Mk7 Zetec S Petrol Vs Diesel
Posted 23 May 2012 - 09:11 AM
Posted 23 May 2012 - 09:48 AM
Posted 23 May 2012 - 11:08 PM
Hmmm... maybe I should have bought the petrol after all?
Kind of convinces me even more to trade up to the new ST next year or soon after.
Posted 24 May 2012 - 06:07 AM
There is also another thing to consider, with rising fuel prices when its time to change the diesel will probably retain more of its value.
Posted 24 May 2012 - 08:07 AM
Well I have had both. A Mk 7 Fiesta Titanium manual 1.6TDCI and a Titanium 1.4 petrol Auto. I had to go to a petrol to get the auto box of course but apart from that, I found the 1.6TDCI was very good with huge amounts of torque, not particularly noisy and very economical. If I went back to a manual again (which I doubt) it would definitely be a diesel if the Fiesta is anything to go by. My ideal would be a diesel with an auto box which is still unavailable as far as I know. The only criteria in my case is that I do very short journeys during which the engine hardly warms up which is not good for a diesel owing to the particulate filter getting clogged.
Hey everyone just wondering wat your opinions were, on wats the best, the diesel tdci zetec s or the petrol. As I've just bought a frozen white petrol zetec s.
Posted 24 May 2012 - 04:31 PM
Posted 29 May 2012 - 05:42 PM
Posted 29 May 2012 - 06:20 PM
ive had both 1.6's; started with tdci then took a punt with the petrol as i didnt do that many miles.
i miss the laidback style of driving with the diesel as the torque did all the work for you (and so didnt have to change gear as often), and felt much more muscular/relentless. However it ran out of puff too quickly when you ultimately wanted to really get going!
The petrols better for that but as its quite gutless lower down the revs, i find its worse than the turbo lag of the diesel as you have to wait for more revs to rise!
I know it requires a different driving style,using the gears etc but its a bit weedy and you can still get caught out.
I still love how the petrols quieter as the fiesta is a bit of a noisy car in general, and it is slightly less nose heavy through corners,
but i do miss (on motorway terms) that the you could be fast and eco in the diesel: 80mph ~ >45mpg, whilst i sit at 70mph max for aaages in the petrol to get 43mpg!
Posted 07 September 2012 - 10:05 PM
Posted 09 September 2012 - 07:46 AM
Posted 23 October 2012 - 03:07 PM
Posted 23 October 2012 - 06:19 PM
Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:18 PM
Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:40 PM
A) speed isn't everything
I'm thinking of getting one but I'm not sure about the deisel. I drive long distances but like the speed.
take the facelift Fiesta for example, top speed of 1.6 diesel 112mph, petrol is 114mph
C) a diesel feels faster when accelerating due to the extra torque
D) see point A, you can't use speed everywhere
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