Petrol or diesel R line tech

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ozone456
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Re: Petrol or diesel R line tech

Post by ozone456 » Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:59 pm

The last few years I’ve been averaging 4000-6000 miles, with most of that distance being short 6-10 miles city trips. So diesel, with such low usage and only infrequently running the car at 40mph for recommended 15mins, could result in expensive repairs bills (diesel particle filter) during its time with me. See this whatcar UK article on the matter.

https://www.whatcar.com/advice/owning/d ... know/n1181
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Re: Petrol or diesel R line tech

Post by Stevie C » Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:34 pm

I was actually going to go for petrol, but looking at my previous mots I was averaging at 14-16k a year so I thought I would stick with diesel, as my current a4 has a dpf on it and I’ve had it 10 years in June and not once had a problem with the dpf. I also have run transporters over the years with them being work vans and my current new shape crafter is also fitted with a dpf with no issues at all

I was going to go for the 150 diesel, but with my current a4 being a 170, I had to go for the 190 diesel and when a looked what the torque was on the 190 diesel it was actually higher then even the 230 tsi which I couldn’t believe
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Re: Petrol or diesel R line tech

Post by JK-VWTiguanR » Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:32 pm

Stevie C wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:34 pm
I was actually going to go for petrol, but looking at my previous mots I was averaging at 14-16k a year so I thought I would stick with diesel, as my current a4 has a dpf on it and I’ve had it 10 years in June and not once had a problem with the dpf. I also have run transporters over the years with them being work vans and my current new shape crafter is also fitted with a dpf with no issues at all

I was going to go for the 150 diesel, but with my current a4 being a 170, I had to go for the 190 diesel and when a looked what the torque was on the 190 diesel it was actually higher then even the 230 tsi which I couldn’t believe
Diesel cars do have more torque then petrol cars so not surprised you found the 190 diesel to be higher then the 230 petrol.
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Re: Petrol or diesel R line tech

Post by xtrailman » Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:15 am

That really depends on the engine on offer.
Mazda do a 2.5 T petrol with gives out 310 pound feet of torque, and up to 250ps.
2019 SEL 190ps diesel.

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Re: Petrol or diesel R line tech

Post by xtrailman » Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:19 am

ozone456 wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:59 pm
The last few years I’ve been averaging 4000-6000 miles, with most of that distance being short 6-10 miles city trips. So diesel, with such low usage and only infrequently running the car at 40mph for recommended 15mins, could result in expensive repairs bills (diesel particle filter) during its time with me. See this whatcar UK article on the matter.

https://www.whatcar.com/advice/owning/d ... know/n1181
With your usage an electric or hybrid would be a sensible choice.

I tow so a high torque engine suits me.
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Re: Petrol or diesel R line tech

Post by F2paul » Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:43 am

I use a 150 td DSG and to be honest it is as smooth as my own car.
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Re: Petrol or diesel R line tech

Post by JBS2472 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:40 am

I am trading in my 2.0 150tdi DSG SEL for a 1.5tsi DSG R Line Tech and I do roughly 12,000 miles plus (actually done 14,500 this year) but what with diesel going up and the uncertainty of punishing diesel drivers in the near future I fancied a change and will bite the bullet on fuel costs.


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Re: Petrol or diesel R line tech

Post by Henry11 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:37 am

You won’t regret it JBS, I moved from diesel Tiguans to the 1.5 tsi, and after 2 months and 2000 miles I’m loving it. My last tig was 190 ps and thought I’d miss the power, but thankfully no. It’s started to loosen up and very happy with performance. A lot quieter and smoother, I also changed from 19” to 18” alloys and that had made a considerable difference to comfort.
Wouldn’t go back to diesel again, and that’s not a environmental thing, just prefer my petrol.
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Re: Petrol or diesel R line tech

Post by JBS2472 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:54 am

Henry11 wrote:You won’t regret it JBS, I moved from diesel Tiguans to the 1.5 tsi, and after 2 months and 2000 miles I’m loving it. My last tig was 190 ps and thought I’d miss the power, but thankfully no. It’s started to loosen up and very happy with performance. A lot quieter and smoother, I also changed from 19” to 18” alloys and that had made a considerable difference to comfort.
Wouldn’t go back to diesel again, and that’s not a environmental thing, just prefer my petrol.
Thanks for the info Henry.

I had the 1.4tfsi COD DSG in my last Audi and that was a peach of an engine, heard mixed reviews on this version though but still happy to go back to Petrol and make my own mind up.


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Re: Petrol or diesel R line tech

Post by Cornishman » Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:03 am

I just bought a new Tiguan, I went for the 1.5 150, petrol, manual, match. why? It’s quieter, more responsive, and I only do about 8000 miles a year,

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