What engine did you go for and why?
I have gone for the 1.6 TDCi...
Why? Well, i was right on the cross over with both engines, the other being the 125hp ecoboost. I 'have' done quite local trips and commutes over the last.... 3-4 months. But i am now doing more miles on motorways and national roads, which everyone knows is key to diesel economy.
Thing is i had the diesel previously, and i would do both local and occasional long journeys, and with a 40-45 litre tank, i was covering 450 odd miles. I was returning to the gas station around 3.5 weeks later so, i must think, diesel is the way to go. I just found it more and more encouraging to drive conservatively and get the mpg higher and higher.
If i really did live local, work local, friends and other aspects all local, then yes, probably would go for an ecoboost for the fun factor too, but i have heard others say so here, that even living all locally they still go for the diesel despite this calling that if you do not do X amount of miles per year then you will loose out, get a petrol. Well, as i mentioned i did a lot more local travel last time and i found my 61 plate fiesta much more economical then the petrol car i had before that. It was doing around 30 mpg, and when i got the diesel it was liking waiting for the needle to go down, and it did.... but slowly
So yea, TDCI for me!!!