Can i have some advice/info please?
I have been looking at late (2004/5) pre facelift cars and i can't decide which one to buy.
I am 50 and i don't boot it everywhere these days. With that in mind the extra power of the diesel is not too much of an issue, i have looked at 5 cars and the extra expense of the diesel over the 1.8 seems a little steep, i know i will get it back in fuel economy but at 8-10,000 miles a year how long would that take and what about the price of a clutch, the derv has a dual mass thing, do the petrol engined models?
I like the idea of the 2.2 but the fuel economy figures i am hearing on the pre direct injection models are quite shocking, averaging 25/28 mpg in a 4 cyl 2.2 What economy do other people with the 2.2 litre direct engine get?