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156 Sportwagon - 1.8 or a 1.6?

Looking around for a 156 Sportwagon at the moment, since my mum is in the market for a new estate car, second hand, to replace her Audi A4 and I'm sure she'd like the 156.

However, given that performance isn't remotely an issue for her, is the 1.6TS significantly cheaper to run in terms of economy and servicing than a 1.8TS? Or is the difference really negligable? I wouldn't recommend a 2.0 for her because I know from experience with a 2.0TS 147 how pricey servicing can get.

Would appreciate any advice, and have a good week everyone!
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Re: 156 Sportwagon - 1.8 or a 1.6?

not much in it dude....if power is not what your looking for then go for the 1.6, it will probably be slightly cheaper for insurance as well

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Re: 156 Sportwagon - 1.8 or a 1.6?

I know you said speed isn't important, but I do think she might miss the extra torque of the 1.8. My mum made the mistake of getting a Mondeo 1.8 after having the 2.0 before, and regreted it.
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Re: 156 Sportwagon - 1.8 or a 1.6?

I've just come from a 2.5 V6 ZTT to a 156 1.6 SW... will be interesting to see how much of a difference i see once i'm use to it. have to say that driving it back home on motorway yesterday i didn't have much to miss from the ZTT.... maybe thats just me...
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