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#96301 - 27th Aug 2004 5:55pm diesels???!!
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rite peeps as many of u know i despise diesels. wot do yall think of them??
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#96302 - 27th Aug 2004 8:59pm Re: diesels???!!
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good for 1 thing and that's if there turbo. reason being 50% extra performance with a superchip wowee
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#96303 - 27th Aug 2004 9:38pm Re: diesels???!!
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not to fussed meself but a tank of diesel will get you futher than a tank of petrol matey <img border="0" alt="[does this help]" title="" src="graemlins/cwemotions041.gif" />

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#96304 - 27th Aug 2004 10:18pm Re: diesels???!!
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Diesels last longer, are cheaper to run, have heaps of low-down torque, and don't rely on electricity - hence they won't conk out in heavy rain or after going through a big puddle like alot of petrol cars do. A diesel is summat you can put trust in.

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#96305 - 27th Aug 2004 11:08pm Re: diesels???!!
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penguin u got have got it in for every car but yours mate!lol

I think diesels are pretty good as they are reliable and much more economical, however i hate the noise they make

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#96306 - 27th Aug 2004 11:42pm Re: diesels???!!
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yeh its the noise that I hate!!!

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#96307 - 28th Aug 2004 12:26am Re: diesels???!!
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I drove a renault megane DCI last month, and it moved! Having loadsa torque is great. I wouldnt mind a diesel at all laugh
(but then anythings faster than my car......)
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#96308 - 28th Aug 2004 10:46am Re: diesels???!!
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i think they sound pants but i went out in a top of the range Golf TD an the power from that was shocking! i was so suprised, very good performance for a diesel, i'd have one considering the amount of miles you get for a full tank laugh

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#96309 - 28th Aug 2004 12:43pm Re: diesels???!!
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used to hate diesels until i got my 106.

yeah its not fast but i cant object to 200 miles to £10 of fuel, nor can i object to putting 44K on a car in two years and suffering no major mechanical failures, or to the 127,500 miles its now covered on a 95 N plate. Oh, and the engine is running that clean that the Emissions Machine at the MOT station had to ask if the exhaust probe had fallen out! <img border="0" alt="[laff my ass off]" title="" src="graemlins/cwemotions042.gif" />

It truly is a car you can put trust in. It starts, stops and does all you need a car to.

As for fun, the comedy bodyroll is something to behold laugh

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#96310 - 28th Aug 2004 2:13pm Re: diesels???!!
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today i drove an escort van 1.7 diesel an i hated every muinet of it no power wot so ever i was over taken by a rover 4 god sake not a good drive at all then i had to drive some huge renult van thing absolutly horid to drive and the sound god dam i had the radio on full in the scort an i could still here the engine!!!
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#96311 - 28th Aug 2004 3:41pm Re: diesels???!!
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you need to drive a common rail diesel, theyre much better.
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#96312 - 31st Aug 2004 10:44am Re: diesels???!!
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Who doesn't like the sound of the jeep? laugh

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#96313 - 31st Aug 2004 10:51am Re: diesels???!!
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The VW golf Turbo diesel is pretty much top of the league IMO, only one that could possibly better it is the pug engine.

The majority of VW petrol engines are severely under powered, but the Turbo Diesel engine is pretty much the best available, think they use the same/similar engine in the sporty Skodas now-a-days.
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#96314 - 31st Aug 2004 11:13am Re: diesels???!!
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Pingu, give you a drive of mine tonight, see what you think.
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#96315 - 31st Aug 2004 11:31am Re: diesels???!!
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Got a Mondeo TD as my runabout - 45-50 mpg round town and very reliable. Only drawback is its slow (even though I have wound the boost out a little wink ) and a bit noisy on tickover.

Went to rockingham over the weekend and back on a smidge over £20 of fuel - how many petrol cars would do that?

As mentioned above, the even newer TDs are quick too, especially the VW's smile I had one of the new 3.0 V6 TD Vectras last week - 180bhp, 0-60 in 8.3 and a top speed of 140mph (which it was rude no to test wink )

Bit "chuggy" at tickover, but open the trottle, and it made a nice V6 roar, and had one of the biggest turbos Ive seen on a diesel road car!!!!
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