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Re: questions...longish

DOUBLDz wrote:
> I've noticed that there don't seem to be any females posting to this list so I
> do so with some trepidation. I've been receiving the digest version for about
> two weeks and I have finally gotten up the courage to ask questions. First let

Congrats and welcome!

> The car also has infra red keyless entry. The manual gives a 12 foot range of
> operation but I have to be practically on top of it to get the door open. When
> I told the dealer that I thought I needed new batteries for my key (priced at
> $8.00 a piece, needs 4) he said no thats the way it works, you have to be
> close to the sensor. Is this true?

I've got a 1993 90, which shares some of the features found on your A6,
the remote locking being one of them.

This is typical of dying batteries in the key. You should be able to find
replacements at the supermarket, watch repair shop or photography shop for
quite a bit less money.

> The other thing I am wondering about is gas mileage. Admittedly, I didn't give
> this a whole lot of thought while I was being a love-sick lass lusting after
> this car, but now that I have to feed it, I'm noticing that I only get around
> 14 miles to the gallon. Is that normal? I'm coming off of a car that filled up

It it a 5spd or a slushbox? What type of driving? Mine's a 5spd (same engine
as your A6, though probably a lighter car) and lately, in heavy city
I haven't bettered 15mpg. In more suburban driving, I'm usually in the 18-20mpg
range. I've seen as much as 27mpg on the highway...

I'm trying to decide, however, if my very low milage is indicative of a
problem. If I don't see an improvement to around 18 or so in suburban work,
I'll suspect trouble...

Since you're still under warantee, you should take it in and complain.

> Sorry to take up so much space. I know these questions are way below your
> level of expertise, but I'm hoping someone will take pity on me and help me
> out. TIA

No problem!

1993 90CS 64k mi