Hi, been concidering a turbo diesel astra mk4 van as i do alot of miles for work. (currently in my astra sri) And my folks have replaced there mk5 estate with a sport hatch (estate was sooo handy for picking parts etc up for other project etc
So will either be a 1.7td, 1.7cdti, or 2.0dti
Now i know the cdti is a newer engine, which can be remapped for good gains (cheaper road tax too). but is the older 1.7 or 2.0 any worse/better?
I know the fuel pumps on the 2.0 are prone to failure and very expensive (often effectively writing the vehicle off as it un-economic to replace)
Im not too fussy what to engine/model to go for (will ultimately be down to price), but want to be aware of any downfalls with each