re. DANG IT! Re: My red 5k-t-q
quattro at frank.mercea.net
Mon Apr 24 13:28:48 EDT 2006
On Apr 23, 2006, at 10:08 PM, Ben Swann wrote:
> It got better fuel economy than my 2Cqt20v and with QLCC chip went
> just as
I take it you haven't chipped the 200q20v...because with a chip, it
keeps up with just about all of Audis' current "fast iron", even the
V8 S4 (having 600lb less to haul around helps a fair bit.) Only
chipped-or-better S4 biturbos are faster.
> Now I'm trying to find an avant for someone else. It seems you can
> never find as good of a deal when you are buying a car as for the
> price you
> sold the same kind of car.
The 200q20v can get mileage as good as the 10v's; it's just a little
tougher since the car makes a lot more power. I cruised home from
one of the board meetings on back roads (40-45mph limit) a week or
two ago. Out of brazen curiosity I used 5th gear most of the time
and watched my pedal usage very carefully.
5th keeps revs low enough that turbo response is muted a fair bit,
and you don't get as much engine braking- as a result I got 24.5mpg.
For half the trip, I had 26mpg showing, but 3 stop signs fixed that,
even if I accelerated gently.
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