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Bentley - Ducati - Lamborghini - Porsche / Re: Porsche Macan Recommendati...
Last post by Max - February 21, 2024, 03:50:50 PM

Thanks @rambo_005

Is there any consensus as to the merits of the unique to Porsche 3.0 and 3.6 engines, vs the VAG 2.9?

Cheers
#2
Other Volkswagen / Re: B8 Passat TDI help/advice
Last post by GLIDN - February 20, 2024, 12:26:48 PM
Quote from: BCE on February 12, 2024, 08:56:57 PMThanks Harlan although my heart does get me into trouble from time to time...  :D 
That's pretty wild as to how efficient they can be. I did have thoughts of getting the 140kw tuned as then it's on par with the 175kw version in terms of power to weight ratio but I think I'm erring towards the 175kw especially if it gets over 1000km per tank. My Bimmer is running at just under 10 lp100k's and while I love it, I see the Passat as fast enough, comfortable enough and way more efficient (plus hopefully lower running costs).

The 140kw version has the DQ250 mostly. I believe that in 2017 sometime they changed to the DQ381.

the bi Turbo 176kw has a MQ500 (very odd, only VAG car I've come across this specific gearbox)

This is going to sound odd, but since I have done 3 weeks of driving (1800kms) a 2015 320D and now a 2011 BMW 335D. both vehicle's fuel efficiency trumps most of the VAG world diesel's. Would I be happy owning and daily driving a BMW? short answer... NO.

For fuel efficiency, the 320D managed open road of 4.3L/100kms (not cruising either) around town, etc was 6L/100kms. For the 335D I have done a little over 800km's thus far. averaging 7.9L/100kms, so far got it down to 6.9L/100kms. It's certainly very different power delivery. 100% nicer car to drive compared to a 335i (don't care how much power can be made in these)

But then saying drove a 640HP Audi RS3 for 3.5 weeks. the open road I got it down to 7.6L/100kms and if I want to use the power, I could average 32.8L/100kms :P 

Overall between the 140 or 176kw variant, stick with the 176kw variant if you can find a nice tidy one in the spec you want. Awesome cars, awesome to drive and have some fun factor to them. Oddly don't really drive like a tank.
#3
General Discussion / MOVED: Jokes 2024
Last post by thomas.dq - February 18, 2024, 08:04:56 PM
#5
Technical Stuff / Re: Paint code needed
Last post by le mans - February 16, 2024, 09:54:42 PM
Perhaps try a vin decoder? I searched 'vag vin decoder' and a few options came up.
Also worth searching for data sticker in boot.
#6
Technical Stuff / Paint code needed
Last post by Kingdadda - February 16, 2024, 09:33:27 PM
Hi All
I'm trying to find the paint code for my 87 Golf gti
No id on the body and Volkswagen here in Christchurch no longer have my car in their system.
Any hacks out there or successful attempts someone can help me out with?
Thanks in advance
Greg
#7


Sitting at a red light isn't so bad with a view like this!





#8
80 - 90 - Coupe - quattro - S2 - RS 2 / Re: 1996 Audi RS2 Brilliant Bl...
Last post by le mans - February 13, 2024, 02:42:24 PM
Collecting Cars meet 29 Jan 2024

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#9
General Discussion / Re: EV economics
Last post by brian - February 13, 2024, 12:12:54 PM
This is quite interesting............

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZysvgm2_Aw
#10
Other Volkswagen / Re: B8 Passat TDI help/advice
Last post by BCE - February 12, 2024, 08:56:57 PM
Thanks Harlan although my heart does get me into trouble from time to time...  :D 
That's pretty wild as to how efficient they can be. I did have thoughts of getting the 140kw tuned as then it's on par with the 175kw version in terms of power to weight ratio but I think I'm erring towards the 175kw especially if it gets over 1000km per tank. My Bimmer is running at just under 10 lp100k's and while I love it, I see the Passat as fast enough, comfortable enough and way more efficient (plus hopefully lower running costs).

The 140kw version has the DQ250 mostly. I believe that in 2017 sometime they changed to the DQ381.