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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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Old July 19th, 2018, 12:50   #23
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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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