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post #1 of 7 Old 11-20-2011, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
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Hi - I am considering changing from mk2 1.6tdci to mk3 1.6 petrol. Has anyone here made that change, and if so could they give me their view on performance and economy differences. Many thanks.

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post #2 of 7 Old 11-28-2011, 06:49 AM
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I think there were several people who had the 1.6 petrol in the earlier version who were a little dissapointed with the 1.6 petrol especially as to economy and engine noise at motorway speeds due to the very short fifth gear ratio

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post #3 of 7 Old 11-28-2011, 02:47 PM
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i have the 2010 model 1.6 ecoboost which is incredibly quiet save for the lone rattle! So quiet in fact i have got out of the car and left the engine running without realising! As for mpg I have just clocked up 1,000 currently getting 37mpg average so far 34.4mpg

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I drove the 1.6 ecobooston test and I have to say it's one of the nicest petrol engined cars I have ever driven. It was very torquey and I actually managed not to stall it. which, after some 14 years of diesel ownership is a minor miracle and says a lot for the engine. However, I didn't find it any quicker than my 2.0 TDCi which is averaging about 45 MPG in my hands. Diesel is now 1.54 a litre here in Shetland, and for some obscure reason, Petrol is now 12 pence a litre cheaper, at 1.42. However, given the figures, and the fact that the Tax on the Diesel is less, the diesel is still the cheapest to run. I can't speak for a naturally aspirated petrol engine except to say that the last one I drove was gutless and noisy! Almost exactly what they used to say about Diesels!

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post #5 of 7 Old 11-28-2011, 06:49 PM
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Hi BB i went for petrol as my previous 1.9tdci astra was ......! I purchased the diesel 2nd hand like everything else about it but it was the most expensive car ever to run due to the ever growing list of major parts that went wrong it cost me 7k over 5 years with 45k on the clock and the car being only 6 months old when I had it. My mileage is low so figured that perhaps diesel was not best suited to my lifestyle. Incidently the astra was averaging about 35 to the gallon so on the fuel side I am quids in.

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When we bought ours we tested both the 1.6 TDCi 110 and the 1.8 petrol, no contest, the 1.8 was OK but the TDCi was so much better especially on A roads and M ways. Office colleague of wife bought 1.6 petrol shortly after and has always hated the car. Personally I would not buy a modern small capacity non turbo petrol in a large car, all you will get is poor economy, poor performance (unless you really rag it all the time) and a hatred of going anywhere in it. I have tried a 1.4 turbo petrol Skoda 120bhp and the engine IMHO was superb, probably where Ford got the idea for the Ecoboost.
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post #7 of 7 Old 07-20-2012, 10:33 PM
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ive just got rid of my vectra 1.9cdti (150) for a cmax 1.6 petrol. The performance is obviously a lot different on motorway etc, but i find town driving which is the majority of mine there is little difference in performance as i find this to drive just like the vec did upto 30-40mph. I too had major problems with the dsl probably due to my short journeys, but i had the dmf go the clutch, inlet manifold swirl rail broke, egr valve, intercooler on its way, possible turbo on its way. I was getting 38 mpg ish in the vectra and now im getting around 32 ish so its not a massive difference i dont think. To save lots of money by having a diesel i feel like you need to be doing a lot of miles and more motorway miles to really reep the benefits of having a diesel.
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