Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:16 PM
Wife had a 110bhp TDI 2.0 Golf SE 5-speed non-bluemotion bog standard, it would push high 50s without trying. 5th was extra high ratio, as covered elsewhere on here, mpg wise it seriously embarrassed my 1.6 TDCI Titty when logic would have thought the smaller less powerful 1.6 Ford should have been more economical. The Fester should have a much higher 5th or ideally a 6th gear.
She now has an Audi A3 with the 'economy' 1.6 TDI engine with the dual clutch 'auto' box that should always be in the right gear. It also has stop-start technology etc. Ironically its 5-10mpg worse than the Golf was.... progress?