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    Default Who needs a diesel!!

    Since I bought my 2.2 direct SRi, I've been very pleased with the mpg. Bearing in mind that diesel is now around 15-18p/gallon more expensive, I think that a mileage of 36-37mpg, combined with the cheaper fuel negates the argument!! And most of the mileage shown is town driving.

    (Puts head down-waiting for diesel drivers to attack! )

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    more power + more economy (im getting 750 miles to a tank at the min.....43mpg town, 55mpg on a run).... there really is no argument aginst diesels

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    Best I've had out of my 2.2 is 38mpg -and that was during a 16mile run driving within the speed limit (like we all do )

    I think my normal mpg would ab around 30 to the gallon but I'll keep a watch on it and get back and post later.

    I do about 12000 miles per year and I can't see the point in buying diesel.

    Also are diesels still more expensive to sevice? if so any one know whats the difference in price?

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    Exactly my argument Cyb. If I was a high mileage driver, then the argument changes. Each to there own though. I drove a V6 before this, so anything over 25mpg is a bonus.

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    80mph cruise. 40mpg. 137mph, 0-60 in 8.5, nice V6 noise.

    I rest my case, M'lud.

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    I think I'd better get a bodyguard for the West Mids meet. I don't feel safe around these diesel drivers now!

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    yeah but what term sounds better ...

    petrol head?

    or diesel head?

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    Whhhoooaaa, Brave man MLC, I am going to keep my mouth closed and watch this thread from afar *lol*

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    I am not a diesel driver through choice, just it is the sensible option as I cover over 30,000 miles per year.

    I am a petrol head and always will be, but while mine was in having an oil change, my dealer gave me a 2.2 direct SRi, loved the car, loved the smoothness etc, but I see no advantage over the CDTi. (Not if your buying used).

    Both are as quiet as each other while driving, the petrol sounds nicer from the outside, but from a re-sale point of view the CDTi will always be worth more.

    I take on board what MLC has said and getting over 36mpg from a 2.2 through carefull driving, but as this is a very good figure, if you drive the diesel in the same way, your getting near on 56mpg which cancels out the advantage of unleaded being cheaper.

    But the advantage is, thatif you want you can drive the CDTi hard every day and still get high 30's.

    Servicing is no more expensive than a Petrol these days, my first service at 27,000 miles was £147.00 inc VAT etc from my Vauxhall dealer.

    But although I am very impressed with my CDTi, and it is a fantastic car/engine combination, if I was not doing the miles I would get a petrol.

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    I wouldn't class the driving I do as 'careful' (in terms of fuel economy). I enjoy the car to the full. If I was doing high mileages, a diesel would be the instant choice. My thought was that diesel prices seem to be getting higher and with such good mpg, the advantages are diminishing.
    I think that 36.7 mpg, for a car of this size, is excellent.

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