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Old 04 February 2010, 15:03   #51
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Many members of the D3 forum claim better figures than I. Not sure how.
They probably quote from the trip computer. Have you tried checking it against reality?
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From the D3 we get...
...the same as our D3 and D4. The difference is, the D4 goes like sh1t off a shovel
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Many members of the D3 forum claim better figures than I. Not sure how.
Make the kids walk to school, avoid rush hour, stick to the speed limit (100 or 110 kph here), and do the shopping in the Astra!

On diesel, I'm getting about 9l/100km (31mpg) in mixed use - with a bias towards longer drives. Have been as low as 8.3 (34 mpg) on one long trip, 26 mpg around town.

The new 3.0 l D4 is supposed to have better fuel consumption, but the dealer told me that a lot of that is in not planting your foot to overcome the turbo lag of the D3.
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Old 04 February 2010, 16:05   #54
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good info, cheers chris
1000 for the cambelt servicewhat mileage is it due?
Jizm,

Sorry ignore me I thought the V6 tdi had cambelts but was thinking of the V6 diesel in my old passat.

THe V6 3.0 has a timing chain that should not need changing ever (apparently) not sure about the 5.0 litre though.
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Those are chunky mpg figures. From the D3 we get

On a run- 29/30ish
Locally- 22/24 depending on how it's driven.
Don't know about towing mpg as I don't tow more than 5miles each way.

Many members of the D3 forum claim better figures than I. Not sure how.
cheers mollers, whiich D3 forum do you use?
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cheers mollers, whiich D3 forum do you use?
Disco3, it's painfully boring. Not dissimilar to this one lately.
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Get a disco the others wouldn't pull the skin of a rice pudding.
Had one for nearly 3 yrs used it for everything. Got one for family use will get a commercial one for the farm soon. can't rate them highly enough although there are good alternatives.
You clearly have never been in a Touareg V10 5 litre diesel then! I saw one tow a Jumbo jet on tv when they were new, I would put one of them up against a Disco any day of the week!
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I think you've got the idea

Of all of those the Touareg is probably one of the least costly to run and it still costs a fair bit.

Local MPG we get around 18mpg
On long run without trailer 26mpg
On a long run with a trailer 20MPG
Costs 105 to fill up with diesel lasts about 10 days of my wifes local school runs shopping etc.

Tyres are 250 each (19" alloys) and last about 14k miles
Servicing is about 350 for a average service until you get need a cambelt change then you are looking at about 1000
Tax is 400.00 p/a

If you want to extend teh warranty after the 3 years is up then you are looking to fator in a cost of about 600p/a for a decent aftermarket wty.

However they are great cars to drive and certainly ideal for towing the rib!.
My trip computer says I'm getting 24 /25 mpg on a long run, it's getting a service next week so I'll let you know how much it turns out to be.
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You clearly have never been in a Touareg V10 5 litre diesel then! I saw one tow a Jumbo jet on tv when they were new, I would put one of them up against a Disco any day of the week!
The one that towed a Jumbo had about 7 tonnes of ballast added to it so it could get traction.
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I saw one tow a Jumbo jet on tv when they were new
Falls into the same category as a bloke pulling a steam train or an artic for charity. On a level, smooth surface virtually anything with traction can tow virtually anything with wheels
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