Hello there, and let me just say a very quick hello to everyone. I've perused the forum as a guest and everyone seems to be very friendly and polite, so I thought I would register to ask my question about the SRi 150 CDTi.
Let me give you a little background to myself, and I apologise in advance for any upsets!
Firstly, I am actually a Ford Focus owner, now on my second Focus. I'm 23, so have never driven anything bigger and the family sized hatch suits me well. I've always driven Fords, as I have liked the modern looks which happen to be 'new' when I am looking to buy! After my Fiesta 1.25, I had a Focus ST170 and now I am driving more, I have a 1.8 TDCi Focus MKII Titanium.
However, now that I have enraged you all slightly (!), I have an interesting situation on my hands. Someone rear-ended me two months ago in the Focus and finally it is being repaired. My courtesty car is a Vectra 1.9 150bhp CDTi.
I was apprehensive about having a Vauxhall (I'm not keen on my mum's Corsa 51 plate), but let me just say - the engine in this Vectra is rather impressive.
After booting the car a bit, I am slightly in awe of this diesel. Okay, 0-60 isn't as quick as my ST170, but I am wholly convinced that from 40mph to 100mph, it is definitely quicker. After all, diesel is all about the in-gear acceleration and the wave of torque.
I had a discussion with my father, and he played in my 170 a fair bit and doesn't think the diesel SRi is quicker, but I say he might be surprised by it.
My question to other owners, is this: am I right, in that this SRi is effing quick from around 40 upwards, or is it just because I've been stuck in my sluggish 1.8 diesel for so long? Can anyone point me to or describe comparible experiences?
Please try to be totally honest - I appreciate I am a Ford owner on a Vauxhall forum, but I am hopeful that some good quality information can come out of this thread! Many thanks in advance.