General Chat Thread, Looking for 'new' car in General; Originally Posted by peterp
Dont go Diesel ifyou are not doing a lot of miles. Particulate filters dont get hot ...
14th February 2012, 12:39 PM #31
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Not all diesels have a DPF, though there are of course other (If debatable) reasons not to get a diesel for short journeys.
Originally Posted by peterp
14th February 2012, 03:04 PM #32
I've got one about the same age. I get 400 miles out of a full tank. Pretty pants really, the Golf I had before it with the same sized engine got at least 500. I miss that car
Originally Posted by Trapper
14th February 2012, 04:13 PM #33
A friend of mine is selling his Subaru Impreza Estate
16th February 2012, 01:50 PM #34
The Focus seems to have a small tank though, don't sure if mine is popped from a blocked breather or something but 47 or so litres is as much as it'll take, and it'll do 410 miles on that - TDCi engine. Not great economy, but it's old.
Originally Posted by Norphy
16th February 2012, 03:23 PM #35
The new engines (56 plate onward) are better. I can get 45mpg around town, which gives me 500 miles on a standard tank. If I'm doing distance driving I'll get 50mpg+, or 550 per tank.
Originally Posted by 3s-gtech
16th February 2012, 03:29 PM #36
Another vote for "Don't go diesel"
You don't do a high enough mileage to make any fuel savings.
16th February 2012, 03:47 PM #37
Yeah, have heard so. If it's a 2.0 it's also the PSA lump which is far superior - the 1.8TDCi is just the ancient 1.8 diesel (which was just the reworked 1.6 from the early 80s) reworked after all. I reckon I'm getting around 42-43mpg combined, but I don't dodder around. My DMF is in pieces in the bottom of the bell housing too...
Originally Posted by Flatpackhamster
16th February 2012, 03:56 PM #38
I'm a diesel owner myself and I'd also say don't get one if you're only doing short local trips. Even if your model doesn't have a DPF it will have an EGR valve that will get gummed and sooted up, and depending where it's sited on the car may be an expensive, drop the engine job to replace!
Originally Posted by elsiegee40
16th February 2012, 08:07 PM #39
According to the manual, it has a 55 litre tank which is the same size as the Golf's iirc. The Focus is newer than the Golf and has the same sized engine. I really regret getting the Focus, it's nowhere near as good as the Golf was. Both cars had/have a 1.6l 16v petrol engine.
Originally Posted by 3s-gtech
12th March 2012, 12:44 PM #40
The Honda Civic 05> are a great option, the diesels are amazing performers both power and economy, they arn't too bad on the insurance look funky and a breath of something different/new. Not only that they are super practical, the 5 doors are neatly designed to hide the handles, loads of front and rear room along with storage compartments plus a very neat rear folding seat system which not only folds flat but fold up to create a large storage area where your rear seats would be.
Check out the what car review video and the seats are shown at 1:45 in. The worst point is rear visibility but to be honest I use side mirrors far more!
Having owned both a 1.8 TDCi focus, a 1.6 TDCI focus and a 1.6 TDCI Fiesta id say the focus is a better ride but the 1.6 is a waste of time on them if your going for diesel and their 1.8 isn't the best performance either for your economy returned. The 2.0 starts to get a little thirsty compared to the smaller engines and other car alternatives. I average the very high 50 MPG's commuting to and from work along country roads in my fiesta, great little engine but im too after something a little bigger!
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