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I was looking at prices on Annis tonight and I notice that they're
about the same as my CTR. Now, i'm just wondering what you guys
are getting on standard TDIs for MPG and full tank mileage?

The ones i'd be looking at would have about 50k on them but I'm pretty
sure that is next to nothing for a VAG diesel. Basically I'm
looking to save some money on the running costs and since i know Golfs
pretty well, and you lovely people, it might be good to get one.

If you were in my shoes what would you do?

David

PS - i tried the search function again and again and it never seems to work for me [:(]
 

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BUY ONE!!

It's the best car i've ever owned - love it to bits!

As for MPG....on my 27 mile journey into work (20 miles motorway, 7 miles congested A roads) I get about 46 mpg.

Can get about 450 miles on a full tank but my car is chipped and I don't really hang about.

When driven sensibly, I can get 52mpg on my journey into work.
 

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It's tempting i must say. FSH models from a trade dealer (now VW)
are about 12 to 13 which is around what my CTR is worth. How's
the ride against a regular 1.8T? The issue i had with my Golf was
that the handling was probably the worst of any car i've driven (1.2
corsa included). I like the ride to be stiff so hopefully it'll
suit my taste. Add some Revo to the mix and i'm sure the
realworld performance would be fine too.

Cheers Sem :)

David
 

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I paid 13k for mine in December 2004 with 28k on the clock which was a bargain IMO - found it on ebay of all places!....if I were buying one now I would set a budget of 12.5k which should get you a nice example with 35-40k miles.

The handling isn't that bad to be honest.....better than a stock 1.8T IMO.

Next mod on my list is coilovers and ARB's.....the stock handling can't be that bad if I have left it for this long!!
 

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TBH I found the Anni TDI totally unthrilling until remapped and the mpg wasn't any better than my 1.8T so IMO I wouldn't bother. 
 

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The only way to get a 1.8T close to a TDi on fuel economy would be to
drive the petrol like a granny and the diesel like a loon. For example
on our way down to inters 2 years ago Tabs and I followed each other
down. We both drove at the same speed and took turns to be in front.
His economy was about 30mpg (might have been less) and mine was 48mpg!!

On average I get about 43mpg but I do a lot of driving on country roads
where there is a lot of speeding up slowing down. On motorways I can
get 50 if I'm sensible.(got 49mpg on the way to the mega meet sitting
at 80-90 all the way).
 

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The handling isn't that bad to be honest.....better than a stock 1.8T IMO.
Better than the 180bhp stock 1.8T? Which came with the same suspension as the Anni [;)]

The handling is bad, you just don't realise it until you fit a half decent set of coilovers, ARB's and strut braces.
 

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I went from a 306 GTI6 to my Anni!! Ok the Anni doesn't handle as well as the GTI6 (but then not much does) but it is by no means bad and I think you certainly wouldn't regret buying one!! I haven't and I 've had mine 18 months now and still love it[:D]!! I kept my GTI6 16 months and sold it!!
 

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Oh yeah I forgot.................I usually average around 40mpg, and I only ever do short journeys (and I have a heavy right foot[;)])!! On long journeys its much more!![:D]
 

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My REVO'd anniversary does about 48mpg in general driving, 55mpg on a long run and 42 round town.

It's more of a cruiser than a hot hatch IMHO, handling isn't great but grip on the 18's shod with F1's is very good on smooth surfaces. Doing the 'roundabout' test (ie wide roundabout, no other cars, accelerate to max speed before understeer starts washing you out) I can get upto 10mph faster than my Impreza Turbo could manage.

Tax is ?115 a year, insurance for me about ?350 (compared to ?900 for my previous car) and servicing every 10K miles or variable seems pretty cheap.

A money saver but not a thriller. Does a good job of being a fast-ish cheap to run car though and it's always satisfying giving 'faster' cars a scare in gear.
 

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The handling isn't that bad to be honest.....better than a stock 1.8T IMO.
Better than the 180bhp stock 1.8T? Which came with the same suspension as the Anni [;)]
The handling is bad, you just don't realise it until you fit a half decent set of coilovers, ARB's and strut braces.
Nah, I was reffering to the 150bhp with VW sports suspension [:p]

Do the strut braces really make an improvment though......some people think they make no difference at all?
 

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Do the strut braces really make an improvment though......some people think they make no difference at all?
The lower strut brace was fitted at the same time as my coilovers so I really couldnt say for sure regarding that one.

I fitted my upper brace later which IMO does give benefit when turning
into and out of corners and roundabouts very quickly thought not
everybody drives like a loon [:D]
 

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TBH I found the Anni TDI totally unthrilling until remapped and the mpg wasn't any better than my 1.8T so IMO I wouldn't bother.
definately something wrong, today i went on a 80 mile drive today on twisty backroads and using full acceleration most of the time and i averaged 42mpg, i cant see a 1.8T averaging that mpg with 200+bhp on a drive like that.
 

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definately something wrong, today i went on a
80 mile drive today on twisty backroads and using full
acceleration most of the time and i averaged 42mpg, i cant see a 1.8T
averaging that mpg with 200+bhp on a drive like that.
I would expect to see 20-22mpg for that type of run.
 

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My anni is going to be 3 next friday... looking for a present for her at the moment [:)] Had a PD130 for 6 months prior. She gets the looks, drives pretty good and is effortless to drive around. (My sis has a GTI-6 and it needs a good canning to be fun) Wicked car [:)] Fully recommended. Although I get about 39 MPG and I never seem to get as much as the other guys on the list... 75 down the motorway returns just short of 50 MPG tho :)
 

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I've had my Anni diesel since April and I would recommend it to anyone who wants a fastish good looking car, good economy, strong residuals and something that is just slightly different from most other Golfs.

~ Maxie
 

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My last 1.8T(aum) averaged 28.5 mpg and that wasn't driven very hard. My current 150TDI is averaging 44.5 mpg and today I managed to set a new record average of 57mpg for a 160 mile drive(About 130miles on m-way and the rest at 40-60 on A-roads). Have to say I miss the refinement and smoother power delivery of 1.8T but the TDI just eats it on fuel economy(also handles better imo)
 
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