- Feb 8, 2007
- The country UKIP is scared of
- Working on it
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One thing you do get driving a diesel is low down grunt, it does run out of puff (well mine do) at about 3,500 - 4,000 rpm. The transmissions however have been upgraded in my Pug and Zafira obviously to handle the extra shove, a thing I think manufacturers should always do over and above their petrol versions. Hence there is a price premium on new cars that are diesels too.
The engines seem to last a long time too. My Pug is on 110,000 Miles at the moment - original Clutch and original Heavy Duty battery, and it still goes smoothly. I am getting over 45 mpg (Ukanian Gallons) too and it only needs a service every 9,000 miles.
Needs good quality oil though.
You mean the petrol engine VAG pulled off the market because it kept exploding at 60.000km?
So, the second seat in my car at the 'ring should be filled, too....then again, from the driving point, I just love engines like BMW's i6 petrols, the sound they make is just heavenly
BTT: in Germany Diesels are good for people who commute 50+ km per day and/or drive long distances regularly, then the advantage in mileage comes into effect over the much higher yearly taxes for a Diesel (keep in mind: I'm speaking for Germany and our tax system). If you don't commute and/or drive mainly intra-urban a Diesel can't play it's trump card against a hybrid (in town where there is much start-stop-traffic) or a petrol engine.
Well, from experience, I can say, the only thing I do not like about Diesels is the sound (and the fact that they need external heaters to get the cabin warmed up). If you pair a modern (European) Diesel with a proper gearbox, for example a DSG, you will be in full grunt mode all the time and still save a lot of money on fuel. I mean hey, my dad runs a "tiny" 130hp TDi in his A6, 5 speed manual. On the Autobahn, it uses ~5l/100km when driving normally, on my 240km run averaging 197km/h I used 9.2l/100km. Can't really argue with that.....then again, from the driving point, I just love engines like BMW's i6 petrols, the sound they make is just heavenly
I'm a diesel fan, especially US diesels. The sound of a Cummins 4bt or 6bt is just brilliant when the turbo is singing, and I'd have one fitted to the SIII tomorrow if I could. Even a Land Rover diesel would be nice to get the extra torque an MPG but I do like my old petrol engine, for all of its faults.
narf: how does the consumption fare in comparison with the 2.0 TDI?
I'll just leave this here.
Cummin's 6bt powered Jeep Cherokee Cheif w/manual trans. It would be such a fun crawler/camping rig.
(basically my dream 4x4 right there)