing
     
  12. Jonnycoupe

    Capodecina

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    Yep test mass condition for WTLP. Often do same for the urea tank aswell to save 10kg.
     
  13. cuke2u

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 27, 2006

    Posts: 2,358

    Location: East Sussex

    Current A4 has 40/54/58 litres depending upon the fuel and the drive system...
     
  14. GinG

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 22, 2006

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    We had owned a 62 player Qashqai for 6 years. Its main usage was a second car but big enough to carry baby bits. Our youngest is now 18 months so you don't really need to take anywhere near the stuff you used to.

    The Qashqai whilst owned outright was getting to an age where although it hadn't really need money spending on it, things were going to need doing. At the last service and MOT it was noted that oil was weeping from turbo and suspension was knocking. We made the decision that whilst it still had value we would trade it in but get a cheaper car to run...after looking about and almost having our minds set on a Citigo we stopped by Toyota and ended up with one of these:

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    We still have the Superb for family usage but I must admit I really love this car. It also has a few bits of tech inc. Android Auto/Apple Play, Auto climate control & Auto lights.

    Whilst I was a little uneasy gong back to financing a car we only pay £25 a month and 0% over 2 years. We will then decide what to do with it when the deal is up, it has 4 years of the 5 year warranty left so nothing to worry about throughout.
     
  15. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

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    Location: Wish i was in New York

    That is £25 a month?
     
  16. mjt

    Capodecina

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    £600 to rent that for 2 years is ridiculous(ly cheap)!
     
  17. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

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    Location: Wish i was in New York

    I want that for £25 a month...could easily save that much in petrol for the commute to work....even though i hated the Aygo when i had them as a courtesy car.
     
  18. Gibbo

    Commissario

    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

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    Suspect he has a large sum of cash in the car from the trade in vehicle, thus making monthly far lower than usual, because if they were really only £300 a year to rend a brand new car, then lets be honest it would be too good to be true. :)

    A lot of people think because I have a Ferrari it must cost over a grand a month in payments, its £300 because I put a lot of cash into the car and servicing is free.
     
  19. Bounce

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Stoke-on-Trent

    Do you have another car?

    Hardly practical turning up at Tesco in a Ferrari :p
     
  20. Vita

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    Location: United Kingdom

    Cash is king. Always will be.