Last post on Sep 15, 2008 at 9:50 PM
You are in the Audi A4
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Audi A4, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan, Wagon
#16 of 23 Re: my calculations [dman]
Feb 25, 2007 (2:39 pm)
" I've been dividing distance traveled by gallons I put in at the pump. Trip computers always seem to be overly optimistic. "
I used to do it that way as well. I had a PDA with a spread sheet. Now I'm too lazy.
While I'm not sure how the trip computer does its thing. I suspect that it doesn't start its mpg measurement until the car is rolling, thus the initial start and idle time are not factored in.
BTW, good luck with your A4. My '06 (purchased August 05) has been the best car that I've owned. No squeaks, rattles, or CELs. Hard to believe that it's an Audi
#17 of 23 Re: my calculations [byronwalter]
Feb 26, 2007 (1:30 am)
My first Audi too, and yeah, reliability was always scary but I went ahead and did it anyways. I leased though. Got a good MF (0.0008) and if the car gives me too many problems at least I can turn it back in at the end of the lease. Plus, I'm a closet member of CCBA (Chronic Car Buyers Anonymous) so it doesn't take much to convince me to change cars. If, and a big if, the Audi turns out to be bulletproof, I could always buy it out and finance the residual I figure (and definitely get some type of extended warranty on it). I wonder if I might even come out ahead by leasing the first 3 years at such a low interest rate and financing the residual at 6% (assuming rates are still around 6% 3 years from now).
#18 of 23 MPG reading while driving in rain
Feb 19, 2008 (8:56 pm)
Has anyone noticed the displayed mpg number to drop while driving in the rain? Its another curious find, unexplained though... Needless to say, I think everyone must notice a drop in mpg in winter.
#19 of 23 Re: my calculations [dman]
Feb 26, 2008 (3:04 pm)
Hey, good luck with that ride. I know someone that is pushing 230,000 miles on an (obviously) older S6. Nothing unusual and he has been happy with his car. But a short time ago his manual tranny started indicating that it was getting ready to go.
But you can bet that your car won't be bulletproof. Cars are just too complex these days. And watch out on those extended warranties (if you decide to go that route). Seems that they have "exceptions" for the stuff that actually breaks.
#20 of 23 Re: Audi A4 Wagon: MPG-Real World Numbers [pf_flyer]
Jun 23, 2008 (11:44 am)
Ive got Audi A4 Tdi (90 bhp) I get 611 miles on a tank which equates to 48 MPG
(european gallons I must point out) as im in the UK.
This figures is good but below what its supposed to be
www.WhatMPG.co.uk says that is should be getting about 54 MPG on combined cycle...
#21 of 23 Re: Audi A4 Wagon: MPG-Real World Numbers [byronwalter]
Jul 16, 2008 (8:22 pm)
OT, but which type of reflash did you buy, cost, and are you happy with it? TIA.
#22 of 23 Re: MPG for '04 A4 Avant 3.0 6sp [hakunamatata]
Sep 10, 2008 (11:05 pm)
WE normally run 89 Octane in our 1.8T. Occasionally fill it with 91-92. I cannot tell the difference, but I have never tried to compare MPG with the different octanes. Still running fine & getting excellent MPG with 48K..
#23 of 23 MPG for 2007 A4, 2.0T
Sep 15, 2008 (9:50 pm)
Recently purchased a new (leftover) 2007 A4 2.0T. Still in the break-in period, but got 33.4 MPG on a recent 300+ mile drive (this is calculated based off of miles travelled / gas pumped, not the silly / inaccurate trip computer calculation which I find to be routinely optimistic).
This was "trying to get good gas mileage" (65 mph max, coasting down major hills, no AC).
I suspect normal highway will be more like 30 mpg. A little worse than my 99 1.8T Passat, but not horrible either.