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Old 20-02-2006   #1
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So which is better? petrol V JTD

right, my options on getting my marea are the 2.0 20v 155 petrol OR the 2.4 130 JTD

after remaps they would be:

2.0 20v 170BHP
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whats going to be better? i mean both are going to be pretty quick arnt they?

is the petrol going to piss over the JTD at any point? is the JTD going to piss over the petrol at any point?

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Re: So which is better? petrol V JTD

Out of those I would choose the petrol, but that's just me. Both cars are very similar but I bet that diesel pulls a bit (not women )
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Re: So which is better? petrol V JTD

would imagine the diesel would have more torque, but at the end of the day id have petrol just because i cant bring myself to like diesel!
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Re: So which is better? petrol V JTD

Petrol more flexible engine.

Diesel huge MPG advantage. In gear acceleration when in the turbo range amazing.
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Re: So which is better? petrol V JTD

The JTD will have a LOT more torque...not even close on that. The 10 extra HP will also be interesting. The current factory version of the 2.4 MJTD puts out 200HP before modifications, if that tells you anything.
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Re: So which is better? petrol V JTD

typical, its going to be a completely split descision lol, stupid turbo on the diesel..... well i could always say i have a 2.4 turbo dont have to mention its a diesel
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The JTD will have a LOT more torque...not even close on that. The 10 extra HP will also be interesting. The current factory version of the 2.4 MJTD puts out 200HP before modifications, if that tells you anything.
MJTD??? not heard of that before?
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dont have to mention its a diesel
You wont have to because everyone will know when you start it up, and pull away in a big ploom of black smoke!
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I would also go for the petrol cos diesel dont taste as nice [HIC]

Ryan as your only 17 or is that 18 and still young and reletivly inocent do you know what this future car is going to cost you insurance wise ?
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I would also go for the petrol cos diesel dont taste as nice [HIC]

Ryan as your only 17 or is that 18 and still young and reletivly inocent do you know what this future car is going to cost you insurance wise ?
yep, the insurance has been a bit up and down latley, both hang around £1100 though
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Re: So which is better? petrol V JTD

0-60 the petrol will be quicker. And being a 5 cyl (?) it will sound better and feel more refined. Can be revved to the limiter.

Diesel will feel alot quicker when the turbo kicks in, which will surprise a few other cars with its in gear acceleration. And people sat in your car will say - Sh!t this thing's rapid!
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0-60 the petrol will be quicker. And being a 5 cyl (?) it will sound better and feel more refined. Can be revved to the limiter.

Diesel will feel alot quicker when the turbo kicks in, which will surprise a few other cars with its in gear acceleration. And people sat in your car will say - Sh!t this thing's rapid!
can you not rev diesels to the limiter? yeah the petrols 5 cyl.

i think i need to test them myself really to be able to decide, now who wants to let me have a play?

EDIT: i dont think it will be fair if i test drive standard ones as its a 50BHP increase on the JTD! so its going to feel alot slower anyway
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Re: So which is better? petrol V JTD

No use going to the limiter as your power and torque will be dropping off.

I doubt the 2.4 JTD will feel slow even without the remap. I'm campaigning for the turbo to be electronically prevented from operating in 1st gear in Bunny's Bravo - its pull away, and accelerate and WOOOOSH!!! neck snapping boost.
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No use going to the limiter as your power and torque will be dropping off.

I doubt the 2.4 JTD will feel slow even without the remap. I'm campaigning for the turbo to be electronically prevented from operating in 1st gear in Bunny's Bravo - its pull away, and accelerate and WOOOOSH!!! neck snapping boost.
ohh sounds fun, i want
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Re: So which is better? petrol V JTD

Diesels have quite a narrow torque band. So just as it's starting to really get going, it's time to change up a gear. Pertrol has a wider torque band, but not as much of it.
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