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    rolleyes diesal power

    hi all must say am enjoying site, and am enjoying diff opinions on the engines, i am anti diesall have to say theres no denying the torque, but these things sound like tractors on idle, and have a very short power band, cant understand why people are claiming high output over 4000 revs deisals arnt designed to high rev and i would suggest if you are going to tune it to rev this high for extra power then engine will not be long lived, i drive 2 l turbo had the 150 diesal for 4 months and in standard form there is no comparision with the two cars, they are totally different yes mid range power slightly better, but top end petrol kills diesal or i find just dropping a gear does the job, hope to start a debate

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    Try a v6 CDTI then let me know what you think :-)

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    mine pulls like a train up to 4500 rpm and does 45mpg . show me a petrol that will do that in the vauxhall range with the same speed and power ??


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    My last 5 motors have all being oil burners & i won't be rushing back to a petrol any day, week or year soon

    It's all down to personal preference & horses for courses

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    here we go

    Ps diesal is spelt diesel!
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Oil burners cannot compete with petrols for smoothness of power delivery and refinement, although the V6 CDTI comes close. Petrols cannot compete with diesels on fuel economy. I am not a high-mileage driver so it has to be a turbocharged petrol for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john_k_sri View Post
    Oil burners cannot compete with petrols for smoothness of power delivery and refinement, although the V6 CDTI comes close. Petrols cannot compete with diesels on fuel economy. I am not a high-mileage driver so it has to be a turbocharged petrol for me.
    A turbo with a remap tho

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    I'm the opposite there.

    The only reason I went to diesel is because I do nearly 25k a year and benefit from 45-50 mpg because of all the motorway miles I cover. I have to admit that I wasn't all up for driving around in a diesel but I do still like the torque that you get from it

    However, when I am doing less miles I will be going straight back to petrol because I miss the sound and high rev range

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    Diesel for me regardless of how many miles I am doing, I just love the lazy style and the fact that I can outperform many higher bhp petrol cars and still average nearly 50mpg for the week - only on idle mine sounds like a diesel - sounds awesome any other time

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    True, you can suprise a lot of other cars in the 1.9

    Its my 1st diesel, bought for economy mainly but I do like the tourqe!

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