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    Diesel cars?

    Just thought I would ask why are so many people buying diesel cars now? I for one cant see the point as unless you are doing 15k plus miles a year you are worse off getting a new one.

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    because as standard, they have a shit load of torque and will blow a lot of cars away

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    Well for that reason thats ok lol

    It just makes me laf when I worked at ford we used to get the old dears come in and buy a fiesta diesel cos its cheap to run and economical. But they failed to see the fact that the car was dearer fuel was dearer so when they were doing there 4k miles a year they were worse off

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    Quote Originally Posted by SRI-T Keithy View Post
    Just thought I would ask why are so many people buying diesel cars now? I for one cant see the point as unless you are doing 15k plus miles a year you are worse off getting a new one.
    The way they drive suits most people, effortless torque is great. They are generally very easy to get more power from too.

    Many people buy them for the wrong reasons though, thinking they are going to save money. The fact is diesel cars are more expensive to buy, the fuel costs more and many of them don't achieve the MPG people expect.
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    I do about 20-25k per year, would a diesel work out more economical for me,i drive sensibly most of the time,put i do use the right foot occassionally?
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    I brouught a derv cos i do on avage 100 mils+ a day in the 2 years i have owned it i have nearly put 40k on it
    Mk4 ASTRA 1.7DTI Estate On 126K Miles Now 127k 11/10/2008 - - 129K 28/11/2008 - - 130k 04/01/2009 -- Now 138k 08/05/2009 Now 142k and a broken Diff -- 144K

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    diesel cars of today are rapid and you dont need to thrash them to get the power they do most petrol cars and petrol turbo cars once remapped.
    coupe 1.8 played with 162bhp and 139.7lbs/ft of torque on tap

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    Dark and dave for you too A diesel is prob the best option

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    well i am buying a diesel for performance from what i know a remapped astra 1.9 cdti would do a stock astra mk4 gsi or coupe turbo there cheaper to tax and insure and return 45-55 mpg you aint getting that in a petrol turbo.
    coupe 1.8 played with 162bhp and 139.7lbs/ft of torque on tap

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    OK thinking about it asking on here was not such a good idea as most are after performance. The question was really ment for the normal joe bloggs

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