Vauxhall Diesels-Good or Bad?

Vauxhall Diesels-Good or Bad?

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Muppet

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Hi

my dad works for mazda.


diseals cars are not much differnt from a Petrol apart from the lack in acelleration and they are cleaner for they enviroment
 

Craig

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My dad has an Astra estate which is diesel. He's not had any major problems with it, but it's a company car so it gets serviced regurlarly.
 

Tomnick

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We've got two diesel Renaults now - I've not had much experience of petrol cars, but I think diesels in general take a lot of beating!
 

47205

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Well my dad has a Vectra that weighs 298476532957869832 Tons. That does 35 to the gallon on a 1.8 petrol :shock:
 
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Hi I drive a 2 litre vauxhall astra tdi

GM diesel engine.

No problems yet ~*touches woood*

Its fast had a 120mph out of it so far, not willing to try to go faster, im risking it as it is

I average about 52mpg.
 

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Hi Gang!!

The only good diesel is a turbo-diesel.

Someone said they don't accelerate, but believe me they do. They don't make many bhp, but there's heaps of torque and they don't need revving. It takes a little while to adjust to a slightly different driving style to get the very best out of one performance wise, but I was outdragging all manner of vehicles when I had a 90bhp Golf TDi.

As for Vauxhalls, I'm not their greatest fan.

one TN
 

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I recently got a 1.4 HDI (Diesel) Citroen C3 after writing off my 1.8 Renault Laguna (Petrol). The difference in fuel economy is amazing with the diesel (between 500 and 600 miles per tank!) apparently the combined economy is 67mpg, and the torque is so good the accelaration in the smaller car feels the same as the Laguna. So I would recommend a diesel as long as it has a good quality engine. The emmisions can be important for Road tax too eg. Laguna about £170 per year, the C3 about £85!
 

HSTfan!!!

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Chris said:
I recently got a 1.4 HDI (Diesel) Citroen C3 after writing off my 1.8 Renault Laguna (Petrol). The difference in fuel economy is amazing with the diesel (between 500 and 600 miles per tank!) apparently the combined economy is 67mpg, and the torque is so good the accelaration in the smaller car feels the same as the Laguna. So I would recommend a diesel as long as it has a good quality engine. The emmisions can be important for Road tax too eg. Laguna about £170 per year, the C3 about £85!

seems the higher price of diesel compared to petrol is worth it then lol!
 

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My family have always gone with deisels, but generally, we go for Citreons not Vauxhalls :!: :)
 

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Rhys said:
Hi

my dad works for mazda.


diseals cars are not much differnt from a Petrol apart from the lack in acelleration and they are cleaner for they enviroment

UNTRUE

The mercedes C320 CDI SE has a much smaller engine than the petral C AMG yet has the same Acceleration Torgue which in theory makes it as quick although the 0-60 bollox isnt the same the torgue makes it as quick if not quicker due to weight of the classes!

Diesels also was designed for power not speed, so when it comes to hauling or pulling power diesel it is. most certinaly the petral cars was better years ago but in todays world diesel are the same if not better for the world today (lower emission, cheaper fuel)

However... i dont wanna own a diesel because in some time i feel the engine wears out and sounds like a transit van again lol!
 

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Boring drive, but bulletproof. My old man is a vauxhall technician, so all our cars are vauxhalls. At the minute we've got an astra 1.6i and a Corsa C 1.0i - I've got the use of either when I pass my test for winter use (bike for summer).
 

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I forgot to say, i was let loose in a Belingo thing the other day {shunting vans between depots}. I dunno what the engine size was, i know it was diesel and i know it took off when i put my foot down. Held the road well aswell what do you mean was i leading the Eastleigh pway 500? :lol:
 
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