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    Default Who needs a diesel!????

    When a journey of 120 miles, at the speed limit (80% 70mph, 20% 50mph), on cruise control, in a 2.2 petrol gets you......



    My car was about £1500 cheaper than the equivalent diesel and looks like it would take a long time to see that money back. shows i made the right choice for me!

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    excellent, my mil borrowed the car this week, she used a 1/4 a tank of petrol and according to the trip meter we still have 300 miles to go, funny thing is it was reading that 120 miles ago lol

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    easy i can sit at 70 and get 60 mile a gal so id say not that long to get 1500 back

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    well done mate i'm only averaging about 41mpg in my cdti (150)

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    brim-to-brim fill and odometer readings are the only way to get accurate mpg figures.
    trip computers are not at all accurate.

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    as said brim to brim is the best way to tell your mpg, I can get over 50 mpg put of my petrol but have to stay at 60 mph on long m way drive, just done 498 miles from a full tank to the fuel light, took 55 ltrs to fill right up, 41.19 mpg,happy with that from my 1.8,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hideous View Post
    brim-to-brim fill and odometer readings are the only way to get accurate mpg figures.
    trip computers are not at all accurate.
    ive checked mine 3 times and it has always been within 1mpg of the actual figure, using an MPG calculator and brimming to brimming properly.


    If you use this calculator:

    http://www.torquecars.com/tools/annu...t-from-mpg.php

    and input, ok say 45mpg petrol 55mpg diesel? with the latest fuel prices....(where i am at the moment)

    http://www.petrolprices.com/search.h...rthamptonshire

    Petrol: 135.60p
    Diesel: 141.49p

    And i do 12,000 miles a year roughly

    the figures equates to:



    So I'd have to own the car about 6 years before it paid off, at which point it would have done 160k anyway and would be worth peanuts lol.

    I appreciate a diesel would hold its money better though im just glad i didnt shell out a lot more for a diesel as i picked up this 2.2 direct SRI for a very good price on 87k

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knuckle View Post

    I appreciate a diesel would hold its money better though im just glad i didnt shell out a lot more for a diesel as i picked up this 2.2 direct SRI for a very good price on 87k
    Then factor in the £1000 for a manifold or two and a egr or three.......
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    You cant beet the torque out of the cdti

    Drive a 2.2 like a pussy, you might get them figures.

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    tbh, 45 mpg combined for a 2.2 direct sounds very optimistic, and is far above vauxhall's lab test figure of 37.7mpg (manual hatch).
    Most people average 31-35mpg in real driving, just going by the forum.
    but there you go, maybe there are some exceptional ones out there.

    plus, the price difference between petrol and diesel doesn't always stay 6p for years. most of the time there's about 2-3p/litre in it over the longer term.
    Last edited by Hideous; 23rd April 2011 at 21:36.

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