Not at all.A V10tdi is a great car. I’ve bought five of them over the years and own 2 today and looking for the third.
The people of this forum that have fear for them, strangely have never owned one.
This is from my trip today, started off in sydney traffic, about 30mins and then two hours on highway at 120kmph and then 20 mins in country town and surrounds.I was just wondering what mpg people get on the v10 as it shows about 4mpg lower than the v6 and was wondering if this was correct it states 28 mpg max
Well since I wrote those words, my situation has changed. The V10 developed some brake issues with the vacuum hoses and a lot of fault codes popped up. I decided to go ahead and upgrade to a 2015 V6 TDI (RSI) and I've been driving that since about last November (and haven't been able to post too much). Here's my NEW thoughts on the two models, since I now own and drive both.And now honesty ...
If TODAY I didn't own either one and had to choose between a 14 year-old V10 and a two year old V6 ... I'd probably take the V6.
My Treg gets about 17-18mpg on the highway doing 80mph usually but I live in a very hilly part of PA/WV so if you're a flatlander you could probably see 20/22 mpg.OK V10 guys. What is your mileage? OP wants to know.
What I know is you get the most power per gallon with the V10. It makes absurd amounts of power with great MPG for that power.
What nooby is saying is correct. If you don't want to Pay to Play, your dollars will last longer with the V6.
The biggest difference is not in the repairs, but in the fact that the V10 engine parts are rare (fewer made) equals harder to find. When you do need them, you will often end up paying dealer prices to get them.
Owning the V10 is like owning the top of the line Corvette. Approach it with that mindset and you will make the correct decision for yourself.
Well since I wrote those words, my situation has changed. The V10 developed some brake issues with the vacuum hoses and a lot of fault codes popped up. I decided to go ahead and upgrade to a 2015 V6 TDI (RSI) and I've been driving that since about last November (and haven't been able to post too much). Here's my NEW thoughts on the two models, since I now own and drive both.
The V10 is a diesel truck with a lot of luxury car features.
The V6 is a luxury car with a lot of diesel truck features.
The V6 - gets better mileage, still fantastic pick up and towing capacity, LOVE the giant sunroof, hate putting AdBlue in.
The V10 - LOVE LOVE LOVE the air suspension, I had installed an upgraded radio unit, but the seats are wearing out, and mileage not as good, but FANTASTIC POWER. Just took big $ hit on repairs.
With both cars running in great condition - and I had to sell one of them tomorrow - I'd sell the V6.
The V10 is a cult car and once you have it you can't give it up. (But I'm keeping both for now)
And I think we're just a few posts away from NT hitting 20,000 posts.