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2009/07/30 20:18:07 (permalink)
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Diesel or Petrol

Hey,
 
Im looking to change my shabby golf after years and years of being a lazy ass and not selling it. Im thinking of getting a diesel engine motor. My golf is a mark 4 GTI 1.8 T 150bhp and dont seem too bad on petrol. Im looking to get either the latest shape Audi A4 2/3.0 Diesel or the latest Bmw 320D/330D. Going for these engines as they seem to still be pretty quick.
 
I just wanted your views. Do you get better mileage from your diesel in a city environment or are the new petrol engines just as good. Everyone seems to be raving about diesels these days.
 
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    Swimbikerun
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    Re:Diesel or Petrol 2009/07/30 20:45:45 (permalink)
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    If you have the funds then deffo a 3 series performance diesel.
    Any petrol engine with a lot of performance will suffer at the pumps, St focus, r32, 3mps all crap on juice.
    The beemer will hold up well depreciation wise.

    I have a mazda 3 mps. 24 mpg average but i couldn't afford a330d.
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    Re:Diesel or Petrol 2009/07/30 21:24:38 (permalink)
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    Yes i do feel im more towards a bmw 330d sport would be ideal. Just noticed that petrol engines are getting better fuel econemy then they used to.. eg the 2.0 turbos. so wanted to know if being a diesel would make a significant difference.
     
    cheers mate
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    Swimbikerun
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    Re:Diesel or Petrol 2009/07/30 21:30:09 (permalink)
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    The difference between petrol and diesel in the real word compared to figures on paper are generally bigger.

    ie. diesel = better.
     
    (More so when driven hard.)
    post edited by stryker - 2009/07/30 21:31:48
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    mystictal
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    Re:Diesel or Petrol 2009/07/30 21:32:51 (permalink)
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    If want strong performance with decent mpg - get the diesel definitly.
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    BLADE_79
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    Re:Diesel or Petrol 2009/07/30 21:34:18 (permalink)
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    ahh yes i do like to drive hard..
     
    right let me continue searching
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    Re:Diesel or Petrol 2009/07/30 21:34:41 (permalink)
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    I also have a 1.4 turbo petrol that barely returns 35mpg.
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    Re:Diesel or Petrol 2009/07/30 23:23:31 (permalink)
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    Diesel definitely. I have a diesel work car & my own car is petrol. I get way more milage from the diesel, and I drive it pretty hard.

    Lets start buildin' some hurtin' bombs 
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    Re:Diesel or Petrol 2009/07/30 23:26:17 (permalink)
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    Blade, if you like to drive hard, test the Beemer before you fall in love with it.  I have not driven the 3 series, but the 530 Turbo Diesel, goes like a rocket, handles like a wet hanky.
    I have driven a few good diesels recently, the Audi was superb.  I could never afford to buy one, but the new Jaguar XF 3.0 Diesel is VERY good!
     
    My favourite car at the moment, you gotta trust me on this, is the Skoda Superb.  Its petrol though - 3.6L V6 4x4 260bhp.  Handles like a dream and its an absolute monster - plus -its cheaper than the Audi and BMW.  Oh and if you like quirks in a car, the Skoda Superbs boot can either be a hatch or saloon as it is hinged in two places and you choose by which boot release button you press whether it opens hatch or saloon. Nice touch I thought (No I don't work for Skoda either!)

    Eat to Grow
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    Re:Diesel or Petrol 2009/07/30 23:50:11 (permalink)
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    Probably Deisel

    I dont drive yet ive not even passed my Test, i even got banned from driving before i actually passed my test lol. The time is passed now and im ready to re apply for my licence.

    As soon as i pass my test i will get a car i have no chance on getting insured on petrol considering the type of car i want.
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    Re:Diesel or Petrol 2009/07/31 00:06:01 (permalink)
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    I have an Audi A6 3.0TDI (1 year old), I've had two 2.5 TDI's before that. The 3.0 is a rocket with manual transmission. The BMW 3 ltr diesel is a better engine but if you dont get the 4 wheel drive option the traction is nowhere as good as the Audi which is Quattro by default and therefore can use the torque better than the BMW. The Audi handles like a dream and imo is better built and looks better than the BMW, but if I had the BMW I'd probably say the same about it.
    If you drive it carefully you can get decent milage, floor it and it will drink.
    post edited by Northern Rocker - 2009/07/31 00:07:08



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