That's not right and the petrol models have just as many benefits over the diesels. I don't care if I have a petrol or a diesel personally.Because they are the best blend of power and economy if you go for a 130 or 150 I.E cheaper to run can take more mileage and a TDI 150 will out perform a petrol 150 so thats why they are more expensive they have so many benifits over the petrol counterparts
I would also think it would outlast the petrol, though I have seen petrol taxi's with 300k on the clock, one for sale on the bay at the moment actually as I wondered why it was close to me and so cheap. Mitsubishi something or other.Ah well thats blown away all the reasons why I went out and bought one!! Still think its amazing though!
But in genaeral over time the TDI is cheaper to Run, Insure and will deffo outlast a petrol
Fair point Derv is 2-3p a ltr more, so say 15p a gallon, I dont think 15p of Unleaded will get you the extra 20-25mile it would that you'll get out of the TDI will it.TDI's are in higher demand, or at least were because of the money you could save in fuel before the government realised that everyone was moving to diesel, so put diesel prices higher than petrol.
They are also percieved to be more reliable, more capable of running up extreme mileages and percieved to be cheaper to run, which now, where we stand in the current economy isn't quite right.
No the 150 diesel is more similar in performance to the 180BHP
are you hungry?No the 150 diesel is more similar in performance to the 180BHP Petrol. You'll even notice the BHP figures are different on the Anniversary golfs.
More torque and actually a better drive.
But I love the quietnes of a petrol.
Things I hate about diesel
Having to wear silly plastic gloves to fill up for fuel or pay the peril of smelling of diesel all day!
Only 9 pence per mile on my company expenses as most diesels are 1.9!
Things I like about diesel:
The performance is surprising and aggressive accelleration
Smoke people out behind you when you put your food down (In true eat my dust style!)
So if 25p = 5 miles, a ?3.50 gallon would get you 70 miles. So you get 70 miles to the gallon from your petrol-powered car...? Riiiight. I said the extra 25p would get you maybe up to 5 miles on a good run! Not 20-25 miles.
My 150TDI, on standard 16" alloys, will get around 55mpg at 70mph. So almost 20mpg more than your petrol; over 50% more.On the motorway at 70mph, with normal wheels, my 1.8T will average 36-37mpg. How much would a normal TDI unit give? With normal wheels? 48 at a guess? So 11-12mpg more.