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Old August 16th, 2019, 10:25   #1
A8L TDI
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Question Interested in the A8L TDI After Fix - Worth Looking Into?

Hi all,

I have been looking at the A8L TDI for a while and am interested in considering a '14-'16 as my next vehicle.

I assume that virtually all 3.0 TDIs available for sale have been "fixed" at this point. My main concern is that fuel mileage on these vehicles now is reduced, especially in city driving. I also read on here about reduced responsiveness/ diesel noise at start-up and idle.

In addition, I am concerned about potentially odd/ uncomfortable shift patterns.

I would assume that some of the performance issues can be remedied with a ECU tune (i.e. Malone), but the sub-optimal shift patterns, noise, and reduced fuel economy do not appear to be "reversible".

I am mostly interested in the A8L for their fuel economy and comfortable driving experience. Would you say these are still worth looking into even after the fix (not too many out there - none locally)?
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