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Uklel
20-03-2017, 09:40 AM
Hi guys,
i am currently searching for a 2010 onwards A4 Avant S Line Petrol.... might consider Quattro but worried about mpg on those.

is there anything I should check for when viewing to purchase other than the usual bits that apply to any used car purchase?

Uklel
20-03-2017, 09:44 AM
As the title says really.... which would you recommend and why?

Uklel
20-03-2017, 10:00 AM
To me 2.0 seems best but in the real world, forgetting cost to tax and insurance, which is better, the 1.8 or the 2.0 petrol and why? (The why is very important)

im assuming reliability is same for both....

chrishamer
20-03-2017, 05:37 PM
So I'd make sure you look at the post 2012 engines, either the 225PS 2.0 TFSI or 170PS 1.8 TFSI.

The 2.0 211PS had well known oil consumption issues so unless it's had the fix there's a potential for you getting an engine that has some issues.

Personally I've got a 2012 1.8 TFSI 170 and it's plenty quick for me. Managed 150mph on the Autobahn in Germany (going slightly downhill) and it does feel swift. Economy is good too, I get about 40-42MPG on the motorway at swifter speeds and about 36-40 mpg around town - driving sensibly.

We've also got a 2014 2.0 TFSI 225PS avant quattro Black edition in the family but that uses more fuel. About 36MPG at swifter motorway speeds and 30ish around town. Goes like hell though and the auto box is lovely.

Reliability is decent - I've had a few problems with mine but no engine issues. Our Avant has been perfect so far.

I'd say the 1.8 TFSI is a great choice if you don't mind manual as it's quick enough and economical to run. Also smooth as hell. Quattro is nice but not worth the extra costs for me - servicing and everything is a fair bit cheaper on the 1.8 vs the 2.0.


Hope that helps.

Uklel
20-03-2017, 05:43 PM
Thank you, that is helpful.

1.8 would be fine as this is going to be my sensible car as I also have a BMW 640 but need a car for very short local use hence wanting petrol.

trouble is with everyone going diesel mad over the years the petrols are rather thin on the ground :(

Uklel
20-03-2017, 05:55 PM
This should be fun, auto trader shows BHP, log books show KW.... i think this is right....

170 ps is 167/168 hp
225 ps is 221/222 hp
-both good

211 ps is 208 hp
-the one to be wary of

chrishamer
20-03-2017, 05:57 PM
Thank you, that is helpful.

1.8 would be fine as this is going to be my sensible car as I also have a BMW 640 but need a car for very short local use hence wanting petrol.

trouble is with everyone going diesel mad over the years the petrols are rather thin on the ground :(

Haha tell me about it.

I bought my A4 a few years back and ended up flying to Belfast to buy it from Belfast Audi and then drove it back to London via ferry ride from Dublin! But that was just because I was super picky (wanted an SE because I hate the S-Line suspension but one of my musts was full adaptive Xenon's so not an easy car to find).

I honestly think the 1.8 TFSI is a great engine, in 170 guise that is, even sounds pretty good as it hits the rev limiter at 7,000rpm.

And yes the diesel issues is certainly meaning they're getting snapped up faster.

I saw you said you wanted Sat-Nav, our Avant has it and tbh I'm not too impressed. I don't have it in mine but use a brodit proclip to fix my TomTom to the right of the main screen and it certainly provides better traffic info etc. Might be worth checking out - http://www.brodit.com/product.html?id=654063&pn=prod&brand=Audi&model=A4%20Avant&year=2014

chrishamer
20-03-2017, 05:59 PM
This should be fun, auto trader shows BHP, log books show KW.... i think this is right....

170 ps is 167/168 hp
225 ps is 221/222 hp
-both good

211 ps is 208 hp
-the one to be wary of

Yep exactly - I'd alsp avoid the 120 PS 1.8 as it's totally underpowered and the 160ps 1.8 as I think it also had oil issues.

Uklel
20-03-2017, 06:27 PM
I guess if all the other boxes were ticked I would consider getting a separate satnav if needs be

Uklel
20-03-2017, 06:29 PM
Yeah, I wasn't going to consider the 120 as even being sensible, got to have something there, otherwise I'd just buy a ford ;)

spartacus 68
23-03-2017, 12:44 AM
13 plate 1.8TFSI (170) S line black edition on 39k miles. No sa nav (use plug in Garmin), but does have nice colour, privacy glass, xenon headlights (absolutely fantastic), Bang and Olufsen sound system, part leather interior, manual box, privacy glass, cruise. Diamond cut alloys would need to be refurbished.

Audi A4 AVANT 1.8 TFSI Black Edition 5dr (http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201703203491317?radius=1500&year-from=2012&keywords=S%20line&advertising-location=at_cars&postcode=ab338ua&make=AUDI&onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly%20New&onesearchad=New&sort=sponsored&fuel-type=Petrol&model=A4%20AVANT&page=1)

Uklel
23-03-2017, 09:07 AM
Thanks but just over budget I'm afraid.

Tululah
26-06-2017, 11:47 PM
I have the 2.0 TFSI and it's currently getting a free engine rebuild coz it has (had) a oil drink problem.

I wish I'd got the 1.8 and remapped it (300) to 225bhp. A good compromise between economy and performance, also more 1.8 than 2.0 out there. I won't be remapping the 2.0 (you can take it easily to 360bhp+) because I don't have Quattro. It's lively enough as is, without putting an extra 30bhp through each wheel.