Hello Guys 'n' Gals!
I'm currently driving a 2006 1.6Ti-VCT Focus hatchback, but need to carry lots of 'stuff' (mostly gardening) due to having an allotment plot. I think the Mondeo Estate is probably a bit too much car for me, but the Focus Estate seems to fit the bill.
As I live in West London, fuel economy is also important to me. The question is this - if I go for a 1.6 TDCi, does it have enough 'oomph' to carry heavy stuff short-ish distances, or would I be better off sacrificing some fuel economy for greater load-lugging ability with the 2.0 TDCi?
I'm excluding the 1.8 TDCi, as i've heard that it's a bit of an old engine, based on the Endura-D from the 80's. I've also read that it suffers from a bad flat-spot around 1800-2000rpm? If anyone knows otherwise, thoughts and opinions are greatly appreciated!