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Old 02-17-2014, 02:05 PM   #1
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Default Traded in my 2011 2.0T for a 2014 TDI...

Took my 2011 2.0T in for 45k service today. The royalty sales asked me if I'm interested in trading in for a new one.

I asked, you have any TDI Q5s? She goes, YES and let me show you.

So I caved in after a test drive. Negotiated a great trade in value, financing rates and few extra services throw-in.

So far? I LOVE IT. I mean that TDI is almost night and day compare to the 2.0T. Response time and torque-wise that is. The overall ride, especially when downshifting is a lot smoother than the 2.0T.

Also love the proximity key and auto stop.

I'll start keep a track of the mileage I get out of it.

Now I just gotta be careful when going to the pump lol.
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Your TDI is a beautiful car. I looked at it at Rusnak last week when I was having my 125,000 mile service done. I wished they would have had the TDI available here in the states back then. I am still very happy with my 3.2, but would certainly consider the TDI for the future.
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I'm sure you will love it. We got one in December and just took it for its first road trip from Tulsa to Dallas last weekend. We had a nice tail wind going down but then got stuck in traffic for over an hour in Dallas--which I figured would ruin the mileage. Did about 100 miles running around Dallas and then back to Tulsa on Sunday. Total trip was 638 miles on 18.3 gallons = 34.8mpg. I find that to be outstanding and I know others have claimed similar results. I also love the torque and smoothness of this engine. Very happy with the car.
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Nice! Congrats. I'm sure the almost double torque is fun.
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Took my 2011 2.0T in for 45k service today. The royalty sales asked me if I'm interested in trading in for a new one.

I asked, you have any TDI Q5s? She goes, YES and let me show you.

So I caved in after a test drive. Negotiated a great trade in value, financing rates and few extra services throw-in.

So far? I LOVE IT. I mean that TDI is almost night and day compare to the 2.0T. Response time and torque-wise that is. The overall ride, especially when downshifting is a lot smoother than the 2.0T.

Also love the proximity key and auto stop.

I'll start keep a track of the mileage I get out of it.

Now I just gotta be careful when going to the pump lol.
Congrats! I'm getting close to 10k miles in my TDI and couldn't be happier!
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Many grats. Way to seize the moment. Steve
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Congrats and great choice! Of course, I may be biased...
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Quick questions for all you Diesel buyers. I know better mpg is a big plus for the diesels, but isn't that somewhat offset by the higher price of diesel fuel, as well as the higher price of the car itself and inconvenience of not having diesel fuel available at many stations?

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Do you mind letting me know what you got for the trade-in?

My wife's 2011 2.0T is coming up on 45k.
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[QUOTE=bob m;24541615]Quick questions for all you Diesel buyers. I know better mpg is a big plus for the diesels, but isn't that somewhat offset by the higher price of diesel fuel, as well as the higher price of the car itself and inconvenience of not having diesel fuel available at many stations?

I didn't specifically buy mine for the fuel economy, granted it was a considering factor. The premium over the 2.0T is $5,300 which I think was well worth it coming from the 2.0T. Prices at the pump are negligible here in WA maybe a 10cent difference. In the 50k miles I keep the car the premium for the TDI comes down to about $2,500.
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Quick questions for all you Diesel buyers. I know better mpg is a big plus for the diesels, but isn't that somewhat offset by the higher price of diesel fuel, as well as the higher price of the car itself and inconvenience of not having diesel fuel available at many stations?

I didn't specifically buy mine for the fuel economy, granted it was a considering factor. The premium over the 2.0T is $5,300 which I think was well worth it coming from the 2.0T. Prices at the pump are negligible here in WA maybe a 10cent difference. In the 50k miles I keep the car the premium for the TDI comes down to about $2,500.
Can I ask what would be the advantages of the diesel would be other than mileage?

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Can I ask what would be the advantages of the diesel would be other than mileage? Bob
The torque/power curve is totally different...

You can cruise around below 2.5k rpm and still out accelerate most normal cars. To get the same performance from a gas engine you have to be screaming it at 6k rpm. It means the performance is on tap without needing to drop a cog or two when going for an overtake etc.

For manuals it makes creeping in traffic much easier - you can just ignore the throttle as a TDI has so much low end torque.

The economy is only beneficial if you do over about 12k miles a year and most of your journeys are over 25 miles. Diesels are MUCH less efficient than gas when warming up so if you have a 3 mile commute everyday you will lose out.
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Benefits of diesel? As identified, the torque curve, driving dynamics give you the performance of a performance car without the penalty of 12 MPG. If you want to pass someone, lean on the throttle and you're gone, typically barely breaking 2.5K on the tach.

Gas mileage. Don't assume the SUV you're trading in is running on regular no lead. Mine wasn't, so when I compare diesel prices to gas prices, I compare premium no lead, because that's what my previous SUV recommended, and I used.

Longevity, diesels have proven they will run forever when cared for. More than a gas engine? I have no immediate proof, but I believe they will.

For the original poster - great choice, you'll love it. Looks like either Phantom Black or Black Panther. I've been very happy with mine since picking it up in August, and the fuel savings - not the reason I bought it - is nice too.
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Thanks everyone!

As some of you mentioned, the low-end torque of the TDI is... insane. I remember I was on a slight incline and need to pass a car in front of me. That very same action feels a bit sluggish on what was my 2.0T until the engine roars above 4-5k RPM. With the TDI? It barely reached 2.5k and I was gone.

This morning I floored it and... I actually scared myself lol.

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@ Bob..I think everyone above hit the nail on the head. It was night and day coming from my 2011 2.0T. Liked the 2.0T but LOVE the TDI. Every time I hit the "fuel" peddle it brings a smile to my face. I also tow a trailer and there's much less gear searching.
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Congrats, Steve! I've got a Brilliant Black P+ SLine+ TDI on order. Just got the email today that it's now being built. Can't wait to take delivery in April!

Enjoy your new ride.

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Thanks everyone!

As some of you mentioned, the low-end torque of the TDI is... insane. I remember I was on a slight incline and need to pass a car in front of me. That very same action feels a bit sluggish on what was my 2.0T until the engine roars above 4-5k RPM. With the TDI? It barely reached 2.5k and I was gone.

This morning I floored it and... I actually scared myself lol.

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