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Which Is Best ??

16 February 2013 - 12:20 AM

my wife travells to work around 40 miles tound trip each day...so a diesel is required....we also like the focus.....so which one???we are looking for reliability and cheaper running/service costs rather than speed....which is better the 1.8tdci or the 1.6tdci????a little concerned with the stories of failed turbos on the 1.6 but like the sound of cheap tax...also does all the 1.6tdci have the eollys additive system and if so is it a concern???and i realise the 1.8tdci is the slightly older type engine....

we would be looking at 58/59 plate onwards with no more than 40000 with service history a must...

what do you think???

Focus 1.6Tdci 2009 Plate Any Issues

09 January 2013 - 11:38 PM

are there any issues with the 2009 1.6tdci engine?i know there were issues with the 1.6tdci but was it resolved by 2009...i know it has dpf but would it have the eollys fuel additive system??car has 14000miles...

Focus 1.6Tdci 2009 Plate ...any Issues

09 January 2013 - 11:29 PM

i am looking at a focus 2009 plate 1.6tdci with 14000 miles on it....i know this has a dpf fitted but it should not be an issue as we will do a 20 mile each way work run....what i dont know is would it have this eolys additive system on it....???i have read about the 1.6 having turbo failure issues with a new engine remedy,was this sorted by this time???other option is the 1.8tdci engine which i know is a solid unit...but so is the cheap tax on the 1.6........tax is cheap but does it come with cost risks????any help i thankyou for... :D

Help With Engine Choice Please

28 December 2012 - 08:44 PM

we are looking at buying a diesel engine vehicle for my 60mile daily trip to work.....need to get this right as we have just had a nightmare with a renault megane diesel.(dont buy 1)....we have owned a focus petrol and loved it so another would be good.....we have read so many bad things so would appreciate a straight honest opinion...which is best the 1.6tdci or the 1.8tdci???....also a bit worried about dpf and fuel additive system ...we know very little about these or the costs or which vehicles these are fitted on...we would be buying 08 onwards............which should i buy???or not!!!!

or is the vauxhall / peugeot engines any better???

Which Should I Buy?

09 November 2012 - 12:27 AM

we are looking to buy a vehicle to replace our present too small vehicle....looking at a focus...prob about 52/54 plate as budget is tight....have looked at the 1.8tdi and the 1.8tdci...what is the difference and which one is best in your opinion?also as we are likely to buy private what should we look for when viewing...........ie what are the common issues.....
also looked at the 1.4 petrol dont know if this is any better
as you can tell we are looking for efficency and reliability over speed....my wife presently works local but may have to travell 60 miles per day after xmas...

whats you advice...any help will be good....