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I thought i would just update my thoughts on my Q5

After buying the car in early September, it was driven straight to the South of France. The car returned 35 mpg & used no oil. I did not like the harsh ride (20" wheels) or the way the DSG box changes up so early. Having said this it does make for a relaxed long distance cruiser - 2250 revs at 90mph (on the Autoroute)

My car does not get much daily use here in the UK. My wife & i tend to share her Freelander, pilling the miles on that as its a company car, & keeping the Q5 for best. It may seem strange to have 2 4x4`s but they are so different. There is no denying that the Freelander is FAR superior off road, but that's fine by me. The Q5 was not bought for that sort of use.

The Q5 has now done about 4500 miles, it still has not needed any oil. I find the seats very supportive, if a little hard, & whilst i cannot say that i am a fan of the ride comfort on the big wheels, they give fabulous roadholding & great stability at speed. The suspension has softened up a little too. The boot is huge & the layout of all the controls is very logical. The build quality seems very good too. Overall the trip computer reckons that i have averaged 33 mpg which i dont think is bad at all considering i dont really drive with economy in mind
 
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Audiman,

I have a very similiar spec car to yours, fuel economy also very similiar (ive only done 2500 miles)..... I have recently had a tuning chip fitted to mine by a garage in Cramlington, Northumberland...I found that the fuel economy does improve, but it gives smother power delivery with the additional torque.... It doesnt seem to change up so quick in the lower gears....I would recommend it..

Regards,

Mark
 

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Wonder why they make the manual gearbox lower geared, at 2250 rpm mines only doing 70mph. My overall over 4000 miles is 38mpg
 

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manual boxes have 6 gears, DSG's (S-tronics...) have 7 gears, intended forthe best fuel consumption
Mutitronic-Audi's (A4 for example) get even lower revs at stabilised (same) speed
 
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