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As the title suggests I am seriously considering to buy the Audi Q5. I'm going to have some stupid questions over the next week so forgive me!

To start off I am deciding whether to get the 2.0 TFSI or 3.0 TFSI variant (petrol). I will mostly be using the car to drive around the suburbs and city therefore mostly in traffic with the odd ocassions (perhaps 2-3 a month) on highways. In this scenario am I right in sayign the 2.0 TFSI will suit my needs given I understand the 3L is better suited to those driving more on freeways/motorways?

Should I even be considering the diesel?
 

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Why not? I think the diesel engines suit the car and it may have a higher value at trade in time. Also depends on where you are and what the fuel prices are like?

Personally I'd rather have a 3.0 Tdi than a 3.0 TFSI
 

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when you look at the mpg and performance stats on the diesels vs petrols I think the question should be whether you'd consider a petrol rather than a diesel.
 

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Petrol could well be better if the majority of the driving is in the urban environment as the diesel DPF would not have chance to regenerate and that could prove to be expensive in the long term.
 

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You will not get very good fuel consumption from the 2.0TDI for short runs in an urban environment. The 2.0TFSI has better acceleration from a standstill. I would only consider the 3.0TFSI if you really want the performance.
 

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Hi,

Why not? I think the diesel engines suit the car and it may have a higher value at trade in time. Also depends on where you are and what the fuel prices are like?

Personally I'd rather have a 3.0 Tdi than a 3.0 TFSI
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I live in Sydney, Australia. Only reason why I am considering petrol over diesel is because diesel is approx 10-12 cents per litre more expensive.
 

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well when you factor in that your putting premium fuel its not cheap fuel. diesel is cheaper ...... 1.60avg vs Diesel 1.50....

i hope you use premium fuel 95 plus at least..
 

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well when you factor in that your putting premium fuel its not cheap fuel. diesel is cheaper ...... 1.60avg vs Diesel 1.50....

i hope you use premium fuel 95 plus at least..
Think I just had a blonde moment (!!) I actually use vpower so diesel actually will be a far cheaper option then
 

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when you look at the mpg and performance stats on the diesels vs petrols I think the question should be whether you'd consider a petrol rather than a diesel.
Is there somewhere you can link me to so I can see the stats on the mpg's between the petrol and diesel variants? I'm not looking for the official one which is disclosed by audi but somewhere which has been tested.

Thanks again
 

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Petrol could well be better if the majority of the driving is in the urban environment as the diesel DPF would not have chance to regenerate and that could prove to be expensive in the long term.
I'm doing fairly low mileage at the moment with the occasional long run. Not had any problems with the DPF over the last 2 years. I have a friend with a Fiat and a DPF who has nothing but grief from it.
 

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The OPs profile, i.e. short urban runs is the profile where the exhaust may not get hot enough to facilitate regeneration and he may have DPF problems.
 

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How about he takes it out for a blast now and then to clean his DPF. It's what I do.
 

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Run them hard, run them mean and they will stay clean, nothing better than a hot smell from a diesel engine that has been worked
 
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Just an update - I've booked a test drive for the Diesel 2.0 TDI this Sunday!


Suffice to say I am pretty excited, I'm sure I will have more questions for the forum once I have spoken to the sales rep and test driven the car.
 

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which audi centre are you booked into ?
 
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