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159 Qtronic - what's owners views ?

I know it can be difficult to always be objective about Cars but what are owners views on the Qtronic system ? - are you pleased you opted for it ?

As someone who spends most of his driving time carting kids about in built up areas the thought of the Qtronic quite appeals but I was shocked to see how it affects the consumption and emissions (tax)

The claimed urban falls from @30mpg to @24mpg (20% reduction) for the qtronic on the 2.4jtd (are drivers achieving this). If you factor in the extra cost of diesel over petrol you are effectively driving the equivalent of a petrol car that does 21mpg....that's awful.

How are owners finding the economy on the qtronic ? - is it this low around town ? The combined drive figure is only @30mpg....is anyone getting anwhere near this ?

I really fancy this option & also the 2.4 but I reckon the increased fuel, insurance, tax & depreciation over a standard 1.9ti s/w is going to be a lot of money over 3years.

If I was a company car driver i'd probably care a lot less about this but funding it all myself can make this an expensive option.

Thoughts anyone ?

I suppose I need to be realistic in that this car is built for motorway crusing and will suffer consumption wise just pottering around doing sub 10mile journey's all the time.


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Re: 159 Qtronic - what's owners views ?

I've only experienced h in GTLeigh's 3.2 Brera. It's nice to use in either but reports are that in auto it holds on to lower gears for too long. I'm sure Leigh can provide more info. Next time around it's very likely that I'll be choosing a two pedal car due to health reasons (not just because I'm a lazy git who hates driving)
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