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    Diesels

    Just a thought, how many of you guys have owned or have driven a diesel. A recent chance to drive a diesel was certainly interesting.

    Just wondered what people think of them here, especially since most of us are petrol(read unleaded) heads

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    Not enough rev's for me, too narrow power band. However I am used to driving a 1.8 Vtec. Our pool car (Turbo Diesel 2.0L Vectra) It goes ok, better than other diesels I have driven, but still don't like them.
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    Borrowed a mates R19 1.9TD. Stonkingly quick for such a big car. Saying that it had the boost tweaked up to about 11psi so had a bit of help there..

    Off boost it was a bit vague, but then once the turbo came on song it was a whole different car. Matched with decent handling and superb aerodynamics I was very, very suprised.

    Haven't driven any other oil burner though.

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    I have a 2.2 Tdi Nissan Primera.

    0-60 in 8.3 seconds.

    Enough fun for me at the moment, plus insurance is 2 groups lower than the equiv petrol

    Like Lowe said, the real fun is after the turbo kicks in. I wouldn't want a nonTurbo Diesel car.

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    The diesel is good at accellerating in the 50-70 range, beats its petrol counterparts.

    Haven't driven one myself though, but been in plenty of other peeps.

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    1.9 ZX non turbo All I can say when we had that car was oof at the MPG

    Heading back to diesel for next car though it will have a turbo this time round.

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    DIESEL WILL RULE THE WORLD!!!! lol I love Diesels.. (Capital D cos it's a bloke's name btw). Drive an n/a 1.9 Diesel van for work and a 2.5 TD Land Rover for kicks and giggles. Every car I ever own will have a Diesel motor in it. Thing with Diesels is not revs, or power bands or top end.... it's all about TOURQUE hmmm the ability to go up a 1/3 incline without your foot on the gas.. bring it on! plus the fuel efficiency is top dollar - espesh if you drive them properly (ie no revving the shirt potatoes off em) 420 miles out of £40, around town (in the van that is - the Landy's shockingly thirsty)

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    I have a vague future plan to get a diesel (To run on chip fat as a project!), but the only ones I've driven have been vans, HGV's or buses and lets just say they aren't exactly high performance.

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    They don't sound anywhere near as nice though. You will never get a grin from the noise a Diesel makes.
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    Originally posted by Capt Doufos
    They don't sound anywhere near as nice though. You will never get a grin from the noise a Diesel makes.
    but i LURVE clanky

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    owned 2 (astra 1.7td - slow, mitsi L300 2.5d - slower), driven a few more (pug 307 hdi 90 - slow, golf tdi pd150 - uber) and have the (humble) opinion that they are sensible, economical and reliable. but about as entertaining as bridge (golf notwithstanding)
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    Originally posted by Capt Doufos
    They don't sound anywhere near as nice though. You will never get a grin from the noise a Diesel makes.
    Oh yeah??? went out playing today in mine - walking behind it as it was being trundled round the off road course me mate has just dug, just on tickover in lo 1st, just purring, and if you got in the right place behind it, the sound of the turbo gently warbling...... mmm magic. Made me grin anyhoo

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    Don't like Diesels, it's ok if its a tractor or a bus but a car should be petrol. I've driven a couple of little Diesels, and my mate had a diesel mondeo and I'm yet to be impressed by one, although the torque is useful.

    ateotd the few quid saved on fuel isn't enough to offset the noise/sound, the smell and lack of revs for me.
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    I prefer petrol, driven loads of diesels and the new ones are damn good, was shocked in a friends diesel golf at how fast it went, and thats from me driving a 200+bhp audi quattro.

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    only diesel i've driven is a 2.5l td tranny, and thats sloooow

    having said that - my mates 2l td rover 200 is pretty nippy when he puts his foot down - more than comparible (by feel) to me dads 1.8 petrol
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