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Posted 23 September 2006 - 03:46 AM
When I first started driving, I used to like Hillman Hunter 1725cc engine with the old leaded petrol for the same reason. I've also been known to buy the 8 valve version of a petrol engine instead of the 16 valve version because up to 3500 - 4Krpm it went better.
You cant beat the torque of a good diesel, the economy is just a massive bonus. It means you can have fun and still return a reasonable MPG. I have a freind who has a turbo charged petrol vectra, capable of leaving me standing in a straght line but thats all and he darnt use it cause he reckons he can watch the fuel gauge go down.
You just cant beat the torque of a good diesel. :thumb:
Posted 23 September 2006 - 07:02 PM
In the perfect world if petrol prices were not an issue, if your all honest no one would choose a diesel over a petrol unless it was also being used for towing.
Diesel costs more than petrol.
But you get more MPG from it, so it works out cheaper
If fuel cost wasn't an issue (which to me it isn't, company fuelcard ) then forced induction petrol is the way to go, torque, power and noise
2011 Mondeo Titanium X Sport, 240PS Powershift
Posted 24 September 2006 - 06:02 AM
Dont get me wrong, diesel has come on a long way and there are some superb diesel motors out there, the ST being one. Just stand by my original statement that if petrol prices were not an issue i think the petrol variants would be the choice of most.
Posted 24 September 2006 - 05:32 PM
I have driven many powerful petrol cars in the past, including 190bhp Celica, Lotus Carlton, BMW 525i, but always come back to a diesel for my own car.
I understand why people want the V6, and would never slag it off cos it's a top motor, but I have the diesel by choice, not due to any financial restrictions. :thumb:
Posted 16 November 2006 - 11:36 AM
Only had the ST since Monday but 1st impressions are are very favorable, its a cracking car!
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