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Old 10-11-2009   #16
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Re: 1.2 petrol /or 1.3 diesel?

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check this out http://www.parkers.co.uk/cars/petrol...62&deriv=39086

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List price 8,700
Fuel consumption 55 mpg
Price per litre 108.4p


1.3 Multijet Pop 3d
Change: 1.3 Multijet ByDiesel 3d 1.3 Multijet Pop 3d 1.3 Multijet Lounge 3d 1.3 Multijet Sport 3d

List price 10,100
Fuel consumption 67 mpg
Price per litre 109.7p

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Price

Price
Extra cost to buy 1,400
Saving per 1000 miles 15.17
Miles to break even 92,316
Time to break even
at 12,000 miles per year 8 years

This is the EXACT reason I went for the 1.2!

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Re: 1.2 petrol /or 1.3 diesel?

I would pick the 1.3 over the 1.2 just for the joy of the torque.

No point asking on here tho you will ALWAYS get mixed opinions, bets to test drive them both on a route your most likely to take every day and see for your self. I did this and the 1.2 was, well putting it lightly sh*t.
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Re: 1.2 petrol /or 1.3 diesel?

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I would pick the 1.3 over the 1.2 just for the joy of the torque.

No point asking on here tho you will ALWAYS get mixed opinions, bets to test drive them both on a route your most likely to take every day and see for your self. I did this and the 1.2 was, well putting it lightly sh*t.
surely that's why he asked to hear both sides...

diesel has some -ves too:

smelly sticky fuel
DPF regen issues
higher costs
sounds 'orrible
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Re: 1.2 petrol /or 1.3 diesel?

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diesel has some -ves too

smelly sticky fuel = I have always used the gloves when filling diesel or petrol
PPF regen issues = I have one about every 3 weeks if that
higher costs = For the car in the first place? Ok ill give you that.
sounds 'orrible = On tickover yes kinda, but on the move not so
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I would pick the 1.3 over the 1.2 just for the joy of the torque.

No point asking on here tho you will ALWAYS get mixed opinions, bets to test drive them both on a route your most likely to take every day and see for your self. I did this and the 1.2 was, well putting it lightly sh*t.
Keep looking at 1.3 mjet because in years to come veg oil as well as turbo= more to chip/remap/box
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Re: 1.2 petrol /or 1.3 diesel?

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Why do people wear gloves when putting fuel in their car? Fuel goes in the car, not over your hands.
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Why do people wear gloves when putting fuel in their car? Fuel goes in the car, not over your hands.
Well for some unknown reason the person that always uses the pumps before me gets it all over the handle, so i wear the gloves provided
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lol very true. Anyway that cost comp is completely rediculous since it ignores the single largest factor in any car purchase: the residual in absolute terms.
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I have the 1.3 ByDiesel.

I found the 1.2 to be a bit gutless to be honest. The Diesel has a bit more poke and better fuel economy. 71 MPG is not to be sniffed at!
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I have the 1.3 ByDiesel.

I found the 1.2 to be a bit gutless to be honest. The Diesel has a bit more poke and better fuel economy. 71 MPG is not to be sniffed at!

so you have the DIESEL DIESEL?....COOL!
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I have the 1.3 ByDiesel.

I found the 1.2 to be a bit gutless to be honest. The Diesel has a bit more poke and better fuel economy. 71 MPG is not to be sniffed at!
Whats the seats like half leather? or denum?
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Re: 1.2 petrol /or 1.3 diesel?

get the petrol, the diesel is reeeeally front heavy handling wise and the engine is very rough and grumbly, plus its a huge amount more money compared to the low price of the car in the 1st place. I found the diesel very laggy, and ragging about in a fairly low mileage one I got 45mpg, not great, obviously would be better if I drove like a pensioner though. Our 1.2 petrol averages 53.5 mpg over mixed motoring, and is far more fun to drive.

Plus noone likes to use the black pump really do they! You get covered in diesel and everyone thinks you're cheap hehehe
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