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Which Diesel? - Adam
I have a 106 Diesel at the moment, which has served me well and is more fun to drive than many a 'better' car. However I have moved on since the time I bought the little beast, and am looking for something with a bit more go.

Of course the problem is giving up a vehical which does 60mpg on a bad day, is going to hurt, more so when you think that I'll have to pay the installements every month.

Anyway, I have been looking at the diesels that are on offer, and find myself atracted to the Golf 130 PD, the New Mondeo and a 306 HDI (if I can find one).

I know that the HDI is common rail technology, and the VW offerings have some special individual fancy electronically controlled pump thingys on each cylinder, but what does the Mondeo have and is it any good, how does it for example compare to the technology of he older 1.9 Turbo engines found on older PSA group vehicals?
Re: Which Diesel? - honest john
Veedubb has just announced a PD150 for the UK.

HJ
Re: Which Diesel? - chris watson
i saw a passat PD220 in guernsey, it was remarkably quite, which is strange for a diesel, i dont know if this car is related to the PD150, but i would ask VW-UK about it.
Re: Which Diesel? - John Kenyon
chris watson wrote:
>
> i saw a passat PD220 in guernsey, it was remarkably quite,
> which is strange for a diesel, i dont know if this car is
> related to the PD150, but i would ask VW-UK about it.

With a max speed limit of 35mph, and narrow roads, any car with a torquey engine will seem fast in Guernsey.

/John
Try a Rover 25 Diesel - David Lacey
Adam,

Whilst I am not trying to be biased here, I would advise you to try a Rover 25 Turbo Diesel. The performance available is quite something and you will pay a lot less than the money required for a Golf (Over-priced and massively over-rated IMHO)

With a 3yr/60K warranty you will not go wrong. The performance from the L-Series Direct Injection Diesel engine with the excellent Bosch VP44 pump will astound you. I witness it every day when customers bring back our 25 Diesel courtesy car.

Kind regards

David
Re: Try a Rover 25 Diesel - Paul Whitehead
Yes, the engine is fine, such a pitty then that Rovers have such poor build quality and terminal rust problems at 6 years old.

A typical 4 year old Rover could easily pass for a 10 year car, I speak from experience.
Re: Try a Rover 25 Diesel - Michael Thomas
I've owned two Rovers now, and have just bought another 600. A 4 year old and apart from the odd stone chips it looks good for it's age. Most cars start looking tired at 7, and my last 600 was no exceptional but the paintwork still looked great after a wash and wax. I cannot agree with the rust problem either.

Build quality in terms of shut lines on the panels doesn't compare to German standards but trim, switches and major mechanicals are all comparable with Ford or Vauxhall.

If you want an indication of reliability check out www.warrantydirect.co.uk, they give an index on warranty claims, 100 being average. Rover scores 95, VW are on 93.
Re: Try a Rover 25 Diesel - Ben
Just shows how statistics can blatantly lie. I know what sitting and driving a Rover feels like compared with a VW. You can tell where the extra money is spent.
 

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