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I am going to order a second Audi, an Allroad 2005 in mid july/August. I am still debating whether to get the 2.7T or the 4.2, but I honestly do like the bigger. I am planning to take a fully loaded model except for GPS. The diference in price is not an issue (about $2500, some of the paying options with the 2.7T come included with the 4.2).
 

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personally I would go for the 2.7T but then I ended up with a 2.5Tdi. There is a very good Allroad area on Audiworld that is very USA based. :rolleyes:


Originally posted by mark@Jul 8 2004, 03:51 AM
I am going to order a second Audi, an Allroad 2005 in mid july/August. I am still debating whether to get the 2.7T or the 4.2, but I honestly do like the bigger. I am planning to take a fully loaded model except for GPS. The diference in price is not an issue (about $2500, some of the paying options with the 2.7T come included with the 4.2).
 

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Originally posted by zeus@Jul 10 2004, 05:34 AM
Yea, the Allroad is a great car, you'll love it. Always get the more power.
get the 2.7t for sure. i drove the 4.2 when i was looking at the allroad. in all honesty its not much faster, and it doesnt really sound any better. the 2.7t will give you much better gas miliage (a big consideration for me living in SoCal). there are also much better mods for the 2.7t
 

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I have owned three allroads. Started with the 2.5 TDI which is a great car for those living in Europe where fuel is expensive. Next came the 2.7T which is a fantastic car with loads of power and all day cruising ability - hard to fault really. The lastest simply had to be the 4.2 300 BHP. The engine is always under stressed and very responsive - sports mode certainly takes on a new meaning, it is beautifully complemented by the Tiptronic 5 speed - gets my vote!
 

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First post here, I will recomend you drive both, and see witch meets your wants and needs. The 2.7t has many tuning options, were as the 4.2 does not. The 4.2 dose not have any of the lag of a turbo, or when you have the TIP even a bit more, under some conditions (I have the 2.7T Tip) But with the 2.7 you can get a 6sp manual, if you wish to shift your own. If fuel milage is a consern, 2.7T wins again. And if you go to or live in the mountains above 5k feet the 2.7T wins there too.
Just my 2 cents.
 

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The engines are both excellent. Because of the incredible low end torque of the 2.7T the cars are equally fast off the line.

One more thought long term maintainence wise- the 2.7T has two down down sides-
1 the turbos, 2 of them will need replacement eventually
2 The 2.7T has a timing belt. I think the interval is 90K. The 4.2 uses a chain- should never need to be changed.
 

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Good points, all, but does the 4.2 really get worse mileage than the 2.7T? Cause my 2.7T tip is nothing to write home about - 16 city and the best I've been able to do on a long trip is 20 hiway, not exactly stellar!
And, 300 hp vs. 250? I guess it would depend on whether you're into modding, cause you can do much more with the 2.7T, but it gets expensive in a hurry!
Why not the GPS? I understand the 05 is going to have a proper unit, unlike what they've done before...........
 

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Originally posted by Jagman+Dec 15 2004, 01:18 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Jagman @ Dec 15 2004, 01:18 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'>does the 4.2 really get worse mileage than the 2.7T?[/b]


in the city probably not.. but crusing ~85mph on the highway the 2.7T will have a bit better miliage.

Originally posted by [email protected] 15 2004, 01:18 PM
And, 300 hp vs. 250?
my 2.7T allroad is running ~315hp w/ exhaust and chip. my total mod cost so far is about $2000. MSRP difference 2.7T vs. 4.2 is $6000. 'nuff said ;)

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Why not the GPS?
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the 05 A6 has indash nav... not sure about the 05 AR
 

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Originally posted by mark@Jul 8 2004, 05:51 AM
I am going to order a second Audi, an Allroad 2005 in mid july/August. I am still debating whether to get the 2.7T or the 4.2, but I honestly do like the bigger. I am planning to take a fully loaded model except for GPS. The diference in price is not an issue (about $2500, some of the paying options with the 2.7T come included with the 4.2).
Simple answer. If you want the 6 speed stick get the 2.7T.
If you want a TIP get the 4.2 (no stick available in 4.2)

The Tubo is wonderfull with the stick. With the TIP is gets bogged down in Turbo lag as well as Tip lag.. you go bam with gas.. count to 5 then the car reacts. zoom...

Also if you travel at altitude the turbo is better.
 

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good point paul..

if you're interested in a tip 2.7t allroad, a chip is highly recomended. my 2.7t is Tip and felt the lag much more before i chipped it. I god a tip simply because i was tired of driving a stick in SoCal traffic.
 

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Originally posted by bhb399mm@Dec 16 2004, 02:20 AM
good point paul..

if you're interested in a tip 2.7t allroad, a chip is highly recomended. my 2.7t is Tip and felt the lag much more before i chipped it. I god a tip simply because i was tired of driving a stick in SoCal traffic.
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