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    Have got a 1.9CDTI (120) and the engine copes ok solo and towing. Been offered a deal on a 1.8 VVT. What's it like? Should I stick with a Diesel for economy and torque even tho the VVT has a little more BHP?

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    stick with the diesel especially if you tow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sshooie View Post
    stick with the diesel especially if you tow.
    Thanks. towing is likely to be infrequent and end this year with the sale of the van. I would only have to put 2k to my 4 year old CDTI to get a 1 year old VVT with 15k miles. The warranty, mileage and condition are tempting me! Any reasons to avoid?

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    I would have thought an 1.8 in an estate would find it hard work towing. My estate weights over Two and a Quarter Tons or if you like 2160kg.

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    The 1.8 VVTI is solid little engine, but i think in an estate it may be under powered.

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    Avoid.The 1.8 VVTI is noisy,underpowered,jerky and suffers from clutch judder.
    Stick with your diesel.

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    gutless

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    Avoid you need torque to tow, not power. And my vvt has been problematic.

    Also how does an estate weight over two tons????

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed taylor View Post
    I would have thought an 1.8 in an estate would find it hard work towing. My estate weights over Two and a Quarter Tons or if you like 2160kg.


    Drove a 2.0 focus estate last night for 120 miles and that was gutless! Cannot imagine what a 1.8 in a veccy is like!

    Quote Originally Posted by mucklestone View Post
    Avoid you need torque to tow, not power. And my vvt has been problematic.

    Also how does an estate weight over two tons????
    See the above weight!
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    my vvt been faultless other than a coil pack put 50k on it now tows our caravan no worries

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