|Wins||35 (34%)||47 (34%)||23 (7%)|
I am a happy owner of a Kia Sorento, and I drive in warm region with the air conditioning always on. Fuel consumption suffers, but it' so much more pleasant. I got it 3 months ago, and it has 6,000 km o the clock and is very satisfying. I had it checked at 1,000 km and at 5,000, with an oil change. The bill was 159 Euros. The engine holds 8.2 litres of oil with a filter. This may seem a lot but it may be a guarantee of safety. Checks are carried out at 1,000, 5,000, 15,000 and then every 15,000 km. The Sorento is even more enjoyable since I fitted a P-Tronic box unit (site PTRONIC.com) distributed in France by Eurofac. I no longer have to strain the engine to drive in difficult conditions. The vehicle moves along on its own and in total silence. Moving up the revs is crisper and still remains progressive. I hardly have to accelerate to go from 0 to 100, and the speed with which this happens is disconcerting. The gears engage energetically and I'm soon in fourth, whereas before I had to stay in second and third for many seconds. And I've read all your messages carefully. Diesel engines don't take to brutal treatment. You have to drive them with tranquil rhythm, and scrupulously follow the maintenance schedule. The box-unit is not a racing accessory. It brings pleasure to the vehicle which becomes so much more agreeable to drive, conferring an impression of tranquil power, while still giving you the opportunity to leave the boy racers behind. Martin, south of France.
As a diesel driver for over 20 years I was out of my comfort zone, and I had trouble deciding between the TFSI 180 (no COD) and the TFSI 150 versions of the Audi A3. I chose the 150 hp engine (I had an Audi Q3 2.0 TDI 140). After a four-month wait, I received the car and I have to say the quiet compared to diesel is very enjoyable. The Audi revs well and the box does a great job. A real pleasure. The transition to two cylinders (COD) is barely noticeable. BUT, as supplied, it doesn't transmit the power efficiently. Especially when starting. Knowing that this version is limited, I opted for P-Tronic (external) engine reprogramming, partly to avoid losing my warranty. I placed my order and two days later I was able to enjoy this extra option: the torque and smoothness have transformed my TSFI 1.4 into an exciting sports car for fun on winding roads or for getting away from traffic troubles. I made the right choice Rudolf S, Düsseldorf (Germany)
The top speed doesn't change (on Hyundai i30), but you can still feel the difference in acceleration. Guillaume S., Paris.
Increased engine reliability
Original "plug and drive" connectors
Five years warranty