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Old December 31st, 2015, 21:45   #16
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Welcome to the forum,

The A6 is a beautiful car, I would love to own one. Absolutely a sharp looking full size sedan
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Old January 1st, 2016, 07:31   #17
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Purchased a 2015 Audi A6 TDI this fall, has the 3.0 V6. Love that 428 lb-ft of torque. I get mid 30 mpg just running around town, low 40's on the highway. Great car!
I'll second your appreciation of the 3.0 TDI. I'm really enjoying my Q5. After 8 fill ups I'm averaging around 32 mpg. This is mostly driving in/out of Boston. I love how this car can catapult you from a standstill when needed. The engine is so refined. The MFI has shown 39 mpg after some highway trips, but I have yet to break 40 mpgs. I'm sure I will eventually. So far, exceeding expectations.
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Old January 1st, 2016, 09:28   #18
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I'd love a A7 quattro.. love the looks. But for economy I see my next ride being a E250 4matic.. that 2.0 TT seems to produce better numbers than my tuned/modded 2.0 TDI.

I'm just not spending $40K for a used model when I drive 25K miles a year.. it'll depreciate too fast. Wait a few more years and pick one up for $25K.
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Old April 12th, 2018, 10:40   #19
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Hello!

Just picked up a `15 A3 TDI for my wife as a replacement for our 01 Beetle TDI and very happy with it and glad to still be part of the forum with a 2nd car!
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Old July 9th, 2018, 15:55   #20
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this is a quiet thread - I'm contemplating a 3rd car for my teen and looking at a 2013 A3 TDI - can you all tell me if this is a reliable car?
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Old July 10th, 2018, 09:32   #21
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this is a quiet thread - I'm contemplating a 3rd car for my teen and looking at a 2013 A3 TDI - can you all tell me if this is a reliable car?
It wouldn't be much different from my '12 A3. It has been pretty reliable for a car
that I bought with 50k miles on it. I've been getting an intermittent MIL that's
probably emissions related though. I haven't had the fix done yet.
I've been holding off on any real parts upgrades because I'll probably sell it back.
As a result the suspension is pretty tired, etc. Hope this helps.
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Old July 19th, 2018, 12:17   #22
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Hi, just sold my beloved B5.5 TDI today. I will be seriously looking into a 6sp. Jetta sportswagon TDI. I have owned many VW's but no Audi's. I have always wondered about the way Audi's models are designated. A3, A4, for example, I'm understanding are the same body? different generation?

Does Audi have a TDI sportswagon?
In manual transmission?
What is it designated as? A3?

Also in my search it seems some Jetta (Audi?) TDI's have NOT had the "VW smog fix"...
I wonder if this "fix" actually helped or hurt the drivability or M.P.G. of these cars. Owner feedback would be greatly appreciated
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For the US: Audi Wagon with a TDI? Only if you count the Q5/7's.
For the US: no manual transmission.
For the US: the A3 is the entry level Audi.
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Old July 20th, 2018, 18:12   #24
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you can find used A3 TDI wagons - pretty scarce, but they are out there. NO manuals or quattros.

but used manual A3 wagons do exist as well...
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Old June 10th, 2020, 21:04   #25
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So quite in these parts.

I purchased my '15 A3 TDI in November 2018, had 17k miles on it at the time.I've since put 31k miles on it, while slowly building it into what I wanted it to be.

I tinted it almost immediately, SunTek Carbon 5 on rear and rear sides, Carbon 35 on the fronts. Also installed "Tint" Lamin-x film on my headlights to protect them from chips and yellowing in the long run.

Been Malone Stage 2 since 19k, did the deletes and reflashed it a few months ago at 46k.
Have a Neuspeed Intake and Darkside Turbo Elbow, Running the Buzzken Resonated Downpipe.

Suspension wise I'm running:
EMD Lowering Springs
Koni Adjustable Struts
Bilstein B8 Shocks
EuroSport Camber inserts
Neuspeed Torsion Bar Brace
Whiteline Solid front Swaybar
Spulen Adjustable Swaybar Endlinks
18mm spacers on all 4 corners
BFI Stage 1 Transmission mount
Torque Solutions Stage 1 Engine Mount
034 Motorsports Billet Dogbone with both upper and lower inserts
034 Motorsports Subframe Locking Collars

Recently just installed a RS-Style Front Grill.
Have a set of wheels (Alzor 349's, 18 x 8 ET 35 in Hyper Silver) and Conti DWS tires off a previous vehicle to go on as soon as mine are worn out (getting pretty close now)

It's been a great commuter, averaging 34.1 MPG overall. I end up sitting in stop and go traffic for a good hour every day on my way home. Drive around 60 miles round trip daily. Haven't really had to do anything other than routine maintenance on it yet, other than modding by choice of course. Love driving it, handles great and can be very economical if I drive it that way. I often see 52-53 mpg on the dash when arriving at work, all highway with light traffic.





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