I am upgrading my car this month, and after hours and hours of test drives, reviews etc. I have fianlly narrowed my choice down to three options:
- Fiesta 1.6 TDCi Zetec S
- Fiesta 1.4 Zetec/(Possibly Titanium)
I cannot get insured on the 1.6 Petrols, and Ford no longer make the 1.6 TDCi Zetec's, and now just make the 1.6 TDCi eco ones. I don't want to get a eco one as I can't justify 3 seconds 0-60 for 10 mpg.
This has left me with just the Zetec S, as I sadly cannot afford the titanium. I test drove a 1.6 TDCi Titanium today which has the works! Body kit, leather seats, near enough everything. I believe the engines are the same as in the Zetec S, and I was very pleased. However, I know the Zetec S's suspension is harder, and I'm not sure I will like that. Does it really make that much difference.
Since getting home after the test drive, I have been looking a lot again, and have now thrown the thought of the 1.4 Petrol in the mix. I'm not too worried about the difference in fuel consumption, but more just after the actual acceleration and speed. I have never driven a diesel for more than a few hours, and usually when I have driven them, it has just been sat at 80 on the motorway.
My main concern is that it is going to be just as bad as the Corsa on A/B roads, and I will need to get about a mile run up to overtake something.
Could anyone please advise?
Thanks in advance.