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Old 02 February 2013, 17:34   #21
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Go for the Audi, the VW will be fine as an every day car, but will be gutless when towing.

Not quite. Don't get me wrong, the VW 4Motion is a damn fine car, same space as an A6, more rear legroom, more boot space, a refined and comfortable drive in SE specification, and probably better fuel consumption overall.

Hadlex is part-time 4WD and kicks in when wheels lose traction? Primarily it's front wheel drive the rest of the time. Same as Audi TT and A3 quattro or S3, etc.

Only A4, A6 Q5, Q7, etc, are permanent 4 wheel drive and authentic quattro.
Not strictly true. On most on most vehicles (e.g. Honda crv) that use the haldex drive this is the case. However, the current 'normal' split for vw 4-motion is 90% front / 10% rear. It's well documented on the vw website if you're interested.
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Old 02 February 2013, 17:39   #22
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Spartacus - yeah my 2008 passat is the new haldex system so only 4x4 when it needs it, the old 2003 passat 4motion I had was the same as the audi quattro - 4x4 permanently.

Its odd on the new passats waiting for a fraction of a second for the grip to kick in.

Not sure what the passat alltracks use - proabably the newer haldex system to keep emissions down
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Old 02 February 2013, 18:35   #23
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hi, my dad bouht an audi A4 allroad 2L quattro. Really good and nice car. no prob to pull and launch our humber 6.3m.

without an autogear the electronic handbreak is not so easy to manage on the slipway...
enjoy your new car !!
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Old 02 February 2013, 18:37   #24
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I wish I could have the Quattro but the car specified is a 2 wheel drive
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anyway it s gonna be a good car if no quattro maybe you could ask for an auto gearbox ...will help on the slipway
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On the plus side the Audi does come with leather

What do you think of Dakota Grey metallic paint?
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to be honest i really like audi's car except the price ...colours are all nice, i like the brouwn leather ... don t forget the hitch
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think it bin mentioned but cash for cars? my last co car was costing approx 330 squids per month inc fuel card in tax. Wont be doing that again. are you able to negotiate?
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Can you not opt out of the company scheme and take a cash option ? That's what I did when I needed a tow vehicle. OK it costs me a bit of moenty but I got to chosose a car I wanted to drive and at 28-30K p.a. I spend enough time in it!

The fact the company has jusr slashed the car allowance to opted out people by 15% is another matter!!!! 3.5K net after tax a year to provide, insure, tax & maintain a car thar must be no more than 5 years old. Servicinbg 900, Insurance 600 and onlt 21ppm running allowance on business mileage grrr!!!
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Trying my best to opt out as an A4 will cost me 8k over 4 years.... That's around the price of a used Disco 3

Cut backs......
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